Luna Sea discography

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Luna Sea discography
LUNA SEA Singapore 2013.jpg
Luna Sea in Singapore in 2013.
Studio albums10
Live albums3
Compilation albums10
Video albums27
Singles20
Tribute albums1
Remix10
Self cover album1
Demos3
Various artists compilations5

The discography of the Japanese rock band Luna Sea, consists of 10 studio albums, 3 live albums, 10 compilations (including 3 box sets), 10 instrumental remix albums, 20 singles, and 27 home videos.

The band was founded in 1986 by bassist J and rhythm guitarist Inoran, when they were in high school. In 1989 they were joined by lead guitarist and violinist Sugizo, drummer Shinya and vocalist Ryuichi, a lineup that has remained the same. Originally called Lunacy, the band changed their name to Luna Sea upon their first album release in 1991.

Due to their early use of make-up and costumes and their widespread popularity, Luna Sea are considered one of the most successful and influential bands in the visual kei movement. Throughout the mid '90s they used significantly less make-up, and after a one-year break in 1998, came back with a more mainstream alternative rock style and toned down their on-stage attire. When they disbanded in 2000, they left a big mark on the Japanese rock scene. In 2003, HMV Japan ranked Luna Sea at number 90 on their list of the 100 most important Japanese pop acts.[1] Luna Sea have sold over 10 million certified records in Japan.

Luna Sea achieved their breakthrough success with a sold-out tour in 1991, which helped them get a contract with MCA Victor, and with the release of their second album Image (1992), which peaked at number 9 on the Oricon chart. Following critically acclaimed albums Eden in 1993 (No. 5), Mother in 1994 (No. 2) and Style in 1996 (No. 1), the band switched to Universal in 1998 and released their best-selling studio album, the number one Shine. In late 2000, after their seventh studio album Lunacy (No. 3), Luna Sea disbanded. In 2007 and 2008 they reunited for one-date shows, and in 2010 officially restarted activities. Their first new studio album in thirteen years, A Will (No.3), was released in 2013. Their ninth album, Luv (No. 4), followed four years later in 2017. At the end of 2019, Cross peaked at number 3 on the Oricon, but became their first to top Billboard Japan.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title
(information)
Peak Position
Sales
(Japan)
RIAJ certification
(sales thresholds)
Oricon[2] Billboard Japan TWN
1991 Luna Sea
  • Released: April 21, 1991
  • Label: Extasy
30,000+[3]
1992 Image 9 110,000
1993 Eden
  • Released: April 21, 1993
  • Label: MCA Victor
5 219,000
  • Gold
1994 Mother
  • Released: October 26, 1994
  • Label: MCA Victor
2 712,000
  • Platinum
1996 Style
  • Released: April 22, 1996
  • Label: MCA Victor
1 724,000
  • Platinum
1998 Shine 1 1,125,000
  • Million
2000 Lunacy
  • Released: July 12, 2000
  • Label: Universal
3 284,000
  • Gold
2013 A Will
  • Released: December 11, 2013
  • Label: Universal
3
2017 Luv
  • Released: December 20, 2017
  • Label: Universal
4 4[4]
2019 Cross
  • Released: December 18, 2019
  • Label: Universal
3 1[5] 1[6]

Self cover albums[edit]

Year Title
(information)
Oricon
Sales
(Japan)
RIAJ certification
(sales thresholds)
Weekly[2] Yearly
2011 Luna Sea
  • Released: March 16, 2011
  • Label: HPQ/Avex
6 35,000

Live albums[edit]

Year Title
(information)
Oricon
Sales
(Japan)
RIAJ certification
(sales thresholds)
Weekly[2] Yearly
1999 Never Sold Out
  • Released: May 29, 1999
  • Label: Universal
5 80 288,000
  • Gold
2011 Luna Sea 3D in Los Angeles
  • Released: December 4, 2010
  • Label: HPQ/Avex
15 6,000
2014 Never Sold Out 2
  • Released: May 28, 2014
  • Label: Universal
14

