Korean vs Japanese: Music

Hey guys! And here we go. So this is a topic that was brought up a few times to me. "As an otaku you aren't supposed to like anything other than Japanese culture and anime and stuff." Well yes that is the general definition of otaku. However, I can have multiple interests. My dad actually lived in Korea for a year so I've always been interested in Asian culture as a whole. So when my dad suggested that I look into the world of k-pop, I became obsessed. So in the interest of saying that neither is superior to the other, let's take a peek at some of my favorite music in both Korean and Japanese. Maybe I'll talk about my favorite shows in a different post.


Top 20 Japanese Favorite Songs

I've probably done a similar list a million times, but let's see what my current Japanese favorites are. All but one of the following songs is from an anime, I was going to try and do non-anime songs, but it just didn't feel right to leave out the anime songs.

1. FANTASTIC TUNE by Kensho Ono (Kuroko no Basuke ending)
2. aLIEz by Sawano Hiroyuki [nZk]: Mizuki (Aldnoah.Zero ending)
3. Goyanomachiawase by Hello Sleepwalkers (Noragami opening)
4. Baptize by Yousei Teikoku (Qwaser no Stigmata opening)
5. unravel by TK from Ling tosite figure (Tokyo Ghoul opening)
6. Gekko Symphonia by AKINO & AIKI from bless4 (Aquarion EVOL ending)
7. Kuusou Mesorogiwi by Yousei Teikoku (Mirai Nikki opening)
8. We're The Stars by AIMI (Fairy Tail ending)
9. Kyouran Hey Kids!! by THE ORAL CIGARETTES (Noragami opening)
10. Pinky Funky Love by GRANRODEO (Kuroko no Basuke opening)
11. This game by Suzuki Konomi (No Game No Life opening)
12. Liar Mask by Rika Mayama (Akame ga Kill opening)
13. X-encounter by Maon Kurosaki (Tokyo Ravens opening)
14. If by Mishino Kana (Naruto Shippuden the Movie 4: The Lost Tower ending)
15. Sakurabito by SunSet Swish (Bleach ending)
16. Hi no Ito Rinne no Gemini by petit milady (World Break opening)
17. X.U. by Sawano Hiroyuki [nZk]: Gemie (Seraph of the End opening)
18. Nee by Fujita Maiko (Hiiro no Kakera opening)
19. again by YUI (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood opening)
20. Mighty Long Fall by ONE OK ROCK

What is your favorite Japanese song? I really like BoA's Japanese work and I love ONE OK ROCK plus there is also Stereopony (the first full Japanese CD I ever bought).

Top 20 Korean Favorite Songs

I don't know if you know but I have three favorite Korean groups. There are plenty of groups and songs that I love but this list is literally all my favorite songs of theirs with a  few other groups intertwined. 

1. Cold Love by CNBLUE
2. Face by NU'EST
3. Blue by BIGBANG
4. 잠꼬대 Sleep Talking by NU'EST
5. Hey You by CNBLUE
6. 중독 Overdose by EXO-K
7. Fantastic Baby by BIGBANG
8. 직감 Intuition by CNBLUE
9. 여보세요 Hello by NU'EST
10. Bang Bang Bang by BIGBANG
11. Ringa Linga by Taeyang
12. 외톨이야 I'm a Loner by CNBLUE
13. Tattoo by CNBLUE
14. 시랑 없늑 시랑 Darkness by NU'EST
15. Love by CNBLUE
16. 쿠데타 COUP D'ETAT (feat. Diplo & Baauer) by G-Dragon
17. Crayon by G-Dragon
18. Good Boy by GD x TAEYANG
19. 늑대와미녀 (Wolf) by EXO
20. Come Back Home by 2NE1
Have you figured it out? My favorite Korean groups, in order, are: CNBLUE, NU'EST, and BIGBANG. What's your favorite Korean group? What's your favorite k-pop song? Let me know! 
That's it for this week. Let me know what you'd like to see next. Also let me know if you want to see more in the Korean vs Japanese series. I can do shows, manga, actors, singers, etc. 

Until next time. 

Ja ne! 

xx Kat

Update 2/22/16


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