Anime songs are a part of our daily lives because we couldn’t go a day without hearing them, whether they are anime openings or endings. We are addicted to their voices and music rather than their lyrics.
There are some incredible anime singers (anisong) in Japan, and we can’t get enough of them no matter how many times we listen to them. As a result, in this article, we’ll provide an incredible list of the best anime singers.
Best Anime Singers List!
21. Yoh Kamiyama
Best Song: Iro Kousui
Yoh Kamiyama, also known as Yukisan, has been a singer since 2008, but his albums were only released in 2019. In fact, until he sang the opening of the Horimiya anime, his songs had little impact on audiences around the world.
Yellow song is another standout, and Yoh Kamiyama is without a doubt one of the best anime singers I’ve ever heard. You should listen to his songs if you haven’t already.
20. Arcana Project
Best Song: Yume de Sekai wo Kaeru nara
I never expected to include Arcana Project on the list because they don’t have many songs to begin with. But when the anime Redo of Healer came out and I heard the ending song, I was blown away by how beautiful their voices were.
Later, when I checked out some of their other songs, I discovered that they were all pretty amazing. Arcana Project was one of the first things that came to mind when I was making a list.
19. Kiro Akiyama
Best Song: Identity
Kiro Akiyama is an underappreciated anime singer with a fantastic voice. Although he is well-known in Japan, his songs are not well-known outside of the country.
Kiro Akiyama sang the opening song of The Promised Neverland 2 at a breakneck pace. You’ll probably like almost every song he’s ever released because I heard a few and loved them all.
18. Goose house
Best Song: Hikaru Naru
Even as I write these words, I remember the anime’s opening song, which made me cry the most. Yes, I’m referring to “Your Lie in April.” I have a habit of listening to more songs by an artist whose music I enjoy.
Goose House’s songs pleasantly surprised me. Their band was formed in 2014, and I’m disappointed that I only discovered them after five years (in 2019). I only listen to their songs on occasion, but they are always refreshing.
17. Riko Sasaki
Best Song: Good Night
Riko Sasaki is a singer as well as a voice actress. What? Do you expect anything less from a voice like that? While her voice is stunning, you can’t deny how stunning she is on the outside.
Her album “Play the World” only has three songs, but it has quickly become one of my favourite albums of 2020. We recommend that you listen to her songs right away if you haven’t already. She’s an angel who descended from heaven.
Best Song: Lucky Ending
Yamaike Junya performs under the stage name Vickeblanka, and while he is not well-known, his songs are absolutely fantastic. Black Rover (Black Clover) and Lucky Ending are two of my favourite songs (Fruits Basket).
Fate was his most recent album, and I only heard it once, but it was pretty good. If you haven’t heard of him yet, you should consider adding him to your list of the best anime singers.
15. Hitomi Kuroishi
Best Song: Stories and Continued Story
Most of you may not have heard her name before, but that angelic voice at the end of Code Geass is Hitomi’s. The voice in the songs Continued Story and Stories is heavenly and soothing.
All of her songs have the same pattern, which feels like humming randomly onto the lyrics, but this is where Hitomi Kuroishi differs from other singers. She’s been in the industry for decades, and her songs have the same impact.
14. Co Shu Nie
Best Song: Asphyxia
I first became aware of the Co Shu Nie anime band through the Tokyo Ghoul anime, and it has since become an addiction. Miku Nakamura’s voice is as light as a feather but as powerful as a fireball.
Some of my favourite songs by the band are Asphyxia, Give it Back, and Lamp. Shunsuke Matsumoto provides the perfect background music while Miku nails the vocals.
Best Song: Again
I’ve heard it over and over again over the years. Yes, Again is a song from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, but I never paid much attention to the amazing singer who performed it.
Her songs are all written with excellent lyrics and rhythm. Her voice alone is entrancing, and whenever I listen to music on Spotify, time seems to fly by. She is without a doubt one of the best anime singers.
Best Song: Full Drive
Kana-Boon is a Japanese rock band that was formed in 2008 and has been very active in the anime industry, singing many anime openings. In fact, four of their albums have charted in the top ten on the Oricon Albums chart.
Silhouette (Naruto Shippuden), Starmarker (My Hero Academia), Fighter (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans), and others are among their most popular anime songs.
