Boy Groups

On this page you will find all kind of japanese boy groups/bands. This site is updated regular. As soon as I get to know a knew group/band I will add it to the list. I hope this gives you a good overlook on the varity of japanese boy groups/bands out there. For now there will be no duos in this list, maybe I will put them in the list later. Also at the moment I am only adding active groups/bands but when I am mostly finished with this list I will add disbanded groups/bands as well.
The groups are in alphabetic order.

right now you can find 94 boy groups/bands on this list

This list is still not finished!!


[3WAG]


Active since: 2014

Members: TOKI, MASAKI, AKIHIRO

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: Their music sounds awesome sadly it's super hard to get your hands on any of their music. So sad! At least they have one song on itunes being availible international.

official website

Example of their music:



[5ignal]


Active since: 2014

Members: Hiroki, U3, TJ, ENOYU, KAZ

personal rating: 5/5
personal note: I honestly love this group SO much and I hope they will release something new soon again or finally have their major debut!

official website

Example of their music:


(they also released a MV for the song Be With You, which is great but because I wanted to show you more then one song I decieded to show you this live video instead)


[10JinActor]


Active since: 2014

Members: Nakashima Yuki, Matsushima Yunosuke, Sakata Ryuichiro, Mitsutake Shinnosuke, Kitada Shoichiro, Moto, Oka Shintaro, Yamada Kento, Magoshi Takumi, Sawayanagi Ryosuke (soon to graduate), Sekioka Mark

personal rating: 5/5
personal note: I love them a lot. Their music is awesome and I love to watch their show. The members are really lovable. Also I watched the mini drama they released after their debut and it's SO cute. You just have to like them!

official website

Example of their music:




[A.B.C-Z]


Active since: 2008

Members: Tsukada Ryoichi, Kawai Fumito, Hashimoto Ryosuke, Totsuka Shota, Goseki Koichi

personal rating: 1/5
personal note: I feel so bad giving them just 1point out of 5 because I do like some of the member but I really don't like their music. I tried listening to them but so far there was not a single song of them I liked. Luckily tast is different and there are a lot of people who love their music.

official website

Example of their music:

*watch the video here*


[ADDICTION]


Active since: 2014

Members: Myuji, TAKT, K.B, ASCH, Toy(hiatus)
Former Member: U Jin

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: I really like the members of Addiction. Their music is good but definitly can be better. I also hope Toy is doing fine since he is on hiatus for a while now, but I hope he will get better soon and join them again!!

official website

Example of their music:




[A.G.E.]
(stands for "All・Generation・Exchange")


Active since: 2015

Members: Yuta, J, Masaya
Former Member: Taishi

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: I like what they released so far but once again it's a group that is really hard to get a grap of when you live outside of Japan but at least they have twitter which makes them kind of accessible. Also I am not sure if Taishi left them or is just on a hiatus because they are recently only performing as three members. Ok so it seems like Taishi actually left the group on 28.01.2018. Only one day after I got to know them, that sucks. >-<

official website

Example of their music:




[AMAZ]


Active since: 2015

Disbanded: April 2018

Members: Ishi Yuto (yellow), Tanaka Shintarou (green), Morisaki Satoyoshi (red), Kikuchi Kyouhei (orange), Taniuchi Hayato (blue)

personal rating: 2/5
personal note:  I like their first song but that's it actuelly. I mean they are kinde cute but they don't get me excited, maybe one day but for now I just like their 1st single.

official website

Example of their music:




[AMAZO KNIGHT]


Active since: 2015

Members: Tsurugi, Taichi, Sota, Fuya
Former Member: Takuya

personal rating: 5/5
personal note: This group is my absolute favorite indie group. The members are extremly lovely (I met them so I can say that for sure!), their songs are addicting and I like their performances a lot. They stay in contact with their fans a lot e.g. through Twitcasts and did I already mention they are awesome! XD They finally released a first single in 2017. You can even buy this single on CDJapan which is amazing for an indie release.

official website

Example of their music:





[AMEZARI -RED STARS-]


Former known as: ebiKAN, Amerikanzarigani

Active since: 2015

Members: Ayumu Hashimoto, Yuto Ando, Jay, Hibiki Mitsuya, Yoritada Sasaki, Shion, Rowan Ishida

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: Since all of them have been EBiDAN trainees before I already know them for so long now. It's awesome seeing these boys growing up. They improved their dancing and singing a lot already. There is still more space for improvement but they are already doing pretty well. 

official website

Example of their music:




[ANTIME]


