Best Japanese Rock Singer


From visual kei to heavy metal the top 10 Japanese rock singers. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

Takanori Matsumoto (Ruki - The GazettE)
his hard voice and his smooth voice is balanced, rarely singers can do that.. and he put his all feelings and heart to every of his songs..
Digs very deeply into the theme of every song, and not only conveys an emotion but inspires emotion within the listener. An empathetic singer that inserts himself into the point of view of the subject. Portrays an image through a speaker that can be empathized with, despite the often extreme circumstances that are portrayed. A human being that has a genuine message he believes in.
Ruki is an amazing singer. After everything that has happened to him he still goes after his dream which is what I admire about him. His lyrics are amazing and he is a good friend to everyone in the band. Ruki all I want for you is to SMILE! Every time I see a picture of you I see this: I-I we all love you so just smile for us! We"ll love you even more! (if that's possible! )
[Newest]The most beautiful and emotional voice ever, Ruki's voice from heaven, especially when he adds his emotions with it, he can express our feelings by his screams, lyrics and his perfect body language, keep going Ruki san, at least for us :))..
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2Kyo - Dir En Grey
He should be above Ruki on this list! Cause Kyo has such a wide range of vocals he is great he can sound almost inhuman at times with his screams like at the beginning of Repetition of Hatred it's just 'WHOA' cause with Ruki you get sick of him after a while. But the rest are still good musicians!


Ruki is brilliant, but I can't imagine a single human on earth touching Kyo's vocal ability. He is a master in every sense of the word, from low growls to high shrieks, whispers, crooning, screams, not to mention that insane 5-octave range. Come on, guys.
Kyo is WAY better than Ruki. Way more experienced, and he has a much better vocal range than Ruki. I do like Gazette, but I think overall Kyo is more talented and should have made the top of the list.
[Newest]Ruki is just good for girls. Ruki even beats American ones
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3kamijo - Versailles
Kamijo is the best singer, his voice is so sexy and he is a charismatic artist!
Wonderful voice that just makes your heart soar when you listen to it. It reminds you of a fine wine--gets better with age. Through all of his years of vocals, the magic that is his voice makes a rainy day better.
Great singer and frontman.
Listen to Revanant Choir, Prince or Aristocrat's Symphony.


[Newest]How can I say? He can make his voice strong and smooth while in a perfect harmony with the instruments. He transforms his synesthesia in a beautiful art within his voice.
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4Morita Takahiro (Taka) - One OK Rock
He is too amazing. Not a lot of singers have total voice control. Husky, melodious, hard, smooth, anything he does with his voice, he still sounds awesome. Jumping, running, turned upside down, the control is still present. And the way he looks at the camera or feels the song he's singing? It makes a girl's heart melt. Some girls I know even cried. The bottom line is, he's one of the greatest singers and lyricists ever born. Try imagining him singing my sweet baby or kagerou, and he's looking directly into your eyes. These question for the girls: wouldn't you palpitate? Wouldn't your knees give up? Wouldn't you feel butterflies in your stomach? If not, go die.
His voice is just incredible! His tone is awesome! Imagine getting tired of his voice? Not possible, right? He honestly deserves to be in the top three minimum, if not even to be first.
The power in his voice, the presence it caries; he can set the mood with his voice and adapt it to any style. He's killed it all, power ballads, hard rock songs, screaming, soft rock: everything. When Toru first tried to recruit him he said he didn't think rock was a vocal genre. Well congratulations Taka, you made it a vocal genre and I love you for it!
[Newest]His voice is not normal on the voice of a boy and Japanese. He is so amazing on speaking English. Sometimes I try to reach his voice but its super very high.
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5Hyde - L'Arc~en~Ciel
Hyde is the best. He had wide range of vocal. His technique is more skilled as he got age. Hyde is great and the best
He feels the emotion of whatever he sings. That adds so much. But he has a powerful voice with a wide range. There is no comparison.
Hyde. My favourite vocalist of all time. He can sound sexy when with VAMPS or beautiful when he's with L'Arc~en~Ciel. Overall I think no matter what the music sounds like it would mesh nicely with his voice.
[Newest]Hyde. Absolutely. Hands down. The diversity of his and raw emotion of his voice is beyond impressive.
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6Ai - Deathgaze
His voice has a lot of vocal range and it is just really great. He expresses his emotions well through his screams and his normal vocals. Check out the song BLOOD it is really good and it has a fantastic filmclip! ^__^


