Japanese music has been one of the most popular genres. Many people love Japanese rock music because of the heavy music, guitar, and drums. Japanese rock bands have been heavily influenced by Western rock artists like Nirvana, Queen, and Metallica. Many Japanese rock bands have dominated the Japanese music industry and have made names worldwide as well.
Uverworld is one of the most famous bands in Japan. This band has five members, and their official fan group is the New Sound Wave. The group has worked to make the opening themes of some famous anime like Bleach and Mobile Suit Gundam.
2. One OK Rock
One OK Rock is undoubtedly a fantastic rock band whose versatility ranges from alternative music to pop rock. The band has worked to produce many songs with famous artists like Ed Sheeran, My Chemical Romance, 5 Seconds of Summer, and All Time Low.
Formed in 2010, Alexandros was originally named Champagne. The name was later changed to Alexandros. Since their debut, the band has topped several music charts and produced fantastic songs like Girl A, Wataridori, and Swan.
4. The Gazette
The three-membered rock band, The Gazette, was formed in 2002 and has dominated the Japanese music industry since then. The group has become very popular not only in Japan but also worldwide. They produce music related to several vital topics, and their songs are touching and inspiring.
B’z is a Japanese rock band with two members and was formed in 1988. It is an energetic rock band producing hard rock and punk rock. B’z is one of the best-selling artists in Japan and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
The soundtrack producer of the famous anime film, Your Name, Radwimps, is one of the most famous Japanese Rock Bands in the World. The band is platinum certified and has consistently topped many music charts. Since its debut in 2005, Radwimps has produced many famous songs like Iron Bible, Sparkle, and DADA.
A four-membered female Rock group, Scandal, was formed in 2006. The band has a huge fan base in the US, France, China, and Hong Kong. The band has produced soundtracks for anime like Bleach and Fullmetal Alchemist: The Brotherhood.
8. Mr. Children
Mr. Children debuted in 1992 and has become one of the best-selling bands in Japan. They have sold over 75 million records worldwide. The band produces music that ranges from hard rock to metal blues. Some of the most popular songs of this band are Himawari and Namonaki Uta.
9. Bump Of Chicken
The band debuted in 1994 and has remained active for more than 26 years. This four-membered rock band has produced songs for some of the most famous anime like Doraemon, One Piece, and many video games. The band consistently tops the Orion and Billboard music charts.
10. My First Story
Another popular Tokyo-based rock band, My First Story, debuted in 2011. The band quickly became popular and got chances to perform in some of the biggest Japanese Music festivals. The group has since then released many songs and albums.