Active since: 2017

Members: AM, Kauan, Fu, U

personal rating: 4.5/5
personal note: All the members have been Johnnys Junior before but they decided to leave Johnnys Entertainment and formed a group on their own. That was a great decision they made. Their music is very VERY good and they seem to already get really popular in Japan and since they have been Juniors for quite long, many foreign people know them too. I love their music and even thought I never was a fan of them while still deing Johnnys Junior I started to like the members after they formed ANTIME. I am sure they will gain more and more popularity and I can't wait to watch them grow.

official website

Example of their music:




[Arashi]


Active since: 1999

Members: Matsumoto Jun, Ninomiya Kazunari, Aiba Masaki, Ohno Satoshi, Sakurai Sho

personal rating: 3/5
personal note: Some people might not understand my rating of this group because Arashi is one of if not the most well known japanese group outside of Japan. They have a huge fanbase and are very active. I personally love some of their songs a lot but that's it. I never got excited about them because of a release of them and there is actually also a good amount of songs of them that I don't like, therefor the rating.

official website

Example of their music:

*watch the video here*


[AXXXX1S]


Active since: June 2018

Members: Miyazuki Yuuto (yellow), Mihara Ryota (purple), Tanaka Shintaro (green), Takagaki Shunya (red), Okada Yuki (blue), Hoshino Eisei (orange)

personal rating: ?/5
personal note: As you can see they are like super new (today is the 02.06.2018) and therefor I can't tell anything about them, however I am looking forward to what they will be like.

official website

Example of their music:





[B2takes!]


Active since: 2012

Members: Wataru (blue), Yamashita Shoki (purple), Shida Kohei (orange), Nakajima Takuto (sky blue), Atsushi (white), Okuyama Peewee (pink), Iiyama Yuta (yellow), Ozawa Ren (red), Mori Hayato (green)
Former Member: Ashida Yu, Ryunosuke Hatakeyama, Shinagawa Sho, Kizitani Eichi, Inoue Kosuke, Matsumoto Hinata

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: I love their fun music but they still have to improve their singing skills. Iiyama is my favorite member, his smile took my heart! XD

official website

Example of their music:




[Beat Buddy Boi]


Active since: 2015

Members: SHUN, SHINTARO, SHINSUKE, gash!, Toyotaka, RYO
Former Member: akihic☆彡, YASS

personal rating: 3/5
personal note: This group is actuelly a dance crew but Rapper Shun (who I like a lot) joined them and today they release music. Shun is the only one in the group singing and rapping.

official website

Example of their music:




[Bee Shuffle]


Active since: 2014 (on hiatus since 01.April 2017)

Members: Jun (red), Joon Ho (blue), Minsu (pink), Shuta (yellow), Gyu Min (green)

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: Some of my favorite songs of them are "Gui! Gui! Gui!" and "Kissing you" a lot.

official website

Example of their music:




[BExDUNK]


Active since: 2016

Members: Kakeru, TEN, Ryuki, Shuru, Yu-ki

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: This is a pretty young group, not only according to their age. They are under avex and are still kind of in training. Hopefully a debut won't take too long anymore because waiting already feels like ages. They have some oiginal songs and perform at many events. I hope they will get way more popular because they are really very talented. They are amazing dancer and I LOVE Ryukis voice and like Shurus rap a lot.

official website

Example of their music:

*klick here*


[BLACK IRIS]


Active since: March 2018

Members: Saito Hiroki, Handa Gou, Kawasaki Shota, Hayano Rio, Sugimoto Takuya

personal rating: 3/5
personal note: Since this group is still very new I don't know much about them or their music. So far they only released a music card with two original songs. Both songs are pretty good I think. Besides I got interestet in this group because of Takuya who is a former member of AMAZO NIGHT but I am staying with them because of Gou. This guy is cuteness in person.

official website

Example of their music:

*listen to some short sample here*


[Boys And Men]


Active since: 2010

Members: Tsuchida Takumi (purple), Tamura Yukihisa (light blue), Yoshihara Masato (green), Tanaka Shunsuke (silver), Mizuno Masaru (gold), Kobayashi Yutaka (yellow-green), Tsujimoto Tatsunori (red), Honda Takafumi (pink), Yuhi (white), Hiramatsu Kento (yellow)
Former Member: Yoshikawa Yuma, Wakana Taiki

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: Besides their music I like their show a lot. You can watch it on Youtube.

official website

Example of their music:




[Boys And Men Kenkyusei]



Active since: 2014

Members: Sato Takumi (yellow), Kometani Kyosuke (purple), Kitagawa Setsura (blue), Misumi Kazumi (pink), Matsuoka Kennosuke (red), Nakahara Sota (green)
Former Member: Matsuda Kenjiro, 五藤椎南, Matsuo Takashi, 松尾青龍, Uragami Takuya, Kanda Rikuto, Takashi Jyukiya, Toy, Nonoda Kanada, Terasaka Raiga, Shimizu Takanori