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title
(information)
Oricon
Sales
(Japan)
RIAJ certification
(sales thresholds)
Weekly[2] Yearly
1997 Singles
  • Released: December 17, 1997
  • Label: Universal
1 20 1,236,000
  • Million
2000 Period -the Best Selection-
  • Released: December 23, 2000
  • Label: Universal
1 53
(2001)
1,000,000[7]
  • Platinum
2002 Another Side of Singles II
  • Released: March 6, 2002
  • Label: Universal
30 17,000
2003 Complete Single Box
  • Released: December 23, 2003
  • Label: Universal
2004 Complete Album Box
  • Released: May 29, 2004
  • Label: Universal
212
2005 Slow
  • Released: March 23, 2005
  • Label: Universal
63 8,000
2008 Complete Best
  • Released: March 26, 2008
  • Label: Universal
11 20,000
2011 Premium Box
2013 Complete Best -Asia Limited Edition-
  • Released: March 27, 2013
  • Label: Avex Trax
47
2014 25th Anniversary Ultimate Best -The One-
  • Released: May 28, 2014
  • Label: Universal
17

Tribute album[edit]

Year Title
(information)
Oricon
Sales
(Japan)
RIAJ certification
(sales thresholds)
Weekly[2] Yearly
2007 Luna Sea Memorial Cover Album -Re:birth-
  • Released: December 19, 2007
  • Label: Avex Trax
33

Remix albums[edit]

Title Release date Label
Symphonic Luna Sea June 22, 1994 Victor
Symphonic Luna Sea II September 21, 1995 Victor
Guitar Solo Instruments 1 December 19, 2001 Universal
Guitar Solo Instruments 2 December 19, 2001 Universal
Piano Solo Instruments 1 December 19, 2001 Universal
Piano Solo Instruments 2 December 19, 2001 Universal
Piano Solo Instruments 3 December 19, 2001 Universal
Piano Solo Instruments 4 December 19, 2001 Universal
Symphonic Luna Sea -Reboot- November 26, 2014 Nippon Columbia
Piano Anthology ~Melody of Luna Sea~ August 31, 2016 Being Inc.

Singles[edit]

Year Title
(information)
Oricon
Billboard Japan
Hot 100
RIAJ certification
(sales thresholds)
Sales
(Japan)
Album
Weekly[8] Yearly
1993 "Believe"
  • Release: February 24, 1993
  • Label: MCA Victor
11 132,640 Eden
"In My Dream (With Shiver)"
  • Release: July 21, 1993
  • Label: MCA Victor
9 102,920
1994 "Rosier"
  • Release: July 21, 1994
  • Label: MCA Victor
3 80 Gold 371,800 Mother
"True Blue"
  • Release: September 21, 1994
  • Label: MCA Victor
1 65 Platinum 420,490
1995 "Mother"
  • Release: February 22, 1995
  • Label: MCA Victor
5 Gold 243,290
"Desire"
  • Release: November 13, 1995
  • Label: MCA Victor
1 Platinum 588,370 Style
1996 "End of Sorrow"
  • Release: March 25, 1996
  • Label: MCA Victor
1 70 Platinum 419,360
"In Silence"
  • Release: July 15, 1996
  • Label: MCA Victor
2 Gold 285,510
1998 "Storm"
  • Release: April 15, 1998
  • Label: Universal
1 29 Platinum 720,370 Shine
"Shine"
  • Release: June 3, 1998
  • Label: Universal
1 59 Platinum 415,820
"I for You"
  • Release: July 1, 1998
  • Label: Universal
2 49 Platinum 481,390
2000 "Gravity"
  • Release: March 29, 2000
  • Label: Universal
1 Gold 282,720 Lunacy
"Tonight"
  • Release: May 17, 2000
  • Label: Universal
4 Gold 211,460
"Love Song"
  • Release: November 8, 2000
  • Label: Universal
4 178,980
2012 "The One -Crash to Create-"
  • Release: March 21, 2012
  • Label: HPQ/Avex
5 23[9] 30,000
"The End of the Dream/Rouge"
  • Release: December 12, 2012
  • Label: Universal
6 7[10] 22,500 A Will
2013 "Thoughts"
  • Release: August 28, 2013
  • Label: Universal
7 14[11] 16,682
"Ran" (, alternately "Run")
  • Release: November 13, 2013
  • Label: Universal
17 24[12]
2016 "Limit"
  • Release: June 22, 2016
  • Label: Universal
14 19[13] Luv
2019 "Sora no Uta ~Higher and Higher~/Hisōbi"
(宇宙の詩 ~Higher and Higher~/悲壮美)
  • Release: May 29, 2019
  • Label: Universal
7 20[14] 14,754[15] Cross

