Top 10 Japanese YouTube channels we enjoy
Making a Top 10 Japanese youtube channels is a complicated matter…
I have to say Youtube Japan is a very commercial place where most Youtubers are there for the money from day one.
And they will do (and redo and reco and…) the same trends that attracted the most views before.
In no particular order, ” Food Challenge”, “Mentos cola” until there is no mentos on earth it seems, all sort of stupid challenge…
Some of them are specialised in just “Showing everything they buy” i feel… lol
The UUUM Problem
When you want to do a Top 10 Japanese Youtube Channels post a name that will come up often is UUUM…
Well to be Honest Youtube in Japan is a lot of stupidity made to get views and money….
Almost every “Big” youtubers in japan work under one company called “UUUM”
They own almost everyone in Youtube Japan…
UUUM was founded by the then (and still now) most famous japanese youtuber “Hikakin”
It was founded on June 27, 2013, and as of today their stock price is still rising at (TYO) ¥7,790 +170.00 (+2.23%).
They say they will grow you channel to no end if you work with them and its true…
Its true because they will make you concentrate on all the same things that all their youtubers are already doing.
You almost can’t go wrong, if one youtuber is under UUUM his content will be “Crap” lol
And they will be in everyone Top 10 Japanese youtube channels also 😛
Maybe in the past you felt a Youtuber content was fun and you liked it but if he start to work under UUUM it will change very fast.
Unless its a Channel made by a more mature youtuber who just continue to follow his passion but use UUUM to attract more Viewers, its possible too… but not often.
Some of those might be Jet Daisuke and…. ah non thats all. I am surprise he is there lol
From Nice to crap… ^^
Along the years some Top 10 Japanese YouTube Channels we liked with Cochan, started to work with UUUM and we started to not like them anymore…
Mind you, at the time we didn’t even know what was UUUM so even without knowing we felt those youtubers started to change…
Some of them were: Seto Koji, PDS, Hajime Chacho (for him it went very fast to “Dislike” lol)…
Strangely for being the Founder of UUUM i started to “Dislike” Hikakin only Recently…
His videos about “Look i ordered 10 000$ of Vuiton Travel Bags”, “Look i pre ordered a T shirt for 5000$”
… i couldn’t understand those videos, i though anyone can understand something like that is: Not that interesting to begin with but also… kind of bad taste.
Not that i was watching is video until that but it happened sometimes…
I don’t watch it anymore though.
Not a Top 10 Japanese YouTube Channels by number of views…
So no, Today i am not here to tell you my Top 10 Favorite Youtube Channels are the Top 10 of Youtube Japan…
They might be someday…
But as of today they are those youtuber that i can watch sometime and feel relaxed by, mostly they are peoples who enjoy somethings from Japan.
I enjoy to be reminded of what is enjoyable here… as well as discovering things i didn’t know yet (even just some Konbini food that just started lol)
So here is my List, i know most are only in Japanese but i feel they are watchable without understanding the language… you will tell me what you think…
My Top 10 Japanese Youtube Channels :
It’s not really a top as i like them more or less equally but here they are ^^
せろりんね Cerorin ne !
Serorin dont put subtitles but her content is easy to understand, and Kawainess is universal!
Serorine is the perfect Imouto (little sister) ^^
She is not that pretty or anything but she have passion for what she likes, she is simple and natural.
She is a young Otaku Girl.
Her biggest interest seems to be PC Gaming, Making Music, Making custom Pc and… Traveling by Herself lol
You might be feeling she is living in an Apartment by herself but in fact she live with her Parents.
But she really made her bedroom well haha There is even a Toaster! (yes thats something you need lol in a girl bedroom)
I like to watch her because she is relaxing… her simplicity make her very kawai i think.
So she had to be in our Top 10 Japanese youtube channels! she will relax you too!
In that Video she will make you visit her room…
And in that recent video she will take you for her Summer Vacation to Tochigi which is the Home Town of Cochan!! ^^
Thats only 2 videos so i recommend you to check out her channel, she have many fun video…
Many are about PC or gaming… but she do video about her short travels too and some things…
Serorin is Awesome!
PDRさん (PDR San)
Almost all PDR video are subtitled in English, he also speak english sometimes.