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: Love them more then Boys And Men, even thought they are the trainees but they have some awesome original songs, are fun to watch and super lovable.

official website

Example of their music:




[Brand New Vibe]


Active since: 2007

Members: MAa, yuya, Nobu, KEI, Ryo, Shige

personal rating: 5/5
personal note: Absolutly underrated band. I love them and their music a lot and would always recommend it. Just LOVE!!

official website

Example of their music:




[Break☆Through]



Active since: 2013

Members: Ryoya, Takanori, Yuto, Shunsuke

personal rating: 3/5
personal note: I want to see them live someday, I bet their lives are awesome, thought their vocals still need a lot of training!!

official website

Example of their music:





[BUZZ-ER.]



Active since: 2017

Members: Chiba, Shalf, Yuya, Hau, Saku, Shun, Kohey

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: I really like the music they released so far. I think they are doing pretty well and if they keep on doing so fine and improve more they will for have a great future. At least I hope so because I see think they can do very well.

official website

Example of their music:





[Call My Name]



Active since: 2014

Disbanded: April 2017

Members: Yagi, Kazumasa, Jaffy, Mogu

personal rating: 3/5
personal note: These guys are super fun live. The performances are super hyper. It's way better in real then on the videos and it's fun trying to do the choreography of the songs. However they are not a group I could listen too 24/7.

official website

Example of their music:





[Chotokkyuu / Bullet Train]



Active since: 2011

Members: Koichi (black), Kai (blue), Ryoga (purple), Takuya (green), Yuki (red), Yusuke (yellow), Takashi (white)
Former Member: Takemura Sho

personal rating: 4.5/5
personal note: LOVE THEM!!

official website

Example of their music:





[CLOWN'S CROWN]



Active since: 2013

Members: Hashimoto Keigo, Tamia Taku, Robin, Kiyomoto Reisa
Fromer Members: Okuchi Masato, Ryota

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: I wish they would release a little more.

official website

Example of their music:





[Code-V]




Former known as: Bless (only in korea)

Active since: 2007 (in Japan since 2011)

Members: Nalaw, SOL, Tae Hoon, Sang Woo, Rui
Former Member: Tae Min, Jae Won, Woo Sik

personal rating: 4.5/5
personal note: Besides MYNAME it's my favorite korean group releasing music in Japan.

official website

Example of their music:




[COLOR CREATION
]



Active since: 2017

Members: KAZ, Takuya, Rioske, Junpei, Yuto

personal rating: 5/5
personal note: I have been a huge fan of KAZ when he still was a solo artist and therfor was super excited when he was able to win an audition and got choosen as one of the members of Color Creation. So you could say I know them from beginning on and I guess that's also a reason I love them so much. The other reason is definitly their amazing vocals, their awesome songs and that all five of them are really lovable. I hope they will gain a lot of popularity and be able to release many cds.

official website

Example of their music:




[CUBERS]



Active since: 2015

Members: Taka, Yuu, Haruto, Ryosuke, Sueyoshi Kyuutarou

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: I am not too much into this group but I guess if I would get to know them better I would start to like them a lot. I have to say their music is pretty good and I enjoy all the songs I know of them.

official website

Example of their music:




[Da-iCE]




Active since: 2011

Members: Toru, Sota, Hayate, Yudai, Taiki

personal rating: 5/5
personal note: Got to know them in 2011 and I am being a huge fan since then. They never disappoint.

official website

Example of their music:




[DDate]



Active since: 2010

Members: Seto Koji, Horii Arata, Yanagishita Tomo, Araki Hirofumi
Former Member: Nakamura Yuichi, Igarashi Shunji

personal rating: 5/5
personal note: I love their music and I am so sad that they didn't releases anything in such a long time already. But this group is more like a hobby since all of them are acting in dramas, movies and theatrical plays.

official website

Example of their music:





[DISH//]



Active since: 2011

Members: Takumi, To-i, Masaki, Daichi
Former Members: Ryuji

personal rating: 5/5
personal note: My favorite EBiDAN group. I went to a free live and a concert of them and even saw them up-close at a very small fan event. I really LOVE them a lot.

official website

Example of their music:






[DOBERMAN INFINITY]



Active since: June 2014

Members: P-CHO, GS, Kazuki, SWAY, KUBO-C

personal rating: 5/5
personal note: These guys are way too underrated. They have so much talante and their music is so extremly good. Kazukis voice is extremly beautiful and the rap of all the other members is very strong and they always harmoize so well. DI is my 2nd favorite LDH group after GENERATIONS.

official website

Example of their music:



[DREAM MAKER]