Various artists compilations[edit]

Title Song Release date Label
Nuclear Fusion Tour "Precious" March 10, 1991 Extasy[16]
Mulan "Breathe (Special Version)" June 2, 1998 Walt Disney
Tribute Spirits "Scanner" May 1, 1999 Pony Canyon
The World Is Not Enough "Sweetest Coma Again" January 19, 2000 Radioactive/MCA
Another Heaven Complex - Score "Gravity on the Edge of the World" April 28, 2000 Universal[17]

Videos[edit]

Title VHS release date LD release date DVD release date Blu-ray release date Label Oricon DVD
[18]
Oricon Blu-ray
[19]
Image or Real July 22, 1992 July 22, 1992 May 29, 2002 MCA Victor, Universal 46
Sin After Sin December 16, 1993 December 16, 1991 May 22, 2002 MCA Victor, Universal 50
Eclipse I May 24, 1995 May 24, 1995 MCA Victor
Lunatic Tokyo 1995.12.23 Tokyo Dome July 15, 1996 July 15, 1996 May 30, 2002 MCA Victor, Universal 39
Rew May 21, 1997 May 21, 1997 May 29, 2002 MCA Victor, Universal 44
10th Anniversary Gig [Never Sold Out] Capacity ∞ Live! September 29, 1999 May 30, 2010 Universal 19
10th Anniversary Gig [Never Sold Out] Capacity ∞ Document! September 29, 1999 Universal
The Final Act Tokyo Dome May 29, 2001 Universal 5
Eclipse II November 28, 2001 Universal
Eclipse I+II November 28, 2001 Universal 11
Mafuyu no Yagai (真冬の野外) May 29, 2003 Universal 10
Manatsu no Yagai (真夏の野外) May 29, 2003 Universal 13
God Bless You ~One Night Dejavu~ Tokyo Dome 2007.12.24 March 26, 2008 December 24, 2008 Avex Trax 3
Mafuyu no Yagai & Manatsu no Yagai (真冬の野外&真夏の野外) May 30, 2010 Universal 90
First Asian Tour 1999 in Hong Kong December 15, 2010 Universal 36
Concert Tour 2000 Brand New Chaos Act II in Taipei December 15, 2010 Universal 32
Luna Sea A Documentary Film of 20th Anniversary World Tour Reboot -to the New Moon- March 30, 2011 Avex Trax 10
Luna Sea 20th Anniversary World Tour Reboot -to the New Moon- 24th December, 2010 at Tokyo Dome March 30, 2011 March 30, 2011 Avex Trax 8
Lunacy Kurofuku Gentei Gig ~the Holy Night~ (LUNACY 黒服限定GIG 〜the Holy Night〜) March 30, 2011 March 30, 2011 Avex Trax 9
God Bless You Document Ichiya Kagiri no Fukkatsu Live Luna Sea Chinmoku no 7 Nen wo Koete (GOD BLESS YOU DOCUMENT 一夜限りの復活ライブ LUNA SEA沈黙の7年を超えて) October 19, 2011 June 20, 2012 Avex Trax 13 85
Luna Sea 3D in Los Angeles February 22, 2012 February 22, 2012 Avex Trax 67 48
Luna Sea For Japan A Promise to the Brave March 28, 2012 March 28, 2012 Avex Trax 24 12
Luna Sea Concert Tour 2000 Brand New Chaos ~20000803 Osaka-jō Hall~ (LUNA SEA CONCERT TOUR 2000 BRAND NEW CHAOS 〜20000803 大阪城ホール〜) December 19, 2012 Avex Trax 62
The End of the Dream -Prologue- March 27, 2013 March 27, 2013 Avex Trax 77 51
The End of the Dream Zepp Tour 2012 "Kourin" (LUNA SEA The End of the Dream ZEPP TOUR 2012 「降臨」) March 27, 2013 March 27, 2013 Avex Trax 26 45
Luna Sea Live Tour 2012-2013 The End of the Dream at Nippon Budokan (LUNA SEA LIVE TOUR 2012-2013 The End of the Dream at 日本武道館) May 29, 2013 June 26, 2013 Universal 10 41
Live on A Will June 24, 2015 July 22, 2015 Universal 11 64