7Satoshi - Girugamesh
All I can say is he deserves to be in top ten and Girugamesh is my favorite band and Satoshi is my favorite singer... He had so much emotion in his voice and I love all his songs (apart from the new albums) but that won't stop him from being my favorite! GO SATOSHI!
He has an amazing voice. Satoshi's voice is so powerful to me as well. Powerful to me doesn't only mean how loud or how energetic he sings. His voice is so powerful that he sings with all his heart 'till he reaches yours. From Heavy to Soft Melody, he never fails to amaze me. NOW. GO. SATOSHI!
He has a great beautiful powerful voice. He can sing in many sounds and his songs are full of emotions. Satoshi expresses them very well. His voice touches me and my feelings, it comes from the heart. While listening to him I melt
[Newest]He is the best of best <3 I love him so so so much :X

8Byou - Screw
An extremely sensual voice that does justice to their feline appearance. His lyrics, his rhythm, his movements, his bearing, his elegance... Byou is magnificent.
Byou is a awesome vocalist. His voice is so cool, beautiful and sexy :D I like his hair, face, fashion, and his smile. He's so handsome~ I'll always support him.. Always :3
I just love his sweet, delicate voice. Besides, camera loves him, he's beautiful.

9Iwagami Tatsuro - MUCC
He has a great vocal range and has such energy live - an amazing vocalist who in my opinion deserves to be at least in the top 5
Tatsuro has very unique voice and his way to use it is different compared to many others. You can hear the real emotion from his singing - it's coming straight from the heart. You can see it best on stage. He's very effective and intense performer - must see it. His voice is also so diverse... he can sing hard and fast songs but sensitive and slower songs as well. Here's some reasons why he's the best in my opinion.
His voice reaches such heights of emotion, it's impossible not to be enthralled!
[Newest]Tatsuro's voice is unique, amazing, perfect and so beautiful! He reaches high notes and has such energy live! He's a great and amazing vocalist and he deserves to be at least in the top 3!
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10Takanori Nishikawa - T.M.Revolution
I love his voice consistency throughout each song. I especially like the way he manages to drag his voice at the end of the chorus-- if you know what I mean-- in a strong and steady manner. Great skill in that.
His voice, in fact, the music itself mesmerizing me! There is power and aura in each of his songs!
He has an awesome intensity and when make loud notes won't fall for a sec, and used to sing this way all his songs, slow ones or beat up ones always give full power to each one
[Newest]Most unique vibrato technique

The Contenders

11Haruna Ono - SCANDAL
~Most Energetic, Amazing, Epic Girl Vocalist In My Life ^w^ Haruna Ono Is Clearly The Greatest Girl Musician I have Ever Known In This Music Life Of Mine :D She Knows How To Inspire You With Her Great Leadership For SCANDAL Band ^w^
Her voice captivated me the moment I first heard of it. It was very hard for me to explain the experience, but it was like my heart melted. Her voice is deep and powerful, but also versatile. She is the amazing leader of SCANDAL, very professional and brave, but very caring and thoughtful and looks after the other members. She also has this amazing stage presence and charm along with her great guitar skills which really rocks!
With a husky and a slightly deep voice, Haruna Ono is one of the few female singers in Japan that has this suited for rock kinda voice. Her voice really blends in for every song that she sings, be it SCANDAL very own song or other cover songs. Her voice is one of the major factors that contributes to the success of the band. Just by listening, anybody would know that that is SCANDAL's Haruna singing because her originality of her singing voice. No doubt Haruna Ono is an amazing lead singer that everyone would pay to hear.
[Newest]I love this band, I love you Haruna Ono
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12Mao - Sadie
If Dir En Grey were to ever break up, I believe that Sadie would rise to bring on the Visual Kei or J-Metal scene internationally. They are like the Diru in training. Dir En Grey can never be replaced but I think Sadie will just boost the legacy. Mao's really good of a singer, because he is mostly focused on Kyo-style with a good balance of his own.
Sadie is my favourite band. I just find Mao's voice amazing, he can have an acute voice, sing "normaly" and scream very well. In live his voice stays perfect all long of the concert. And he's a great compositer too, the lyrics he sings are beautiful. That's why I think that Mao should be above in this classement!

13YOMI - Nightmare
I'm not a huge fan of Nightmare in general - I like their songs, but I'm not super involved with their fan dom. However, whenever I hear Yomi's voice, he sounds amazing. I love when he sings as Chiba in Sendai Kamotsu - it's great how his amazing vocals can still be heard through his "silly voice".
Nightmare are my absolute favourite band at the moment, there's very rarely a song by them that I dislike... Actually I can't name one now Haha, I think Yomi has a truly unique voice, one I haven't heard anywhere before and one I don't think I'll ever tire from hearing ^_^
Yomi puts so much emotion and power into his vocals, He is like no other, During Nightmare's live shows his vocals actually improve (unlike many other vocalist who sound terrible live). He never dissapoints. Further more he can manipulate his voice like no other (yes I'm talking about chiba) Yomi's vocals were sent from heaven! And the boy knows how to use them without fear. He also takes great care of them (unlike some careless vocalist who smoke)
[Newest]YOMI! He is the best! He is a grat person! Very funny! And he can be so lovely too! Please vote for him! He has to be the first on this list!