Active since: 2016

Members: Akkun, Ryota, Shungo, Tatsumi, Yasu, Ryo

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: I really like this group since I first listend to some songs of them. They have been formed by Yuya Matsushita and often do performances together with X4. They are a little bit like the little brother group of X4. They voices are really good and they a very talanted. Also their songs a pretty amazing to and even thought they are still an indie group they already release a lot. Besides I really love that all of their songs are on itunes internationally. That's pretty amazing!!

official website

Example of their music:




[DUAL MASK]



Active since: 2015

Members: T-CHU, miu, PEE, DAISY, Berry

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: They have the weirdest names. XDDDD But their music is so so so good. They have some lit rapper in the group and their up-beat song are really very good. Thought I also love their ballads. Sadly it's really hard to find their music. Some of their songs are availible on itunes but most are only availible at the japanese itunes. However their first album will be availible world wide. That get's me super excited.

official website

Example of their music:




[EBiSSH]



Former known as: Monochrome Rainbow

Active since: 2015

Members: Rei, Tetta, Naoya, Kouki
Former Member: Hayato

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: I first didn't like them much but after getting to know them more, I started to really like these guys. Tetta is my absolute favorite of them but I like them all. Also their debut song is very nice but the still have to improve their singing skills a lot because sometimes they sound terrible live. >_< I like them anyway and I am sure they can improve.

official website

Example of their music:






[EverZOne]



Active since: 2011

Members: Kei (blue), Hiroki (yellow), Sasuke (purple), Daichi (green)
Former member: Ta!chi, Yo-hei

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: It's quite hard to find stuff of them online but it's worth searching. I persanlly like their music a lot!

official website

Example of their music:





[EXILE]



Former known as: J Soul Brothers

Active since: 1999

Members: Kenchi, Akira, Nesmith, Alan, Usa, Mandy, Toshio, Sekai, Atsushi, Hiro, Takahiro, Makidai, Taiki, Tetsuya, Naoki, Shokichi, Naoto, Takanori, Keiji
Former Member: SHUN

personal rating: 3/5
personal note: I guess a lot of people will hate me for the rating I gave them but to be honest there is a lot of songs of them that I don't like. Of course they also released extremly good ones but it's just a few for me, therefor the rating.

official website

Example of their music:






[EXILE THE SECOND]



Former known as: The Second from EXILE

Active since: 2012

Members: Keiji, Akira, Nesmith, Shokichi, Tetsuya, Kenchi

personal rating: 2.5/5
personal note: I know a lot of people love their music a lot but since their debut I can't get myself to like their releases. The only one I really like are "Shut up!! Shut up!! Shut up!!" and "Super Fly".

official website

Example of their music:






[EXILE TRIBE]



Active since: 2012

Members: see Sandaime J Soul Brothers, EXILE, EXILE THE SECOND, GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE (not all members take part in every release of EXILE TRIBE)

personal rating: 5/5
personal note: No wonder they are awesome, I mean putting all those great groups togther must have such a great outcome.

official website

Example of their music:





[FAYS]



Former known as: FAYS-NOX

Active since: 2015

Members: Shunta, Yuya, Yukiya, Kazuki
Former Member: Nagato

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: They only released one song online. Sadly. However I saw them live at the end of 2016 and did a small video of them. I really loved their performance and I want them to get more popular so here I share it with you. Yukiya joined in 2017 so he is not in the video.

official website

Example of their music:






[First place]




Active since: 2014

Members: Ryoma, Kento, Taihei, Kaito

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: They recently opend their official website and even fanclub which makes me believe they are doing well. I wish them to have a debut because I like the original songs of them. You can fnd most of their stuff on twitter.


Example of their music:


[FlowBack]


Active since: 2013

Members: Reiji , Tatsuki, Mark, Judai, Masaharu

personal rating: 5/5
personal note: I am so lucky to got to know them shortly before they released their first ever CD. I can honestly say I love every single song they released so for.


Example of their music:



[FOXUS]


Active since: 2017

Members: Kazuki, Ryoki, Kouki

personal rating: 3/5
personal note: It's so difficult to find music of them but I guess that's also because they are still very new. Howver what I found was good so I am looking forward to more releases of them. Besides they released their first single ind January 2018.

official website

Example of their music:


[Freak]


Active since: 2012

Members: Nakagaki Satoru, Ito Genki, Ito Yuki, Morioka Daichi

personal rating: 4.5/5
personal note: I love their music style so much and their voices are incredible. All four of them are very talanted.

official website

Example of their music:




[GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE]


Active since: 2011

Members: Ryuto, Hayato, Alan, Yuta, Reo, Mandy, Ryota

personal rating: 5/5
personal note: Love these guys a lot!

official website

Example of their music:




[GrandStand]


Active since: 2011 (?)

