Luna Haruna

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Luna Haruna
春奈るな
Born (1991-10-11) October 11, 1991 (age 24)
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres J-pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Fashion model
Years active 2011–present
Labels SME Records
Website www.harunaluna.jp

Luna Haruna (春奈るな Haruna Runa?, born October 11, 1991)[1] is a Japanese singer and fashion model from Tokyo and is signed to SME Records and is represented by Space Craft Produce.

Biography[edit]

Luna Haruna was interested in anime and music from a young age.[2] In her first year of junior high school, she became obsessed with gothic lolita manga characters, and started to collect Western clothes.[3] In her third year of junior high school, she auditioned for the Internet radio program of Rental Magica, and was selected to perform the opening theme. She became popular as an imoto-kei amateur model in the fashion magazine Kera when she was in her second year of high school, and also did tie-in modelling for Marui.[3] She gained popularity when she became a finalist at the fourth All-Japan Anime Song Grand Prix.

In an interview with Japanese entertainment website Nihongogo, Luna shares her inspiration behind her career "In terms of TV and anime, I grew up watching and singing the songs from Sailor Moon. As for music artists, I was really inspired by Chiaki Ishikawa and also ALI PROJECT. When I watched them perform, I was really amazed by the power of music and song. This really inspired me to become a musician and an artist." [4]

She started singing full-time in 2011, and released her debut single "Sora wa Takaku Kaze wa Utau" (空は高く風は歌う The Sky is High and the Wind Sings?) on May 2, 2012, which is used as the second ending theme to the 2011 anime series: Fate/Zero. Her second single "Overfly", released on November 28, 2012, was used as the second ending theme to the 2012 anime series Sword Art Online.[5] Another single "Startear" was used as the first ending theme to Sword Art Online's sequel Sword Art Online II,[6] while "Yoru no Niji wo Koete" (夜の虹を越えて Over the Night Rainbow?) was used in the video game Sword Art Online: Lost Song.[7][8] She also covered the song "Kisaragi Attention" in the 2014 anime series Mekakucity Actors. In January 28, 2015, her seventh single "Kimi-iro Signal" was used as opening theme to Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend. Her eighth single "Ripple Effect" was used as ending theme of anime High School Fleet.[9] Her Ninth Single "Windia", that will be released on October 27, 2016, will serve as opening theme of upcoming game Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization.[10]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak Oricon
chart positions
2013 Oversky
  • Released: August 21, 2013
  • Label: SME Records (SECL-1376, SECL-1378, SECL-1380)
  • Format: CD, CD+DVD, CD+BD
16[11]
2015 Candy Lips
  • Released: March 25, 2015
  • Label: SME Records (SECL-1664, SECL-1666, SECL-1668)
  • Format: CD, CD+DVD, CD+BD
21[12]

Mini Albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak Oricon
chart positions
2015 Dreamer
  • Released: November 11, 2015
  • Label: SME Records (SECL-1806~7, SECL-1808~9, SECL-1810)
  • Format: CD, CD+DVD, CD+BD
28[13]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak Oricon
chart positions
Album
2012 "Sora wa Takaku Kaze wa Utau" 13[14] Oversky
"Overfly" 7[15]
2013 "Kimi ga Kureta Sekai" 56[16]
"Ai wo Utae" 13[17]
"Snowdrop" 14[18] Candy Lips
2014 "Lunatic World"
"Startear" 13[19]
2015 "Kimi-iro Signal" 21[20]
2016 "Ripple Effect" 27[21]
"Windia"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sony Music Online Japan : 春奈るな : プロフィール" (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ "J!-ENT's Dennis A. Amith & Michelle Tymon interviews Aoi Eir & Luna Haruna + Press Q&A (June 2013 J!-ENT Interview)". Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  3. ^ a b 私たち、こんな読モライフを送ってきました [This is the amateur model life that we have been living]. Weekly Playboy (in Japanese) (June 2012): 99. 
  4. ^ A, Lawrence (July 12, 2014). "An Interview with Haruna Luna at AnimeNext New Jersey 2014". Nihongogo. Nihongogo. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sword Art Online's 2nd Season Ending Sung by Luna Haruna". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sword Art Online II's Promo Video Previews Luna Haruna Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Sword Art Online: Lost Song, Re: Hollow Fragment Promos Streamed". Anime News Network. August 24, 2015. Retrieved September 23, 2015. 
  8. ^ てけおん (January 28, 2015). "『SAO ロスト・ソング』は藍井エイルさん&春奈るなさんのW主題歌! この主題歌が聞ける動画も公開" (in Japanese). Dengeki Online. Retrieved September 24, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Hai-Furi TV Anime's 2nd TV Ad Previews Luna Haruna's Theme Song". Anime News Network. March 26, 2016. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Sword Art Online Hollow Realization PS4/PS Vita Game's 3rd Trailer Previews Luna Haruna's Theme Song (Update)". Anime News Network. June 27, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Oversky" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Candy Lips" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Dreamer" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  14. ^ 空は高く風は歌う [Sora wa Takaku Kaze wa Utau] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Overfly" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  16. ^ 君がくれた世界 [Kimi ga Kureta Sekai] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  17. ^ アイヲウタエ [Ai o Utae] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Snowdrop" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Startear" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  20. ^ 君色シグナル [Kimi-iro Signal]. Oricon. 
  21. ^ "Ripple Effect" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved June 6, 2016. 

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