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An article summarizing energy drinks in Japan

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What are the different types of energy drinks available in Japan?
What is the difference between energy drinks in the world and energy drinks in Japan?
In this article, we will introduce you to energy drinks available in Japan.

Energy drinks are popular beverages in Japan

In Japan, energy drinks are treated as carbonated drinks.
Energy drinks in Japan do not contain taurine.
Many of them contain arginine, a kind of amino acid, as a substitute ingredient for taurine.

There are also energy drinks that do not contain caffeine.

All articles linked from this site will be in Japanese.

MONSTER ENERGY

Japanese monster energy

Monster Energy has a punchy, spicy, chemical taste.
In Japan, Monster Energy is becoming more mainstream than Red Bull.

The sour, sweet, and stimulating taste of Monster Energy makes it a beloved energy drink in Japan.

Japanese MONSTER ENERGY 500

The regular Monster Energy in Japan is 355ml, and a large 500ml Monster Energy is also available in the same flavor.

Japanese MONSTER ENERGY M3

Monster Energy M3 is a 150ml condensed version of the ingredients of the regular Monster Energy 355ml.

The concept is a one-shot energy drink.
Taste is the same as Monster Energy, rated a little sweet.

Japanese MONSTER ENEGY ABUSOLUTELY ZERO

MONSTER ENEGY ABUSOLUTELY ZERO is a zero-calorie version of regular Monster Energy.
It is also a regular product in the Monster Energy series released in Japan.

It tastes just like regular Monster Energy, but with a strong sour taste.

Japanese MONSTER ENERGY ULTA

MONSTER ENERGY ULTRA is an energy drink with zero calories, zero protein, zero fat, and zero sugar.

Unlike the normal Monster Energy flavor, this energy drink is a sports drink with carbonation and acidity added to give it a chemical taste.
This energy drink is characterized by its sour taste.

Japanese MONSTER CUBA-LIBRE

MONSTER ENERGY CUBA-LIBRE is a cola flavored energy drink.
It is not very popular in Japan.

Japanese MONSTER ENERGY KHAOS

MONSTER ENERGY KHAOS is a 30% fruit juice energy drink made from a blend of six different fruits.

Not the chemical taste of energy drinks, but the gentle taste of orange juice.

Japanese MONSTER ENERGY PIPELINE PUNCH

MONSTER ENEGY PIPELINE PUNCH is a 16% fruit juice energy drink blended with apple, orange, guava, pineapple and passion fruit.

A slightly carbonated guava juice flavor, not a chemical taste, but a popular energy drink in Japan.

Japanese MONSTER ENERGY ULTRA PARADISE

MONSTER ENERGY ULTRA PARADISE is a zero-calorie, zero-sugar energy drink.
It is an energy drink that tastes like a blend of green apple and kiwifruit, with a strong sour taste.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,Monster Super Cola

Monster Super Cola is a lightly carbonated energy drink with a cola flavor.
This Monster Energy has a strong sweetness and a weak chemical taste.
It is an original flavor released only in Japan.

RED BULL

RED BULL

The world's favorite energy drink, RED BULL, is also popular in Japan.

In Japan, the catchphrase is "I will give you wings"
An energy drink that can be purchased anywhere, that's Red Bull

Red Bull Sugar Free

Red Bull Sugar Free is an energy drink with zero sugar.
It tastes just like regular Red Bull, and is a very popular energy drink in Japan.

Red Bull White Edition

Red Bull White Edition is a peach-flavored energy drink.
It was released in Japan for a limited time.

Red Bull SUMMER EDITION

Red Bull SUMMER EDITION is a tropical-flavored energy drink blended with pear and passion fruit.

It was released in Japan for a limited time.

Red Bull GREEN EDITION

Red Bull GREEN EDITION is an energy drink with a bitter lime flavor.

The product was released in Japan in limited quantities.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,RED BULL ORGANICS SIMPLY COLA

RED BULL ORGANICS SIMPLY COLA is an energy drink made with natural food flavors from cola nut extract.

Mixed with concentrated organic lemon juice, it is a bitter cola-flavored energy drink with a lemony taste.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,RED BULL ORGANICS GINGER ALE

RED BULL ORGANICS GINGER ALE is a ginger ale flavored energy drink with a spicy taste of ginger, bergamot and organic lemon juice.

