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List of Japanese indie rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as indie rock solo artists from Japan are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Japanese music that you've never heard before. The indie rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Japan. If you think the best Japanese indie rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

Artists include everything from Boredoms to Ghost.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular indie rock bands from Japan?" and "Which indie rock bands started in Japan?" then this list will answer your questions.

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Boredoms is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Boredoms Krautrock, Noise rock, Psychedelia

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Ghost is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Ghost Avant-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Experimental rock

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Ikimono-gakari is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Ikimono-gakari J-pop, Pop rock, Soft rock

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The Pillows is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
The Pillows Pop punk, Power pop, Alternative rock

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Beat Crusaders is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Beat Crusaders Pop punk, Rock music, Pop rock

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Envy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Envy Post-metal, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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Asian Kung-Fu Generation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Asian Kung-Fu Generation Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Flow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Flow Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Inoue Kiyonobu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Inoue Kiyonobu Shoegazing, Pop music, Trip hop

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Kra is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Kra Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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Sakanaction is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Sakanaction Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Fujifabric is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Fujifabric Power pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Last Alliance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Last Alliance Rock music, Emo, Melodic hardcore

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Chatmonchy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Chatmonchy Pop music, Rock music, J-pop

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Jinn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Jinn Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Straightener is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Straightener Pop punk, Rock music, Power pop

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noodles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
noodles Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Guitar Wolf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Guitar Wolf Noise rock, Rock music, Garage punk

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Shonen Knife is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Shonen Knife Pop punk, Indie pop, Garage rock

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Teengenerate is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Teengenerate Garage punk, Punk rock, Indie rock

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bloodthirsty butchers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
bloodthirsty butchers Punk rock, Indie rock

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Coaltar of the Deepers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Coaltar of the Deepers Shoegazing, Rock music, Electronic music

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The 5.6.7.8's is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
The 5.6.7.8's Rock music, Rockabilly, Garage punk

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THE BACK HORN is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
THE BACK HORN Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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Eastern Youth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Eastern Youth Emo, Punk rock, Indie rock

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Megamasso is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Megamasso Pop punk, Indie, Rock music

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VOLA & THE ORIENTAL MACHINE is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
VOLA & THE ORIENTAL MACHINE New Wave, Indie rock, Post-punk revival

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Xinlisupreme is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Xinlisupreme Noise rock, Electronic music, Experimental rock

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Ling Tosite Sigure is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Ling Tosite Sigure Shoegazing, Emo, Alternative rock

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Base Ball Bear is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Base Ball Bear Pop music, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Zoobombs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Zoobombs Noise rock, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kis... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her Rock music, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

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Duel Jewel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Duel Jewel Progressive metal, Metalcore, Visual kei

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The Bad Spellers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
The Bad Spellers Indie pop, Twee pop, Indie rock

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MONORAL is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
MONORAL Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Guitar Vader is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Guitar Vader Rock music, Alternative rock, Music of Japan

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Zazen Boys is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Zazen Boys New Wave, Jam band, Indie rock

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Mongol 800 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Mongol 800 Pop punk, Ska punk, Ska

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SunSet Swish is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
SunSet Swish J-pop, Pop rock, Indie rock

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Number Girl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Number Girl Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-hardcore

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HEAD PHONES PRESIDENT is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
HEAD PHONES PRESIDENT Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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deadman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
deadman Alternative rock, Indie rock, Hardcore punk

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Toe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Toe Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion, Alternative rock

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REDЯUM is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
REDЯUM Trip hop, Rock music, Music of Japan

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Fanatic Crisis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Fanatic Crisis Rock music, Pop rock, Visual kei

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Plenty is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Plenty Indie pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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+Plus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
+Plus J-pop, Pop rock, Indie rock

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Cinema Staff is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
Cinema Staff Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Ogre You Asshole is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Japanese Indie Rock Bands List
1493628376152 added Ogre You Asshole Alternative rock, Indie rock, Psychedelic rock