goo Ranks the Top Male Ikemen Vocalists from Rock Bands

Popular web portal and search engine goo has conduced a survey among their readers asking them to name their favorite “ikemen” vocalist from a rock band. The bands that made the ranking all release fascinating music that resonates in the heart of many people. While the music and vocals are very important, naturally looks also play a part in garnering new fans  and establishing a fanbase.

For this poll goo decided to focus on the newer generation of bands. If the band officially made their major label before the year 2000, they were ineligible to take part in the survey.

Who made the cut? The top 20 list can be seen below!

1) Ryuta Yamamura (flumpool)

The 4 piece rock band flumpool made their major debut in 2008 with the mini-album “Unreal” . goo users mention that the bands 2010 hit single “Kimi ni Todoke” was a large reason for why Ryuta received so many of their votes. The lyrics and melody are big standouts, with users using the words “sweet” and “irresistible” to describe it. The emotional song brought out a feeling of empathy for many people in Japan.

In 2017 Ryuta branched into acting. He was one of the main roles in the Fuji TV drama series “Everyone’s Getting Married”, where he starred alongside Mariya Nishiuchi. The light-hearted love drama further cemented Ryuta’s status as an “ikemen”.

2) Taka (ONE OK ROCK)

Prior to forming ONE OK ROCK Taka was a member of Johnny’s Entertainment where he took part in NEWS first single “NEWS Nippon”. Shortly after the release he withdrew from Johnny’s.

ONE OK ROCK got their start in 2005 releasing a demo single and two mini-albums on the indie scene in 2006. The following year they released their debut single “Naihi Shinsho”. Taka’s parents are singers Shinichi Mori and Masako Mori, so being a performer is in his blood. Taka’s mother in particular was also quite famous for her cute eyes and face shape, has also been passed down to her son. The bands very strong fanbase secured Taka’s spot in second place on the poll.

3) Fujiwara Motoo (BUMP OF CHICKEN)

BUMP OF CHICKEN’s first major label release “Diamond” came out in 2000. Lead singer and guitarist Fujiwara Motoo is known for his long bangs covering his eyes and high nose, also his “duck mouth” which is considered to be one of his charm points among fans. Fujiwara’s mysterious atmosphere and “unbalanced” cute mouth are what won many goo voters over. Other voters also praised  his smooth clear vocals.

4. Takuya (UVERworld)


6. Yoohei Kawakami (Alexandros)

7. Yojiro Noda (RADWIMPS)

8. Fukase (SEKAI NO OWARI)

9. Saito Kousuke (UNION SQUARE GARDEN)

10. Takuya Yamanaka (THE ORAL CIGARETTES)

11. Takeshi Hosomi (The HIATUS)


13. YONCE (Suchmos)

14. Tatsuya Mitsumura (NICO touches the walls)

15. Hiro (My First Story)

16. Seiya Yamasaki (Kyuso Nekokami)

17. Yuji Sugimoto (WEAVER)

18. MAH (SiM)

19. Yusuke Koide (Base Ball Bear)

20. Koji Mihara  (Frederick)

(via goo)

  • Comments

    • Hmm

      Taka’s face is grotesque though

    • Ivy Vo

      Can’t believe he made the third one ❤️ My ikemen 🤣🤣🤣

    • Queen_Of_The_Yokai537

      Taka and Ike<3 <3<3<3<3. Other cuties on this list as well ^^.

    • eplizo

      Surprised Taka isn’t #1 tbh. I agree with pretty much all of this list tho. My personal faves would probably have to be Taka, Fujiwara, Ike, Yoohei, Hiro, and Fukase.

    • The Dark Dudette

      Taka has got the skills but I was taken aback when I heard his speaking voice. It’s so boy-ish. He pulled a Beckham on me on that one ><

      • ree

        I stop the video when i first heard him speak in english…lol….i still can accept when he’s speak in japanese, but in english, just……hahahahah…i was like “why his voice like an angel when he’s singing, but when he’s speak….oh myyy”

        • The Dark Dudette

          I agree. I expected some badass baritone. But when he speaks , he is like a cute little puppy. I was very surprised to hear that. Didn’t see that coming at all.

    • hasawa

      I always found this kind of ranking moot bc it’s always the most popular bands that came first since they have more fans who got mobilize.
      I mean, come on, basically all these guys are basic Japanese dude with bleached hair, straight outta shojo bishonen haircut and a remotely good sense of style lol (and I’m not hating cause there’s a bunch of my favorite rock band out there)
      Only the guy from BUMP OF CHICKEN stands out imo

      • Bubi.

