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Old 2004-05-26, 20:54   Link #1
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Good Japanese songs

Hi there, Im lookin for some good Japanese songs.

Any suggestions???

I dont like rock, I think calm music is more my style.
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Old 2004-05-26, 21:27   Link #2
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Hi there, Im lookin for some good Japanese songs.

Any suggestions???

I dont like rock, I think calm music is more my style.
Utada Hikaru ^^
"First Love"
"Final Distance"
her version of Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon"
and a lot of her other songs are good

also, Maaya Sakamoto has some good songs.
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Old 2004-05-26, 21:53   Link #3
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Go out and grab "Find the Way" sung by Mika Nakashima. It's very pretty.

Of course, there's a gazillion other songs you should listen to, but that one has very nice lyrics especially. It's used as an ending song for the series Gundam Seed, if that helps you look for it.
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Old 2004-05-26, 22:20   Link #4
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Try to find songs from the artist group Kiroro. It would be some of the best soungs you could find.
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Old 2004-05-26, 22:25   Link #5
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Also try Crystal Kay, See-Saw, Minawo... can't think of anyone else right now.
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Old 2004-05-26, 22:48   Link #6
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I agree with Bluemist, just about every song of Kiroro's is so beautiful. All the song I've heard were basically piano and vocal and maybe some drums and such. I believe Kiroro is made up of 2 ppl from Taiwan who now live in Japan. Some songs of theirs I enjoy listening too are

Mou Sukoshi
Best friend
miraihe
Haru no Kaze
Itsukara

I also suggest music from Fumiko Orikasa, Kayoko and the soothing voice of Ritsuko Okazaki who recently passed away at such a young age.
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Old 2004-05-27, 00:57   Link #7
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Give Changin' My Life a try. She sang for Full Moon Wo Sagashite. Her voice is nice and mellow and I will always reccomend Ayumi Hamasaki to anyone who asks for good music.
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Old 2004-05-27, 01:16   Link #8
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I got addicted to Changin' My Life songs...still listening to them now...
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Old 2004-05-27, 02:07   Link #9
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hmmm... Hikaru Utada's "traveling" is good (planet b mix is even better)
Hitomi is a very good artist
Suzuhara Misaki's fly your sky is also good
that's all the more relaxed music i think is good
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Old 2004-05-27, 05:22   Link #10
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Get songs by any of the following artists

Crystal Kay
Utada Hikaru
Mai Kuraiki
Double
Koda Kumi
MISIA
Namie Amuro
Hitomi Shimatani (Not to be confused with "Hitomi")
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Old 2004-05-27, 13:15   Link #11
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Old 2004-05-27, 13:20   Link #12
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Get songs by any of the following artists

Crystal Kay
Utada Hikaru
Mai Kuraiki
Double
Koda Kumi
MISIA
Namie Amuro
Hitomi Shimatani (Not to be confused with "Hitomi")
Yep, that's really weird, there's hitomi yaida, hitomi shimatani, and hitomi plain and way more
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Old 2004-05-30, 09:29   Link #13
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Try to find songs from the artist group Kiroro. It would be some of the best soungs you could find.
Yeah, I totally agree.... Kiroro has a few songs I like: her latest Mousukoshi and an old song used in a dorama in NHK best friend. I also recommend BoA's Listen to My Heart jap version although she's a Kpop singer. Oh and the songs from Full Moon wo Sagashite....They're really great.
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Old 2004-05-30, 17:17   Link #14
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Yeah, I totally agree.... Kiroro has a few songs I like: her latest Mousukoshi and an old song used in a dorama in NHK best friend. I also recommend BoA's Listen to My Heart jap version although she's a Kpop singer. Oh and the songs from Full Moon wo Sagashite....They're really great.
I second the Full Moon wo Sagashite songs!

Also, I hope this will help:
http://www.mnet.ne.jp/~hbr/index_e.htm

They're Japanese music charts. Just one more venue to look if you are trying to find good songs...
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Old 2004-05-31, 01:43   Link #15
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Kiroro and Changin' my life for sure! Rythem seems pretty good too. Also try:

Kanashimi no Valentine - Nami Tamaki
Waiting - BOA
Endless Sorrow - BOA
Garden - Sayaka
The Spirit of this Place - Core of Soul
Kujira - Core of Soul
Umi no Aurora - S.E.S.

Also Garnet Crow is another good band to try out.
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Old 2004-06-01, 03:59   Link #16
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Universal Answer

Actually I can give some suggestions but I see no value in doing that since the thread creator does not even bother to come back to discuss on various suggestions given or to express gratitude to the people who spent their time typing. Therefore, I come out a universal suggestion to the question like "Recommend me some good Japanese songs" as follows.

"Since AnimeSuki is an anime listing site, go watch the anime and in most cases you will be exposed to at least 2 songs, opening and ending themes, and some background music. If you like any of them then go for it. It would be better to hear and to judge whether it fits your taste rather than (uncertainly) picking up from various suggestions.

If you do not know the name of the song and where to buy, there are threads that answer or we can help you."

Should anyone like to quote my universal suggestion in the future, please feel free to do it.
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Old 2004-06-01, 15:43   Link #17
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Ayumi Hamasaki ~ endless sorrow CD single (It's a real good song and the CD is chock-full of really good remixes and beautiful lyrics ^_^)


(lyrics here)
http://ayumi.primenova.com/lyrics/endlesssorrow.htm
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Old 2004-06-01, 19:20   Link #18
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The song 'Open Up Your Mind' from Saiyuki is quite fun and catchy; I listen to it quite often, as well as the 'Treat or Goblins' by Megumi Hayashibara from Abenobashi.

And though neither song is comforting at all, I'm desperately wanting a MONSTER Original Soundtrack with the OP and ED on it. Wow, those songs are haunting. Especially the ED with the freaky witch drawings.
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Old 2004-06-02, 00:19   Link #19
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Hatsukoi by Mayumi Kojima...

for those who wonder its that song in that mario bros. commercial for the GBA with all them skool kids running and crap
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Old 2004-06-02, 01:09   Link #20
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I'm listening to a song by M-Flo featuring BoA. I believe it's called "Love Bug". Try that songs out. It has a pop-rap feel.
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