In this article, I want to present my list of favorite Japanese songs. Most are songs that probably went on in an anime or game. I want to talk about all the songs, artistic and share a complete ranking that helps you find what to listen to.
When it comes to music, I'm a little different from most people, it's usually the instrumental touches, rhythms and soundtracks that catch my eye in a song and not the letter or the singer's voice. One of the main reasons for liking Japanese music so much, where they exaggerate in different instruments from the repetitive everyday.
Take any popular Brazilian or international music, they will always have the same instruments and the same rhythms. The Japanese songs they distance themselves from the traditional and use great mixes of rhythms and even instruments of classical music.
Favorite Japanese singers, songwriters and bands
I don't usually like just a singer, songwriter or music group. I usually only like one or two songs from each random band, because that kind of music was part of crucial moments in my life.
Quickly listing favorite Japanese bands, songwriters and singers in ranked order. I don't know exactly how I like it, I usually listen to 3 songs at most, but the first ones on the list are usually more songs.
- Hiroyuki Sawano;
- Goose House;
- Mai Kuraki;
- Hikaru Utada;
- Rimi Natsukawa;
- Mika Kobayashi;
- Mika Nakashima;
- Yui Horie;
- Yoko Takahashi;
- Mashiro Ayano;
- Eir Aoi;
- Miura Jam;
My favorite Japanese songs
I always find a song and listen to it 1,000 times until I get sick. There are songs that I can't get bored of and are forever marked as the closings and openings of the 2011 Hunter x Hunter anime, all of which are epic, especially Yuzu's.
HitoriGoto and Irony de Claris are also on my Playlist for a long time. Da Sayuri heard it thousands of times Heikousen and Sore wa Chiisana Hikari no Youna. The closure of Shigatsu Wa Kimi in Use, Orange out of 7 !! it is another that shivers.
The music I've been listening to the most lately is Unlasting by Lisa, closing of Sword Art Online Alicization 2. Previously I also listened a lot Niji no Kanatani and also from the same anime.
Two other very popular songs that I love and have always found among the most sung in Karaoke are Zankoku na Tenshi at teeze of Evangelion and Sekai wa koi ni ochiteiru Ao Haru Ride.
In 2018 during my trip to Japan I met two songs that I listen to constantly until today. Its about ai no katachi [アイノカタチ] by MISIA and also traditional Okinawan music Shima Uta [島唄], by the voice of Rimi Natsukawa.
Before these songs I love most of the OST songs and tracks composed by Hiroyuki Sawano, mainly those sung by Mika Kobayashi and Mizuki, mainly those of the anime Aldnoah.Zero and the game Xenoblade X.
Goose House is another band that I really liked, makes a lot of covers and has perfect original songs like Oto no Naru Houe Silver Spoon and Hikaru Nara by Shigatsu wa Kimi in Uso.
Japanese songs from my Playlist
Of course, there are many other Japanese songs that have been or have been in my playlist for some time and that have marked me in some way. I will list below some songs that were left out and that I strongly recommend listening to.
Remembering that they are not in order of favorites or anything, I just put the ones I found in the apps I use, or the ones that came to my mind. You can have more songs that I haven't remembered TT - Sad ...
