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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
Boredoms Krautrock, Noise rock, Psychedelia

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Hyde is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Hyde Pop music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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L'Arc-en-Ciel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
L'Arc-en-Ciel Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, New Prog

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Bleach is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Bleach D-beat, Punk rock, Thrashcore

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the GazettE is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Japanese Punk 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 Punk Rock Bands List
Luna Sea Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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Maximum the Hormone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Maximum the Hormone Pop punk, Nu metal, Rock music

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Buck-Tick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Buck-Tick New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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Asian Kung-Fu Generation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Asian Kung-Fu Generation Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Antic Cafe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Antic Cafe Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Nightmare Rock music, Heavy metal, Jazz fusion

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Midori is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Midori Noise rock, Experimental rock, Jazz fusion

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Judy and Mary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Judy and Mary Pop music, Rock music, J-pop

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妃阿甦 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List

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Ryo Kawakita is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Ryo Kawakita Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Melt-Banana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Melt-Banana Noise rock, Experimental rock, Japanoise

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Mana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Mana Neoclassical Dark Wave, Synthpop, Gothic rock

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Hysteric Blue is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Hysteric Blue Pop punk, Pop music, Ska

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The Gerogerigegege is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
The Gerogerigegege Noise rock, Industrial music, Noise music

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9mm Parabellum Bullet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
9mm Parabellum Bullet Heavy metal, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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Boøwy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Boøwy Rock music, Pop rock, Music of Japan

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THE DEAD P☆P STARS is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
THE DEAD P☆P STARS Heavy metal, Visual kei, Music of Japan

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One Ok Rock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
One Ok Rock Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Puffy AmiYumi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Puffy AmiYumi Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

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Anna Tsuchiya is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Anna Tsuchiya Pop music, Rock music, J-pop

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Tomoko Kawase is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Tomoko Kawase Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave

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Polysics is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Polysics Synthpunk, Noise rock, Synthpop

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Guitar Wolf is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Guitar Wolf Noise rock, Rock music, Garage punk

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Aya Kamiki is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Aya Kamiki Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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The Mad Capsule Markets is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
The Mad Capsule Markets Synthpunk, Industrial rock, Electronic music

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Jun Onose is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Jun Onose Rock music, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

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Ringo Sheena is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Ringo Sheena Hip hop music, Rock music, Kayōkyoku

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Garlic Boys is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Garlic Boys Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Alternative rock

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Shonen Knife is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Shonen Knife Pop punk, Indie pop, Garage rock

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Merry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Merry Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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Kami is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Kami Gothic rock, Visual kei, Progressive rock

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Teengenerate is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Teengenerate Garage punk, Punk rock, Indie rock

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D'erlanger is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
D'erlanger Gothic rock, Rock music, Power metal

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bloodthirsty butchers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
bloodthirsty butchers Punk rock, Indie rock

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Genkaku Allergy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Genkaku Allergy Noise rock, Industrial metal, Rock music

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↑THE HIGH-LOWS↓ is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
↑THE HIGH-LOWS↓ Rock music, Punk rock

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Do As Infinity is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Do As Infinity Ska, Rock music, J-pop

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Nao Kawakita is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Nao Kawakita Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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By-Sexual is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
By-Sexual Pop punk, Rock music, Visual kei

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Whiteberry is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Whiteberry Pop music, Rock music, J-pop

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Hiroshi Kyono is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Hiroshi Kyono Punk rock, Digital hardcore

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Takeshi Ueda is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Takeshi Ueda Heavy metal, Punk rock, Digital hardcore

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Eastern Youth is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Eastern Youth Emo, Punk rock, Indie rock

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高橋瞳 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
高橋瞳 Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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Bazra is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Japanese Punk Rock Bands List
Bazra Music of Japan, Punk rock