14Toshimitsu 'Toshi' Deyama - X-japan and Toshi and T-Earth
1. Part of the most influential Japanese band.
2. One of the best rock voices.
3. Sounds better live than in a studio version.
4. Greatest Japanese frontman.
Listen to Art of Life, Kurenai, IV or Tears and you'll see why.


Toshi has an incredibly strong and beautiful voice that transcends all language barriers. His voice can make one smile, cry and feel empowered all at the same time. Toshi's charitable contributions to the restoration of Japan are noteworthy as well.

Notable works include:

Art of Life
Made In Heaven (solo works)
Beautiful Love Song (solo works)
Amaoto (solo works)
Airport (solo works)
Toshi-sama! WHY DID THEY PUT YOU IN SUCH A BAD POSITION?! This is purely INJUSTICE. Maybe everyone had forgotten the soulful singer of X Japan. When I heard him sing TEARS at first, I'll admit- I CRIED. I CRIED. I CRIED. His voice reached deep into my soul and made me feel more calm. I was a Kpop addict- I changed because of X. I thank them now, for their songs had made me more calm and happy. ENERGETIC TOO. I LOOK UP TO YOU, TOSHI-SAMA. I hope you know that this placing doesn't mean we hate you- WE LOVE YOU FROM OUR HEARTS. :D
[Newest]Oh, come on! How come Toshi at number 14? He should be on top 5. Why did X Japan is one of the best band in Japan? Because of their members such as Yoshiki and Hide. Both of them is the best musicians in Japan. And why Toshi not in the top 10 list? Get things right, man! Put him at top 3. Please vote him. Forever X!
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15Sui - Megaromania

16Gackt Camui - Malice Mizer and solo
i like everything about you...
your voice sounds good, very uniqly... speechless
Gackt just has the perfect voice.. Deep and beautiful. He sounds so good live. His voice is just wonderful..
Great voice in both malice mizer and a solo artist.
Listen to Bel Air, Au Revoir or Mizerable.


[Newest]Beautiful voice, so balanced.

This boy is beyond brilliant. A lot of his fame comes from his extraordinary 'slapping' style when playing the guitar, but he certainly isn't lacking in the vocals department. And when I say that he isn't lacking I mean that he's brilliant. His voice has a somewhat husky quality which makes it sound simultaneously mad sexy and also perfect for the genres he usually plays (punk rock/rock/pop etc. ). If that isn't enough, he's very easy on the eyes (and by that I mean damn hot). Check out 'This Iz the Japanese Kabuki Rock'/'MYV Pops/'Miyavizm' - yes, the entire albums.

And finally, he's even better live. He sounds better live than he does recorded. Isn't that one of the best signs of a genius artist?
Miyavi is... Everything you want in a rock singer. He has an amazing voice, and even more amazing guitar skills. You will be amazed, I'm sure of it! He deserves to be in the top 10! It's almost too good to be real! And his "slapping" style? I've never seen anyone do it better like him!
Miyavi has changed the way I think of j-rockers. He's taken me for a wild ride with his music and continues to inspire me to pursue my life as a musician. This man sure knows how to rock! My favorite songs are Torture and itoshi hito!
[Newest]Love him so much! His guitar work is amazing in "selfish love"!

Huge vocal range, Kaya is one of the best well-known artists in the Visual Kei scene, with an excellent grave voice, but also sweet in so many moments.

19Sono - Matenrou Opera
He has a great and unique voice. His way to sing is very emotional.
When singing, he airs a great charisma.
Why is he so underrated?
I love his voice SO MUCH, I can't believe that the other guys of Matenrou Opera are not even mentioned o___o
A god, need I say more? Ok apparently I do, haha Sono has an amazing voice, he gives me shivers every time I listen to Cocoon or Genesis.
[Newest]Amazing vocal range, that's enough

20Asagi - D
Asagi has one of the most beautiful and versatile voices in the Japanese music, I wish he were among the first, He really deserves it.
Asagi is my favorite Japanese singer. He has a beautiful and unique voice. He has a wide vocal range. He is both a countertenor (the highest male adult singing voice) and also a bass-baritone (second lowest in musical pitch). He is the best live singer and a great composer. One word... RESPECT!
Can't believe he's not #1, his vocal range is impressive, and his versatility is amazing as well! His voice live is THE BEST. He hits super high notes as if those weren't difficult at all! I really REALLY hope he gets to the first places, he deserves it 100%!