Bitter lemon ginger ale flavor, an energy drink preferred by those who like Dr. Pepper.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,RED BULL ORGANICS BITTER LEMON

RED BULL ORGANICS BITTER LEMON is an energy drink that contains no artificial flavors, preservatives, or additives such as phosphoric acid.

A citrus-flavored energy drink containing 10% lemon, orange and lime juice.
Bitter lemon taste.

Zone DIGITAL PERFORMANCE ENERGY

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,Zone DIGITAL PERFORMANCE ENERGY

Zone DIGITAL PERFORMANCE ENERGY is an energy drink based on the concept of improving digital performance.

In Japan, it was launched as a gaming energy drink or an energy drink to improve concentration for computer work.

ZONe ENEGY DRINK tastes similar to Red Bull.

The popularity of this product is growing rapidly because of its low price in 500ml.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,Zone FIREWALL DIGITAL PERFORMANCE ENERGY

ZONe FIREWALL is an energy drink that tastes similar to Monster Energy.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,ZONe Unlimited ZERO DIGITAL PERFORMANCE ENERGY

ZONe Unlimited ZERO is an energy drink that tastes similar to MONSTER ENEGY ABUSOLUTELY ZERO.
A zero-calorie, less sweet, more sour energy drink.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,ZONe DEEP DIVE Ver.1.0.0 DIGITAL PERFORMANCE ENERGY

ZONe DEEP DIVE is an energy drink that tastes like a milky carbonated drink.

White soda flavored energy drink, less stimulating, not chemical tasting.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,ZONe Utipia DIGITAL PERFORMANCE ENERGY

ZONe Utipia is a fruit-flavored energy drink that contains 17% orange, apple and peach fruit juice.

It is a fruit mix flavored energy drink based on peach flavor.
It is characterized by its strong sweetness, sourness and slight carbonation.

RAIZIN

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,RAIZIN DRY

RAIZIN DRY is an energy drink that stimulates your throat with the spicy taste of ginger.
It is a warming and stimulating energy drink that makes your throat feel lightly tingling.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,RAIZIN ZERO

RAIZIN ZERO is an energy drink with zero sugar and calories.

It is a zero-calorie energy drink with a pungent and stimulating taste of spices.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,RAIZIN FRUITY THUNDER

RAIZIN FRUITY THUNDER is an energy drink that does not contain caffeine.
It uses ENEXTRA instead of caffeine.

RAIZIN FRUITY THUNDER is an energy drink that tastes like a blend of spicy candy "ramune" and Red Bull.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,RAIZIN HONEY LEMON

RAIZIN HONEY LEMON is an energy drink that does not contain caffeine.
It uses ENEXTRA instead of caffeine.

It's an energy drink that tastes like a blend of honey and lemon, but you can't taste any chemical flavor.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,RAIZIN HARD GINGER

RAIZIN HARD GINGER is an energy drink with zero caffeine, zero calories, and zero sugar.
It contains ENEXTRA instead of caffeine.

It is a spicy tasting ginger ale flavored energy drink.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,RAIZIN SAKURA

RAIZIN SAKURA is an energy drink with zero caffeine, zero calories, and zero sugar.

It is an energy drink that tastes like sweet sakura mochi (a traditional Japanese cherry blossom candy).

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,RAIZIN GOLD FREE

RAIZIN GOLD FREE is an energy drink with zero caffeine, zero calories, and zero sugar.
It contains ENEXTRA instead of caffeine.

This energy drink has a medicinal carbonated drink-like atmosphere with a strong sweetness and dark fresh ginger flavor.

BLACK OUT

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,BLACKOUT

BLACKOUT is an energy drink that officially supports the professional wrestling organization DDT.

It is an energy drink that tastes almost identical to Red Bull.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,BLACKOUT THE SUPER

BLACKOUT THE SUPER is an energy drink that tastes almost identical to Red Bull.
It is an energy drink with big bubbles of carbon dioxide gas and a messy throat.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,BLACKOUT GUARANA

BLACKOUT GUARANA is a spicy and stimulating energy drink that combines the taste of Red Bull with the taste of guarana and maca extract.

The strong carbonation and the stimulation of guarana give this energy drink a warming feeling.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,BLACKOUT LOVELESS

BLACKOUT LOVELESS is a fruit mix flavored energy drink blended with mango, peach and lychee.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,BLACKOUT GOD

BLACKOUT GOD tastes almost exactly like Red Bull.

