Best Male Singers of Japan

Solo artist or leader vocal of a band, if he has a career in Japan, put his name here.

The Top Ten

Ohno Satoshi

I honestly feel that the control he has over his voice is really highly commendable. He is able to do the vibrato easily thanks to his training when he was younger doing stageplays. He knows when to sing from the diaphragm, head or throat. The way he sings high notes and holds them there can give me goosebumps too. Some people who have gone to Arashi concerts say that his recording voice is so similar to his live singing voice that they can't tell them apart. He has great flexibilty too whether he needs to sing high or low. His voice is also very stable and wont "break". His singing voice is very wholesome like it's a very complete like its not too airy its probably because he often sings uses his diaphragm and he is the lead singer too...

No way! I have to say that Ohno Satoshi is one of or is THE BEST singer in Johnny's! I have no idea why he is ranking so low but this ranking definitely doesn't show his worth.

He has amazing control in his voice even when it's a live performance! And his vibrato is... HNNG! His dancing is excellent too! He's perfect I swear.

His singing voice is wonderful.And he is a man of endeavor to say "I can not convince my songs for the rest of my life."

Toshi Toshimitsu Deyama, known exclusively by his stage name Toshi, is a Japanese singer and songwriter. He is best known as lead vocalist and co-founder of the heavy metal band X Japan.

His voice is even higher than female lol.
Art of Life enough said.

He's known internationally, so he couldn't be that bad. in fact, I think he's great and he's one of my favourite all time singers

You know? I would do just about anything just to have his voice. No, I wont kill for it. God might be upset if I do so. Anyway, Watching him and X Japan live was really awesome. He hits his high notes like no one else can. Great job Mr. Deyama

Most original voice. Excellent.
Listen to any X Japan songs.


I love the way he can do so much with his voice, one minute it seems to be his "true"voice and then the next, it's changed again. Such fun.

a freedom person,, singing his own way.. I Love it..

He's an inspiration to all of us... I love him to death.
He's so amazing to listen to, I just can't get enough of his voice!

he's unique! his voice, his sound, his music. he's the best

Masatoshi Ono
Gackt Gakuto Oshiro (大城 ガクト Ōshiro Gakuto, born July 4, 1973), better known by his mononymous stage name Gackt, is a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He has been active since 1993, first as the frontman of the short-lived independent band Cains:Feel, and then for more.

GACKT really puts 110% into everything he does - singing, acting, dancing, etc. He is able to weave stories throughout his albums and performances, which makes it all the more breathtaking. His lives have so much power, so much feeling. Even in his concert DVD's, it feels like you are there, watching. His music and voice is able to transcend languages and boundaries.

Many people might say Gackt's among the few Japanese that come close to a "celebrity" status, but I think, even if that's true, he deserves it. Whatever he does, it's always his absolute best, even if at times weird, other times sugary sweet. He's actually one of the very few people I call Artists: he's able to CREATE. Create worlds that you get sucked into every time you listen to his music. And the lyrics he writes are plain beautiful, often so multilayered, you discover new things even if you've known a particular song for years. And the way he can re-invent himself, recycle his old songs while making them totally new is fascinating too. Not to mention his stage presence, which sweeps everyone off their feet - it's been more than a month that he's been here and I still couldn't quite process that night. He really shows his soul - throughout his music.

His voice and songs and himself is amazing. He sings them with feelings and you can feel it. His lyrics are also very meaningful and he always come out with good songs.

My personal favorite is Love Letter, because it seems so honest when he's talking about the relationship. And I've never seen that in any of the other Japanese bands that I listen to. Plus, he still looks great for being almost 40; my friend thought he was 17! Hard to believe. AND I've never seen him wearing makeup like other stars do!

Tatsurou (Mucc)

hyde's voice pours out his heart, such grand passion, sometimes the most touching tenderness, or poignant pain, sometimes soaring joy, and sometimes sheer sex! Shining spirit, then dark, charismatic creature.

His ability to maintain such high quality of vocals while singing rock n roll is unsurpassed, amazing.

Enchant us, inspire us, seduce us, move us, Dear hyde.

"Let's go to heaven. "
"Let's make love. "
"I'm hungry. "
- hyde

No one can ever match up to to him... Apart from his various singing styles... Hyde.. Has a calming effect in his voice..
his "secret letters" never goes outta my head...

Fell in love when watching his live performance. He can deliver an idealistic image to all the audience through his impeccable voice and passionate movement.

He's not a person in reality! He's more like a figure that all of us dream to be, an image exist only in unconsciousness.

No matter in L'arc or in Vamps, his performance is of great variety, yet beautiful. His voice can be both masculine and feminine, yet resonating like angel. He's got talent, but never shows off.

He's definitely one of the greatest artist in the world.

I love him, remember the first one I remember of primary school is a word of English: I like his voice. In don't know translation premise, the sentence on the strong interest of produce, then know after the translation is more like it. But still can not for this sentence as a master, until 6 years in television to see rainbow band 15 anniversary live broadcast, the man song like magic kind, you can seize your soul, and the lead you to the unknown wonders of the world.