21Shaura - Vii-Sense

22Mao - SID
Mao should have been higher than this. The main thing love in his voice is the vibrato. He has a GREAT vibrato, I mean he puts it on even the shortest notes! I remember watching a concert where he held a note for almost 45 seconds and he still had a beautiful vibrato at the end! More than that Mao puts so much feeling into his singing. Whenever I watch the SID interviews he's really quiet and calm but he's so different on stage! There was also that time where he tripped on stage in the middle of a song and he hit it full body sprawled, but his voice didn't even WAVER. I thought that was pretty damn amazing.
Mao is such a great singer! His voice suits evey rhythm the band plays. He is also very emotive when singing. He doesn't only sing, he interprets, too. He gives to his voice the precise tone to do a great work with every single song. He is great at singin, screaming, whispering. Well, being an interpreter.
Mao is the best vocalist ever exist! His voice suitable for every kind of music. Rock, jazz, pop, and else. He's the greatest vocalist ever!
[Newest]If I had half the talent he has, I would be so satisfied. His vibrato, breath control, and pitch are absolute. However, the most beautiful part of his vocals would be versatility and emotional expression. I am still swept away by his singing during lives, even more so than the track vocals, to this day.

23Ryutarou Arimura ( Plastic Tree )
He totally hits your heart with one word that's in his lyrics! He deserves to be in the top 10!
His voice is unique! He have the power to transport you to another worlds and transmit all the emotions that he have to share with his fans... I love him
Ryutaro can elevate the soul with an incredibly sweet angel voice... Should know that he is able to wrap the heart in a blanket of melancholic and sweetness that makes tears escape.. He's an angel.
[Newest]His voice es beautiful.

24Sho - Lacroix Despheres

25Kohara Kazamasa (Shou) - Alice Nine
Shou's voice is beautiful. He is a talented singer. His lyrics are meaningful. I love him very much!
Shou has the best voice of any vocalist. His vocal ability ranges from a very deep bass tone, to falsetto. He puts so much passion into each and every song he sings, really drawing the listener into the emotions of the song better. The love he has for the fans of Alice Nine are true, not a charade. He feels deeply and he s able to translate the emotions into beautiful, poetic lyrics that state normal emotions in ways you may not have ever thought of them.
He has such an angelic voice, his voice even better when performing a live, talented and having great personalities... No one could resists to love him and Alice Nine ❤❤
[Newest]He have a good higher voice.

26Jin - NEGA
For me Jin has a Unique voice. When he sing, his voice has a beautiful and sexy melody as well as when his whisper. His scream are powerful and comes from deep down inside him. I am never tired to listen to his beautiful voice!
He is a really good singer!
His voice is so powerful! I can't stop to listen to the music from Nega! I love nega! He has a powerful voice and live its really great. You can't dislike his voice and the music from nega. I love them so much
He has one of the most unique voice anywhere! There's a ring to it that makes me addicted to their songs for some really good reason

27Sakurai Atsushi - BUCK-TICK
YES, Atsushi Sakurai has a voice that has it's own charm. He's very strong willed too. I keep thinking back to when he was very ill, yet by his singing and performance, you would have never known. He was later hospitalize and than back on his feet before too long.
His voice is "charm" all on its own. Such a deep voice that can alternate to a much higher pitch... It's incredible. He's aged well and his voice even greater. He's a very passionate artist and belongs right up front on stage; despite his shyness.
Everyone in but is a wonderful asset to the band, but Sakurai's voice is what easily made Buck-Tick my favorite band.
With such beautiful distinctive vocals he belongs at the top. I've heard plenty of males singers and many of them have this similarity, but not Atsushi.
After hearing him and Buck-Tick, no other music sounded quite right to me for a long while. Not to mention how quickly I became addicted to them. Almost immediately. A day of Sakurai's [yes a day, because I couldn't stop listening to their songs] I was hooked.
They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks... Well why would you want to when they're this good?
He has almost the best if not the best male singing voice I've heard. He can make Japanese sound smooth. Most of Buck Ticks songs have to do with sex, death, love, or madness. The videos of live shows usually sound better and videos enhance the experience. Some good songs to try are Sasayaki, Ai no Uta, Kiss me Goodbye, Misshitsu, Mr. J, and Asylum Garden. They have also done some songs that are introductions to anime such as Dress and Kuchizuke.
If you wanna get charmed... Listen to the sexy voice of Atsushi..
his "ress" and "Cain" are my personal favorites... Atsushi's voice is really Sensual...
[Newest]Every time I see these lists, they make me laugh so much. Sakurai Atsushi may be the best vocalist that Japan has had in these last 20 years and the inspiration to almost all todays rock vocalists, but yet he is in the 27-th place?! You've got to be kidding me kids!

