What japanese music do you enjoy listening to?
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.
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 :)
Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
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.
Vocaloid, some stuff from Anime and a few metal bands. In fact most of my favorite Japanese songs are Vocaloid and metal.
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.
Kemuri, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Silent Siren, Wanima, Shishamo, and Sekai No Owari. Check em' out!
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
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!
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!
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
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
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.
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