Yasu (Janne Da Arc)

This man's versatility for writing beautiful, memorable songs and his voice are an inspiration. He sounds very much the same, whether it's during a live or on the CD. There aren't too many people out there for whom I can say the same about.

His voice same every live, recording or in video clip...
He have a different voice than another single every people will know its yasu if he sing a song

His voice touches my heart every time, sometimes brings me smile, sometimes tears... He's the most amazing singer I've ever heard!

He has the same voice live or in recording

Sakurai Atsushi (BUCK TICK)

I think Atsushi Sakurai is the best singer in JAPAN.
His voice is very very unique and very sexy too.
He can change his voice according to the song. I mean you can listen FLY HIGH and then Shanikusai Carnival then you will realise..
He is the best..

He is definitely the best singer in Japan. His voice is so unique and sexy.
(Most of the famous Japanese singers have the same voice, and they are just struggling with the high-pitched voice, so annoying. )

I love Atsushi Sakurai.. He can sing so sensually and clear...
He is so col I can't believe... That singers like him don't top world chats...

He's the best. He's the master. He's is the Lord. Sakurai Atsushi is the only one who can interpreting all the musical styles with a innate talent and professionalism, but not only that, he is the only singer and above all, he's a interpreter, that has varied vocally since its beginning in the music world until today.

You will never hear a BUCK-TICK's song that sounds equal like to another. They make music to express feelings. They do not seek recognition, or be the number 1 selling as do the other bands. If they are where they are is because they have earned, because they have talent.

That's why Sakurai Atsushi is the best male singer and the best INTERPRETER of all the world (with ISSAY from Der Zibet).


Kyo (Dir en Grey) Kyo is a Japanese musician, singer, lyricist and poet. He is best known as the vocalist of the metal band Dir en grey. He has been with the band since its inception in 1997 and was formerly in La:Sadie's.

Not only does Kyo and an amazing vocal range, from screaming, to growling and everything in between, the emotion he puts into his singing is incredible. Some songs he's sung have made me cry just from the feeling he put behind it. Music is my life, so I've heard some good vocalists and some not so good vocalists. Kyo is my favorite, and there is not one person out there like him. They can try all they want, but Kyo is the only person in the world who can do what he does, with the range and emotion that he does.

Over the years, I have listen to all kinds of music. I have never came across anyone as talented as Kyo. His voice is priceless for not only how well he sings, but also because he expresses so much raw passion and emotion in every lyric that comes out of that voice of his. There is really no category that you can put him into except for brilliance. I recently was introduced to Dir en Grey, and I have to say that I have never felt as connected as I do with Dir en Grey and the brilliance of Kyo's voice.

Kyo is one of a kind! No other vocalist can sing so deep and true like Kyo!

He is the most unexpected & unbelieveable vocalist! His voice is very unique! He is the #1!

The Contenders

Ruki (The Gazette)

AWESOME! How can one guy has such an amazing voice! Unlike other singers he has a special voice which shakes our mind and let it loose free! The energy he has in his voice is unbelievable! At first, he had an emo look and now he changed his looks but I still love him! I don't care what others think of him, he is one in a million and everything that J-pop needs :D It will take another 1000 years to find another person like him with that special quality both in his voice and his personality :D

Ruki is the most wonderful vocalist ever to be. He will never fall. When he sings I feel like I can feel everything that he is feeling. In his lives there is nothing in this world that can stop him. If anyone says different they just don't have good taste.

.. Ruki is utterly fantastic! In every way possible. He's got such a mesmerizing and unique voice that entraps everyone. Most of his songs are so overflowing with emotions and it just makes you shed tears without even realizing it. I always cry while listening to Reila too, Cassis, Without a Trace, Guren and Calm Envy. His live performances are incredibly amazing and without equal. To sum all this up, Ruki's a marvelous vocalist and before that a marvelous human being. Thumbs up for him and the whole awesome band! GAZROCK 4EVR!

Ruki is amazing, awesome and every other positive word out there. He always knows what to sing about whether it be happy or sad. Every time I listen to his songs or watch his lives I can feel his emotions particularly in taion, guren and reila for I always cry during those songs and after they finished

Tatsuya Ueda

He has a variety of the way to sing and changes the way of singing according to the songs sometimes so wildly other time so sweetly and emotionally.
Also plays the piano and the guitar and composes lovely tunes.
So talented!

I think he's voice is so wonderful that make me happy.

He looks so cool in appearance,but his inside and reactions are so cute.
He always think about what to do to make his fans are happy.
He plays various character on the play.
He has powerful and sweet voice, his singing voice is so gentle.
I love his plays and his sweet voice.

He has a nice vocabulary with talks. And, He is cool.

Yuya Matsushita

He's voice is just AMAZING! I love it so much
You better listen to the sing bird by yuya it's so emotional and relaxing
Totally the best Japanese singer ever!

Amazing voice, good acting and dancing skills with good looks... A rising star in the making!