EX STRONG

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,EX STRONG

EX STRONG is an energy drink sold by the Japanese retailer Matsumotokiyoshi.

EX STRONG is an energy drink that tastes different from Red Bull and Monster Energy.
It is an energy drink that tastes similar to the Japanese Oronamin C drink.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,EX STRONG ZERO

EX STRONG ZERO is a zero-calorie energy drink.

It is an energy drink that tastes similar to Japan's Oronamin C drink.
The acidity is quite strong, and the aftertaste is sweetened with artificial sweeteners.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,EX STRONG RUN&GUN

EX STRONG RUN&GUN is an energy drink that contains protein1700mg/100ml.

It's a grapefruit-like, peach-like, fruit-mix flavored energy drink.
It is an energy drink with a tropical taste and a fairly intense sweetness that makes you feel powerful.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,EX STRONG HAPPY&SALT

EX STRONG HAPPY&SALT is an acerola-flavored energy drink with Okinawan salt added.

It is an energy drink with a strong acerola flavor and sour taste.

X-FREEDOM ENERGY

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,GABUNOMI X-FREEDOM ENERGY PINK COLOR

GABUNOMI X-FREEDOM ENERGY is an energy drink in a PET bottle container.
It has less caffeine and is more like a soft drink.
GABUNOM X-FREEDOM ENERGY PINK COLOR is an energy drink that tastes like a diluted Red Bull.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,GABUNOMI X-FREEDOM ENERGY ORANGE COLOR

GABUNOMI X-FREEDOM ENERGY ORANGE COLOR is an energy drink that tastes similar to Monster Energy.
It is highly carbonated and has a lighter taste.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,GABUNOMI X-FREEDOM ENERGY GREEN COLOR

GABUNOMI X-FREEDOM ENERGY GREEN COLOR is an energy drink with a strong sour taste and strong carbonation.
It is similar to the taste of Monster Energy.

ENERGY HUNTER

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,ENERGY HUNTER,ENERGY HUNTER SUGARFREE

ENERGY HUNTER is a cheap energy drink originally released by Aeon, a major supermarket in Japan.

ENERGY HUNTER is an energy drink with a slight berry and bitter taste.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,ENERGY HUNTER LUTEIN

ENERGY HUNTER LUTEIN is a cheap energy drink that contains lutein.

It is an energy drink with the atmosphere of Red Bull with a blueberry flavor.

Energy drinks endorsed by Seiyu

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,Energy drinks endorsed by Seiyu,Energy drinks endorsed by Seiyu sugarless

Energy drinks endorsed by Seiyu is a cheap energy drink originally developed by Seiyu, a large supermarket in Japan.

The most important feature is that each bottle contains 450mg of arginine and 160mg of caffeine.

It is an energy drink with a similar taste and atmosphere to Red Bull.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,Energy drinks endorsed by Seiyu maqui berry

Energy drinks endorsed by Seiyu maqui berry is an energy drink containing plant-based lactic acid bacteria and 3% maqui berry juice.

It is an energy drink with less maqui berry juice flavor and more bitterness.

KiiVA

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,KiiVA HYDRATION

KiiVA is an energy drink manufacturer founded and headed by former racing driver Tsubasa Abe.

KiiVA HYDRATION is a clean tasting energy drink that is less sweet and more sour than Red Bull.
It has a slightly spicy and stimulating taste due to the guarana component.

 Japanese ENERGY DRINK,KiiVA EXTRA

KiiVA EXTRA is a 350ml bottle energy drink that tastes almost identical to KiiVA HYDRATION.

Oronamin C

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,Oronamin C drink

Oronamin C drink is a popular and long-selling energy drink that has been on the market since 1965.
Oronamin C drink is a carbonated drink with the concept of "energizing" and is popular as an energy drink.

It is an energy drink with a more elegant taste compared to Monster Energy.
It has less of a chemical taste.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,Oronamin C drink ROYALPOLIS

Oronamin C drink ROYALPOLIS is an energy drink that contains royal jelly and propolis.

Energy drinks from Coca-Cola Japan Co.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,Coca Cola ENERGY

Coca Cola ENERGY was launched by Coca Cola Japan as a Coca Cola flavored energy drink.

