Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Osaka

Reference
7.9k views 58 items

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)

1
Boredoms is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Boredoms Krautrock, Noise rock, Psychedelia Boredoms 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 sometimes Japanoise, though their more recent records ...more

2
Akira Takasaki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Akira Takasaki Rock music, Heavy metal Akira Takasaki is the lead guitarist and founding member of the Japanese heavy metal band, Loudness.

3
L'Arc-en-Ciel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
L'Arc-en-Ciel 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

4
Galneryus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Galneryus 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

5
Dir En Grey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Dir En Grey Doom metal, Nu metal, Rock music Dir En Grey is a Japanese metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will. As of 2014, they have recorded nine full-length records with a lineup ...more

6
girugämesh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
girugämesh 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.

7
Blood Stain Child is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Blood Stain Child 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

8
Midori is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Midori 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

9
Ai Otsuka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Ai Otsuka Popular music, Pop music, Rock music Ai Otsuka is a Japanese pop singer and songwriter from Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Japan. She is a popular artist on the Avex Trax label and is best known for her 2003 hit "Sakuranbo," which ...more

10
Janne Da Arc is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Janne Da Arc 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

11
Kobukuro is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Kobukuro Pop music, J-pop, Folk rock Kobukuro, 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.

12
Onmyo-Za is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Onmyo-Za Power metal, Heavy metal, Visual kei Onmyo-za are a Japanese heavy metal band who released their first album in 1999.

The Best K-pop Dancers of All Time

13
Hiram Bullock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Hiram Bullock Jazz fusion, Jazz Hiram Law Bullock was an American jazz funk and jazz fusion guitarist.

14
Hysteric Blue is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Hysteric Blue 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

15
PSY・S is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
PSY・S Rock music, Electronic music, Pop rock Psy・S [sáiz] was a popular Japanese progressive pop/rock band, formed in 1983 by Masaya Matsuura alongside female vocal powerhouse Chaka. After Japanese hits and successes throughout the ...more

16
Sadie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Sadie 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.

17
MINMI is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
MINMI Hip hop music, J-pop, Rap music Minmi is a Japanese hip-hop, soca, and reggae musician, as well as a singer-songwriter and record producer. She is the first soca artist from Japan. Since 2007, she has been married to ...more

The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

18
Hironobu Kageyama is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Hironobu Kageyama Ballad, Pop music, Music in Japanese animation Hironobu Kageyama is a Japanese musical artist prominent in the soundtracks for anime, video game, and tokusatsu productions. He is sometimes called Kami by his fans. Kageyama got his big break ...more

19
Ryo Nishikido is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Ryo Nishikido Pop music, Rock music, J-pop Ryo Nishikido is a Japanese idol, singer, actor and songwriter. He is a member of Japanese boy band Kanjani Eight and was also a member of Japanese male idol group News, both which are under the ...more

20
樋井明日香 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
樋井明日香 J-pop Asuka Hinoi is a Japanese singer and leader of the J-pop group Hinoi Team.

21
Scandal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Scandal 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

22
Garlic Boys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Garlic Boys 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

The Best Taylor Swift Songs

23
Rina Aiuchi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Rina Aiuchi J-pop Rina Aiuchi born July 31, 1980 in Higashiōsaka, Osaka, Japan is a retired female Japanese popular music singer. She wrote her own lyrics to her songs and self-produced in the last few years ...more

24
Takayoshi Ohmura is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Takayoshi Ohmura Instrumental rock, Shred guitar Takayoshi Ohmura is a Japanese musician popular as a rock guitarist. He was born on December 26, 1983 in Osaka. He started learning piano at the age of three. By the age of 11 he had started to ...more

25
Kanjani Eight is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Kanjani Eight 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

26
Subaru Shibutani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Subaru Shibutani Pop music, J-pop, Enka Subaru Shibutani is a Japanese idol, singer, actor and lyricist. He is also the main vocalist of Japanese male idol group Kanjani Eight, which debuted with modern enka. Shibutani was already a ...more

27
S.O.B. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
S.O.B. Crossover thrash, Deathcore, Experimental rock S.O.B., also known as SxOxBx, is an early, seminal hardcore punk and Thrashcore band from Japan. Their band name is an acronym for Sabotage Organized Barbarian.

The Worst Albums by Great Bands

28
Midori Goto is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Midori Goto Classical music Midori Gotō, usually referred to simply as Midori, is a Japanese born American violinist. She made her debut at the age of 11, when conductor Zubin Mehta added her to the program of the New York ...more

29
Kawabata Makoto is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Kawabata Makoto Psychedelic rock Kawabata Makoto is a Japanese musician and founding member of the band and "soul collective" Acid Mothers Temple.

30
Klaha is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Klaha Neoclassical Dark Wave, Ballad, New Wave Masaki Haruna, aka Klaha, is a Japanese singer-songwriter. He was the third vocalist for visual kei rock band Malice Mizer.