28Morita Taka - One Ok Rock
This guy is awesome a former boy band pop singer transformed into the best rock singer I have ever heard with such amazing vocals. Listen to the songs keep it real it's awesome heck all his songs are awesome he should at least be in the top ten
Hyde from Larc en ciel is the best Japanese rock singer I have heard but Taka should at least be in the top ten. only 22 years old and he is already well known in Japan. Former member of the famous boy band News now an awesome rock singer and he has potential to be the best rock singer in Japan
It's a joke this guy is ranked so low! Taka is absolutely incredible, especially the emotion he brings to each and every song. All in all, his voice is just amazing, and suited for ANYTHING!
[Newest]Taka's vocals is simply amazing. He has a high-pitch voice, which is rare in the rock music scene, but it suits perfectly to his songs. What I love most is his awesome stage presence. I can always feel his strength, emotions, youth through his live performances

29Takuya - UVERworld
I would kill to go to one of his lives! His voice is more amazing live than recorded. I'm really surprised he is not up on the list. And he has a lot of ranges in his voice but it is so recognizable.
From vocals that can be deep and rocking, to soft and calming, Takuya truly has a voice like no other. Besides having an incredible voice, he writes all the lyrics and music to UVERworld music (sometimes co written with members) Note: UVERworld does Bleach op 2, Blood+ Op 3, DGrayman Op 4, Gundam 00 S2 op 1, Gundam 00 movie ending, etc.
Takuya is a wonderful sentimental person. He is so talented always trying to surpass himself in any way possible, his my idol, I really look up to him and his voice is so magnificent! UVERworld always gives their all in every concert so I really believe he deserves to be at least in the top 10
[Newest]He should be on the top 10, at least. Seriously, his voice is incredible.

30GPK - GPKism

31Hideto 'Hide' Matsumoto - X-japan and Hide with Spreaf Beaver
He is and will always be Japan's and one of the world's greatest guitarist. His voice was very distinctive in general, regardless of what language he spoke in, Japanese or English and (rarely) Spanish. I love it. He has very good vocal rage, to the point where he would sing backup for himself is some songs. I would have to listen to the song again just to make sure it was him. He was a music genius. Period.
Even though he was Japans greatest guitarist he was also a great singer with songs such as Goodbye or Rocket Dive.


He was the Japans most greatest and love guitarist and singer and the worlds most loved man we will miss you

32Takeru - Sug
His voice is special that nobody can compare theirs to his. He sings all type of happy songs and sad songs and he can sings extremely well. And he is a hardworking singer, novelists, model, fashion designer... He deserved to be voted as one of the top singer.
He - a jack of all trades. He has a special voice and perfect appearance. At his concert, he laid out a hundred percent positive energy and charge
I love Takeru's voice and style. He is 1st idol with me. Please vote for Takeru. Thank you very much
[Newest]TAKERU! I wish to meet you! <3 <3 <3

33Ryuichi Kawamura - Luna Sea
From rock to pop ballads... And now to opera... This year this guy broke the Guinness Book World Records! Ryuichi Kawura is one of the greatest singers of all time in Japan! Unique voice and charismatic live performance makes him interesting to watch. He can sing all types of music available in the world in his own style I believe
Only Ryuichi is able to sing with no microphone, sings ballads, rocks, he does what he wants with his voice. He is soft and bitter. He is able to hypnotize a audience for hours, Guinness Recordist! o He deserves more than this 2%.
What's great about his voice is that he can suit his voice to any type of music. In his late twenties he changed his singing style from heavy deep metal rock voice to mellow pop; and now in his late thirties he changed again to opera; just continue to adapt and perfecting his voice, which is a difficult streak when you're such a veteran rock / pop vocalist.

34Kouki - D=OUT
If we are only looking at vocals ( not the entire band ) Kouki takes the cake. His voice is charming and unique. A lot of J rock vocalist sound alike, but none sound like him.
He's voice is so unusual for me! And I really like the lyrics of his songs!