This energy drink has stronger caffeine than regular Coca-Cola, contains guarana extract, vitamin B6, and niacin.

The taste of Coca Cola ENERGY is a thicker cola taste compared to the usual Coca Cola.
It does not have the chemical taste of energy drinks.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,REALGOLD DRAGON BOOST

REALGOLD DRAGON BOOST is an energy drink that contains 6 oriental ingredients.

  1. Ginseng Extract
  2. Red Ginseng Extract
  3. Siberian Ginseng Extract
  4. Ginseng Extract
  5. Wolfberry extract
  6. Ganoderma Lucidum extract

The taste of REALGOLD DRAGON BOOST is similar to Red Bull.
Compared to Red Bull, this energy drink is more sour and spicy, and the carbonation is more stimulating.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,REALGOLD ROCKET START

REALGOLD ROCKET START is an energy drink with the concept of toning up your mood before going to work or starting work.

Strongly carbonated grapefruit-flavored energy drink, with a weak chemical taste.

AWA RISE

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,awarise yuzu

Japanese ENERGY DRINK "awarise yuzu" is an energy drink developed specifically for the Awa Odori dance.

A yuzu flavored energy drink with a weak chemical taste that can be enjoyed by people who don't like energy drinks, for adults with a slightly bitter taste.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,awarise sudachi

awarise sudachi is another energy drink from Tokushima prefecture in Japan that was developed specifically for the Awa Odori dance.

DODEKAMIN

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,DODEKAMIN vanilla float energy

DODEKAMIN vanilla float energy is an energy drink in a PET bottle with the flavor of vanilla ice cream.

It is an unusual energy drink with a sour vanilla ice cream flavor.
In Japan, opinions are divided on whether it tastes good or not.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,DODEKAMIN Forbidden Energy GUARANA

DODEKAMIN Forbidden Energy GUARANA is an energy drink in a PET bottle with rich guarana flavor and honey.

The guarana taste is weak and does not taste like an energy drink.
Fairly sweet carbonated drink.

Carbonated jelly energy drink

Japanese Carbonated jelly energy drink,PURUSYU!! ENERGY

PURUSYU!! ENERGY is Carbonated jelly energy drink with nata de coco.

After chilling well, shake the bottle at least 10 times and open it to make a carbonated jelly energy drink.

A carbonated jelly energy drink that tastes similar to Monster Energy.
It has a slight bitterness.

Japanese Carbonated jelly energy drink,PURUSYU!! VITA ENERGY

PURUSYU!! VITA ENERGY is carbonated energy drink with nata de coco that contains valine, leucine and isoleucine.

It is a carbonated jelly energy drink that does not taste like an energy drink, but tastes like a sweet carbonated drink.

Other Energy Drink

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,IRON BOSS

IRON BOSS is a GABA-infused energy drink derived from the famous BOSS coffee brand in Japan.

IRON BOSS is an energy drink that tastes similar to Red Bull, with no coffee flavor at all.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,PEAKER BITTER ENERGY

PEAKER BITTER ENERGY is an energy drink with the concept of "not falling until the end".

It is an energy drink that smells like cola and has a complex blend of ginger and mint flavors.

It is an elegant tasting energy drink with less bitterness and less chemical taste.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,STING ENERGY GOLD

STING ENERGY GOLD is an energy drink that is popular mainly in Southeast Asia, adjusted to a high sugar content with a stronger carbonation stimulus, mainly targeting young Japanese men.

It is an energy drink that tastes like an intensely sweetened version of Red Bull.
It was not very popular in Japan and is no longer sold.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,LOCAL ENERGY CHIBA

LOCAL ENERGY CHIBA is an energy drink inspired by Chiba Prefecture in Japan.

It tastes similar to Red Bull.

Energy drink with distinctive light blue contents.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,ENERGY BOMBER

ENERGY BOMBER is a cheap energy drink that sells for around 100 yen per bottle in Japan.

This is an energy drink with a more chemical taste than Red Bull, and is a very satisfying energy drink at a reasonable price.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,SPARKLING YUNKER V

SPARKLING YUNKER V is an energy drink from the famous sato Yunkel brand of Japanese nutritional drinks.

