Japanese Music Japanese Punk Rock Bands List

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

This list has a variety of bands in it, from Boredoms to Hyde.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular punk rock bands from Japan?" and "Which punk 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 Punk Rock Bands List
Krautrock, Noise rock, Psychedelia
2
Hyde is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Pop music, Pop rock, Alternative rock
3
L'Arc-en-Ciel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, New Prog
4
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
D-beat, Punk rock, Thrashcore
5
the GazettE is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
6
Luna Sea is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock
7
Maximum the Hormone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Nu metal, Rock music
8
Buck-Tick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music
9
Asian Kung-Fu Generation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo
10
Antic Cafe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music
11
Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Rock music, Heavy metal, Jazz fusion
12
Midori is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Noise rock, Experimental rock, Jazz fusion
13
Judy and Mary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, J-pop
14
妃阿甦 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
15
Ryo Kawakita is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
16
Melt-Banana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Noise rock, Experimental rock, Japanoise
17
Mana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Synthpop, Gothic rock
18
Hysteric Blue is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Pop music, Ska
19
The Gerogerigegege is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Noise rock, Industrial music, Noise music
20
9mm Parabellum Bullet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Heavy metal, Alternative rock, Punk rock
21
Boøwy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Rock music, Pop rock, Music of Japan
22
THE DEAD P☆P STARS is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Heavy metal, Visual kei, Music of Japan
23
One Ok Rock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo
24
Puffy AmiYumi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music
25
Anna Tsuchiya is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, J-pop