Best Japanese Guitarists Ever


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61 Jun Senoue (Crush 40)

Ah come on, 62? Really? Please go to "best crush 40 songs" or "Top 10 Crush 40 Sonic Songs" and download them and LISTEN to them

How is he not higher on this list he's the best if people who have never heard of crush 40 he's the guitarist and some of his solos are pretty good such as I am all of me, his world, dangerous ground, revvin up and everybody's favorite live and learn

62 Yutaka Tsuda (Janne Da Arc)

one of the best and fastest guitarist from japan. - ronluna

63 Takaki (Deathgaze)

Takaki covers almost all kinds of guitar from playing simple acoustic riffs to shredding guitar solos! He is an all round great guitarist! The name of the band is- DEATHGAZE, check them out! ^__^ - Jrock-LOVE

64 Ito Ichiro

Ito-san shouldn't be underestimated, though he's a J-Pop band's guitarist. He's pretty good playing the electric guitar but his acoustic one is awesome. His guitar playing sounds calm and relax yet cheerful, also he plays with emotion that would make the songs more alive.

65 Matt Heafy (Trivium) Matt Heafy (Trivium) Matthew "Matt" Kiichi Heafy is a Japanese-American musician, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Orlando based Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Trivium.

Are you out of your mind! This guy should be number 1 because at least people know him more than the other Japanese guitarist. Get your facts next time and put this guy at number one!

He plays very fast guitar Solos. But why is he here? I mean, he haves a Japanese mother, but he is American, or not?

Godly songwriter and master of both technique in melody, harmony and fast solos and riffs. This combined with his versatile vocals makes him one of the best japanese guitarists ever.
Seriously. Just listen to Ember to Inferno. He wrote it when he was 15.

66 Katsu Ohta (Ark Storm)

A master. Guitarist from band "Ark Storm".

67 17586063

Master of all aspects of guitar. Incredible clarity, timing, speed, precision, emphasis, tone, harmonics, pitch bending, sqawks, counter rhythms, everything. Yet, she always presents as humble, focused and passionate in her playing. In many of her covers, she seems to be restraining her capabilities out of respect for the original performer. Her videos obscure her face, yet they do not hide her true beauty as a person and a performer. Some of her work literally makes me high every time I listen, so I'm somewhat addicted to her playing. I wish I could see her play live.

Phenomenal master guitarist. Superb work on the albums. I hope to see you do concerts or gigs. Where do you go from here?

The new "Ten Commandments" album really rocks! This girl can jam with the best!

No one like her! Wanna see her face!

68 Masahiro Andoh (T-Square)

Look at the way he play guitar, he's a Japanese virtuoso! In my opinion

69 Kensuke Kita (Asian Kung-Fu Generation) V 1 Comment
70 Omi (Exist Trace)

Omi is simply a goddess! She's the best girl guitarist I knew so far, Her guitar skills kicks! I think she deservs to be listed as the best guitarist girl in all Japan! Hard to find girls with such talent!

71 Masaru Teramae (Demetori) (Touhou Project)

This guy without a doubt is one of the best guitarist in Japan. he deserves top 15 in this list... Just listen to his solo in Emotional Skyscaper~~World's End.

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72 a2c (MintJam) V 1 Comment
73 Asaki (Guniw Tools, Age of Punk, Bug)

look at e-sidewalk. net/bug kyo (isono hiroshi) stated that asaki is his idol - ronluna

74 Kotaro (Uchuusentai NOIZ)

Kotaro, or formerly known as Satoshi Katada (one of the greatest young´╗┐ guitar heroes in Japan), deserves to be on top of this list. I think this list shouldn't be based on popularity but on their skills instead. Kotaro is such an amazing guitarist. You should watch his videos on YouTube, the Satoshi Katada days.

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75 Riko Kohara (The Sketchbook)

She may not look like it, but this cute and funny girl is an absolute monster on guitars. Her guitar skills are at par with the best guy guitarists in Japan. And oh, she does insane shreds too!

Riko is a great guitarist and deserves to be in the top 20.By: GRIND

In my opinion, she is much better at shredding than Mami Sasazaki of Scandal. The guitar tones she uses are used professionally by her. She deserves to be in the top 10

76 Chachamaru (GACKTjob) V 2 Comments
77 Yui
78 Prince YO
79 SheJa
80 Yoshiki Mizuno (Ikimono Gakari)

Great guitarist even though he ain't well known he plays some nice riffs and solos. Listen to Blue Bird or Sakura. - TD17

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