35Koshi Inaba - B'z
This man possesses power, speed, versatility and accuracy that no one else is capable of matching. Pop, blues, swing and rock, he has covered a huge range of music genres and still going strong. With 45 singles and 22 albums hitting number 1 in the Oricon charts, this is solid proof that Inaba Koshi is one of the best Japanese rock singers that the music industry has ever seen, sealed too in the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame.
178 FOREVER. His voice has been evolving and changing for the better over the years, and everything of be'z has been so far number 1 on the oricon charts. How many bands can be the first on the charts for ALL of their singles/albums?
Inaba-san is a great singer.. sugoii talent.. K. I.4EVER!
Is my best singer in japan.. and Tak matsumo the king's of japan!
[Newest]This guy sing with his unque sound

36Yasu - Janne Da Arc
Yasu (now under his solo project "Acid Black Cherry") is an incredible singer and songwriter. His voice is beautiful and easy to listen to, he's especially good with high notes. While having a passion for rock, he also likes to sing pop and recently also tried a jazzier sound. Yasu definitely doesn't bore.

~Woot DELUHI are a really fantastic band, Juri's vocals are really emotional and he has a great voice allround, the rest of the band are just so cute too and fabulous at what they do, especially SUJK (drums) I love him, he is soooo cute!!%


This guy is one of the most versatile singers I have ever listened to. He can growl and sounds like a hard metal head, but then comes another verse which he sings like an angel.
His voice is the main reason I fell in love with deluhi!


38Hokama Hiroki - Orange Range

39Kyo - D'erlanger
I heard the solos of ryuichi kawamura, hyde, sakurai atsushi, morrie but I'm attracted to the way he sings. he sings punk, metal, ballad, rock. he is under appreciated. I saw and listen to other artists I've mentioned and I can't find any downloadable solo albums of him.


better than the top tens
d'erlanger is one of the main reasons of visual kei
luna sea, dir en grey and other visula kei bands idolizes him

kyo (isono hiroshi) is the best frontman ever in japanese rock


one of the most influential frontman, ask the japanese vocalists who idolizes him. MORRIE, too should be at the top ten


Seriously why is he even at #41? He has this lush and emotive voice that's almost breaking the JRock stereotype. Also, he has amazing range... He can growl, croon, and belt like a champ... And revert to growling in a heartbeat. It takes real vocal power to pull that off, especially during lives. Him having surrender to throat sickness is a huge loss for the industry.
One of the most touching heart, mind ^^ soul voice! The only voice which sounds better live than recorded. Full of emotions, those good and making you to scream yourself.
I dunno, I just love his voice. Its so touching, heart warming. He is my inspiration. And also I love him as a person. I think he is just perfect

41Ryu - MoNoLith
Ryu is an amazing vocalist with range, emotion and the sexiest growls. There are many amazing, talented vocalists listed here, but Ryu stands on top of them all for me. His voice captured me at first listen and has never let me go. He deserves to move up this list.
There is no one who has so quickly and instantly captured my attention with their vocals as Ryu did. Keita is also very strong and the two make an incredible pair. But Ryu's range and intense growls make him my #1 choice.
His growls are amazing! But he is also very good at singing ballads. His voice is just beautiful. Dress -unplugged- and byakuya are my favorite songs
[Newest]I love Ryu, his voice is always nice to listen to

42Shin - ViViD
Shin can make such beautiful vibratos. His voice range is incredible, can hit those impossible high notes but also go really low, I LOVE ViViD.
ViViD Shin?! My best vocals... He can really reach even the highest notes :D He had a unique voice! Shin can't dance?! But I think his gestures on stage is really amazing! I like his moves.. In Yume Mugen no Kanata ni PV.. I really love the entrance :D His voice is such an amazing sound! Not just that, he is also willing to learn, open minded, and really working for the better songs! He is humble and friendly in spite of where he is now! The content of ViViD's song is surely fantastic... Making a good change in me


He may not be able to dance, but his lyrics will definitely touch the bottom of your heart. With his lyrics, and his voice, you would think that he's voice is a gift~

43Hazuki - Lynch
Hazuki to me is the best singer in the world. The reasons why I consider it is so, his voice is really amazing, another reason is his personality, both as funny and very good with the fans, and another reason I do not think it is so important but the I will mention however, is for being so attractive, that is hypnotizing me they look too much until I dream the whole time. To clarify the reason that all this is because I am one of his fans, I always check if something new and also make the drawings on using your photos. Thanks for accepting my opinion about this great singer.

Ayasàka12 ~
Probably one of the few bands that actually care about music and not so much about the glamorous lifestyle of a rockstar. You can definitely see their dedication through their music.
I admire him a lot. He always tries to improve - he even decided to record some of their first songs again because he had a feeling they can do it better after few years. He's amazing the way he sounds now, but still he wants to be better, he aims for perfection.


[Newest]I admire Hazuki-san for his great music. Domo arigatou.