PDR real name is Dunkan, but he is called PDR on youtube.
He is 33 yeas old and “Half” (“Hafu” as i explained the deeper meaning of that word in another post go check it out Here^^)
PDR is mixed of UK and Japanese parents which explain (its no a rule but this time its the cas) that he speak fluent english.
I think he is a coolest Youtuber in our Top 10 Japanese youtube channels, or in Japan…
We found him long time ago when he was doing video with his little brother.
It’s around 7 years now that we watch him from time to time, he never disappointed us lol
He is very honest, his video are funny, and he is maybe one of the only japanese youtuber who can talk honestly about other youtuber.
His little brother Dante is now in the UUUM company i talked about at the beginning of that post.
They are sadly not talking to each other anymore it seems.
PDR said many times he hated UUUM and will never go to that company…
He is now almost 1 million subscriber and its cool considering his content is not at all “commercial”.
Strangely as strong as his content his he do it since 10 years without going against “Youtube Rules” and so,
For that same reason on many occasion he had enough strenght to help or call out some other youtubers other the years.
He is Otaku of AmeComi, American Comics.
His Wife is from New Zealand and named Mimei.
He is i think a great person, so check him out, also like i said he put subtitles so you can enjoy it easily.
In that recent Video PDR talk about how 2 small youtube channels have been deleted recently for no obvious reason others than,
Youtube dont care about small channel who dont make money.
In that video he will take you to Akihabara as… that day he counld find ideas for a Video… ^^,
She is super cool too…
Natalia Natchan make Sometimes subtitles for her video in english but not that often^^
In the beginning when we found her was in fact in a video where she was with PDR posing as her Sister…
As she is in fact American and speak english but also Japanese very well we believed if for a bit… also because she is very similar to PDR.
She is very natural and cool i think.
You could be fooled and think she is actually japanese sometimes but she is not lol
Her Rhythm in japanese is the most impressive i heard yet from a foreigner… she is very impressive.
Her video are Vlog about her everyday life in Japan, make up video, many of her video are fun…
In that video she will teach to a Japanese how to hit on girl in English… ^^,
In that video she was posing as PDR sister lol
Haiji has a very simple channel about… Eating!
He will eat and eat and eat…. Many restaurant, family restaurants, konbini food… he will try everything for you.
Sometimes there is english subtitles for some reason but not often… still try.
There was a “drama” sometimes ago where we found out he was not eating as much as it seems…
Sometimes he was putting back food in a Ziploc, even after eating it on camera.
From there he had a bad time. I dont know if i cared that much.
He eat and tell us if its good or not, i dont care if he eat until he can’t anymore… there is other channels for that…
That channel is kind of easy to watch and you will see many japanese foods, many restaurants food and all…
In japan there is many channel about food but that one deserve to be in our Top 10 Japanese youtube channels i think… its the one that cover the most variety of topics and is easy to watch…
Its kind of fun.
In this video Haiji will try for you many frozen foods from 7/11
In this video Haiji will take you to a Curry Restaurant where you get a refund if its not served under 9 seconds…
I guess its more of interest for someone already living in Japan as you can discover you food you can actually go to eat or buy close to your house.
But even without that i think it can be enjoyable to watch if you like japanese food, or even if you are planning to travel in japan it might give you some ideas ^^
Teraminato San is a fifty something japanese man who share his daily life on Youtube.
He is Otaku, and love many things that you may like too!
He sometime make english subtitles! but not often.
First he like old games and especially Dragon Quest, Zelda and so on… he got his Nintendo Switch before me -_-
He also Like Konbini Food…. He often come home with some things he found at konbini and its a good way to discover new foods!
Sadly… he often make his own mix of food lol
Or try to customize by himself konbini instant food with… whatever he have in his fridge.
But its ok !
Often his daughter and wife participate in his video although you can’t see their face, they are kind of friendly.
In that video he will take you on a day trip with his family… the mini train ride is kind of scary… ^^,
in that one he will try many Mint Sweet that we get every year at the same period ^^,
Luke Morse is not Japanese but he Live in Japan since long time and i felt he should be in our Top 10 Japanese youtube channels.
He is Otaku of Retro Games and more generally GAMES.
