Punk 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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