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What japanese music do you enjoy listening to?

January 23, 2018



Evangenesis evangelion opening evryday


It sounds amazing i listen to that sometimes


That opening is incredible. I just finished watching the series today. The openings to anime really make a difference to the brilliance of the series.


vocaloids, GARNiDELiA, Love Live!, EGOIST, and other ani songs.


I feel strange looking at this thread, because I almost exclusively listen to Enka (演歌) and other Kayōkyoku (歌謡曲) music. It's more 'traditional' sounding than Japanese music most people are familiar with.


That's fantastic! Leave a list so we can explore some of your favorites too. ;) I think the whole point of music and language is to connect people. In this case, to expose us and beckon us further into Japanese culture via music. Looking forward to your song list :)


Kenshi Yonezu is a very good artist.


I like bands like The Oral Cigarettes or Unison Square Garden


Moi dix Mois, SID, Pentagon, L'arc en Ciel, Vamps, Eve, Kamijo, Buck Tick, Ayabie, The Gazette, An Cafe, Dreamstoria, Amatsuki, Dadaroma, Diaura, Jupiter, etc.


For the genre I love J-pop and some of the artists/songs I like are DAOKO (especially her song Daisuki with Teddyloid), E-girls, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (Favorite song by her: PONPONPON), REOL (Top 2 fave albums: Sigma & No title), Vocaloid 8 (all of them or individual plus IA & Neru), Utada Hikaru, and more that I can't think of atm.

I also like a lot of anime soundtracks, including My Dearest (from the anime Guilty Crown and from the group EGOIST. It's the opening song :D), Dango Daikazoku (From Clannad. I also love the piano version which is called Nagisa since it practically always comes on when she starts talking lol. It's the closing song, Red like Roses Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 (From the anime RWBY vol. 1 & 2), etc. ^^


Babymetal, The Idol Formerly Known as Ladybaby, Rio Hiiragi and a little bit of Wagakki.


I listen to them too except Rio Hiiragi because I have never heard it before. I also like AKB48, Yousei Teikoku, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Brats etc.


Yes! Wagakki is awesome!

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    Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?


    Kemuri, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Silent Siren, Wanima, Shishamo, and Sekai No Owari. Check em' out!


    I reallly enjoy the pillows, RADWIMPS, d.w. nicols, urbangarde, Utada Hikaru, babymetal, lite, toe, Mouse on the Keys, Daoko, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and of course the lovely Joe Hisaishi. Many others too, but those are probably the ones I listen to the most currently.

    Also jammin' hard to the music from Soul Eater, stance punks are rad. Plus many anime soundtracks <3


    I just discovered World Order and I am loving their songs and videos :D


    Kenshi Yonezu, Aimer, LiSa... I can list all day :D


    Vocaloid, some stuff from Anime and a few metal bands. In fact most of my favorite Japanese songs are Vocaloid and metal.


    my buddy likes vocaloid it good


    The Gazette! They are my kind of genre of music :)


    Porno Graffiti is the best band or machino


    Small Circle of Friends, detective TAKEI FUMIRA., SALU, Infumiakumai, and ONE OK ROCK


    Do As Infinity has been my favorite band for over 10 years. I'm also fond of AAA, SPYAIR, Arashi, and Lead.


    Oh my goodness, Arashi! なつかしい!!!!


    Versailles - Visual Kei https://youtu.be/lviDUe7BCts

    The Blue Hearts - Punk https://youtu.be/d3dMWMsU6NU

    Buono - Pop https://youtu.be/tpEOR02q4mk

    Yutaka Oyazaki - 90's Alternative https://youtu.be/WUL2tXHDxM0

    Stereopony- Japanese Rock https://youtu.be/vYV-XJdzupY

    Scandal- Japanese Rock https://youtu.be/_EDvabyo620

    Meiko Kaji - 60's https://youtu.be/fiHr43bBdu4

    Hibari Masora's Ringo Oiwake - Before 60's https://youtu.be/S0KLu6lZ5Yw

    Song from Japanese Drama: Tsukushi (From Hana Yori Dango) https://youtu.be/1DmZYFpHa5M

    Anime Covers:

    Air Oi's "Ignite" (not a cover and haven't watched this anime but I LOVE this song!) https://youtu.be/hsO5GPZt5UE

    Naruto's Silhouette: https://youtu.be/npFAmRqHpQc

    Piano cover of Tokyo Ghoul's Unravelled: https://youtu.be/sEQf5lcnj_o

    I also loooooooove K-pop and V-pop!


