Japanese Music Recommendations [OTAKU POST]

The N0 Bubblegum Edition

As time has gone on, I realised that my obsession with K-Pop and Korean music in general is not helping my Japanese Language skills. Therefore, I went in search of Japanese music that I would actually like. I write this with a small dose of sarcasm because, in my opinion, the majority of Japanese pop music is fluffy, bubblegum-popping electronic music with extremely high-pitched vocals layered on top. Don’t even get me started on Vocaloid. Now, if that’s your thing, have at it! It is not however my thing.

That said and out of the way, I can tell you what I do like about Japanese music: real bands. Japanese rock music(not Visual Kei, not pop-rock) is pretty damn good and if there is English involved…well now I can sing along too! Although this list may not be all of your favorites, and may well be very old bands/songs, but it’s what I like. Here’s my list of favorite Japanese artists to the date of this post.

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Wednesday Music Rec: Stereopony – Hitohira No Hanabira [J-ROCK]

So, considering this blog is about my Otakuness, it is inevitable that I would feature some J-Rock(Japanese Rock). Why not J-Pop? Because Japanese pop tends to be toooooo cutesy for me. There’s only so much rainbow candy a person can take 😛 On the other hand, there are some really awesome Japanese Rock bands out there. I would really like to also feature Abingdon Boys School(the band not the actual school) on here, but alas no official sources to point you towards.

Moving on…here’s the song I speak of:

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