Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Tokyo

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List of Tokyo bands, listed by their level of fame. This Tokyo musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Tokyo bands are included, as well as many Tokyo musicians of underground status. This list of Tokyo 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 Tokyo 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.

This list features Ghost, Sigh and more.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Tokyo?" or "What is a list of Tokyo bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (211 items)
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Ghost is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Avant-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Experimental rock
Ghost was an experimental rock group formed in Tokyo, Japan, in 1984.
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Sigh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal, Black metal
Sigh is a Japanese extreme metal band from Tokyo, formed in 1989. They are credited as being one of the first Japanese black metal bands, when the majority of black metal in early 1990s came ...more
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Maximum the Hormone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Pop punk, Nu metal, Rock music
Maximum the Hormone is a Japanese rock band from Hachiōji, Tokyo. Their lineup has consisted of Daisuke-han, Nao, Maximum the Ryo-kun, and Ue-chan since 1999. Each member alternates singing lead ...more
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Kagrra, is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Fusion, Rock music, Pop rock
Kagrra, was a Japanese visual kei rock band. They were originally signed to the now defunct Key Party Records under the name "Crow". The group changed its name when they signed to PS
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Yellow Magic Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave
Yellow Magic Orchestra is a Japanese electronic music band consisting of principal members Haruomi Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi and Ryuichi Sakamoto. For their early studio albums and live ...more
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Stephanie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Pop music, J-pop
Stephanie is a member of the musical group, The Grace.
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Merzbow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Dark ambient, Musique concrète, Noise
Masami Akita is a film score composer and a film director.
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Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Ska, Japanese ska, Jazz
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, commonly abbreviated by fans as Skapara or TSPO, is a Japanese ska and jazz band officially formed in 1988 by the percussionist Asa-Chang, and initially composed of ...more
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Envy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Post-metal, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music
Envy is a rock band formed in Tokyo in 1992. They are signed to Rock Action Records in Europe and Temporary Residence Limited in North America, though originally they worked with Level Plane ...more
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Antic Cafe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music
Antic Cafe is a Japanese pop rock band formed in 2003 and signed to Sony Music Japan. Their visual image is oshare kei, and they describe their music as "Harajuku Dance Rock". The ...more
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Velvet Eden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Rock music, Visual kei, Music of Japan
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Moon Kana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Pop music, Rock music, J-pop
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DJ Krush is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Hip hop music, Trip hop, Turntablism
Hideaki Ishi, better known by his stage name DJ Krush, is a hip hop producer and DJ. He is known for his atmospheric instrumental production which incorporates sound elements from nature and ...more
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Arashi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music
Arashi is a popular Japanese idol group consisting of five members formed under the Johnny's Entertainment talent agency. The group was officially formed on September 15, 1999, in Honolulu, ...more
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Teriyaki Boyz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Hip hop music, J-pop
Teriyaki Boyz is a Japanese hip hop group from Tokyo, Japan.
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Flower Travellin' Band is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock
Flower Travellin' Band were a rock band from Japan that was formed in 1968. In Japan they often go by the moniker FTB. They were connected to Japan's counterculture movement and noted for their ...more
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Alice Nine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
A9, previously known as Alice Nine, is a Japanese visual kei rock band formed in Tokyo in 2004. Originally signed to PS Company, they signed to King Records until 2010 when the joined Tokuma ...more
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Anthem is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Heavy metal
Anthem is a Japanese heavy metal band that was formed during the early 1980s in Tokyo. They are among the handful of heavy metal bands founded in Japan during that time and are considered to be ...more
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Melt-Banana is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Noise rock, Experimental rock, Japanoise
Melt-Banana is a Japanese noise rock band that is known for playing extremely fast grindcore styled music and noise music mixed with experimental, electronica and pop-based song structures. The ...more
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Ryo Kawakita is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
Ryo Kawakita, also known as Maximum the Ryo, is the guitarist, songwriter and singer of Japanese metal band Maximum the Hormone.
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Saki Shimizu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
J-pop
Saki Shimizu (清水 佐紀, Shimizu Saki, born November 22, 1991 in Tokyo, Japan) is a J-pop singer...
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KAT-TUN is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Pop music, Rock music, J-pop
KAT-TUN is a Japanese boy band formed by Johnny & Associates in 2001. The group's name was originally an acronym based on the first letter of each member's family name: Kazuya Kamenashi, Jin ...more
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Mr. Children is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
Mr. Children is a Japanese pop rock band formed in 1988 by Kazutoshi Sakurai, Kenichi Tahara, Keisuke Nakagawa, and Hideya Suzuki. As a group, they are one of the most successful Japanese rock ...more
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King Giddra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Hip hop music, Japanese hip hop, J-pop
King Giddra was a Japanese hip hop group that started in 1993. They were signed to the indie label P-Vine Records. After a six-year hiatus, they would go on to sign with DefStar Records, a ...more
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Last Alliance is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tokyo
Rock music, Emo, Melodic hardcore
Last Alliance is a Japanese rock band based in Machida, Tokyo.