10 Best Ever Japanese Albums

What is the highest rated Japanese music album of all time in the world? This page presents best Japanese albums of all time. Helpfully, A web site Best Ever Albums ranks the best albums of all time. I would like to introduce a ranking of albums by Japanese artists extracted from this site (Rankings are as checked as of 5/22/2022). Note:  This blog has two different rankings of the best Japanese albums. This page is a ranking of the best Japanese albums chosen by the world, and the following article is a ranking of the best Japanese albums: 10 Best Ever Japanese Music Albums Selected by Japanese 10 Best Ever

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Recommended Japanese Albums: “Hollow Me/Beautiful” by Yura Yura Teikoku

This article is one of a series introducing some of the the best Japanese albums. Here, let me introduce the band Yura Yura Teikoku (ゆらゆら帝国). What is Yura Yura Teikoku? Formed in 1989, the three-piece rock band is one of the most popular bands of the 1990s and beyond. They have a unique atmosphere of going their own way. They are not a major player in Japan, but are as popular as the Fishmans among avid music fans. Some of the songs are psychedelic and groovy, some use a lot of guitar noise, and some are mellow and nostalgic. The unique lyrics are also part of the charm. Link to

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Recommended Japanese Albums: “Kuchu Camp” by Fishmans

This article is one of a series introducing some of the best Japanese albums. Here, let me introduce the band Fishmans. What is Fishmans? The Fishmans is a Japanese rock band formed in 1987. As a genre, they are classified as dub or dream pop. Even though frontman Shinji Sato passed away in 1999, the band’s popularity continues to grow. His singing style is very unique in the world. Perhaps he was influenced by Imawano Kiyoshiro (leader of the Japanese rock band RC Succession). Although the band made their major label debut, none of their works have been hits on the Japanese music charts, and many Japanese people are unfamiliar

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Recommended Japanese Albums #1: “Kazemachi Roman” by Happy End

This article is one of a series introducing some of the best Japanese albums. Here, let me introduce the band Happy End (はっぴいえんど). About Happy End Happy End is a Japanese rock band that was formed around 1970. Its members include Haruomi Hosono, Eiichi Otaki, Takashi Matsumoto, and Shigeru Suzuki. They have all made significant contributions to the Japanese music scene since then. Happy End is known as a band that shaped Japanese rock music with influences such as Buffalo Springfield in the United States. The band members were also influenced by the novelist Kenji Miyazawa, giving their sound a natural and nostalgic feel. One of their most famous song

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Recommended Japanese Albums #8: “Songs” by Sugar Babe

This article is one of a series introducing some of the best Japanese albums. First, let me introduce the band Sugar Babe. What is Sugar Babe? Sugar Babe is a band formed in 1973 with Tatsuro Yamashita, Taeko Onuki and others. The only album they released was “Songs”, which was released on a label run by Eiichi Otaki, who was a member of Happy End. Eiichi Otaki co-produced this album with Tatsuro Yamashita. Songs full album (YouTube) This album did not sell well because it was completely different from the mainstream music in Japan at the time. However, the subsequent success of the band members brought it back into the

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10 Best Ever Japanese Music Albums Selected by Japanese

Do you know what Japanese people choose as the best Japanese albums? They are albums, some of which are already known worldwide, and some of which are not. The following rankings were derived from a point-by-point aggregation of multiple rankings created in Japan about the best albums in Japanese music history. Source: Top 10 Japanese music albums selected by Japanese people (in Japanese) For non-Japanese music fans or music fans who do not understand the Japanese language at all, the following article is more recommended: 10 Best Ever Japanese Albums Ranking of 10 Best Ever Japanese Music Albums Selected by Japanese Here are links to some of the songs and

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Demon Slayer: The Most Successful Manga Ever in Japan

“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” is a manga that has become a very popular topic in Japan in recent years. It has been animated and made into a movie, and Japanese people of all ages have come to know it. The enthusiasm for the manga is so great that elementary school students cannot keep up with the topic at school unless they have read it. It’s not just kids who are crazy about it; it’s also gaining popularity among women in their 30s. This is because even though the theme of the story is about a cruel battle against human-eating demons, the way the main characters have their hearts and

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Who is Japan’s Top YouTuber, Hikaru? What type of videos?

Japanese YouTuber Hikaru is one of Japan’s top YouTubers, ranking third in total channel views in 2020, making him the top individual YouTuber (behind Hikakin when including a second channel in the ranking). Hikaru was born in 1991, and after working in a factory and other jobs, he started a live gaming channel in 2013. He was once considered to have betrayed his fans in 2017, which caused a backlash from all over the country. Despite this, he has regained popularity by continuing to produce quality videos. Unlike many common Japanese personalities, he has a tendency to speak his mind openly and frankly, even if he is not liked. He

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