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the GazettE




The multi-award winning London-based record label making Japanese CDs available around the world. Our physical releases often include official lyric translations, romaji transliterations and exclusive bonus tracks where possible.

We are home to some of the most exciting Japanese bands and singers. These include Japanese metal bands, J pop, visual kei, anime music and even a pair of sentient mannequins sent from the future!

Help us in our quest to spread great Japanese music around the globe!

Popular Right Now:

These are three of the biggest selling bands on the label. We've sold thousands of CDs and have millions of downloads and streams and we are sure you will love them! There's Osaka legends SCANDAL, one of the most powerful girl bands in Japan. There's the GazettE with their dynamic sound and style. And of course, the mighty BAND-MAID – don't let their looks fool you.

Anime Music:

Our bands and artists have provided some absolute bangers for anime. From ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION's iconic anthems in Naruto, Bleach and Fullmetal Alchemist. To anime music, like the official sound track to POP TEAM EPIC. And its killer opening song by voice actress and singer Sumire Uesaka. Plus Tokyo Ghoul's Ling tosite sigure. The mighty FLOW (CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA!) with their album filled with just their anime songs, SPYAIR and many more.

Female Japanese Metal Bands:

As well as having some the very best Japanese rock and metal bands from Japan, we are also home to some groundbreaking Japanese female metal bands. From Metal Hammer Golden Gods Winners LOVEBITES, to the original breakout all-girl metal band Aldious. Plus loads of great bands in-between.

Japanese Punk Bands:

Japan has a vibrant punk scene and here at JPU Records we think we have picked some of the most exciting. There's ska-punk positivity with KEMURI, who toured the UK with Less Than Jake. There's East-meets-West with ROA, implementing Japan's traditional instrument the shamisen with punk-rock. Plus ROS, featuring members of Dragon Ash, ex-RIZE and smorgas. Enjoy!

J-pop Groups:

Love Japanese idol groups? We got you covered! There's breakout J-pop force We have the overseas exclusive album from Akihabara's moso calibration. And indoor-loving otaku group Niji no Conquistador with their sunshine vibes.

For Fans of Alternative J-pop:

Love Japanese pop but want something less mainstream? POW! check out bikini rioter Ena Fujita, Japan's #1 singer-songwriting gravure idol. Have a look at mannequin rappers FEMM. Experience "sexy underground idols" Bed In and their love of the 80s and 90s.