Less Known Japanese Singers! (150)

1 Name: Rurutia 2005-09-27 21:42 ID:ctfg1t+q

This thread is for the discussion of Japanese bands and artists who are not as well known in the west as say, Ayumi Hamasaki, The Pillows, and Gackt.
That is, not to put Gackt and the Pillows in the same boat. . .

Anyway, what are your favorite artists from Japan that are less known? I know mine. She's actually my favorite artist of all time. "Rurutia" (「ルルチア」、 sometimes 「ルルテイア」) is great. The thing is, I have only heard one album from her. Her "R" album. I actually listen to it on repeat over and over for days. I have a certain order for the songs on it, and if they are not played in that order it just doesn't sound right. Do you know Rurutia, and if her other work is good?

Other than Rurutia I like Rie Fu. She sings in both English and Japanese, so being bilingual, it is very fun listening to her music.

I have only heard one song from "Mai Kurai", called "Secret of my Heart". It is my girlfriends favorite song. I like it, but I haven't heard anymore of Mai Kurai. Is she good?

I also like Yumi, though I have only heard "New World" from her.
Akino is another good artist (perhaps a band?)

Last but not least, I have a single from Kotoko (sort of famous, I think? I'm not sure) called "Re-sublimity." I love it!

Do you have any other Japanese artists that are good?

101 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2009-01-24 06:11 ID:Heaven

102 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2009-02-01 18:53 ID:Heaven

103 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2009-02-18 20:50 ID:Heaven

>>92
Not well-known fail.

>>90
>>94
Win, but quickly becoming fail in regards to "not well-known." Which I kind of have mixed feelings about. I followed Perfume ever since Monochrome Effect. I called it that they would grow in popularity. It's like finding this awesome-looking sapling that not too many other people are around and watching it for a while but then it starts getting huge and attracting more attention and suddenly it's not as special any more.

I don't listen to anything too mainstream for similar reasons.

104 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2009-02-25 06:11 ID:7BtJFgid

Guys, has anybody mentioned Shimokawa Mikuni? If you like listening to japanese music, you should seriously consider her songs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikuni_Shimokawa

She has most of her works on anime OP and ED songs. Series like Full Metal Panic! (OP and ED), Gensomaden Saiyuki (ED), Grenadier (OP and ED), etc.

Her voice is just WOW, very easy on the ears.

105 Name: Link48010 : 2009-02-27 17:48 ID:BfTjHC3f

Kokia, she has an awesome voice and is capable of holding a solid note for 29 seconds.

106 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2009-02-27 19:07 ID:E7rQUKIe

Sorry when someone else aready noted them(haven't read the whole thread yet..)

Not that really unknown, but very good anyway:

  • Shiina Ringo or her Band Tokyo Jihen
  • YMO

107 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2009-02-28 02:44 ID:Heaven

>>103
Wow, no offense, but you sound like a stuck-up prick. A musician becoming more popular doesn't instantly make their music less good. You should listen to music because you like it, and not to lord it over the heads of others that you're so special because they've never heard of any of your favorite bands.

108 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2009-02-28 21:06 ID:17tTZh2x

Asakawa Maki.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e-mInaBkFQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU2eG1Zh6Hg

Also Guernica. I guess maybe they don't count, seeing as Togawa Jun is really well known, but I don't think Guernica as a unit is known so well, especially in the West.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEbh_BwEqOU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS1n89-E9u0

109 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2009-03-02 03:43 ID:aCoqTDNl

>>106
When Shiina Ringo sings for the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, it's really awesome.

111 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2009-06-04 08:54 ID:TqnP4gkX

bo-peep
budo grape
i cant find anything on them and any songs

112 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2009-11-26 09:41 ID:Heaven

i don't know if he's less known but i want you guys to listen to Asai Kenichi's music.
his greatest album is "Sekilala" by sherbet(asai kenichi sings and plays some instruments).
if you like rock, listen to Blankey Jet City, they're really good.