Very underrated artist. I think he deserves some real credit. As previously mentioned, he has the talent (can really sing, dance, rap and even play the piano) and the looks to boot with a pleasing personality. He may be the typical boy-next-door type, but he definitely has something. Matsushita Yuya is a rising star and will definitely be big as other J-pop artist out there.

This man. Is amazing. He's beautiful, fabulous, and very nice! His voice is phenomenal; it lulls me into a daydream every time I listen. His dancing is fabulous, and he really knows how to put feeling into a song. I cry every time I hear Paradise, because well... He has simply mastered the art of meaning every word he sings. Without a doubt, he deserves to be the top male singer. I'll always love you Yuya darling!

Kamenashi Kazuya

Love him to bits! Especially his voice

His voice is very beautiful and sexy.
His song is really full of soul.
When I hear his song, a scene appears in my heart.
Kazuya Kamenashi is the best and wonderful singer.

God voice, a really great voice

Kazuya really has a great voice. every time I listen to his voice I really feel at ease and relax.


I'm giving kamijo yuuji my beautiful gorgeous prince my full support i want to support him in everything he does kamijo is the true prince of my heart kamijo is the man of my dreams I'm so much in love with kamijo I want to be with him kamijo is the best he's the legend of music he's my master love tanya san

He have a good voice.. And the strong vocal that will make every single person melt with his voice.. He deserves to be at list on top 3..

Kamijo have an unique and elegant voice, he's Great in scream too.. And his voice become more and more developing now

He's one of the best vocalist ever! He deserves to be at list on the top 5! KAMIJO's voice is so beautiful!


He's cute and I like his voice.

He got an amazing voice that tickles my heart

He's energetic! I love his voice! Especially in Daite Senorita

His voice is awesome

Yamada Ryosuke

Ryo-chan! No. 1 for me!

His voice is so sexy, and he has pretty face, that's so kawaii! He can be a cute boy once and be a cool guy another. he won many awards for ideal lover. he began his debut in 2013. he's the center of idol group Hey! Say! JUMP

His voice is so sweet and cute and it makes me fell dream! I love you Yamada senpai keep on to reach the top

He didn't have the best singing voice in the world but his singing voice is very soothing, calming and sweet. The latest HSJ Smart Concert DVD has shown how he has transformed into an awesome complete package idol with impressive live singing skill. Ganbatte Ryosuke! Awesome Hey say jump!

Byou (Screw)
Nishijima Takahiro (AAA)

Nissy's singing is great! I love him when he sings with AAA, but I love his singles as well!

AHH! Nissy is the reason why I love AAA! I keep replaying Niji just to hear his high notes!

Nissy's voice is so nice, just listen to his solos! It worth it.

Nissy is the best singer in Japan!

Akanishi Jin

I like Jin especially when he's with Kamenashi Kazuya.. They're perfect duo for me... They almost make me cry because of joy when I see them together... More power to both of you.. God Bless.. Hoping you to visit Philippines..

He has such a sensual voice. I love it! His voice range is really wide. Even when he was in Kat-Tun, he usually gets the really hard parts because of his voice.

he really is the best japanese singer, during kat-tun time and even now he demonstrate it

I like Jin's voice and of course his smile.. He might not really good as a host but if he's only open his mouth once, it's bright the whole show, his acting naturally not to mention his ability to dance

Asagi (Solo artist, D)

After HYDE and Gackt (everybody has to bow to them), Asagi definitely deserves top ten.

Vocalist for D, and on his own projects. He makes metal and Goth lyrical and graceful.

How could asagi being placed at 22?
Well.. its up to other to describe him but for me, asagi is the best singer that I ever love beside tatsurou MUCC. both of them were so talented and I do think that he deserved top ten..

Objectively, one of the best, asagi have an unique voice

Asagi is the best! His Philosophy about death, Live & love becoming music is the best as well

Yuta Furukawa

Yuta Furukawa is new and fresh to the Japanese music scene. He is extremely unique in the way how he can relate and connect with people all over the world and not just in Japan with his beautiful melodies and amazing lyrics that don't need translating to connect with the Western audience. Yuta Furukawa is a terrific musician specialising not just in singing but in guitar playing as well. He deserves to be more recognised in the music world not only in his own beautiful country of Japan but worldwide as well. If you want new and exciting music that connects with all aspects of life you can't go past the brilliance that is Yuta Furukawa. You wont be dissapointed!

! Yuta Furukawa! He's my first favorite japanese male singer ever. I've never listen to japanese songs before. And when I first listened to Yuta's 'Origin of Miracle', I immediately found it awesome and powerful. Then I started to search and listen the other songs of his.I really love his songs!

His voice is reallysweet.

Miura Daichi

Golden kid-mad talent! His live performances speak for themselves!

He is a great entertainer!

Huge fan of miura daichi!

He is the entertainer!

Kota Yabu (Hey! Say! JUMP)

His voice is epic! He can sing high and low notes. Even his sempai admired his ability to sing. When I saw the making of JUMP WORLD, he seems like don't have any difficulties in singing. His techniques and voice are supported by the fact that he also can write and compose songs.

His voice is so good but it's really hard to explain. I love it when he sings Union and my everything. It makes me cry every time.

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