Members: Takamasa, Yuki, Hikaru, Kazuma, Shotaro
Former Member: Kazu, Muraiso

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: Love many of their songs! Sadly it's super hard to find out about their hinstory.

official website

Example of their music:




[Hey! Say! JUMP]


Active since: 2007

Members: Yaotome Hikaru, Takaki Yuya, Yamada Ryosuke, Inoo Kei, Nakajima Yuto, Okamoto Keito, Chinen Yuri, Arioka Daiki, Yabu Kota
Former Member: Morimoto Ryotaru

personal rating: 5/5
personal note: Sadly I don't know them since their debut but I got into them at the end of 2008 and with the time going my love for them grew a lot. These guys will always be my favorite Johnny's group.

official website

Example of their music:



[I Don't Like Mondays]


Active since: 2012

Members: Shuki, Yu, Choji, Kenji

personal rating: 5/5
personal note: I love the style of this group a lot and I am amazed by the fact that they write, produce and arrange all of their songs on their own or together with someone.

official website

Example of their music:




[IVVY]


Active since: 2015

Members: Taiyu, Yu-ta, Toshiki, Hiroto, Kento.i
Former Member: Mizki

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: They have some awesome dance and vocal skills and when seeing them live they totally take you over, especially Hiroto, I couldn't take my eyes of him when I saw them live! XD Besides they also already released 4 singles but only digital ones. Oh and they will eventually have a major debut this year as well. They will have a major debut in September 2017.

official website

Example of their music:




[Johnnys WEST]


Active since: 2014

Members: Hamada Takahiro (purple), Fujii Ryusei (blue), Nakama Junta (yellow), Shigeoka Daiki (red), Kotaki Nozomu (pink), Kiriyama Akito (orange), Kamiyama Tomohiro (green)

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: I love the members a lot and their little stage plays are always extremly awesome!

official website

Example of their music:




[Junon Superboy Anothers]


Active since: 2015

Members: Urasaki Ukyou, Kawabe Hayato, Kubota Kouki, Zaizen Yuichi, Takatsu Kazuki, Tanaka Nachi, Ichikawa Hiroki, Hayashi Yuuichirou, Maejima You, Morishita Takumi, Wakana Genki, Wada Shougo, Izachi Raito, Oooka Taizou, Ookoshi Saigo, Kuroda Ayumo, Koyama Shun, Satou Hayate, Sugiyama Mahiro, Taniguchi Yuuki, Nishihara Ryuuhei, Hagie Maki, Fujii Rikuya, Yonemaru Hinata

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: Ok so these guys are not a group but they will be one or at least some of them. This is a project started by Junon a very popular japanese idol magazine. The group of boys has been split into two teams, team youth which are all the under 18 y.o. guys and team seniority which are all the members above 18 y.o.! In the end one team is supposed to win and this team will release a cd. However originally this project should have been ended in spring of 2016 but it seems like they decided to do it a little longer. I can't wait for the results thought I will for sure be sad no matter which team will win cause I like members of each team and to be honest I wish they would just do a mix team that wins, like taking all the popular ones in one group. I guess that would be a much better idear. Now you might think why they are on the list when they aren't a group but even though they are no official group they do perform on stage and they have a few original songs.

official website

Example of their music:




[Kanjani8]


Active since: 2002

Members: Yokoyama You (black), Maruyama Ryuhei (orange), Okura Tadayoshi (green), Shibutani Subaru (red), Nishikido Ryo, (yellow), Yasuda Shota (blue), Murakami Shingo (purple)

personal rating: 3/5
personal note: They are very fun group and they have released some great song but I personally have never been much into them.

official website

Example of their music:

*watch the video here*


[KAT-TUN]


Active since: 2001 (on hiatus right now)

Members: Nakamaru Yuichi, Kamenashi Kazuya, Ueda Tatsuya
Former Member: Akanishi Jin, Tanaka Koki, Taguchi Junnosuke

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: I think it's sad that they lost so many members over the time but I am sure I will like their music even as a 3 member group. I like pretty much all the singles they released. So many great songs!

official website

Example of their music:

*watch the video here*


[Kis-My-Ft2]


Active since: 2005

Members: Miyata Toshia, Senga Kento, Nikaido Takashi, Yokoo Wataru, Kitayama Hiromitsu, Tamamori Yuta, Fujigaya Taisuke

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: I once loved them a lot but I lost my interest in them. I still do like and follow them but I am not crazy over them anymore. However their music is till good. ^0^

official website

Example of their music:

*watch the video here*


[Lead]


Active since: 2002

Members: Akira, Keita, Shinya
Fomer Member: Hiroki

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: As much as I liked Hiroki I have to admit that their music got even better after he left.

official website

Example of their music:




[LIFriends]


