View Poll Results: Do you like J-Rock and J-Pop

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  • Yes, I love it.

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  • Meh, I listen to a couple songs.

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  • No, I hate it.

    6 13.04%
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    Master is My First Name Arisato-kun's Avatar
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    J/Rock and J/Pop: You Into It?

    This may be a dumb question to ask on a manga/anime forum but I've gotten some surprising answers in regards to this question.

    So yes, we all like Japanese animation. That's a given. But how do you feel about music from Japan? When the opening song of that anime you're watching is playing do you crank it up and sing along with the kareoke, or do you turn it down and pray for it to end? Do you look up a band after hearing an OP or do you not even bother?

    I for one, love J-Rock and J-Pop. It makes up most of my music library. I just feel good listening to it. Lyrics are no problem as I can just look up translations. The language barrier isn't even a problem since I believe that music transcends language and language shouldn't be a factor on whether or not a song is good.

    Bands and artists I listen to frequently are UVERworld, FLOW, Abingdon Boys School, KOTOKO, Kenji Ootsuki & the Zetsubou Shoujotachi, Shouko Nakagawa and, of course, the Sakurakou Keionbu.

    So what's your stance on J-Rock and J-Pop. Do you like it or not? Why? If you do like it what are some of your favorite artists?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arisato-kun View Post
    This may be a dumb question to ask on a manga/anime forum but I've gotten some surprising answers in regards to this question.

    So yes, we all like Japanese animation. That's a given. But how do you feel about music from Japan? When the opening song of that anime you're watching is playing do you crank it up and sing along with the kareoke, or do you turn it down and pray for it to end? Do you look up a band after hearing an OP or do you not even bother?

    I for one, love J-Rock and J-Pop. It makes up most of my music library. I just feel good listening to it. Lyrics are no problem as I can just look up translations. The language barrier isn't even a problem since I believe that music transcends language and language shouldn't be a factor on whether or not a song is good.

    Bands and artists I listen to frequently are UVERworld, FLOW, Abingdon Boys School, KOTOKO, Kenji Ootsuki & the Zetsubou Shoujotachi, Shouko Nakagawa and, of course, the Sakurakou Keionbu.

    So what's your stance on J-Rock and J-Pop. Do you like it or not? Why? If you do like it what are some of your favorite artists?
    nope, i dont like it. i might be one of the few if not the only member on here that doesnt like j-rock and j-pop.
    back then i was like, man this music is crap! but ever since i started playing The World Ends With You..its okay music, i dont mind listening to some of that music, but its not something i would listen to. why? its annoying as hell and embarrassing to listen to. it fits with anime and such cause its kind of a tradition to have a Japanese song as its OP. what i do is just fast forward so i dont have to listen to that annoying music. There are a rare few songs that were actually cool, i have to admit that, like the two opening songs for Kingdom Hearts and its sequel Kingdom Hearts II. another reason i dislike, well..detest, japanese music is cause i cant stand music that u cant understand,(language wise) and some ask, well u listen to death metal and black metal, well i can actually understand that cause its still english. another thing i have to admit is that j-rock has some guitarist that are like...wow.

    so..will i someday give those genre's a chance? not a chance in hell...untill USA, Norway and all these other amazing places stop bringing out amazing talent..prolly not even then, i can always listen to the old tunes

    go ahead and discuss to me about the different genres and ur point of view as to why u think its good music, but please do not argue/flame me about me disliking jrock n jpop, because you will not win

    ( that band uverworld has some pretty ok songs, for its genre, and other songs are like those from TWEWY, catchy stuff, and a couple of OP's from naruto and other stuff, its ok..but thats it really

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    Quote Originally Posted by [JUiCE] View Post
    nope, i dont like it. i might be one of the few if not the only member on here that doesnt like j-rock and j-pop.
    back then i was like, man this music is crap! but ever since i started playing The World Ends With You..its okay music, i dont mind listening to some of that music, but its not something i would listen to. why? its annoying as hell and embarrassing to listen to. it fits with anime and such cause its kind of a tradition to have a Japanese song as its OP. what i do is just fast forward so i dont have to listen to that annoying music. There are a rare few songs that were actually cool, i have to admit that, like the two opening songs for Kingdom Hearts and its sequel Kingdom Hearts II. another reason i dislike, well..detest, japanese music is cause i cant stand music that u cant understand,(language wise) and some ask, well u listen to death metal and black metal, well i can actually understand that cause its still english. another thing i have to admit is that j-rock has some guitarist that are like...wow.

    so..will i someday give those genre's a chance? not a chance in hell...untill USA, Norway and all these other amazing places stop bringing out amazing talent..prolly not even then, i can always listen to the old tunes

    go ahead and discuss to me about the different genres and ur point of view as to why u think its good music, but please do not argue/flame me about me disliking jrock n jpop, because you will not win

    ( that band uverworld has some pretty ok songs, for its genre, and other songs are like those from TWEWY, catchy stuff, and a couple of OP's from naruto and other stuff, its ok..but thats it really

    i agree completely.

    the lyrics of a song are very important to me, along with the instrumental parts.

    alot of jrock seems to be behind instrumentally, not innovative and it seems that its a few years behind english language based music, and it all seems very generic IMHO.

    if i can't understand it then i don't want to listen to it. there are a few j music that i will listen to, the opening to gundam 00, and the first opening for bleach, but i like to understand my music.

    i listen to hardcore and yes, i do understand the screaming, so i know what you mean by that too haha.

    i have no problem with some instrumental japanese rock. they do have some sick guitarist.

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    Yar I love it, mostly because I just love hearing japanese, it's lovely sounding language to me.

    Favorite band would be IkimonoGakari, they're an Indie band with a tiny bit of bob dylan influence and the lead singer has a beautiful voice :3

    Natsuzora Graffiti is one of their best songs imo, Link Here

    I also love Kalafina and Hitomi Takahashi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sangaz View Post
    Yar I love it, mostly because I just love hearing japanese, it's lovely sounding language to me.

    Favorite band would be IkimonoGakari, they're an Indie band with a tiny bit of bob dylan influence and the lead singer has a beautiful voice :3

    Natsuzora Graffiti is one of their best songs imo, Link Here

    I also love Kalafina and Hitomi Takahashi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sangaz View Post
    Yar I love it, mostly because I just love hearing japanese, it's lovely sounding language to me.

    Favorite band would be IkimonoGakari, they're an Indie band with a tiny bit of bob dylan influence and the lead singer has a beautiful voice :3

    Natsuzora Graffiti is one of their best songs imo, Link Here

    I also love Kalafina and Hitomi Takahashi
    I find your sig disturbing. lol

    And for J-music... I like their instrumental music, and soundtracks. That's it.
    I need to be able to understand what they sing. (So I can sing along, lol)
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    Just like listening to it, although about all i know is two mix.

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    Lol, well there are some songs I like, but my life doesn't overly revolve around it


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    I like all kinds of rock and that includes J-rock, however I don't really know that many j-bands, same goes for j-pop.

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