It is an energy drink with a strong sweet, sour, dark, carbonated, and stimulating taste.
It is an energy drink that has a strong impact on the taste, and all the flavors are strong and powerful.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,Monster Strike excellence energy excited fruit mix

Monster Strike excellence energy excited fruit mix is an energy drink released under the brand of Monster Strike, a famous smartphone game.

It has a unique taste, like a thin passion fruit flavor blended with a medicine syrup flavor.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,Instantly energizing amino acid & royal jelly nutritional drink flavor

Instantly energizing amino acid & royal jelly nutritional drink flavor is a non-carbonated energy drink containing 1500mg amino acid, 1000mg citric acid and royal jelly in milk.

This energy drink is like a blend of Red Bull, Monster Energy and milk.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,GATSUN GOLD G3

GATSUN GOLD G3 is a cheap energy drink with the concept of "supporting all those who need energy for work, study, and play.

The taste is similar to that of Oronamin C, but with less carbonation.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,SURVIVOR! ENERGY

SURVIVOR! ENERGY is a cheap energy drink sold in Japan that costs less than 100 yen per bottle.
It is similar to the taste of Red Bull, less sweet, slightly carbonated, with a strong chemical taste and a bitter taste.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,MEGA PACHI

MEGA PACHI is an energy drink with the concept of eye-opening stimulation, which is both spicy and cold.

It tastes like a chemical flavored energy drink, similar to Red Bull, with a cold throaty pungent stimulus like menthol or mint.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,LIFEGUARD

LIFEGUARD is an energy drink that contains 7 vitamins, 7 amino acids, honey and royal jelly.

It is a weakly carbonated energy drink that tastes like a diluted Oronamin C drink.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,LIFE GUARD X ENERGY

LIFEGUARD X ENERGY is an energy drink that combines regular Lifeguard with Maca and caffeine.
It is a Lifeguard energy drink that is slightly sweeter and more sour than the regular Lifeguard, and has a stronger chemical taste.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,Mets Arginine V powerful energy

Mets Arginine V powerful energy is a Kirin Mets brand energy drink that contains 500mg of arginine and vitamin C per bottle.

However, the amount of caffeine in Kirin Metz Arginine V Powerful Energy is only 4g per 100ml.
It is not an energy drink that can be expected to have any effect on alertness, concentration, or exercise efficiency.

It is an energy drink that tastes like a diluted and sweetened version of Oronamin C drink, but with almost no chemical taste.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,GO&FUN GREEN ENERGY DRINK

GO&FUN GREEN ENERGY DRINK is an energy drink containing natural plant extracts.

The GO&FUN GREEN ENERGY DRINK in the image above is a collaboration product with Evangelion Racing, and the original drink is the GO&FUN Energy Drink.

It is an energy drink with a lemon flavored taste, more sour, and no plant leaf taste like green tea or mate tea.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,BRAIN SPORTS DRINK e3

BRAIN SPORTS DRINK e3 is an energy drink developed in collaboration with e-sports players.

This is an energy drink with a concept that is effective for sustained concentration, focus, and speed, which are necessary for gaming, and is a gaming energy drink that will further enliven the e-sports industry.

It is an energy drink with a strong sweetness and passion fruit flavor.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,SHONAN GOLD ENERGY

SHONAN GOLD ENERGY is an energy drink made from the juice of Shonan Gold, a rare citrus fruit from Kanagawa, Japan.

It is an energy drink with a taste similar to Oronamin C drink, with a stronger citrus flavor and a delicious sourness to the gently sweet citrus.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,Infinity Energy Drink Plus10

Infinity Energy Drink Plus10 is supposed to be a strong energy drink with less sweetness and less chemical smell.
But in reality, it is an energy drink that tastes almost exactly like Red Bull.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,Fostamine MAISUS

Fostamine MAISUS is a caffeine-free energy drink.
It is an energy drink that contains Chinese herbal extracts and tastes like a slightly sweetened Red Bull.

Japanese ENERGY DRINK,EXTREME ENERGY DRY

EXTREME ENERGY DRY is an energy drink that is slightly sweet, slightly sour, and leaves a spicy taste at the end.
There is a very slight apple taste, but the energy drink has almost no central flavor.
The chemical taste is also almost non-existent.

Introducing energy drinks on a Japanese website

In addition to the Japanese energy drinks introduced in this article, various other energy drinks are also introduced.
All other articles are in Japanese, so please use Google Translate for each site for reference.

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