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

ENDLESS RAIN, FALL ON MY HEART kokoro no kizu ni
The best ballad of X and the best in the world - Aries143

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.

Simply Legendary

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2 Dir en grey - Ain't Afraid to Die

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... - Niikura_Akonya

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3 L'Arc~en~Ciel - finale

This is very dark PV... WONDERFUL

theme song for The ring Birthday - ronluna

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

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4 Taion - the GazettE


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

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 :/

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

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

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7 One Ok Rock - Be the Light One Ok Rock - Be the Light

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

I love this song..

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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 B'z - Love Phantom
10 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. - saaarsdej

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The Contenders

11 L'arc~en~ciel - The Fourth Avenue Cafe
12 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 - TD17

13 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) - Flame2

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.

14 D'erlanger - Sad Song

one of the greatest rock ballads of d'erlanger - ronluna

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

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

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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 - ronluna

19 Girugamesh - Kowareteiku Sekai

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

20 Sympathia - Versailles
21 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!

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22 Gackt - Last Song
23 X Japan - Art of Life
24 Creature Creature - Kaze No Tou
25 Sakura - Janne Da Arc
26 The GazettE - Guren
27 L'Arc~en~Ciel - Hitomi no Juunin
28 Versailles - Love Will Born Again
29 L'Arc~en~Ciel - Winter Fall
30 Kyo - Angel At My Heart
31 Luna Sea - Mother
32 Girugamesh - Crying Rain

The best song of the whole list. The feellings of this song, it's just... I can't express how I feel. LOVE GIRUGAMESH. YOU BRINGS THE WHOLE LIST TO A NEW LEVEL.

33 L'Arc~en~Ciel - Lies and Truth
34 Janne da Arc - Yaminotsuki wo Anatani
35 B'z - Brotherhood
36 Fatima - Shizumu Taion
37 The GazettE - Cassis The GazettE - Cassis The Gazette, originally known as Gazette, is a Japanese visual kei rock band from Kanagawa formed in early 2002. The band is currently signed to Sony Music Records.

It's a cool songs, I like Aoi's and Uruha's guitar solo part. They very cool at the PV and Ruki playing a guitar too, after first chorus.
You can heard Ruki's appreciation in this songs

38 One Ok Rock - Wherever You Are

I love Taka's voice!

One Ok Rock has written lots of beautiful ballads. Where ever you are is one of my favorite of their ballads. Pierce, Heartache C.h.a.o.s.m.y.t.h are also so beautiful.

39 One Ok Rock - Heartache One Ok Rock - Heartache

It's so touching. One of beautiful ballad of One Ok Rock. I love it so much. Taka's voice is amazing.

The lyrics, the melody, the vocals...everything in this song has made me cry countless times. Absolutely love this.

40 B'z - Eien no Tsubasa
41 B'z - Yuruginaimono Hitotsu
42 L'arc~en~Ciel - Natsu no Yuuutsu [time to say good-bye]
43 UVERworld - Kimi no Suki na Uta
44 B'z - Calling

a great combination of hard rock and ballad - ronluna

45 Anzen Chitai - Suki Sa
46 Untitled - The Gazette
47 Radwimps - Me Me She
48 Buck-Tick - Dress

Watch the moon and listen to this song at the same time... You will feel like you're in another world.

Sakurai's vocals in this song are so incredibly strong and enchanting, and the music just emphasises darkness, other worldlynes and is a little vampiric, words don't describe my love for this song.

49 Flumpool - Mitsumeteitai

This so make me cry

50 Daizystripper - Harumeku Bokura
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