Top Ten Best Japanese Rock Ballads

What is the best japanese rock ballads for you. Give the band and the title.

The Top Ten

1 X Japan - Endless Rain X Japan - Endless Rain Cover Art

ENDLESS RAIN, FALL ON MY HEART kokoro no kizu ni
The best ballad of X and the best in the world

A 20 year old song that won't get old. A classic masterpiece. The audience kept singing for 10 minutes even after the band stopped playing it.

In this song, I like to listen to the intro (piano, bass). Besides that, I also like to listen to the guitar solos. In conclusion, this is the best ballad song that I've ever listened.

A timeless Classic, Perfect Piano Parts, Perfect Melodic Solo, Perfect Power Ballad Hook..

2 Dir en grey - Ain't Afraid to Die Dir en grey - Ain't Afraid to Die Cover Art

I absolutely changed my thoughts about Dir en Grey when I heard this song. I fell in love with it. It's amazing. Piano, Kyo's voice, PV, guitars, bass, drums, all is amazing. So much emotions. Perfect! Thank you Dir en Grey for such a great song!

The choir with the kids in the background gives off an amazing atmosphere. such a beautiful song

Such a powerful true song... strong emotions...

It brings out so much emotions, its truely amazing...

I absolutly love it!

3 L'Arc~en~Ciel - finale L'Arc~en~Ciel - finale Cover Art

This is very dark PV... WONDERFUL

theme song for The ring Birthday

First time hearing them in 2011 and I instantly fell Inlove with the band!

Best song and best pv of l'arc~en~ciel

4 Taion - the GazettE Taion - the GazettE Cover Art


I LOVE IT...THE STORY IT'S AMAZING!...i'm always crying when ruki sings a little loud...R.I.P to Junko Furuta, this song is abs. Amazing! No other words to describe it...just listen to'll be captivated

5 The GazettE - Pledge The GazettE - Pledge Cover Art

This song is the most suitable song to be on top because the melody can make many of the listeners touched even without reading the lyrics. Ruki's beautiful voice has reached me to the extent that I wont live without him exist

I fell in love with song when I first listened to it! And like Cassis this song will always make me feel at ease!

Definitely the best rock ballad in my opinion. Listened to it hundred times now, still bring tears to my eyes

Beautiful sad love song in the world :/

6 One Ok Rock - Be the Light One OK Rock, is a Japanese rock band, formed in Tokyo, Japan in 2005. The band currently consists of Takahiro Moriuchi, Toru Yamashita, Ryota Kohama, and Tomoya Kanki.

This song is amazing and inspirational. The meaning of the song, the melody, even the music video is just perfect.

I can listen to this song all day long, and never be fed up with it. This song saved my life, seriously. Love it!

No doubt!
This song so beautiful.
Love them

Beautiful song, Taka is amazing singer.

7 L'arc~en~ciel - My Heart Draws a Dream

This is an amazing song. And Hyde-sama's voice is great in it!

my favorite rock ballad from l'arc

His voice is so mainly!

Yume wo egaku yo :D

8 Janne Da Arc - Gekkouka

I love this song. This was one of my first Japanese bands... This and MaliCE MIZER... It's a perfect song!

9 X Japan - Forever Love

This is a touch full heart song from X Japan. This song also have been sing by Toshi at Hide's funeral that makes peoples cry when hearing this song. It could be on top 10 best Japanese ballads songs.

very sad and if you watch the last live version its the sadest song and moment I've seen on a music dvd! great ballad

10 X Japan - Tears

Why did Tears at number 24? You know this is the best ballad song that I've ever listened. The violin, the guitar and the piano are very, very good. Please vote for this song. It could be on top 5.

Simply the best legendary ballad song that is written and composed beautifully by legendary Yoshiki. The feeling of the song is really something (y)

This is the first Japanese ballad song that I've heard and tottaly have change my idea about Japan's music. In my opinion this song is still the best ballad song in the world ever.

The Contenders

11 B'z - Love Phantom
12 L'arc~en~ciel - The Fourth Avenue Cafe
13 Luna Sea - I For You

Both music and lyrics are touching, sweet and sad the same time. And the love described in this song might be real.

It reminds me when I was a kid ( thailand)

14 D'erlanger - Sad Song

one of the greatest rock ballads of d'erlanger

15 D'erlanger - Moon and the Melodies
16 L'Arc~en~Ciel - White Feathers
17 L'Arc~en~Ciel - Pieces

Best l'arc en ciel song

Pieces is one of the best L'Arc ballad song, along with Hitomi no Jyuunin & Forbidden Lover.

18 L'Arc~en~Ciel - Jojoushi

The lyrics, and basically every note played by the band as well as the orchestra are perfectly combined, well thought-of, and the final sound is just beautiful, intermingling, so.. Beautiful. Try listening to the instrumental-only version! The oboe just kills me every time, and the song has been in my playlist for 9 years remembering someone dear to you could be this heart-wrenching but its not a lament, it's a celebration of that beloved person and of love itself. Listen to the instrumental version or with the vocal, both are just great. The best from L'Arc-en-Ciel.

The song is great lyrically, melodically, and also in setting an almost haunting tone. The music video reveals a bit of the inspiration for the song in it of itself, but altogether is one of those rare songs where the end result is greater than the sum of its parts.

don't just vote and put x-japan in every top of every japanese music lists listen to other songs like this

19 Girugamesh - Kowareteiku Sekai

I love this song Satoshi is the best Japanese singer ever!

20 The GazettE - Guren The GazettE - Guren Cover Art
21 Sympathia - Versailles
22 X Japan - Art of Life
23 Orange Range - Hana

Best Ever! My most favorite Japanese song! An Awesome and Magnificent orchestra in the background. Totally ineffable, great, touching, heart-warming and definitely flawless song! Emotions are included and nonetheless, warm my ear!

Totally beautiful song that blew Japan away for quite a time!

24 Gackt - Last Song Gackt - Last Song Cover Art
25 Creature Creature - Kaze No Tou
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