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Top 10 Japanese Rock Bands

Japan has given us a lot of things like sushi, tatamis, manga and also, j-rock music. Here's a list of some of the top japanese bands everyone's going ga-ga over.

1

L'Arc-en-Ciel

L'Arc-en-Ciel

L'Arc-en-Ciel has, by now, sold more than 40 million records and considering that they were the first Japanese act to headline at Madison Square Garden, there's no doubt about the fan following of this band

2

B'z

B'z

B'z was inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk. Enough said!

3

Mr Children

Mr Children

After the band was formed in 1988, Mr Children went on to have their major debut in 1992 and they've never looked back since.

4

Southern All Stars

Southern All Stars

They've won a lot of awards for their emotion inducing music may it be sentimental or ironic or just plain sensual.

5

AKB48

AKB48

AKB48 is a Japanese idol girl group named after the Akihabara area in Tokyo. They originally had 48 members!

6

Glay

Glay

Glay has not only garnered the title of one of the most best selling japanese bands but has also dabbled with a variety of genres and succeeded.

7

Arashi

Arashi

This five member rock band became of favorite soon after their debut single, "A・RA・SHI", became the theme song for the 8th World Cup of Volleyball. Their musical style ranges from pop to R&B, hip-hop and even influences of rock.

8

One Ok Rock

One Ok Rock

This Japanese rock band is extremely talented. A personal favorite, they combine familiar tunes and contemporary music to come up with one addictive concoction of japanese rock music that is sure to get you heady!

9

The Gazette

The Gazette

The Gazette, originally known as Gazette, is a Japanese visual kei rock band from Kanagawa formed in early 2002. This band experiements with Alternative metal, Hard rock and also Nu metal.

10

Maximum the Hormone

Maximum the Hormone

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. Hardcore punk and metalcore is their jam!