Best Japanese Rock Bands


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One of the most influential Japanese rock band that inspires many Japanese rock bands like l'arc~en~ciel, buck tick and janne the arc - ronluna

142 Sambomaster

I don't know any other band who can make me feel as groovy as this one does.

They can manage to make a big variety of different styles of songs and they all make me smile.

This is the best Japanese rock band ever in my opinion.

One of the only greatest Japanese rockpunk-bands! I've been listening to other bands but couldn't stand them until I listened to Sambomaster. They even play theme and ending songs for popular anime like "Seishun Kyosoukyoku" for Naruto and "Hikari No Rock" for Bleach.

No matter what kind of music they play it just feels right
and their live concerts are more than that they pump up the audience before every song its great - Hyde33

Energetic, fun music. Each member of this great band is master of his instrument.

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143 Kagerou

Such an amazing band, Daisuke really had the most versatile voice I've ever heard. With Kagerou, the studs and his solo project he always gave his music such life and passion.
Just irreplaceable.
RIP Daisuke

One of my very favorite bands. Daisuke's voice was so unique and beautiful.
I'll never forget him ;____; RIP Daisuke, we love you and always will


I love daisuke ochida <3 remember your song's i.i

144 Tokyo Jihen

A veritable supergroup fronted by the immensely talented Shiina Ringo. There is no other band on this list capable of the things this band can do. Everyone else here is merely performing commercial jingles. Tokyo Jihen was making actual music.

One of the most powerful skillful rock bands in this universe or any other. The finished up in 2012, but they will live in my memory forever.

Best female singer-songwriter meets best players/composers/arrangers.

Her voice is so strong!

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145 Boris Boris

Flood, Feedbacker, Akuma, Pink, heavy rocks, enough said.

Feedbacker is one of the gratest songs ever made


RENTRER EN SOI is (in my opinion) the best, and the only Japanese artist that actually has a talent for what they do. A knack for the art and an understanding for the music. Together, all these traits make for some unforgettable songs, unforgettable memories.

This band is awesome. There songs are slow and still gives off that strong rock emotions that listeners want to hear.

Rentrer En Soi, 12012, heidi. , and Phantasmagoria are all bands that should be way higher up.

I love them, they are my favorite band for several years, I cried when the group stopped. Satsuki's voice is a pure treasure.

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147 The Oral Cigarettes

Although their fairly new, they are absolutely amazing. Amazing songs, plus a really upbeat anime op. PERFECT!

Listened to a few songs so far and love them!

They deserve WAY more love.

Love all their songs, they're pretty unique~ Totally underrated by the way T_T

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148 The Black Mages
150 Yellow Magic Orchestra
151 Band-Maid

Incredible hard rock compositions that they play themselves! These are not just seriously cute women in a rock and roll band, these are talented musicians who bring it at every show! Two fabulous albums released in the last six months, and now they are starting to tour the West, with Seattle this past March, and London this month (May). MISA on bass, Akane on drums, and Kanami on lead guitar are as solid a back line as there is in any hard rock band in America.

They rock hard, beginning to end, awesome vocals and a beat that makes you move. Number one band of 2016.

They're such a great band. They just need more time just like Scandal.

One of the all female japanese band that will rock your head

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152 m.o.v.e.

THeir Band are Amazing. becuase their is Awesome Intrial D opening Theme song called dogfight.

153 KRA

An extremely talented band with songs in a wide range of styles. They might be seen as a visual band, but that says nothing about their music! After all these years they still manage to surprise me with their new releases.

They aren't just oshare kei. They are Musicians. Unique voice & talented piano, great bass solos, awesome guitar and powerful drums. Yes, this is Marchen & Fancy Rock.

They have one of the most charismatic vocalist I have ever since. I was drawn to that when I first watch them live. They also create very unique music that can be easily distinguish from other bands. Vote for Kra~

This band has the most beautiful vocals.

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154 Hello Sleepwalkers

I can't believe this isn't even in the top ten...Hello Sleepwalkers is one of the most amazing bands I've ever discovered. Everyone needs to listen to them.

One of the best bands I've heard in a while! Definitely worth checking out.

This band is so underrated. Man, people in the world should at least listen to them. They are originals

After hearing their song in Noragami I've been hooked since! They're so talented and their music is awesome.

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155 Due'le Quartz

Even though Due' le Quartz don't exist anymore, they should be at the first 20 places.

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156 AAA
157 Flumpool

One of the most well-known bands in J-rock. Funny how there not higher in the list but I respect other peoples chosen superior as its only opinion.

Even if flumpool is not among the top 10 bands it will always be my favourite. I love the voice the vocalist ryuta.

Listen to HANA NI NARE "Become A Flower"! Beautiful song! I love all of their other songs too!

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158 G.I.S.M.

one of the first hardcore punkbands of japan. very cool and very influencial. randy uchida is also a great guitarist

159 Boredoms

Saw them live, one of the most unique bands around

Why the hell aren't Boredoms on the list?! They make some of the most unique and fantastic music on the planet! Listen to Vision Creation Newsun and tell me they don't belong on this list.

These guys are one of the most unique and amazing groups of all time. Listen to Vision Creation Newsun and see what I mean.

160 Last Alliance

I'm just surprised that this band is not mentioned. Can't help to give them this credit. Try listening to "hekireki" and "rag On". They really got the rock thing!

They're the BEST for me! Listen the song like "Spiral World" or "Drag on". Really really really love their music!

Best music I've ever heard from any rock band by far! Their music can go from very relaxing to a total headbanger. It's a shame that they are very underratted, because these guys seriously rock.

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