|Name of the song||Band / Singer||Anime / Media|
|ALIEz||feat. mizuki mZk||Aldnoah.Zero|
|A little pain||Olivia Lufkin||Nana|
|Fantastic Future||Tamura Yukari||HenNeko|
|Oh! Rival!||PornoGrafitti||Detective Conan|
|Try Again||Mai Kuraki||Detective Conan|
|Chikai||Hikaru Utada||Kingdom Hearts 3|
|Yuki no Hana||Mika Nakashima||ReLife|
|Kiss of Death||Mika Nakashima||Darling in the Franxx|
|Friendship||Okazaki Ritsuko||Sukitte Ii na yo|
|Love Dramatic||Masayuki Suzuki||Kaguya-Sama|
|Ref: rain||Aimer||Koi wa Ameagari|
|Departure||Masatoshi Ono||Hunter X Hunter|
|Ichiban no Takaramono||Yui||Angel Beats|
|My Dearest||supercell||Guilty Crown|
|unravel||TK from Ling||Tokyo Ghoul|
|Guren no Yumiya||Linked Horizon||Shingeki no Kyojin|
|the WORLD||Nightmare||Death Note|
|Brave Heart||Miyazaki Ayumi||Digimon|
|Moonlight Densetsu||Moon Lips||Sailor Moon|
|God knows||Aya Hirano||Suzumiya Haruhi|
|Nandemonaiya||RADWIMPS||Kimi no na wa|
|Todokanai Koi||Uehara Rena||White Album 2|
|Bouken Desho Desho||Hirano Aya||Suzumiya Haruhi|
|Flavor of Life||Hikaru Utada||Hana Yori Dango (D)|
|Sorairo Days||Saenai Heroine||Gurren Lagann|
|Only my Railgun||fripSide NO||Railgun|
|Yuukyou Seishunka||Ali Project||Code Geass|
|Chasing the World||may'n||Accel World|
|Let Me Hear||Las Vegas||Kiseijuu|
|Kanashii Ureshii||Frederic||Koi to Use|
|Fukashigi no Carte||Many artists||Seishun Buta|
|Sparkle||RADWIMPS||Kimi no na wa|
|Uragiri no Yuuyake||Theater Brook||Durarara|
|Fatima||Kanako Ito||Steins; Gate|
|Days of Dash||Suzuki Konomi||Sakurasou|
|Oracion||Ai Kayano||No game No life|
|This Game||Konomi Suzuki||No game No life|
|BB||The Yatou||Uchuu Kyoudai|
Ranking of the best Japanese songs
To conclude this article, we will share a ranking of favorite Japanese songs of all time according to popular opinion. We will not put it in order of most popular, but in alphabetical order.
- 366 nichi - HY · 2008
- Ayaka Hirahara · 2004
- Ai no Katachi - Misia2018
- Aiuta - Greeeen · 2007
- anata ni aitakute - Dreams Come True · 1989
- Arigatou - Ikimono-gakari · 2010
- Aruiteikou-Piano Intro Version- - Ikimono-gakari · 2012
- Ashitaga Kurunara - JUJU · 2009
- Beginner - AKB48 · 2010
- Best Friend - Kiroro · 2002
- Clock Strikes - One Ok Rock · 2013
- Futatsu no Kuchibiru - Exile · 2009
- Hana - Orange Range · 2004
- Hanaha Saku - Kiroro2018
- Hitohira No Hanabira - Stereopony · 2009
- Hotaru - Maiko Fujita2019
- Hyakuman-kai no 'I Love You' - Rake · 2011
- Ijime, Dame, Zettai - BABYMETAL · 2013
- jun-ai rhapsody - Mariya Takeuchi · 1994
- Kataomoi - Aimer · 2016
- KETSUI NO ASA NI - Aqua Timez · 2006
- Kimi No Subeteni - Spontania · 2008
- KIMINIUTATTARABUSONGUKARAOKE - Lil'B · 2008
- Kiseki - Greeeen · 2008
- Koi Suru Fortune Cookie - AKB48 · 2014
- Koibito yo - Mayumi Itsuwa · 1980
- Koko ni shika sakanai hana - Kobukuro · 2005
- Konayuki - Remioromen · 2005
- Love Forever - Miliyah Kato · 2009
- Love so sweet - Arashi · 2007
- Lovers Again - Exile · 2007
- Mirai E (letra E Translation) - Kiroro · 1998
- Nandemonaiya - Radwimps · 2016
- Nokoribi - Mayumi Itsuwa · 1989
- Obokuri - Eeumi - Ikue Asazaki · 2008
- Please Stay With Me - Yui · 2010
- PONPONPON - Kyary Pamyu Pamyu · 2011
- Sakura Anatani Deaete Yokatta - RSP · 2009
- Sakurairo Mau Koro - Mika Nakashima · 2005
- Soba ni Iru ne - Thelma Aoyama · 2008
- Sparkle - Radwimps · 2016
- Sukiyaki - Kyū Sakamoto1962
- Sunao Ni Naretara - JUJU · 2008
- Tomorrow never knows - Mr. Children · 1994
- Towa ni Tomo ni - Kobukuro · 2004
- Uchiagehanabi - Daoko2017
- WINDING ROAD - Kobukuro · 2012
- Yuki no Hana - Mika Nakashima · 2003
- 心の友 - Mayumi Itsuwa · 1991
- 抱いて - Tatsuya Ishii · 1998