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List of Famous Bands from Osaka

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List of Osaka bands, listed by their level of fame. This Osaka musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Osaka bands are included, as well as many Osaka musicians of underground status. This list of Osaka musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Osaka bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

Examples of bands on this list include Boredoms and Akira Takasaki.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Osaka?" or "What is a list of Osaka bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (58 items)
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Boredoms is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Krautrock, Noise rock, Psychedelia
Boredoms (ボアダムス (Boadamusu)) (later known as V∞redoms) is a rock band from Osaka, Japan. The band was officially formed in 1986. The band's output is usually referred to as noise rock or ...more
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Akira Takasaki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Rock music, Heavy metal
Akira Takasaki (高崎 晃, Takasaki Akira, born February 22, 1961, in Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist and sole constant member of the heavy ...more
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L'Arc-en-Ciel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, New Prog
L'Arc-en-Ciel is a Japanese rock band, founded in Osaka in 1991. The group has sold over 15 million records and were the first Japanese act to headline at Madison Square Garden. In 2003, they ...more
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Galneryus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal
Galneryus is a Japanese power metal band, formed in Osaka in 2001 by guitarist Syu and vocalist Yama-B. Originally the only official members, the two utilized several support musicians until ...more
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Dir En Grey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Doom metal, Nu metal, Rock music
Dir En Grey (stylized as DIR EN GREY and previously as Dir en grey) is a Japanese heavy metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will. With a ...more
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girugämesh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Post-metal, Nu metal, Shoegazing
Girugamesh is a Japanese visual kei metal band, formed in 2003. The name is sometimes stylized with a metal umlaut as girugämesh and is derived from the Final Fantasy character.
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Blood Stain Child is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Electro-industrial, Symphonic black metal, Euro-trance
Blood Stain Child is a Japanese metal band from the city of Osaka. The band's musical style combines modern melodic death metal with electro-industrial and euro-trance or as they call it ...more
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Midori is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Noise rock, Experimental rock, Jazz fusion
Midori was a four member jazz-punk fusion band formed in 2003 in Osaka, Japan featuring Mariko on vocals, Yoshitaka on drums, Keigo Iwami on bass, and Hajime on keyboard. Their disbandment was ...more
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Ai Otsuka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music
Ai Otsuka (大塚 愛, Ōtsuka Ai, born September 9, 1982) is a Japanese singer-songwriter from Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Japan. She is a popular artist on the Avex Trax label and is best known for her 2003 ...more
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Janne Da Arc is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock
Janne Da Arc is a Japanese visual kei rock band from Hirakata, Osaka. Formed in 1996, they have been on an indefinite hiatus since 2007. The band's name is often seen shortened to either ...more
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Kobukuro is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Pop music, J-pop, Folk rock
Kobukuro (コブクロ), a Japanese band, formed in 1998 and made its major label debut in 2001. The name is a portmanteau of the two family names, Kentarō Kobuchi and Shunsuke Kuroda.
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Onmyo-Za is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Power metal, Heavy metal, Visual kei
Onmyo-za are a Japanese heavy metal band who released their first album in 1999.
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Hiram Bullock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Jazz fusion, Jazz
Hiram Law Bullock (September 11, 1955 – July 25, 2008) was an American jazz funk and jazz fusion guitarist.
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Hysteric Blue is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Pop punk, Pop music, Ska
Hysteric Blue was a Japanese rock band formed in Osaka, Japan in 1997 and disbanded in 2004. During the course of their musical career they released a total of 14 singles, five studio albums, ...more
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PSY・S is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Rock music, Electronic music, Pop rock
Psy・S [sáiz] (サイズ) (often written as "Psy-S" or "Psy S" in English due to the lack of the Japanese dot "・" on most Western keyboards) was a Japanese ...more
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Sadie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Rock music, Metalcore, Heavy metal
Sadie is a visual kei rock band from Japan, formed in 2005. Sadie is signed to Face Music and Mijinko Records.
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MINMI is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Hip hop music, J-pop, Rap music
Minmi (stylized as MINMI) (ミンミ, born December 8, 1974 in Osaka Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese hip-hop and reggae musician, as well as a singer-songwriter and record producer. She is the first ...more
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Hironobu Kageyama is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Ballad, Pop music, Music in Japanese animation
Hironobu Kageyama (影山 ヒロノブ, Kageyama Hironobu, real name written 景山 浩宣, born February 18, 1961) is a Japanese musician and singer prominent in the soundtracks for anime, video game and tokusatsu ...more
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Ryo Nishikido is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Pop music, Rock music, J-pop
Ryo Nishikido (錦戸 亮, Nishikido Ryō, born November 3, 1984) is a Japanese idol, singer and actor under the management of Johnny & Associates. He is a member of Japanese boy band Kanjani Eight ...more
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樋井明日香 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
J-pop
Asuka Hinoi (樋井 明日香, Hinoi Asuka, born January 8, 1991) is a Japanese singer and actress.
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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Pop music, Rock music, Garage rock
Scandal is an all-female Japanese rock band from Osaka. Formed in August 2006 by four high school girls, they played live street performances until they were noticed and signed to the indie ...more
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Garlic Boys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Alternative rock
Garlicboys is a punk band from Osaka, Japan. The current lineup is Peta, Larry, Pessin, and Ryo. They are currently known in Japan's "trendy" underground music scene as the ...more
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Rina Aiuchi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
J-pop
Rina Aiuchi (愛内里菜, Aiuchi Rina, born 31 July 1980) is a Japanese pop singer. songwriter, and businesswoman. Born in Higashiōsaka, Japan, she won the first season of the audition Super Starlight ...more
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Takayoshi Ohmura is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Instrumental rock, Shred guitar
Takayoshi Ohmura (大村孝佳, Ōmura Takayoshi) (born December 26, 1983) is a Japanese musician and songwriter. Born in Osaka, his first instrument was the piano, which he began playing when he was ...more
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Kanjani Eight is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Pop music, Rock music, Enka
Kanjani Eight is a seven-member Japanese boy band from Japan's Kansai region. They are managed by the multimedia talent agency, Johnny & Associates, and signed to Imperial Records. The group ...more