113 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2010-01-24 16:52 ID:C88XV4gl

114 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2010-04-05 18:58 ID:Buf9FI5h

115 Name: Myky : 2010-04-13 04:20 ID:By+mUdUW

Morning Musume & All the artists from Hello! Project!!

116 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2010-04-27 19:41 ID:whoyGxmo

117 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2010-05-29 21:42 ID:p/rVb0VN

I love Rolly Teranishi

118 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2010-05-30 19:26 ID:y9gUrN2m

ピニス

119 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2010-06-01 15:07 ID:VW5Z9eoT

120 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2010-06-21 07:46 ID:Heaven

121 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2010-06-30 11:22 ID:Heaven

Kansai International Airport
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7layRvp-EY

122 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2010-07-04 15:44 ID:Heaven

124 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2010-10-12 12:41 ID:Heaven

126 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2011-01-09 05:57 ID:sGQxvYpG

127 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2011-03-01 14:28 ID:Heaven

128 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2011-03-25 17:38 ID:Heaven

129 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2011-05-05 03:16 ID:rkAKh7no

I love a lot of the bands Yuki Kajiura has written music for or actually been a part of like Kalafina, See-Saw, and FictionJunction.

Recently I've been getting into a female duet called Yuimino

130 Name: Akira : 2011-05-08 04:19 ID:k+tIz7cZ

Japanese rock/post rock/shoegaze band!!
Check it !!! Plzzzzzzzz

http://www.myspace.com/akafuku

and this is our MAD video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B21oK8D0_oA

131 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2011-05-16 05:24 ID:9QVTTcni

andymoriがとてもいいよ

133 Name: ab : 2011-07-09 03:55 ID:jesWmUfI

日本の芸能界もマイケルジャクソンの人生を共有して混乱してたり
日本のコメディアンが、マイケルの人気を取り合ったりと
混乱してたんだよね

134 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2011-09-19 15:35 ID:NklqvL/U

the mirraz

135 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2011-09-24 11:14 ID:VkPtwy0Z

136 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2011-10-19 21:16 ID:QK3tqq4Y

this guys name is franke wapole. i'm not sure if he's great, but definately lesser known.

137 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2011-11-07 09:21 ID:ZGpwHZyE

140 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2012-01-28 07:54 ID:CCXVERd4

I'm really on a Enjo-G kick right now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjEK0xOLAF0

Basically he teams up with Bubble-B, and they do some silly songs.

141 Name: san : 2012-06-25 10:13 ID:/Dmomst0

unknown artist?
Tokyo

http: //m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DDQg9qkzJ1GY&v=DQg9qkzJ1GY&gl=JP

142 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2012-06-30 17:20 ID:/n2Vfqwa

Remember Toyama Kōichi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koichi_Toyama)? The crazy-awesome bald guy who first stood for election to the post of Tokyo Governor in 2007 and announced that his platform was to scrap the whole "horrible nation" and build a new one from scratch, and who then in 2008 made a video complaining that he wasn't eligible as a POTUS candidate even though the US government meddles all over the world as if it were their own territory?

Yeah, turns out he's a pretty good singer. Check out his cover of Sada Masashi's hit "Tsugunai": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlI19eDRDao
And here's his original theme song for Golgo 13: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEOTWk8VZAQ

143 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2012-07-04 21:59 ID:gFH7ncSl

144 Name: Taryn : 2012-09-04 03:10 ID:/44hpIsF

Piko! He's not really well known but he's getting there.

Himeka too. She's a French-canadian who sings in Japanese.

Yohio is pretty new. He's Swedish and sings in Japanese.

Hmm.... who else...

Kaya, Sekihan, Mi-chan, Root 5, Satsuki(I think), Sayuri Sagawara,
Shikata Akiko, Yousei Teikoku, Plastic Tree, Supercell, Paradeis, Juka.....

145 Name: Maax : 2012-09-13 14:38 ID:XwFlzimf

I love Yuki! I don't believe her age!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60bhfYQn91M&feature=g-hist

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