Over the years, my love of Japanese pop music took over my love of metal. I found it incredibly ironic that Megadeth was my favorite metal band and Nanase Aikawa was (for a long time) my favorite JPop/JRock singer. OVER A YEAR after I found Nanase Aikawa, I learned that Marty Friedman (the lead guitarist of Megadeth from 1990 to 1999) was a co-lead guitar player (along with Pata of X Japan, arguably the greatest Japanese metal band ever) for her touring supergroup.
I love Mikuni Shimokawa so much that I think I cried when I came to the realization I'd never have the opportunity to have her have my babies.
When I hear some of Ayumi Hamasaki's songs, I get legitimate feels.
Every Little Thing is one of my favorite bands of all time, and Kaori Mochida is one of my favorite singers, honestly.
I could list hundreds of Japanese artists and acts that have moved me over the years.
In all honesty, I posted that just to post this:
Japanese culture FTFW.