Best Japanese Rock Bands


The Contenders: Page 6

101 Nico Touches the Walls

One of my best rock bands.. The vocalist Tatsuya Mitsumura has a very attractive accent... Their songs as different and DIVER with have was signed as NARUTO SHIPUUDEN 9th opening was a great without forget brokenyouth and yoru no hate

Even though they broke up this band is amazing from they have this unique sound to them. From fullmetal alchemist to Naruto these guys are amazing!

They didn't. I just read about them.

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102 Coldrain

Come on 124? They should be at least on Top 10, performance wise, they ROCK the stage and their songs have essence.

They deserve more vote, I already voted for crossfaith but coldrain is one of my favorite band for sure

Coldrain, yeah Such a Good Metal, but maybe it's the best metal band in Japan

Come on 124 really now. They should be higher up. This band is amazing.

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103 The Candy Spooky Theatre

Is The Candy Spooky Theater :3

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104 Kenji Ohtsuki & Zetsubou Shoujotachi
105 Wagakki Band

They are the best in folk-rock, just awesome, all of them have an impressive talent.

This far down? How can anybody dislike Wagakki Band when they produce flawless songs like Iroha Uta, Noushou Sakuretsu Girl and Kagerou Days? They should do their own songs and not just Vocaloid covers.

Really? All the way back here? People really need to do some more research on good music. Wagakki is EASILY better than ALL the bands listed on the top 10, in every. single. way.

This is an amazing band! My favourites are Senbonzakura and Kagerou days.

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106 Oyuugi Wagamama Dan x Paradeis
107 Show-Ya

The iconic Queens of Heavy Metal. One of the few band that can muster a music Festival on their name alone, even 30 years after its creation.

108 Zilch
109 Namie Amuro
110 Guardian Hacker
111 Mintjam
112 Shonen Knife

I am impressed that Shonen Knife is this high on this list. Not because they don't belong this high, no they belong even higher, they belong at number one, but because they weren't teen sensation and crap. Their music was art. Their art was beautiful.

Catchy melodies, beautiful vocal harmonies, good consistency through their discography (hard to find a really bad song) and rocking harder than ever live even after 30+ years. , my respect to this ladies, not only a great Japanese band but overall a great band. It's a shame they're so underrated

Finally, someone with a decent view on this subject. It pains me to see all these weaboos yelling how their favorite band is special.. Music is music. Looks come second, or even third.

If not for Shonen Knife there wouldn't be half the bands on this list.

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113 Does

They are really great!
Donten, Shura, Bakuchi Dancer and Bokutachi no Kisetsu are really great singles... They will give you the anime feeling!

One of the top (I personally think) top bands in Japan. It has so many songs that just steal your mind as well as the band lets you get a true feeling of Anime as well as if you watch Gintama you would understand why so many of this bands songs were included in that anime.

I really can't believe Does is in 100's, I am literally in love with that band. I love their singing, I love their solos, and I love the lyrics. I found them via anime Gintama but now I have all of their songs in my mp3.

Gintama is my favorite anime.
Does is my favorite japanese punk-rock band.

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Vistlip's music is the mix of slow serenades, pure hard metal screaming and sometimes even jpop. I love them because they aren't frozen into one style of music, but show their talent by using different types, therefore bringing the original quality to their music. I'm really sad that they don't get the fame they deserve, but I'll keep supporting them the best I can!

Adoring this band for its formal, calm yet stunning rock atmosphere and the fact they look amazing live and on stage!

Only just started listening to this band but they sound incredible!
I have looked at their live performances and they always put on a great show for the audience hope they get popular and start going all over the world as I would love it for them to come to Birmingham

I'm a big fame of vistlip
I love vistlip
Tomo, tohya, yuh, umi, rui

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115 Nocturnal Bloodlust

They have a lovely heavy sound and never fail to suck you right into it and makes you wanna head bang and have a party with them! I always tend to think how awesome their lives must be, when listening to their music. To me they've a unique sound since I don't hear a lot of bands sound anything like them, nor will other bands ever be able to top them! The members are so talented and I am always looking forward for new songs!

My favourite band, I think they should be way closer to the top.

Nocturnal bloodlust is really cool. I love their music n style

Number 1, Best of the Best, NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST always!

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116 Remioromen

the greatest, the best , they are Remioromen


KAT-TUN.. Best of the best.. I love this boyband since one year ago and, I miss akanishi jin's voice in their song.

Their songs are just amazing all of their singles/albums/DVD EVERYTHING has been #1 at some point or another - Hyde33

They change my WORLD! They made me love music in a different level that it became my LIFE. KAT-TUN will always be the best band for ME.

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118 Ikimono-gakari

Nice songs! I really love it! Especially the song of naruto shippuden opening and ending nice!

Ikimono gakari should be at least one of top tens. I listen to there song every day they rock. And specially because there song (Blue Bird) was the first japanese song I heard. The second song was (hanabi) and then (hotaru no hikari). And the main thing is they are the reason I have started listening to japanese songs.

Love them! All their songs have deeper meanings to them if you search the translations. I especially love Bluebird and Hotaru no Hikari ( Naruto! ) Check em out because they deserve much more than 98!

This was one of my first favourites bands. Many good songs to listen.

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119 No Regret Life

NoRL is so great! Listen to their "can't explain" song and you"ll know they're awesome!

cool guitars, nice singer, very nice melody and ending soundtrack in naruto.

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PIERROT combines aggressive lyrics and pop melodies, the fragile balance and the stable performances.
Anyone who knows the Japanese V-Rock may have seen the peculiar makeup in the shape of a cross at least once.

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