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Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Postby Rinjii » Tue 04.03.2007 11:42 am

Hello!

I've been trying to find some good japanese music to listen to, and as I cant read japanese very well (yet!) I'm finding it kinda hard. I am totally in love with Mana (Moi dix Mois) thanks to a Gothic&Lolita Bible I have. So do you know of any similar bands?

I also like pop music, and a lot of the music from anime, Generator Gawl, Chobits and Hellsing in particular.

Thanks! :D
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RE: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Postby Frumious Boojum » Tue 04.03.2007 11:51 am

If you're into the gothic stuff, go for Malice Mizer. Hyde and Gackt would also be good choices for you.
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RE: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Postby Caneius9 » Tue 04.03.2007 11:55 am

Konnichiwa Rinjii-san!
Have you heared of Shina Ringo? How about Go!Go!7188? They're more pop/rock but good.
Gackt and Larc-en-ciel are cool too.
Perhaps with your like of anime music you might like The Pillows (FLCL theme)
hopefully that will get you started. Try looking for an online Japanese radio, you can pick up a lot of band names from somthign like that. (Sorry i don't have any particular sites on hand)
;) good luck!
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Postby Rinjii » Tue 04.03.2007 12:16 pm

Thanks guys! Malice Mizer was Mana's first band I think, I've only really listened to a little of them.

I will search for the other names you suggested, and a japanese radio station, I never even thought of doing that! Arigatou :D
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RE: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Postby Frumious Boojum » Tue 04.03.2007 12:22 pm

If you're doing the searching thing, search for Japan-a-Radio. :)
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RE: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Postby Rinjii » Tue 04.03.2007 1:31 pm

ooh, great radio station, thanks!
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Postby Kdar » Tue 04.03.2007 1:43 pm

Caneius9 wrote:
Konnichiwa Rinjii-san!
Have you heared of Shina Ringo? How about Go!Go!7188? They're more pop/rock


yea. Shina Ringo is great. Shina Ringo or Tokyo Jihen, which are samething.
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RE: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Postby kawaiicat » Tue 04.03.2007 2:15 pm

the pillows. they are a japanese pop band that does all the sound tracks for the anime FLCL!
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RE: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Postby datdo » Tue 04.03.2007 3:50 pm

Boa is also really popular in Japan nowadays...I think she had 5 albums that ranked first during her career so far.

Its also cool that she's actually Korean but learned Japanese after she was selected at a talent search at age 11. She's learning Mandarin now...
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Postby Rinjii » Tue 04.03.2007 4:16 pm

Wow, thats one talented girl! Thanks for the suggestions :)
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Postby JingaiShido » Thu 04.05.2007 11:18 am

I dunno if it will appeal to you since on the level of Moi Dix Mois, but perhaps check out D'espairs Ray.

D'espairs Ray - Dears (live)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3dgaznNhAQ
There is a bit of another song at the beginning, but wait for it! ;)

D - Yami Yori Kurai.......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OAGq3C8kfU

Malice Mizer - Illuminati
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qeu8JPy_EPE

Nightmare - Criminal Baby
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZP1hkF1amE

Thats a start. ;0
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RE: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Postby Rinjii » Thu 04.05.2007 12:47 pm

Damn, some good songs there. Shame that 'D' isn't on MP3sugar, thats where I usually get my music from, that was my favourite video.

Thanks for the links :D
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RE: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Postby Gundaetiapo » Fri 04.06.2007 9:31 pm

I haven't had much luck finding good music in Jpop.

However this one is outstanding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1_W0kr11hA

And Garnet Crow is pretty good.

Haven't encountered anything else worth a mention.
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RE: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Postby Kisshu » Fri 04.06.2007 10:53 pm

Hmmm some good Jpop is Arashi, V6 or Kinki Kids. Also, DEFINATELY check out Orange Range (orenji renji)... i love em. LIke others said, the pillows are good... and if you like rockish stuff, L'arc en Ceil...
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RE: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Postby Paragon » Fri 04.13.2007 9:47 pm

Origa, although she might count as Russian more than Japanese, I'm not sure.

She did the vocals for the opening songs for Ghost In The Shell, but she also has a few albums and EPs out. Era of Queens and Eien are a couple of great albums, my favorite songs on them being "Lullaby", "Tersicore", and はなのちろとき/hana no chiru toki。

Intestine Baalism is also really good, but I'm not sure you'd like them.
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