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The Best Japanese Rock Bands

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Japanese rock artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good Japanese rock bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top Japanese rock bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Japanese rock groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all Japanese rock bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest Japanese rock bands of all time, since the most famous Japanese rock artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best Japanese rock music.

You can click on the Japanese rock band names to see more information about that particular notable Japanese rock group. If they're near the top of the best Japanese rock artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top Japanese rock bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the Japanese rock band names themselves.

List artists range from Plastic Tree to cali≠gari. Have your voice heard by voting on the best artists on the list. The order is decided by votes. The list has artists like Boom Boom Satellites and The Alfee so that you have plenty of stuff to vote for.

All important, significant and iconic names in Japanese rock music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new Japanese rock bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of Japanese rock, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into Japanese rock music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good Japanese rock bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent Japanese rock bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best Japanese rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Japanese rock musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular Japanese rock bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    added by Indra Zhe Riavandy
    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Eurobeat

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    added by ma6o6ri
    Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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    added by Kittypewdude
    Glam metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal

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    added by Jerry JoJo
    Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, New Prog

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    added by Jerry JoJo
    Hip hop music, Noise rock, Pop music

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    added by Jenna Lor
    Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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    My First Story is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Japanese Rock Bands

    added by Jerry JoJo

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    WHITE ASH is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Japanese Rock Bands

    added by Jerry JoJo

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    added by MichaelBarryTaggart
    Pop punk, Nu metal, Rock music

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    added by julian-matthias

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    added by julian-matthias
    Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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    added by julian-matthias
    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music

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    added by julian-matthias
    Post-metal, Instrumental rock, Post-rock

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    added by julian-matthias
    Soundtrack, Synthpop, New Wave

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    added by julian-matthias
    Nu jazz, Hip hop music, Jazz rap

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    added by Allysha Estabrooks
    Neo-progressive rock, Pop punk, Synthpop

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    added by julian-matthias
    Rock music, Experimental rock, Dub

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    added by julian-matthias
    Indietronica, Electronic dance music, Shibuya-kei

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    added by julian-matthias
    Folk rock, Avant-garde music

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    Noise rock, Garage rock, Avant-garde

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    added by julian-matthias
    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Synthpop, Gothic rock

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    added by julian-matthias
    Noise rock, Experimental rock, Japanoise

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    added by julian-matthias
    Krautrock, Noise rock, Psychedelia

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    added by Allysha Estabrooks
    Doom metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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    added by julian-matthias
    Doom metal, Noise rock, Rock music

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    added by Chris Riches

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    added by ChloeLydon
    Rock music, Dance-rock, Experimental rock

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    Japanese rock, Alternative rock

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    Rock music, Pop rock

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    Noise rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Japanese rock

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    Rock music, Electronic music, Experimental rock

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    Folk music, Japanese rock, J-pop

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