Demos[edit]

Title Release date Notes
"Lunacy" August 9, 1989 Songs: "Kill Me", "Sexual Parvasion" and "Nightmare". Track 2 was reworked and retitled "Time is Dead" for their debut album, Luna Sea.
"Shade" December 8, 1989,
March 16, 2011
Songs: "Shade", "Search for Reason" and "Suspicious". Track 1 was re-recorded for their first album, and track 2 for their second, Image. The whole demo was re-released in the premium edition of the self cover of their debut album.
"Lastly" June 10, 1990 Composed only of the title track, which was re-recorded for their 1993 album Eden.

Other[edit]

Luna Sea members provide backing vocals on several songs.
  • Unrivaled is Extasy ~ Extasy Summit '91 at Nippon Budokan, February 21, 1992, Extasy
Live recordings of a 1991 Extasy Summit, held by Extasy Records. Also features Tokyo Yankees, Virus, X Japan and several others.
  • Minna ga Mumei-Datta, Dakedo... Muteki-Datta ~ Extasy Summit 1992, May 10, 1993, Extasy
Live recordings of the October 31, 1992 Extasy Summit, held by Extasy Records. Also features Deep, Media Youth, The Zolge, Tokyo Yankees, Screaming Mad George and Psychosis, Gilles de Rais, Zi:Kill and several others.
Won through a magazine contest.
A digital download song recorded and released specifically for the proceeds to be donated for recovery and relief from the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[20]
  • "Holy Knight" (December 23, 2016)
Limited Christmas song CD sold only at The Holy Night -Beyond the Limit- concerts at Saitama Super Arena on December 23 and 24, 2016.[21]
  • "Beyond the Time ~Moebius no Uchū o Koete~" (BEYOND THE TIME ~メビウスの宇宙を超えて~, "Beyond the Time (Over the Moebius Skies)", September 6, 2019)
Cover of the TM Network song for use as the third opening theme of the 2019 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin - Advent of the Red Comet anime.[22] Released digitally on September 6, 2019.[23] Also included in the limited edition B version of their album Cross.[24]

References[edit]

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  20. ^ "LUNA SEA's PROMISE Released Digitally for Earthquake Victims". jame-world.com. Japanese Music Entertainment. 2011-04-09. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
  21. ^ "LUNA SEA初のクリスマスソングたまアリ2DAYS限定リリース". Natalie (in Japanese). 2016-10-14. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  22. ^ "『機動戦士ガンダム THE ORIGIN 前夜 赤い彗星』第3弾OP&EDがYouTubeでも公開、OP曲はTM NETWORKのカヴァー". amass.jp (in Japanese). 2019-06-24. Retrieved 2019-07-07.
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  24. ^ "LUNA SEAニューアルバム「CROSS」発売、2月から全国ツアー". Natalie (in Japanese). 2019-10-11. Retrieved 2019-12-01.