Japanese Music Japanese Synthpop Bands List

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

Artists on this list include Malice Mizer and Yellow Magic Orchestra.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular Synthpop bands from Japan?" and "Which Synthpop 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 Synthpop Bands List
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Synthpop, Gothic rock

2
Yellow Magic Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

3
Schwarz Stein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Synthpop, Electronic body music, Electronic music

4
Gackt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Neo-progressive rock, Pop punk, Synthpop

5
Sakanaction is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

6
Hiroshi Takano is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

7
Mana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Synthpop, Gothic rock

8
LAREINE is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Synthpop, Rock music, Pop rock

9
Kumi Koda is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

10
AKB48 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Girl group, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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Ami Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Eurobeat, Synthpop, Pop music

12
Morning Musume is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Girl group, Bubblegum pop, Ballad

13
Tomoko Kawase is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave

14
Polysics is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Synthpunk, Noise rock, Synthpop

15
Susumu Hirasawa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Synthpunk, Synthpop, New Wave

16
Globe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Synthpop, Pop music, J-pop

17
Denki Groove is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Hip hop music, Experimental hip hop, Synthpop

18
Aural Vampire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Synthpop, Gothic rock, Electronic music

19
Dream is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Eurobeat, Synthpop, Pop music

20
Tsunku is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Synthpop, Rock music, J-pop

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Közi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Synthpop, Gothic rock

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SMAP is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Pop music

23
Perfume is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Electronic music

24
Kahimi Karie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Synthpop, J-pop, Electronic dance music

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Mari Iijima is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Synthpop, Pop music, J-pop

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Kaya is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Synthpop, Electronic music, Electronic rock

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YMCK is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Synthpop, Chiptune

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Supercar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Synthpop, Shoegazing, Rock music

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ClariS is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Synthpop, J-pop, Pop rock

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capsule is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Synthpop, Lounge music, Electronic music

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Amoyamo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Amoyamo Synthpop, Power pop

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Satellite Young is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Japanese Synthpop Bands List
Andy Cao added Satellite Young