Lucifer (Japanese band)

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Lucifer performing in Indoor Stadium Huamark 2010.[1] From left to right:
Yuki, Santa, Makoto, Towa, Atsuro
Background information
Origin Japan
Genres Alternative rock, hard rock, pop rock
Years active 1999–2003,
2009–2010 ,2012[2]
Labels Massive records, Unlimited Records, T.N.B. Entertainment
Website Lucifer's Online
Past members Makoto

Lucifer (リュシフェル, Ryushiferu) (stylized as Λucifer) was a Japanese visual kei rock band, best known for contributing several of their songs to the popular anime, Kaikan Phrase. The band was formed in 1999, and disbanded in early 2003.[3] They officially debuted on 15 September 1999 with their big hit single Datenshi BLUE, and became increasingly popular thereafter.


Lucifer was put together for the Kaikan Phrase anime to promote it. The anime was based on the a popular shōjo manga by Mayu Shinjo. The band members of real life Lucifer changed their names to match with their anime/manga counterparts, except for the vocalist, who kept his name instead of changing it to Sakuya (the main character's name).[4] Several of Lucifer's songs were used in the anime, along with songs from other bands like Glay, Feel and e.MU. However, the band decided to go on even after the anime had ended, and continued to release more music afterwards.

Then finally on 25 October 2002, over two and a half years after the anime had ended, they announced that they were breaking up. Following the announcement, they did their last tour entitled "Lucifer Last Live 2002-2003 Energy" from 16 December 2002 to 10 January 2003, which included 9 shows. After that, they appeared for the last time in a TV music show, PopJam,[5] on 11 January and then did their very last show (which was also their first show done abroad) at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on 19 January.[6]

At first, on the first album, the music was written by Takuya Asanuma (Judy and Mary), Chisato (Penicillin) and Ippei & Taizo (Feel) but after that, the members of the band started writing more. Beatrip featured one song from Atsuro and one from Santa, and the rest were by Takuya and Chisato, but by the third album, nearly all the music had been done by members of the band, save for one song by Takuya, and two of the songs Makoto did that were done as a collaboration with Masaki.[7] The lyrics on the first two albums were all done by Mori Yukinojo (except for one song on Beatrip, when Makoto did them). On the third album, only the lyrics to the song by Takuya were made by Mori and the rest were done by the band members.[7]

After the break-up of the band[edit]

They were reunited in November 2009 and signed with new label T.N.B. Entertainment.



Studio albums
  • Limit Control (Dec 8 1999, No. 6 Oricon)
  • Beatrip (Feb 21 2001, No. 10)
  • Element of Love (Mar 13 2002, No. 17)
  • The Best (Dec 5 2002, No. 15)
  • "Datenshi Blue" (Sep 15 1999, No. 16)
  • "C no Binetsu" (Nov 3 1999, No. 8)
  • "Tokyo Illusion/Lucy" (Feb 16 2000 No. 11)
  • "Carnation Crime" (Jun 7 2000, No. 9)
  • "Junk City" (Aug 2 2000, No. 9)
  • "Tsubasa" (Nov 8 2000, No. 11)
  • "Hypersonic Soul" (Aug 1 2001, No. 16)
  • "Regret" (Feb 6 2002, No. 18)
  • "Realize" (Aug 7 2002, No. 15)
  • Be-Trip Tour 2001 (live DVD, May 30, 2001, No. 1)
  • Vision File Film: Escape (PV compilation DVD, Jun 28 2000, No. 4)
  • Vision File Film: Escape 2 (PV compilation DVD, Nov 7 2001)
  • Last Tour 2002-2003 Energy Tour Final at Tokyo Kokusai Forum (live DVD, Mar 26 2003)


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