Active since: 2006

Members: Hayato, Kami, Shunkun, Makoto, Funky

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: They are very underrated. Their music is very good and so much fun to listen to.

official website

Example of their music:




[Lv.FIVe]


Active since: 2016

Members: Ryo, Iida Koei, Kazutaka, Mihara Ryota, Yuki, Takagaki Shunya

personal rating: 2.5/5
personal note: I still don't know much about them and therefor don't really know what to think about them! >-<

official website

Example of their music:



[MADKID]


Former known as: J-BOYS-5

Active since: 2014

Members: Shin, Yuki, You-Ta, Lin, Kazuki
Former Member: Rikito, Casey (ex-Johnny's Jr.), Kento (now a member of IVVY)

personal rating: 4.5/5
personal note: I love their music. They are stunning live and I like the members too.

official website

Example of their music:




[MAGiC BOYZ]


Active since: 2014

Members: Jo, Ryuto, Toma, Mahiro
Former Member: Fuuto, Yuto, Milo, ZEN-LA-ROCK

personal rating: 2/5
personal note: I am not a big fan of them. There is like only a very few songs of them that I actually like.

official website

Example of their music:




[MAG!CPRINCE]


Active since: 2015

Members: Ooshiro Hikaru (yellow), Abe Syuhei (green), Nishioka Kengo (pink), Nagata Kaoru (blue), Hirano Taishin (red)

personal rating: 5/5
personal note: I love these boys a lot. Their music is so much fun and they are all adorable. Syuhei is able to do some awesome stunts, like back flips and all. Looks so cool. Thought Kaoru is definitly my favorite member!

official website

Example of their music:




[Matsuri Nine.]


Active since: 2017

Members: Uragami Takuya (white), Kanda Rikuto (pink), Takashi Jyukiya (blue), Toy(green), Nonoda Kanada (yellow), Terasaka Raiga (red), Shimizu Takanori (purple)

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: Since all the members have been Boys And Men Kenkyusei members before, I know all of them and like most of them. I was happy to see them having a mjor debut thought I would have wanted some other BMK to have a major debut. It's not on me to decided so I am just happy for the members that got their major debut and so far I like what they released. If you like Boys And Men you might like this younger version too.

official website

Example of their music:




[MELOFLOAT]


Active since: 2011

Members: Yu-Ki, DJ Kazuma, Kent

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: Great music!

official website

Example of their music:




[MeseMoa.]

Former known as: Musumen.

Active since: 2012

Members: Nibansenji, Tomitake, Nozakibento, Nichan, Nokkuso, Kimagure Prince, Shirofuku, Aoi, Forgeru
Former Member: K'suke, Asupara, Zeararu.

personal rating: 2.5/5
personal note: I don't like them a lot but they have some very cute songs!

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Example of their music:




[M!LK]


Active since: 2014

Members: Daichi (blue), Haruki (green), Mizuki (orange), Hayato (pink), Jinto (yellow)

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: I love their fun music and music videos and since I know the members since they were trainees they are special for me. I am sure they can become very popular if they keep on doing so well.

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Example of their music:




[METEORS]


Active since: December 2017

Members: Daiki, Kuro, Ryo_ga

personal rating: ?/5
personal note: So far I coudn't find any original song of them, only some cover they did of BTS. They are still pretty new and from the short clips I saw so far I have the feeling that there is a LOT of room for improvement but I am sure they can if they keep trying hard.

official website

Example of their music:

*If I find something I will add it here*


[NEVA GIVE UP]


Active since: 2012

Members: Nakayama Taiki, Sudo Ryota, Okada Takato, Adachi Yuto (soon to graduate), Ray

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: I can't exactly tell you why but these guys have a special place in my heart. May it be their great music, the members themselfs or the fact that I already know them for some years. Besides I am heartbroken that Yuto will graduate from the group. I am SO sad. They will do auditons to add a new member. I hope it will be a good member, thought no one can replace Yuto!!

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Example of their music:




[NEWS]


Active since: 2003

Members: Koyama Keiichiro, Tegoshi Yuya, Masuda Takashisa, Kato Shigeaki

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: I loved them as 6 members but I also love them with just 4 members. This group is really amazing and while never being a crazy fan of them I do follow them and love appreciate every new release.

official website

Example of their music:

*watch the video here*


[PrizmaX]


Former known as: Wonder☆Wown

Active since: 2002

Members: Daiki, Yuuki, Win, Tim, Tsubasa
Former Member: Byrnes Yuuki, Taylor, Sugiyama Jin, Hikkuringu Adam, Tomiura Satoshi, Nemoto Renki,Yoshikawa Masataka, Asada Kento

personal rating: 5/5
personal note: I love their music a lot.

