Bubbles asked in TravelAsia PacificJapan · 7 years ago

What are some of the best Japanese songs/artists/bands in your opinion?

I'm trying to get a good collection of Japanese music from any genre. Please give me some ideas. It can be anything from classical to songs from anime/films, just no Kill Bill please :P Thank You everyone!

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  • 7 years ago
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    Ai - One

    Ai Otsuka

    Aiko

    Arashi

    Anna Tsuchiya

    Aragaki Yui

    Aya Ueto

    Buono

    Chara

    Chemistry

    Chocolove

    AKB48

    Clammbon

    Crystal Kay

    D-51 - Life

    Do As Infinity

    Emi Hinouchi

    Every Little Thing

    Exile

    Hitomi

    Kaori Mochida

    Kaoru Amane

    Kazue Fujiki

    Keiko Kimura

    Ken Hirai

    Koda Kumi

    Kou Shibasaki

    Kreva

    Kuwata Keisuke

    Leah Dizon

    Luna Sea

    Matsu Takako a

    May's

    M-Flo

    Mihimaru GT

    Miho Fukuhara

    Miliyah Kato

    Minmi

    Misia

    Miwa Yoshida

    Monkey Majik

    Mr.Children

    My Little Lover

    Nujabes

    Paris Match

    Porno Graffitti

    Remioromen

    Ryuichi Kawamura

    Shiho Nanba

    Shiina Ringo

    Shota Shimizu

    SID

    Sotte Bosse

    Sowelu

    Sweet Vacation

    Takeuchi Mariya

    Tatsuro Yamashita

    Tegomass

    Thelma Aoyama

    Tohoshinki

    Tokyo Jihen

    Tomiko Van

    Toshinobu Kubota

    Utada Hikaru

    VAMPS

    Vividblaze

    W-inds

    Yamada Yu

    Yui

    Yuki

    Yuya Matsushita

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    What's wrong with Kill Bill? The Hotei Tomoyasu track on there is fantastic!

    Anyway. A few ideas...

    Rock: B'z, Mono, Boris.

    Electronic: Kashiwa Daisuke, Ken Ishii, Yokota Susumu, World's End Girlfriend.

    Totally freaked-out psychedelic: Acid Mothers Temple.

    All-round: Yoko Kanno (she's mostly famous for her music for anime series).

    Video game: Uematsu Nobuo, Mitsuda Yasunori.

    Jazz: Watanabe Sadao, Uehara Hiromi (she's insanely talented: look up "Hiromi Tom and Jerry" on youtube and try to keep your jaw off the floor)

    Classical: Yamashita Kazuhito, especially his version of "Pictures at an exhibition"

    That should keep you busy for a while.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    If you are into pop music, I would definitely recommend Arashi (very popular, not just for their music). So...

    Arashi

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    NEWS

    KAT-TUN

    X Japan

    Mr. Children

    Kis-My-Ft2

    Utada Hikaru

    SMAP

    Koda Kumi

    Nishino Kana

    AKB48

    Yamapi

    MISIA

    Namie Amuro

    EXILE

    AAA

    GReeeeN

    Flower

    FUNKY MONEY BABYS

    Miwa

    Sexy Zone

    Kanjani8

    JUJU

    ^Those are pop music artists mainly

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    It is diffcult to say what is the best song.

    but "Mr. children" is famouse for its songs that are really great.

    Not only are melodies great, but their lyrics are also great.

    "Mr. children" is a group name of Japanese band. It is not children, but adult.

    then, late "Yutaka Ozaki" is traditional singer.

    He had had a trouble living in this world, so his lyrics in every song are unique. Some people might not be able to accept them.

    However, "Sotsugyo^" meaning "Graduation" is really great for almost all Japanese.

    He lived until about 1992. He died in his twenties.

    then, "Nagoriyuki" by Iruka is really good.

    She sang it long ago. but even now it is a famouse song.

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  • 7 years ago

    20th century classical-Toru Takemitsu

    jazz-Monday Michiru

    world music-Shang Shang Typhoon

    acid jazz-United Future Organization and Kyoto Jazz Massive

    psychobilly-Guitar Wolf

  • 7 years ago

    I think its mr kill. I didnt hear the song but my friend said it is very good.

  • 7 years ago

    ill type up the good japanese music that appears on my ipod on shuffle;

    daichi miura- the answer, delete my memories,

    spitz- sora mo toberu hazu, cherry,

    unknown artist- taiyou ga mata kagayaku toki (slow but its yu yu hakusho how can you say no!!)

    t.m. revolution- heart of a sword,

    x-japan-endless rain, kurenai, tears,

    the opening to free iwatobi swim club!

    home made kazoku- nukumoro, oboeteru,

    tasogare ni se wo mukete

    shinji tanimura- hakanakiwa

    chaba- parade,

    bump of chicken

    androp-bright siren,

    yellow monkey- hanareru na, spark, paramairu,

    gackt-fragrance,

    mucc-kasa ga nai,

    nightmare-

    fumiko orikasa- yuuhi no yakusoku (so cute!)

    yu yu hakusho- wild wind~ yasei na kaze

    shingeki no kyojin opening!!!

    kagura-suiren (no words but good techno.!) club mix

    kimeru-starry heavens

    naruto shippuden opening 8 diver

    LM.C- wonderful wonderful world,

    miyano mamoru-innocence,

    orange range- natural pop,

    kenichi suzumura-shiroi karasu,

    yanawaraba- maru maru haikei san, hana,

    kiyoshi ryujin- baka, ame

    siam shade- sanbun no ichi no junjou na kanjou

    kobukuro- tsubomi,

    kourin-aishiteru

    l'arc en ciel- good luck my way, 7th heaven,

    stance punks-hachigatsu no uso, no boy no cry,

    SID-itsuka

    no regret life- nakushita kotoba,

    the high lows- mune ga doki doki

    AKFG

    etc

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