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Top 10 Japanese Youtubers

Meet the most influential Japanese creators & influencers on YouTube.

July 11, 2024
Capucine Munuera

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Explore the Top 10 Japanease Creators on YouTube:


Musician and Vocaloid Producer

🇯🇵 Japan

Youtube Followers: 6.7M

Ayase, also known as YOASOBI, is a singer-songwriter, Vocaloid producer, and composer for the unit Yoasobi. Their YouTube channel features music videos, live performances, and updates on their activities. Ayase is known for their work on popular anime theme songs, including 'Beastars' and 'Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway.' They have a strong presence on social media, with active accounts on Twitter and Instagram.

2️⃣ Creepy Nuts

Japanese Hip Hop Unit

🇯🇵 Japan

Youtube Followers: 1.4M

Creepy Nuts is a Japanese hip hop unit composed of rapper R-Shitei and DJ Matsunaga. They have won the Japanese Hip Hop Championship three times and are known for their energetic and catchy music. Creepy Nuts has a YouTube channel where they share their music videos and live performances. They have released several albums, including their latest album 'Ensemble Play'. The unit is currently on tour, performing in various cities across Japan. Creepy Nuts has collaborated with other artists and their music is featured in the opening theme of the anime 'Yofukashi no Uta'. They also have a photo album available for purchase on their official website.

3️⃣ Akina Nakamori

Japanese Singer

🇯🇵 Japan

Youtube Followers: 813K

中森明菜 is a Japanese singer who has been active in the music industry for over 40 years. She has a dedicated fan base and has released numerous albums throughout her career. Despite some health issues, she continues to show gratitude towards her fans and recently opened a new fan club. 中森明菜 values the support of her fans and hopes to continue entertaining them for many more years to come.

4️⃣ Kenshi Yonezu

Musician and Illustrator

🇯🇵 Japan

Youtube Followers: 7.2M

Kenshi Yonezu, also known as Hachi, is a Japanese musician and illustrator. He gained popularity as a vocaloid producer and has since established himself as a successful solo artist. His song '地球儀' was featured as the theme song for the film '君たちはどう生きるか' directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Yonezu's music is known for its emotional depth and introspective lyrics. In addition to his music career, Yonezu is also an accomplished illustrator and has collaborated with Studio Ghibli. He continues to create music and art that resonates with his fans.

5️⃣ Hikanin

YouTuber and Founder of UUUM株式会社

🇯🇵 Japan

Youtube Followers: 18.9M

HIKAKIN ヒカキン is a popular YouTuber and the founder of UUUM株式会社. He operates four channels on YouTube, including hikakin, hikakintv, hikakingames, and hikakinblog, with a total of over 15 billion video views and more than 18 million subscribers. With a career spanning over 16 years, HIKAKIN is known for his entertaining and creative content. He collaborates with various celebrities and has appeared in TV shows and commercials. HIKAKIN is also active on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok, where he has a large following. He is recognized as a prominent figure in the YouTube community and continues to inspire and entertain his audience through his videos and online presence.

6️⃣ Marine Ch.

Hololive Vtuber and Pirate Enthusiast

🇯🇵 Japan

Youtube Followers: 3.3M

Marine Ch. 宝鐘マリン is a member of Hololive's third generation and part of the Hololive Fantasy project. As a virtual pirate, Marine Ch. has a passion for jewels, treasure, and adventure. She dreams of becoming a pirate and exploring the seas in search of treasure, but for now, she entertains her audience as a Vtuber on land. Marine Ch. has a YouTube channel where she welcomes viewers to join her pirate crew, as well as a Twitter account and Pixiv page where fans can learn more about her. She also hosts a weekly meeting on Marshmallow. With her charismatic and playful personality, Marine Ch. has gained a dedicated following of fans.

7️⃣ King Gnu

Japanese Band

🇯🇵 Japan

Youtube Followers: 2.5M

King Gnu is a Japanese band known for their unique style and experimental sound. With their blend of rock, pop, and electronic elements, the band has gained a dedicated following in Japan. They have released several successful albums and have been recognized for their impressive live performances. King Gnu's official YouTube channel is where fans can find their music videos and updates on their latest projects. The band has also been involved in creating music for TV shows and movies, further showcasing their versatility and talent.

8️⃣ Eve

Musician and Vocaloid producer

🇯🇵 Japan

Youtube Followers: 5M

Eve is a musician and Vocaloid producer known for their unique and captivating music. They have released multiple albums and have gained a large following for their emotional and thought-provoking songs. Their music often explores themes of love, identity, and the human experience. Eve's work has been featured in various media, including anime and magazines. They are highly regarded in the music industry and continue to create innovative and inspiring music.

9️⃣ Mrs. Green Apple

Japanese Music Band

🇯🇵 Japan

Youtube Followers: 3.5M

Mrs. Green Apple is a Japanese music band known for their energetic and catchy pop-rock sound. They have gained a significant following on social media platforms like Instagram and YouTube, where they share updates about their music and performances. Their official YouTube channel features music videos, live performances, and behind-the-scenes content. The band has released several albums and their latest, 'Antenna,' is set to be released in July 2023. They have also embarked on a sold-out arena tour, showcasing their high-energy performances to their dedicated fans.

🔟 Riku Sushi Ramen

Exploring Fun and Meaningless Challenges

🇯🇵 Japan

Youtube Followers: 9.4M

Riku Sushi Ramen is a 22-year-old college student and YouTuber from Japan. Known for his adventurous and entertaining content, Riku's videos feature a variety of unique challenges and experiments, from recreating popular songs with bodily sounds to testing out unconventional ideas. With a dream of traveling to the moon and achieving a perfect score on a physical fitness test, Riku aims to create videos that bring joy and laughter to his viewers. Follow Riku on his journey of exploration and fun on his Japanese and English YouTube channels.

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About the author

Capucine Munuera

Capucine Munuera is currently pursuing a Master's in Social Media Strategy at Sup de Pub in Paris while working as a marketing manager at Favikon. Her professional journey includes significant roles such as marketing responsibilities at Favikon and prior experiences at organizations like CLIC&MOI and Carré Cointreau. Capucine's expertise lies in developing and executing marketing strategies, leveraging her hands-on experience in social media management and brand communication.