5 Rock bands you should know about if you are an anime fan.

1. Spyair

Spyair is a J-Rock band whose music can be found in a good number of anime openings and ending themes. This includes: Bleach, Haikyu!!, Gintama
And much more.

Bleach TV series: Ending theme 25 “Last Moment”
Gekijō-ban Haikyu!! Owari to Hajimari movie: Ending theme “Imagination”
Gekijōban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare movie: “Genjō Distraction”
Gintama TV series: “Sakura Mitsutsuki”
Haikyu!! TV series: Opening theme 1 “Imagination”
Haikyu!! Second Season: Opening theme 1 “I’m a Believer”
Mobile Suit Gundam AGE TV: Ending theme 2 “My World”
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans TV2: Opening theme 1 “RAGE OF DUST”
Samurai Flamenco TV: Opening theme 1 “JUST ONE LIFE”

2. Asian Kung-fu Generation


I would totally want this to be a guaranteed fact that you have heard music from this band. Bleach, Full Metal Alchemist… need I say more?

Bleach TV: Opening theme 7 “After Dark”
ERASED TV/ Boku dake ga Inai Machi: Opening theme “Re:Re:”
Fullmetal Alchemist TV: Opening theme 4 “Riraito (Rewrite)”
Naruto TV: Opening theme 2 “Haruka Kanata”
Naruto Shippūden TV: Opening theme 19 “Blood Circulator”
Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie: “Sore de wa, Mata ashita”
The Tatami Galaxy TV: Opening theme “Maigoinu to Ame no Beat”
Tekkonkinkreet movie: “A Town in Blue”


I am sure if you have seen Naruto, Code Geass, or Durarara! you have already been exposed to the Japanese band FLOW.

Beelzebub TV: Opening theme 3 “HEY!!!”
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion TV: Opening theme 1 “COLORS”
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 TV: Opening theme 2 “Worlds End”
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods movie: Theme “Hero”
Durarara!! ×2 The Third Arc TV: Opening theme “Steppin’ Out”
Eureka Seven TV: Opening theme “Days”
Heroman TV: Ending theme 1 “Calling”
Naruto TV: Opening theme 4 “GO!!! (Fighting Dreamer)”, Opening theme 8 “Re:member”
Naruto Shippūden TV: Opening theme 6 “Sign”
Persona -trinity soul- TV: Opening theme 2 ”Word of the Voice”
Samurai Flamenco TV: Opening theme 2 “Ai Ai Ai ni Utarete Bye Bye Bye”
The Seven Deadly Sins TV: Ending Theme “7 – Seven” with GRANRODEO
Tales of Zestiria the X TV: Opening theme “Kaze no Uta”

4. UVERworld

This rock band is very unique in style even including a saxophonist to their music. Their music appears in anime such as D. Gray Man, Blue Exorcist, and Bleach.

Bleach TV: Opening theme 2 “D-tecnoLife”
Blood+ TV: Opening theme 3 “Colors of the Heart”
Blue Exorcist movie: “REVERSI”
Blue Exorcist TV: Opening theme 1 “CORE PRIDE”
Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Impure King Arc TV: Opening theme “Itteki no Eikyou”
D.Gray-man TV: Opening 4 “Gekidou”
The Heroic Legend of Arslan TV: Opening theme 1 “Boku no Kotoba de wa nai Kore wa Bokutachi no Kotoba”
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season TV: Opening theme 1 “Hakanaku mo towa no kanashi”
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer: Ending theme “Qualia”
Puzzle & Dragons X TV: Opening theme “We Are Go”
Star Blazers 2199 TV/ (Space Battleship Yamato 2199): Opening theme 2 “Fight for Liberty”
Toward the Terra TV: Opening theme 1 “Endscape”

5. L’Arc-en-Ciel


L’Arc-en-Ciel is a multitalented rock band capable of even alternating musical positions between the members to create another band known as P’unk-en-Ciel. Check out Full Metal Alchemist, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, and more for their music.

DNA² (OVA): Opening theme “Blurry Eyes”
DNA² TV: Opening theme “Blurry Eyes”
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within  movie: “Spirit Dreams Inside”
Fullmetal Alchemist TV: Opening theme 2 “Ready Steady Go”
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa: “Lost Heaven”
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos movie: “Good Luck My Way”
GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka TV: Opening theme 1 “Driver’s High”
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 TV: Opening Theme 1 “Daybreaks Bell”
Moribito – Guardian of the Spirit TV: Opening theme “SHINE”
ReLIFE TV: Ending theme 4 “Honey
Rurouni Kenshin TV: Ending theme 4 “The Fourth Avenue Café”
Rurouni Kenshin: The Motion Picture: Opening Theme “Niji”

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