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List of Japanese Progressive rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as Progressive 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 Progressive 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 Progressive 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.

Hyde and L'Arc-en-Ciel are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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

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Hyde is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Hyde Pop music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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L'Arc-en-Ciel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
L'Arc-en-Ciel Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, New Prog

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Malice Mizer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Malice Mizer Neoclassical Dark Wave, Synthpop, Gothic rock

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Ghost is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Ghost Avant-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Experimental rock

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the GazettE is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
the GazettE Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Luna Sea is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Luna Sea Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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Dir En Grey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Dir En Grey Doom metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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Glay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Glay Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Nightmare Rock music, Heavy metal, Jazz fusion

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Raphael is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Raphael Rock music, Folk rock, Heavy metal

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Joe Hisaishi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Joe Hisaishi New Age music, Progressive rock, Film score

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Flower Travellin' Band is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Flower Travellin' Band Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock

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Tetsuya is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Tetsuya Pop rock, Power pop, Alternative rock

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Mr. Children is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Mr. Children Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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Janne Da Arc is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Janne Da Arc Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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Mana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Mana Neoclassical Dark Wave, Synthpop, Gothic rock

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PSY・S is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
PSY・S Rock music, Electronic music, Pop rock

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BAISER is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
BAISER Rock music, Pop rock, Visual kei

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LAREINE is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
LAREINE Synthpop, Rock music, Pop rock

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Susumu Hirasawa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Susumu Hirasawa Synthpunk, Synthpop, New Wave

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Jun Onose is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Jun Onose Rock music, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

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The Alfee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
The Alfee Folk music, Japanese rock, J-pop

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Klaha is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Klaha Neoclassical Dark Wave, Ballad, New Wave

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Kami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Kami Gothic rock, Visual kei, Progressive rock

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Közi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Közi Neoclassical Dark Wave, Synthpop, Gothic rock

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Acid Black Cherry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Acid Black Cherry Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

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Ken is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Ken Pop rock, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

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La'cryma Christi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
La'cryma Christi Rock music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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Oblivion Dust is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Oblivion Dust Nu metal, Experimental rock, Post-grunge

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Zeni Geva is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Zeni Geva Heavy metal, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

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Ra:IN is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Ra:IN Instrumental rock, Progressive rock, Hard rock

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D is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
D Progressive metal, Gothic rock, Gothic metal

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KBB is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
KBB Rock music, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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Yonin Bayashi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Yonin Bayashi New Wave, Progressive rock, Avant-garde

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Phantasmagoria is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Phantasmagoria Gothic rock, Rock music, Gothic metal

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ZI:KILL is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
ZI:KILL Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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Ling Tosite Sigure is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Ling Tosite Sigure Shoegazing, Emo, Alternative rock

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Clammbon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Clammbon Indie pop, Rock music, J-pop

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Yu~ki is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Yu~ki Gothic rock, Rock music, Visual kei

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eufonius is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
eufonius Pop rock, Progressive rock

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Koenji hyakkei is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Koenji hyakkei Progressive rock, Zeuhl

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Sollers Osaka is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Sollers Osaka Pop music, Rock music, Progressive rock

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8-Ball is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
8-Ball Rock music, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

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Garnet Crow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Garnet Crow Pop music, Rock music, J-pop

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Justin Heathcliff is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Justin Heathcliff New Age, New Age music, Traditional music

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jealkb is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
jealkb Rock music, Pop rock, Visual kei

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Ars Nova is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Ars Nova Progressive rock

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Blues Creation is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Blues Creation Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Kinniku Shōjo Tai is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List
Kinniku Shōjo Tai Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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Far East Family Band is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Japanese Progressive Rock Bands List