official website

Example of their music:




[RUSHx300]



Active since: 2014

Members: Shohei (white), Yoshiaki (yellow), Takuma (purple), Kazuya (red), Ryosuke (blue)

personal rating: 3/5
personal note: I like what they released so far and I think they have potential.

official website

Example of their music:






[Ryoga]



Active since: 2015

Members: Keita, Takuya, Yuta, Reo, Goto

personal rating: 3/5
personal note: I am not the biggest fan of them I don't like the heavy autotune they used in their first few songs. However lately their music got much better though. Besides the reason I still follow them is Reo, he was a member of Vimclip and I LOVED Vimclip!!!!

official website

Example of their music:





[Sandaime J Soul Brothers]



Active since: 2010

Members: Takanori Iwata, Naoto, Tosaki Hiromi, Naoki, Imaichi Ryuji, ELLY, Yamashita Kenjiro

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: They released some extremly good songs but they also released some kind of boring ones. When I listen to their albums there are always songs I skipp because I find them boring. However that's only their balads. Their up-beat songs are usually very good.

official website

Example of their music:





[Satori Shonen Dan]


Active since: 2015

Members: Kenshin, Eiku, Hayato

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: I like their original songs a lot and even thought they still need to improve a little, I think they have lot of potential. Eikus voice is extremly nice. He has a youtube channel where he does covers. You should check it out.


Example of their music:



[SELLOUT]


Active since: 2015

Members: Tatsuya, Shohei, Liki , Shun, Neo
Former Member: Tetsuya

personal rating: 4.5/5
personal note: I love their live voices. Especially Shohei has such a beautiful voice. Their performance on stage is really good. I am super excited for their cd debut. They will announce it someday soon. I will definitly order this cd!!

official website

Example of their music:


(It's really hard to find music of them online, so this is the best I could find!)



[Sexy Zone]


Active since: 2011

Members: Marius Yo, Kikuchi Fuma, Satori Shori, Nakajima Kento, Matsushima Sou

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: I really like them and their music. Not everything but really a lot.

official website

Example of their music:

*watch the video here*


[SOLIDEMO]


Active since: 2013

Members: Yamaguchi Tomoya, Sawaki Keiichi, Schnell, Mukaiyama Takeshi, Teshima Akito, Sasaki Kazuya, Nakayama Yuki, Kimata Hiroyuki

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: I love many of their songs a lot but my all time favorite will always be "The One". Their vocal skills are amazing and their songs are pretty awesome.

official website

Example of their music:




[Sonar Pocket]


Active since: 2005

Members: ko-dai, eyeron, matty

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: They released a lot of very beautiful songs and I always like their up-beat songs. Besides they often have super lovely music videos, they have a great story and are well done.

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Example of their music:




[STARBOYS]


Active since: 2016

Members: SOH, Yuzuki Ryusei, Katsuki Yuki, ORITO, Katou Takahiro

personal rating: 3/5
personal note: I found this group because of Takahiro. I saw him on the app "cheerz" and with his good looks he directly got my attention. I can't believe he is born in 1986, he looks much younger then 31. However the other members seem to be cute too and there voices are nice.

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Example of their music:




[Starmen KiDS]


Active since: 2016

Members: Taishi, Rui, Taisei, Ali, Yuugo, Rikimaru, Kairi

personal rating: 2.5/5
personal note: I don't think they will last for many years because the members are still so young with them getting teenagers someday I bet they want to do something different. However I like their songs, they are very childish and fun.

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Example of their music:




[SUPER★DRAGON]


Active since: 2016

Members: Sougo, Reo, Jean, Raku, Hyate, Tsuyoshi, Koki, Hyoma, Tomoya

personal rating: 5/5
personal note: I know them all since they are trainees and therefor love the members a lot. Also they have Tsuyoshi, who has an incredible voice, and Hyoma has a suprisingly awesome voice as well but I also like the voices of Jean, Koki and Tomoya. Love them and their style of music.

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Example of their music:




[Tensaibonjin]


Active since: ?

Members: Hyonn, MiNE, Shimada

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: They have awesome vocal skills and their songs are either very beautiful or fun to listen to. Definitly underrated. Besides their lives looking like a lot of fun, I hope I can see them live someday.

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Example of their music:




[The Beat Garden]


Active since: 2012

Members: Satoru, Masato, Rei, U

personal rating: 4/5

personal note: Some of their songs are damn good but I own their albums and I have to admit there are also a very few songs I don't like much, otherwise they would have gotten 5 points.

official website

Example of their music:




[THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE]


Active since: 2014

Members: Kamiya Kenta, Yamamoto Shogo, Iwaya Shogo, Hasegawa Makoto, Zin, Goto Takuma, Takechi Taisei, Yonamine Rui, RYU, Fujiwara Itsuki,Suzuki Takahide,  Likiya, Yoshino Hokuto, Kawamura Kazuma, Riku, Urakawa Shohei

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: I liked their debut song a lot and they have some incredible dancers in their group.