44Ayumi Hamasaki
All right I know what your thinking, "But she's a POP DIVA! ". But just because she lives a glamorous lifestyle and acts like royalty on an occasional basis doesn't mean that she doesn't know how to rock. I mean look at her classic hits, some of them are actually rock songs such as "Moments", "Talkin 2 Myself" and "Startin".
I love Ayumi Hamasaki-san! When I first heard her voice I fell in love with it. I first heard her singing on one of the Inuyasha endings. Inuyasha is ONE of my favorite anime, and Ayumi is not the only Japanese singer I love. There are others. I love Japan! I love anime. I amm an anime freak.
She can do any style/genre and know how to rock!
End of the World, NEVER EVER, Heartplace, Because of you, GAME, About you, Liae, Humming 7/4, is this LOVE? , alterna, (miss) understood, 1 LOVE, It was, kiss o' kill, fated, talking' 2 myself, GUILTY, Marionette, Mirrorcle World, Rule, EnergizE, identity, Microphone, count down, Last Links, Lady Dynamite, MOON, Return Road - all these tracks rocks without loosing emotions or the typical ayu-style.
I just love her for everything she do...

45Yo-Ka - DIAURA
Yo-ka's voice is very beautiful and versatile. I love how his voice can be deep and high. I also love the way he screams and how much passion he puts while singing
This guy belongs in the top 10, no questions asked. Why is he even on 49 is beyond me.
Love him I just think he has a unique voice I can listen diaura for hours

46Kiyoe Yoshioka - Ikimono Gakari
Great female vocalist of a quickly rising band called Ikimono Gakari, her voice is both strong and soft.
Listen to Hanabi, Blue bird or Sakura.


47Keigo Hayashi - Flow
KEIGO HAYASHI!... he's the best! oh and don't forget KOHSHI ASAKAWA as well ^_^ I LOVE FLOW!


Didn't want to pick between the two as they are both very good vocalist.
Listen to Go!, Remember or Answer.


Keigo's voice just floats on the music, as gracefull as a swan. I really like Kohsi's voice too. Its amazing how high and how low both of their voices can go. FLOW, will you come to Cape Town (South Africa) pretty please? I really want you to share your amazingly beautiful voices with the people here. Your voices are really THAT amazing!

48Motoyuki Morrie Otsuka
If I have to pick just one person, Morrie is the one. His voice developed in time, but he never tried the style that did not fit his abilities. Alfter years of hard work his voice is absolutely flawless. And we cannot forget about all the people that admired Morrie so much that they started singind in their own bands. He's a living legend. Underrated much, but still a legend.
one of the best and most influential rock vocalist and artist of japan. he inspired lots of japanese bands and visual kei bands like l'arc en ciel, janne the arc, luna sea, buck tick and many more.


49Shou - Alice Nine
I second that last comment, he's a really good all round singer.

50Isshi - Kagrra
Love his voice... And miss him so muh... He can make a wave with his sound to feel enjoy this life
Isshi's Voice is very unique.
He can sing deep parts and also high.
I love the way he combinates the Lyrics with the melodic Music of Kagrra,.

51Ike - Spyair
Ike has a really really special and powerful voice. His voice has the ability to INSPIRE people and of course is one of the best voices I have ever listened to. In my case, I was totally not a fan of rock, but after listening to his voice and his songs, I was completely overwhelmed. Not only by his voice but also by his style and the way he performs etc etc. He made a person who was not a fan of rock like me become one. To conclude, he is WONDERFUL!
Ike has a voice that make you want to believe in every he sings.
Ike's voice is amazing.

52Ikuma - AND
I absolutely love Ikuma's voice! His singing is very beautiful and so is his screaming ^^ and it just gets better and better. I love the emotion in his voice and lyrics, one of the reasons why he is my favourite vocalist.
To me Ikuma is a great vocalist. I feel the emotions through his voice. I love both his normal and Screaming voice, he has a good range too! Some might compare him to Ruki(Gazette), but he find his way to be Unique.
He's the best singer ever He had a powerful voice, so beautiful voice. He can scream, he can sing calm. And he write wonderful lyrics.

53Mahiro Kurosaki - Kiryu
Mahiro has very powerful voice... His high notes are very clear. Of course, he is beautiful man, but his voice quality is the best.
It saddens me there is no mention of Mahiro on this list! A truly unique vocalist with excellent skill. Go listen!

54Tomo - Vistlip
Tomo has a special voice and no one can't be compared with him.
I think that each vocalist has different voice and different advantages as different ways.
And I love all J-Rock vocalist's voices. Both of them are SPECIAL!

Sorry for my bad English
He can hit some of the highest notes I have ever heard. Unfortunately he is so underrated! Listen to order made by vistlip. I swear it will make you cry!
An amazing singer, however he is extremely underrated, I hope that soon Vistlip gets just as popular as the Gazette.