11. Eir Aoi
Best Song: IGNITE
Eir Aoi debuted in 2011, and she has made significant contributions to the anime community since then. She has captivated a wide range of audiences with her fadeless music.
Her most well-known works include the ending theme song for the Fate/Zero anime, IGNITE (Sword Art Online), and the Kill a Kill anime series. If you haven’t heard much of her music before, give it a listen right away.
Best Song: Howling
Flow is one of the oldest bands, but they make such cutting-edge music. They have 36 singles and 11 studio albums as of 2021. So you’ll have plenty of songs to listen to from them.
Sign (Naruto Shippuden), Go! (Naruto), Colors (Code Geass), Howling (Seven Deadly Sins), and others are among their most popular songs. If you haven’t heard their songs yet, now is the time to do so.
Best Song: Blue Bird
Ikimonogakari is a duo band signed to EPiC Records Japan, and if you’ve heard Naruto’s Blue Bird song, you should be familiar with them. This band has been active for a long time and has consistently produced high-quality music.
Several of their albums charted at No. 1 on the Weekly Oricon, and they also composed music for live-action films like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and the 2012 Olympics broadcast.
Best Song: Touch Off
They rock the house with their rocking voices and always leave us with a sense of excitement with each song. If you’ve seen the anime The Promised Neverland, you’ll remember how “Fire” the opening was and still is.
Some of Uverworld’s best songs are Touch Off, ODD Future, Namely, and Rob the Frontier (Opening of Seven Deadly Sins). You should definitely listen to one of their songs if you haven’t already.
Best Song: Sincerely
TRUE is one of my favourite artists because her songs always make me feel at ease. Her voice is unfathomable in its perfection. I’ve seen a lot of her live shows, and she’s a goddess with a beautiful voice.
Her biggest hits came from the anime Violet Evergarden. Sincerely, Will and Letter always make me cry, and it’s not just because of the anime; her voice adds to the effect.
6. Linked Horizon
Best Song: Guren no Yumiya
Linked Horizon performed the Otakus national anthem, Sasageyo, Sasageyo, Shinzo wo Sasageyo. That was a joke, but the depth of their songs is not.
Their playlists are always powerful and fill you with unexpected energy. Some of their outstanding songs include Guren no Yumiya, Shinzo wo Sasageyo, and Akatsuki no Requiem.
5. T.M Revolution
Best Song: Heart of Sword: Yoake Me
Takanori Makes Revolution is the abbreviation for Takanori Makes Revolution, and he did indeed make a revolution in the Japanese music industry. He is one of Japan’s best singers, with albums selling over a million copies.
Although some of his best songs aren’t used in anime shows, they still rock. Heart of Sword: Yoake Me is my personal favourite, and if you haven’t heard him yet, now is the time.
Best Song: Zenzenzense
When I hear the name “Radwimps,” the first thing that comes to mind is “Your Name.” Your Name is well-known not only for its stunning animation, but also for its soothing and pleasing music.
The first reason I liked Your Name anime was because of Radwimps, and when I checked out all of their songs, I was amazed. Their composition, presentation, and everything else is flawless. They have far too many excellent songs to list here.
3. Toru Kitajima
Best Song: Unravel
Toru Kitajima’s abilities can be summed up in a single word: “Unravel.” 90% of the openings and endings are attached to Tokyo Ghoul.
TK is one of my favourite singers, thanks to Unravel and Katharsis (which is also a beautiful song). Although he has fewer songs in his collection, each and every one of them is worth hearing.
Best Song: Ninelie and Brave Shine
Aimer hasn’t been well-known for a few years, but she’s come a long way in the last six years. Her voice is distinctive and immediately draws the listener’s attention.
We always replay her songs after they finish, almost like a drug (I have a crush on her voice). Her popular songs include Brave Shine (Fate), SPARK-AGAIN, and Through My Blood. She is also known as aimerrhythm (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress).
Best Song: Gurenge
Risa Oribe, better known as LISA, is a phenomenal singer. She started out as a vocalist and is now arguably the best anime singer in the world (or so I believe).
Crossing Field, Gurenge, Unlasting, Oath Sign, ADAMAS, and Catching the Moment are some of LISA’s songs that have moved people all over the world.
There are many fantastic singers in the anime industry, and thanks to their efforts, anime series have grown in popularity. Don’t we love anime beginnings and endings?
So, which Japanese anime singer is your favourite? Do you have any other people in mind? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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