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Japanese Music

What japanese music do you enjoy listening to?

January 23, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/GhostlyTea

Evangenesis evangelion opening evryday

January 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Angelica569408

It sounds amazing i listen to that sometimes

June 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/9sB27aTx

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.

December 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KimberlyDe771520

I love Japanese music

January 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SuBishuu

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

January 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ZambiblasianOgre

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.

January 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/furygana

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 :)

January 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/The0nly0taku

I like bands like The Oral Cigarettes or Unison Square Garden

January 23, 2018

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

    January 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jony_2M

    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.

    January 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Otaku-chan13

    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. ^^

    January 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/jinagaa

    Kenshi Yonezu is a very good artist.

    January 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/mirocu1

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

    January 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/IsakNygren1

    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.

    January 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/E.A.R.A.M.R.

    Yes! Wagakki is awesome!

    January 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

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

    January 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/GhostlyTea

    my buddy likes vocaloid it good

    January 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/MyaRexa

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

    January 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ant512694

    Porno Graffiti is the best band or machino

    January 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/duoliberty

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

    January 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/magicallymagic

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

    January 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/furygana

    Oh my goodness, Arashi! なつかしい!!!!

    January 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Greg-Harper

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

    January 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/furygana

    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!

    January 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bridgett777053

    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

    January 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/furygana

    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!

    January 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/sasuraibito

    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

    January 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/CaitQuaitte

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

    January 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/realmayub

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

    February 2, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/furygana

    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!

    February 2, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/rollbott

    サカナクション

    May 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/kaizen_07

    Diggy Mo, Akiko Shikata and Susumu Hirasawa.

    January 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/bexx01k

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

    January 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/rizzeau

    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.

    January 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/ShogunRyudan13

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

    January 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/tala944575

    sakura modern so good!

    January 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/furygana

    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)

    January 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/furygana

    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 :)

    January 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/furygana

    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!!!

    February 1, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/ktDe7e

    林英哲 / 海の豊饒(和太鼓アンサンブル)

    February 3, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Fawful6

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

    March 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/hedymaryoto

    Arashi, Jin Akanishi and Kanjani8

    April 5, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Otakunai

    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.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3glP3le9zIk

    April 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Belurus

    Daoko's Forever Friends. It gives the feel.

    April 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/owly121

    Quruli, MUCC

    April 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/dora6936

    mirai E

    June 7, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Angelica569408

    I love listing to Japanese and Korean music its just amazing

    June 16, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cynthia917460

    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

    September 4, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/MinhNguyn117254

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

    December 12, 2018
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