55Miku - An Cafe
An Cafe is a really great band with an awesome vocalist >:( WHY NUMBER 65 GUYS? An Cafe is Visual Kei, Awesome visual kei.
75? Seriously? :(( No, Miku deserves to be higher! His voice is so beautiful, and just listening to him makes me nyappy. He makes me smile, always
I love his voice. How it can change from sweet to sour. How his way of singing can change. And when it comes to his whole person, he knows how to make other people smile and he is actually very good at it. Thank you Miku, for your Nyappy message to the world.

56Yoshiki Fukuyama
He's done JAM Project, HUMMINGBIRD, and Fire Bomber. He is the best rock vocalist in the entire world!
Genius, Wildest voice and the most beautiful voice at the same time!
He can play anything in the guitar or piano and sing perfectly while he's playing! Yeah!

57Maya - LM.C
After hearing him live, there is no mistake, he gets my vote! His range is great and he sounds that same live as on the CD, exelent

58Ryusuke Anzai - Last Alliance
He has an amazing voice, you can tell by it that he just loves to sing just by hearing him. Even though he and his band are not that well known, he deserves to be in the top ten.
He has an awesome voice that can reach the high notes easily and his voice is just beautiful, he has the right voice for the type of music he and his band play

59Takashi Yamaguchi - Sambomaster
Great vocalist and frontman.


60Ganeko Yamato - Orange Range

61Riku - Phantasmagoria, Chariots and Lin

62Tomoko Kawase - Tommy heavenly6


Aww come on. Satsuki deserves to be higher. Being my personal favourite, I must say that he has such a beautiful and unique voice. Every time I hear him singing I get goosebumps all over my body. It's like I am in my own dream world~. Since his early years with Rentrer en Soi his voice never ceased to amaze me. He has the ability to sing softly, "brutally" and God hearing him now in his solo career makes me forget all my worries and for once relax. And you know something he is not just the best vocalist.. No, he is an angel!
His angelic voice can't be compared to any! Unique, special, priceless and so much more. You should definitely vote for Satsuki. Without any doubt.

65Miyawaki Wataru - 12012

66Jui - Vidoll and Solo

67YAMA-B - ex-Galneryus, Rekion, Gunbridge, AxBites
The best voice of Japan, with a wonderful vibrato, an awesome range, there is so much emotion in each word he sings. He deserves to be more known over the world.
A +++++++ singer! Love his vocal style and stage presence!

68Jyou - Exist Trace


70Teru - Glay
His voice is the best of Japanese singer I ever heard. Definitely he is awesome!

71Kiyoharu - Kuroyume / Sads / Kiyoharu

72Aya Kamiki

73ANGEL-TAKA (Uchuusentai NOIZ)
His voice and his stage presence when performing, Angel-san deserved to be on top spot! I love how he sang so energetic whenever they're on stage. I'm hella proud here that I was able to watch him live.

74Takeshi Hosomi - Ellegarden, The Hiatus

75Genki Hitomi - Vow Wow

76Nishimura Shinya - Snowkel
He has a very energetic voice. Also, he sings very well and very fast (it only seems like that if you have never heard a Japanese person talk). Truly talented ge is and an amazing voice he has. Keep up the good work, Nishi!

77Zin - Júpiter

78Dada - Velvet Eden

79Iori - Phantasmagoria and Spiv States

80Inzargi - Megamasso

81Gara - Merry

82Taka - Defspiral

83Lisa Oribe
She is the best Rock girl ever. Her passion, style, kindness and smile are came from her heart. Her Energy makes her Fans heart captivate. The way she loves music the way the music loves her. The way she loves her fans the way her Fans love her too. So lisa 'neechan Love is smile always. Your smile is your our happiness. We doesn't like to see you crying. Were always here to support you, no matter what happen. Maybe soon will meet you
The no who rocks our soul. She got her own style, personality and music. No doubt... She is.. She is the one who got and captivates everyone's heart :) ♥

84Sachiko - FLiP

85Yui - UNiTE

86Subaru - Royz

87Kohshi Asakawa - FLOW
A GREAT voice. Perfect with Keigo's voice. They work well together and Koshi came out the best. His voice is so peaceful, rocky and relaxed at the same time. Such a pleasure to listen to.

88Nakamoto Suzuka (Su-Metal) - BABYMETAL
She is cute and powerful

89Keiyuu - Kra
He might not be a very big guy (1.56m) but his voice... Wow! Just listen to that amazing range of voice he's second to none!

90Olivia Lufkin

91Anna Tsuchiya

92Yuuki - Lycaon

93Myco - Changin My Life

94Klaha - Malice Mizer & Soloist

95Tsuzuku - Mejibray

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