        All rankings are popularity contests

    • bump

      Fujiwara is #1 for me. Look + voice. He’s so sexy & mysterious.
      Ryuta is #2 and he was ok in the drama. Cute but I do not like his singing.
      Taka #2 for voice but he’s no top3
      YONCE is my cutie #3. Suchmos is the future

    • bump
      • akayuki87

        i wonder what will happen with d tour

        • yamakita


        • It`ll be canceled ! i wanted to buy a ticket this year T^T rest in peace
          Him and Chris Cornell broke my heart

      • pokimunchies

        May his soul rest in peace 😭

      • I want to be relevant :(

        still can’t believe it…………

      • light

        WHAT????? Omfg i didn’t know about it……
        I always wanted to go to their concert….They were in my town just a month ago but I couldn’t go…Rest in peace….

      • Queen_Of_The_Yokai537

        Really depressed about this :/

      • l3012

        As someone who has been struggling with anxiety and depression for a long time, that really hit me hard. RIP.

        • yamakita

          Find something that makes you happy and enjoy it. I hope you have friends you can rely on.

    • What

      I thought I was the only one who found Yonce good looking lol

    • Karen Khoo

      TOP 3 are my favourite bands!
      So happy that WEAVER made the list. People go check them out!
      Oh ya and why isn’t Masato from Coldrain here?

      • I love weaver and Hard to say i love you ~Iidasenakute~ was the beginning
        Man i was shocked where`s Masato too

    • Keny

      I love Sekaowa but I didnt know they were considered a rock band o.ô

      • Guest

        It’s probably because they were labelled as alternative rock when they debuted.

    • violet

      I was shocked that Koji Mihara from Frederic ranked higher than his brother Kenji, but I looked at the original article and it’s actually Kenji that ranked at #20, which makes way more sense looking at the rest of guys near the top. I mean, they’re both good-looking guys, but Kenji is definitely the one with the traditional “ikemen” look.

      Surprised Masato Kanai from BIGMAMA didn’t make the top 20.

      • yamakita

        Thumbs up for mentioning Frederic!!!

      • Marshy

        kenji is such a cutie, but I have a soft spot for koji.

    • surfboardt

      Excuse me, but they clearly voted the wrong Sekai no Owari member for this list.

      • Bubi.

        sweety please delete this i’m getting the vapors

    • pokimunchies

      Ryuta 😍and my IKE-men😍😍 he doesn’t need this poll since his name is spelled ikemen already. 😂

    • yuicat

      Fuji-kun from BUMP! <3 His mysterious atmosphere is definitely charming

    • HyperMoot .

      like some of those guys though there are a few and therefore a few bands I seldom listen to, Takeshi Hosomi would be my first choice

    • Jo

      I always found Yojiro Noda, Taka and Mah ugly. Masato from coldrain is not even on the list this is bullshit.

      • gus

        I agree. Yojiro Noda & Taka aren’t that good looking but helped a lot by their massive charisma (although Taka’s is decreasing in alarming rate since this Ambitions era)

    • Zoe

      I agree on Yamamura Ryuta. Love flumpool’s music and his drama as well.

    • Sakura Kou

      you could have added photos for the other ones on list , now I have to google search all of them :rolleyes:

      • Bubi.

        Why should they do all the work? Get off your lazy ass boo and stop complaining.

        • Sakura Kou

          the hack is your problem -_-

    • Liokt

      And my theory about YONCE isn’t all that wrong, right? Such a high place for a new act like Suchmos. Love him.

      • vragile

        I have a soft spot for YONCE, love his voice and style

        • Liokt

          Me too (//∇//)

    • dianablancheneige

      Wait nooo… Fujiwara should be No. 1 ;____; the other guys got more votes only because Ryuta played in that super cheesy drama and Taka was a “Johnny” over 10 years ago -.-
      Fukase (SEKAI NO OWARI) and Ike (Spyair) should get a higher ranking as well >_<

    • l3012

      Ehh, I don’t think Taka is attractive at all.

      • yamakita

        he looks cross-eyed. The Alexandros guy should’ve ranked higher. But this whole list is silly lol.

    • Mia
    • ʕ→ᴥ←ʔ

      1. Ike.

    • Kanna Mirabella Tachibana

      Ryuta deserved the top spot. There’s no question about that but i think some of these artists (not all of them) ranked high because of their popularity like Taka (btw i really really like One Ok Rock’s music but visual-wise, Taka is not that handsome. He’s decent and for some people, attractive because of his personality but i don’t get the hype with his looks). No hating with anyone of them tho because i like to listen to almost all of them.
      P.S. Masato Hayakawa of coldrain deserves the 2nd spot

    • Partay

      I’m shaking because my boy Koide Yusuke from Base Ball Bear made the list. <33333