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List of Japanese Gothic metal bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as Gothic metal 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 Gothic metal 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 Gothic metal band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

This list has a variety of bands, like Malice Mizer and Dir En Grey, in it.

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

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Malice Mizer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Japanese Gothic Metal Bands List
Malice Mizer Neoclassical Dark Wave, Synthpop, Gothic rock

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Dir En Grey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Japanese Gothic Metal Bands List
Dir En Grey Doom metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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Mana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Japanese Gothic Metal Bands List
Mana Neoclassical Dark Wave, Synthpop, Gothic rock

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Moi dix Mois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Japanese Gothic Metal Bands List
Moi dix Mois Gothic rock, Industrial metal, Rock music

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Klaha is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Japanese Gothic Metal Bands List
Klaha Neoclassical Dark Wave, Ballad, New Wave

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D is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Japanese Gothic Metal Bands List
D Progressive metal, Gothic rock, Gothic metal

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Phantasmagoria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Japanese Gothic Metal Bands List
Phantasmagoria Gothic rock, Rock music, Gothic metal

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Rentrer en Soi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Japanese Gothic Metal Bands List
Rentrer en Soi Gothic metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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Aliene Maφriage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Japanese Gothic Metal Bands List
Aliene Maφriage Gothic rock, Rock music, Gothic metal

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Kazuno is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Japanese Gothic Metal Bands List
Kazuno Gothic metal, Visual kei, Symphonic metal

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Yōsei Teikoku is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Japanese Gothic Metal Bands List
モラン カイル added Yōsei Teikoku Dark ambient, Gothic rock, Electro