Despite having studied Japanese in college and lived in Japan for a few years, I’ve never really gotten very much into Japanese music. There are a handful of artists that I like, most of them kind of oddball and niche, but I find mainstream J-pop and J-rock just as vapid as most American pop music.
One of the bands that I keep an eye on is called New World Order. Their music isn’t something I listen to regularly, but they make some great music videos and have become known for their robotic choreography. Interestingly, the founder and lead member is Genki Sudo – a multitalented ex-professional mixed martial artist.
Below is the video from their song “Boy Meets Girl,” which was my introduction to the group.