His channel is fully in english so no problem there ^^
His Channel is kind of Awesome, he will cover many subjects on his many videos, from just trying a game, fixing a game console (he his amazing with his hands!),
Going to Hard Off and find some treasures, all those kind of things.
He sounds very nice and his videos are relaxed…
If you like japanese retro games you will really like it i think.
In this video Luke share some updates about his Game Room… its kind of amazing ^^,
In this video he will repair a Nintendo NES… there is sometimes video like this but this time that NES was like left in a barn, covered in dirt… and oh well i let you watch!
So there you have it his channel is very enjoyable…
Luminous Studio ルミナスタジオ
He don’t put subtitles in his video but you can still enjoy many!
Luminous Studio is a Japanese Creator who lives in Hokkaido.
He is Otaku and share his daily life as well as his creation on his channel.
Luminous Studio create, characters, Music, Games… he his very powerful!^^
He seems to also like Photography so there is a lot of subject to enjoy with him.
Also as he Live in Hokkaido i feel its nice to see other area of Japan than just always Tokyo / Kyoto / Osaka.
Where he live seems very beautiful also.
Some of his video will be difficult if you don’t understand Japanese (those where he is just talking… writing in fact lol),
But many videos are not like that and easily enjoyable. Give it a try ^^
In this video he will go on a short “Boat Cruise” by himself… he did it sometimes and since then we want to do it Cochan and me, it seems fun.
In this other video he will take you sightseeing… to some beautiful places.
Megwin sometimes put subtitles but its randomly so mostly consider he dont. Still his Content is easy to enjoy.
Megwin is famous for being the first japanese youtuber to make his own “companie” to produce his video.
Somehow making his own company was a big deal at the time on Japanese TV.
I didnt understand it so much as i though it just meant “registering” his company but i guess for TV, Seeing Youtuber now making Money was a surprise.
He consider himself as a Comedian and like to make fun vide… 1 per day !
At some point he went to America to… learn english… it was a failure but those videos during that time were funny.
His video cover a large panel of different styles.. but are mostly stupid which is their target.
He work with his friends since long time and you can feel their friendship which make the videos more enjoyable.
I can recommend his channel as its just entertainment. You may get tired of it at some point but its easy to watch.
And for his many Achievement in early Youtube Japan he had to be in our Top 10 Japanese youtube channels…
In that video they will tape all his face with cockroach traps… ^^ Its stupid but very funny…
Megwin have also a subchannel where he produce some kind of funny Japanese tv Show.
What is cool about it is that this channel have English Subs for every Videos!
Its very funny i think and you should check it out too ^^ you maye enjoy it!
They did many games until now, and the new one is that one “Bamboo House Challenge” Watch the trailer !
No Subtitles here but easy to understand.
Haipa (Hyper) is a channel about Airsoft guns mostly but sometimes real ones too…
In Japan some otaku are specialised in Military things.
They are called “MiliOta” their interest can cover a large area of military things like Weapons, Cloth, Vehicule, making Model of Military vehicules and things like that… as well as War History.
Haipa-Douraku is a Channel about most of those things (excluding History), they are specialised in review of Airsoft Guns…
You have to know that in Japan we also have Magazines about those things…
I am not Mili Ota myself but i am curious of those magazines each time…
If you are interested in those kinf of things then it might well be your favorite Channel on that top 10 japanese Youtube channels we like! ^^
In this video we go to a Real Shouting Range In Guam…
In this video we visit a Real Gun Shop in Japan… ^^,, Although the picture could be misleading haha
Buzin Tv is a very strange channel… Without any Subtitles (Not that its more understandable in Japanese dont worry lol)
We found it someday i dont remember how… maybe by PDR.
I would not watch him all day long but his video are so strange its kind of an experience…
He is not that successful as a comedian so his video look quite cheap but… Maybe being in our Top 10 Japanese youtube channels will help him haha
I dont know lol
Watch one or too lol
I dont know what to say about that video… lol
Conclusion of that Top 10 Japanese Youtube Channels we like!
I hope you enjoyed it!
And that you liked some and will get hours of Japanese youtube intertainment ^^
Those are channels we actually watch…
Next time i will select channel that will cover some other subjects… after all us Otaku like many different things!
There is still some other channels i want to talk about ! ^^
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