31
Nagisa ni te is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Nagisa ni te Folk rock, Psychedelic rock Nagisa Ni te is a Japanese psychedelic-folk rock duo. The group's name is translated as "on the beach". Shinji Shibayama, the group's founder — and a previous member of Idiot O'Clock ...more

32
Acid Black Cherry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Acid Black Cherry Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock Acid Black Cherry is the solo project of Japanese musician Yasu. It was formed in 2007 after his previous band Janne Da Arc announced an indefinite hiatus. This project's name is often seen ...more

The Best Songs With Cell in the Title

33
PUSHIM is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
PUSHIM Hip hop music, Dancehall, Pop music PUSHIM, born Paku Pushin on November 26, 1975 is a Zainichi Korean reggae artist. She is signed to Sony Music Japan's Ki/oon Records division. She began performing in the Kansai reggae scene in ...more

34
Chaba is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Chaba Chaba was a folk rock band consisting of three members. They formed in 1996 at the Osaka University of Arts and made their big debut in 2004 and were signed to Ki/oon Records. One of their more ...more

35
By-Sexual is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
By-Sexual Pop punk, Rock music, Visual kei By-Sexual was a Japanese visual kei punk rock band from Osaka. They were active from 1988 to 1995, when vocalist Sho left the band and they went on hiatus. In August 1996, the remaining members ...more

36
Hanatarash is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Hanatarash Danger music, Noise music, Japanoise Hanatarashi, meaning "sniveler" or "snot-nosed" in Japanese, was a noise band created by later Boredoms frontman Yamantaka Eye and featured Zeni Geva guitarist Mitsuru ...more

37
HINOIチーム is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
HINOIチーム Eurobeat, Pop music, J-pop Hinoi Team was a Japanese female pop group formed around Asuka Hinoi with supporting members Keika Matsuoka, Hikaru Koyama, and Rina Takenaka. Most of their releases are covers of Eurobeat

The Best Company Perks

38
Tujiko Noriko is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Tujiko Noriko Tujiko Noriko, born Noriko Tsujiko, in Osaka, Japan, is a Japanese avant-pop, experimental musician, sometimes compared to múm, or Björk. Much of her music consists of repetitive ...more

39
Asuca Hayashi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Asuca Hayashi J-pop, Rhythm and blues Asuca Hayashi is a Japanese singer who debuted at the age of 13 in January 2003 in Japan and Taiwan.

40
Sadistic Mika Band is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Sadistic Mika Band Rock music, Jazz fusion, Glam rock Sadistic Mika Band was a Japanese rock group formed in 1972. Its name is a parody of the "Plastic Ono Band". Produced by Masatoshi Hashiba on Toshiba-EMI Records, the band was led by ...more

41
Minoru Niihara is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Minoru Niihara Rock music, Heavy metal Minoru Niihara is the original and current lead singer of the Japanese heavy metal band, Loudness. His first band was Earthshaker, in which he played bass and sang. His vocal style was ...more

42
Cross Hard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Cross Hard Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal Cross Hard is a heavy metal band from Japan. The band was founded by guitarist Takayoshi Ohmura.

21 Musicians Who Are (Supposedly) in the Illuminati

43
Shinya is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Shinya Rock music, Heavy metal Shinya is a Japanese musician, best known as the drummer of the metal band Dir En Grey. He has been with the band since its inception in 1997 and was previously a member of La:Sadie's. Shinya ...more

44
Yoji Biomehanika is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Yoji Biomehanika Hardstyle, Hard NRG, Hard trance Yoji Biomehanika, along with aliases such as YOJI, Mutant DJ, Ozaka Oz, Bionico, Biomehanika and The Arcade Nation) is a Japanese trance/hard trance DJ. He is characterised by his striking ...more

45
Corrupted is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Corrupted Doom metal, Heavy metal, Sludge metal Corrupted are a Japanese doom/sludge metal band. They are known for their antipathy towards mainstream acceptance, even in their subgenre, which naturally tends towards obscurity. This is ...more

46
Flumpool is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Flumpool Indie, Pop music, Rock music Flumpool is a four-man Japanese pop-rock band. The band, originally from Osaka Prefecture, was formed in January 2007. The band's name is derived from the English word "four", since ...more

47
Phantasmagoria is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Phantasmagoria Gothic rock, Rock music, Gothic metal Phantasmagoria was a visual kei rock band formed in November 2004 in Osaka, Japan by Kisaki, the executive of Under Code Production, a popular independent label.

48
ヴィドール is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
ヴィドール Rock music, Visual kei, Alternative rock Vidoll was a Japanese visual kei rock band formed in 2002. Their concept was "Occult Romance". After going major, they had several top 40 singles before disbanding in 2011.

49
Bonobos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
Bonobos Rock music, Reggae, Dub Bonobos is a Japanese dub band from Osaka that was formed in August 2001. Its members include Chunho Sai, Yasuyuki Sasaki, Natsuko Morimoto, Bondo Tsuji and Izumi Matsui. The band released its ...more

50
黒猫 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Osaka
黒猫 Rock music, Heavy metal Kuroneko is the lead singer of the Japanese heavy metal band, Onmyo-Za. After being part of some local bands, she and Matatabi, who is the leader and the main songwriter, formed Onmyo-za in ...more