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Example of their music:



[Tokio]


Active since: 1990

Members: Yamaguchi Tatsuya, Joshima Shigeru, Kokubun Taichi, Nagase Tomoya, Matsuoka Masahiro
Former Member: Kojima Hiromu (left before CD debut)

personal rating: 5/5
personal note: Tokio is the most underrated group of Johnny's. They do have a huge fanbase but especially when it comes to international fans many don't know about Tokio or just never listend to them. Maybe it's their more rockish sound but other groups have a similiar sound, or maybe it's because they are older already but again their is quite some older Johnny's groups. I really don't know why. However more should listen to them. They are really awesome!

official website

Example of their music:


(the song starts at 0:49)


[Traffic Light.]


Active since: 2016

Members: Kimagure Prince, Aoi, Shirofuku

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: This is a sub-unit of the group MeseMoa.! I love them more then their actual group. The first single was really good!!

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Example of their music:




[UNIONE]


Former known as: SOA ~Soul of Asia~

Active since: 2013

Members: Issy, Yuuki, Jin, Sam Yuto

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: I love the covers they release and their debut track was perfect. It stuck in my head for days but I have to say their two latest singles were good but nothing more then that.

official website

Example of their music:


(they did release mv's for their own songs but these are only availible within Japan, that's why I only post a cover they did)


[VELLE.J]


Active since: 2016

Members: Kazuya, Taichi, Kouki, Yusuke, Ryo Wook

personal rating: 2.5/5
personal note: I guess if I will get to know them better I will give them more points. I see they have potential and some of their songs are really nice.

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Example of their music:




[V6]


Active since: 1995

Members: Nagano Hiroshi, Morita Go, Inohara Yoshihiko, Okada Junichi, Sakamoto Masayuki, Miyake Ken

personal rating: 2.5/5
personal note: There is a handful of songs of them I love a lot, one being e.g. Feel The Breez, which some of you might know. It's still quite popular. However despite the handful of songs I am not too much into their music. 

official website

Example of their music:

*watch the video here*


[WAVE]


Active since: 2014

Members: Sen, Masa, Yasu

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: Their voices are so beautiful and I am very much looking forward to their major debut.

official website

Example of their music:


[WEBER]


Active since: 2013

Members: J, Hayato, Taka., little Skeet

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: I like their music a lot! Also I would love to know if little Skeet knows what his name means! >-<

official website

Example of their music:




[w-inds.]


Active since: 2000

Members: Ryohei, Keita, Ryuichi

personal rating: 4/5
personal note: I love many of their songs a lot thought sometimes Keitas voice is a little to high for my taste.

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Example of their music:




[X4]


Active since: 2015

Members: T-MAX, Shota, Yuya, Jukiya, Kodai
Former Member: SJ

personal rating: 3/5
personal note: For a long time I didn't really like the group, thought I loved Yuyas solo work. The first song of them I loved a lot was the song the released shortly after SJ left them, it's called "Obsession" and I still deeply love it. Also recently I started to like some of their newer songs but only a few.

official website

Example of their music:




[XOX]


Active since: 2015

Members: Dao, Tsubasa, Riku, Batusing
Former Member: Toman

personal rating: 4.5/5
personal note: Love their music so much! I didn't expect that since they are group of models singing.


Example of their music:



[ZeBRA☆STAR]


Active since: 2016

Members: Mamoru, Kyota, Aruki, Shin, Night, Kanta, Riki, Kousei

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: I really like their songs so far. For their age they are already doing very well.


Example of their music:



[ZEN THE HOLLYWOOD]


Active since: 2015

Members: Abe Yuuma, Yokoyama Yoshiyuki, Kousaka Aki, Kasai Shigeaki
Former Member: Miura Kairi, Inoue Yuki, Shina Atsushi, Washio Shuuto, Goto Fumiyoshi, Fukazawa Taiga

personal rating: 3.5/5
personal note: I like their music a lot and the members are super cute any lovely. Since they are not super active I sometimes loose my interest in them but as soon as I get more into them I start loving them again.

official website

Example of their music:




[ZERO]


Active since: 2015

Members: Kento, Ryu, Ryo, Ta2ya
Former Member: T_Y

personal rating: 2/5
personal note: So far I don't like what I heard and the first music video also has such a bad quality. I did like Ryutaro Morimoto when he was still with JUMP so I feel like also checking out their first mini album that will be released in march but I am not too excited for it. >-<

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Example of their music:




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