|Also known as||Luna Mystika|
|Created by||R.J. Nuevas|
|Developed by||R.J. Nuevas|
|Directed by||Mike Tuviera
Gil Tejada, Jr.
Mark Anthony Fernandez
|Theme music composer||Ogie Alcasid (lyrics)
Bobby Velasco (music)
|Opening theme||"Tanging Ikaw"
by Ogie Alcasid
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Original language(s)||Filipino, Tagalog, English|
|No. of episodes||80 episodes|
|Executive producer(s)||Wilma Galvante|
|Producer(s)||GMA Entertainment TV Group|
|Location(s)||Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Running time||30-45 minutes|
|Original channel||GMA Network|
|Picture format||480i SDTV|
|Original run||November 17, 2008– March 6, 2009|
|Related shows||Luna Blanca|
Luna Mystika is a Filipino fantasy/romance drama created by RJ Nuevas, directed by Michael Tuviera and Gil Tejada, Jr., produced and aired by GMA Network. The series starred Heart Evangelista in the title role, with Mark Anthony Fernandez as the leading man.
The series premiered on November 17, 2008 and concluded on March 6, 2009 (with 80 episodes overall). It was aired internationally with a two-day delay on GMA Pinoy TV.
Three years after the series ended, GMA Network makes its sequel entitled Luna Blanca. It is a three-generational drama which featured three generations of actresses for the title roles. On its first book, child stars Jillian Ward and Mona Louise Rey play the roles of Luna and Blanca respectively. On the second part, teen stars Bea Binene and Barbie Forteza will play the roles respectively. On the third book, which will covers the womanhood stage, actresses Bianca King and Heart Evangelista will play the roles of Luna and Blanca respectively.
In Barrio Mausok where the town folks still believe in the presence of engkantos, there lives the affluent Sagrado Family, Don Joaquin (Dante Rivero) and Dona Benita (Chanda Romero) and their two beautiful daughters Alice (Sheryl Cruz) and Diana (Rita Avila). But Diana apparently attracts more suitors than Alice causing the latter to harbor enmity for the favored one.
Surprisingly, regardless of her countless suitors, Diana gives her heart to Simon (Ariel Rivera), a beastly-looking young man with a distorted face feared to have descended from the Engkantos. Soon the news spreads about their relationship and Diana's parents try to end their romance. However, it's too late since Diana is already with child.
During her pregnancy, Diana thinks she will have twins since her stomach is so big. But upon her delivery, only one baby comes out, much to her bewilderment. Unknown to them, aside from the human baby Luna (Heart Evangelista), Diana also gives birth to a baby in the form of a shadow, which turns out to be Celestina.
The twins grow up without their mother or their father, who mysteriously disappeared. Luna grew up to become a weak disfigured woman who is always mocked by people around her, except for her childhood sweetheart, Dexter. While Celestina grew up to be the strong willed one who always wanted to experience life and became tired of being the shadow of Luna. Because of a mysterious fruit provided by the engkantos, their roles will change every time the moon will show up. When the sun rises, Luna is human but when the moon is above the sky, Celestina becomes human and Luna becomes the shadow. Celestina harbors a lot of envy on her twin so by night time, she secretly tries to take over her own sister's life, She tries to sabotage her sister's life especially make Dexter fall for her exceptional beauty.
Cast and characters
- Heart Evangelista as Luna Sagrado-Samaniego / Celestina Sagrado
- Mark Anthony Fernandez as Dexter Samaniego
- Dante Rivero as Don Joaquin Sagrado / Agnon
- Chanda Romero as Donya Benita Sagrado
- Sheryl Cruz as Alice Sagrado
- Romnick Sarmenta as Dominic
- Rita Avila as Diana Sagrado
- Gardo Versoza as Dante / Sikano
- Ariel Rivera as Simon / Ybarra Montecillo
- Iwa Moto as Donita Sagrado
- Luis Alandy as Andoy
- Kris Bernal as Malou
- Aljur Abrenica as Libado
- Hero Angeles as Alguwas
- Bearwin Meily as Bikodong
- John Lapus as Karya
- Michelle Madrigal as Anata
- Pauleen Luna as Adita
- Ces Quesada as Yaya Gina
- Mosang as Piryang
- Marky Lopez as Efren
- Jade Lopez as Susing
- Paulo Avelino as Johnny
- Prince Stefan as Henry
- Jace Flores as Lucas
- Eagle Riggs as Engkanto
- Jenny Miller as Aligwa
- Christian Vasquez
- Felix Roco as Engkanto
- Sheree as Engkanto
- Mura as Engkanto
- Mark Herras as Kamilo
- Melissa Mendez as Bessie
- Hayden Kho, Jr. as Jonas
- Beth Tamayo as Lanie Samaniego
- Joseph Izon as Simon's assistant
- Joseph Bitangcol as Aldred
- Sandy Talag as Young Luna
- Andrew Muhlach as Young Dexter
- Byron Ortile as Young Andoy
- Jin Feng as Young Donita
- List of programs broadcast by GMA Network
- List of shows previously aired by GMA Network
- List of telenovelas of GMA Network
- Luna Blanca