    Bunch of stuff from anime, perfume (my fav is だいじょぶないhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoWoWiqI3aM) n dis song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrJumvTrEB4 among others


    ありがとう, Bridget777053! I like having links.... since I am lazy XD I really liked the second song you shared: まどつき (Madotsuki's) いかないで (Ikanaide). It has a quirky, electronic sound... I don't usually listen to this kind of thing, so I really enjoyed this! どうもありがとうございます! The sound of the voice reminded me a bit of Greeeeeen's キセキ (Kiseki) https://youtu.be/HyFPtf_VbW0 If you can, ignore the music video and just let it play- hahahahah! There a ton of gorgeous covers of it too! This is one of my favourites- so cuuuute! https://youtu.be/McZoOoa53Y0

    One thing that I love about Japanese songs are the minor notes... it makes the songs feel so nostalgic... A classic is 真夏の果実 (Manatsu no Kajitsu or Midsummer Fruit) https://youtu.be/cglbK6YPXD8?t=2m51s I can't seem to find the original... my favourite is actually one from the iTunes album JamTok, but there are, again, some gorgeous covers of this one too (as well as some terrible karoke covers- think American Idol fails) https://youtu.be/k_i_uxaXZl0 (Gorgeous cover- not a fail heheh)

    I hope you like!


    How about Susumu Hirasawa 進むひらさわ。 He the composer of ベルセルク


    isnt there any nice choreography of japanese boybands?can any1 tell me :)


    https://youtu.be/Bmp7MEj_j4U Unfortunately, the only boy band from Japan that I know of is Arashi.

    I hate to say it, but for boyband dance choreography, Koreans own it. If you just want to view some awesome choreography (regardless of the language or country) here are some awesome ones:

    Poreotics' "Day and Night" (they are neither Japanese nor Korean, but American Vietnamese) https://youtu.be/xtk57I3aXqA

    Keone Madrid's "Manolo" https://youtu.be/VSAg_v5ufHQ

    Keone Madrid and his wife own a dance studio in California (Urban Dance Camp) and they were the ones featured in Justin Bieber's music video "Love Yourself." He also choreographs dances for the K-pop band BTS.

    BTS "Fire" https://youtu.be/p47gpTYwqB4

    Koosung Jung's "6 Cypher" https://youtu.be/nFKmF2UtKjw

    1Million Dance Studios is an awesome place to get majorly inspired or to loose endless hours clicking the "play next" button. This dance here is one of my all time favourites.

    My favourite choreographer from this studio is actually a girl though. Unfortunately, the best dance of hers has a ton of profanity- in the lyrics. I didn't add it because of that, but if you search for "Hood Go Crazy" and "Sori Na" it is awesome dance. BE FOREWARNED though!!!

    ONE more 1 Million Dance Studio: Jay Park's "All I Wanna Do" It is sooooo addictive!!! https://youtu.be/kqckfuUnC1U

    Good luck!




    Since no one's mentioned it here, I thought I should add Casiopea for J-jazz fusion.


    Diggy Mo, Akiko Shikata and Susumu Hirasawa.


    I was blessed to find Da-iCE, and I've never looked back ^_^


    Euhm, Baby Metal is kinda funny to listen at, but I kinda like Band-Maid and lately I've been listening a lot to Aklo.


    sakura modern so good!


    Oh my goooooodness, I don't know how I missed this artist before! Just stumbled upon Beni Beni. I am not used to hearing female Japanese artists with this range! :D https://youtu.be/y0PZFILVhfw (永遠) https://youtu.be/Z8n5B7HQXbQ (Crazy Girl)


    Totally forgot! If you learn best with music, check out LyricsTraining.com Unfortunately, for Japanese they only use romaji. But they have other languages also for all ye polyglots! enjoy :)


    JUST found this from http://pikasmart.com Wanima's やってみよう!

    https://youtu.be/UzMamUEdlMI Need an immediate pick-me-up? Ge ready for an overload of caffeine, sugar and sunshine!!!


    林英哲 / 海の豊饒(和太鼓アンサンブル)


    JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's Music, particularly the Openings. https://youtu.be/yI3pg_YJnPM and https://youtu.be/E8n7zt4D-0Y


    Arashi, Jin Akanishi and Kanjani8


    My favorites include MINMI (Shiki No Uta vocalist), XJapan (speed metal), Balzac (Misfits-esque horror punk) and the great Stereopony...

    ...but the absolute top of my list is occupied by the rock band Pirokalpin.



    Daoko's Forever Friends. It gives the feel.


    I love listing to Japanese and Korean music its just amazing


    I particularly like these two songs. The first is very beautiful, and the second one is lively and always improves my mood. Both are encouraging. Good music!

    Japanese gospel song <sub>sky</sub> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krpPmcFoc9U

    主を仰ぎ見て https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kGWwiLEDYE

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