Luna Takamura

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Luna Takamura
Born (1952-09-18)September 18, 1952
Kobe, Japan
Origin Japan
Died 6 March 2004(2004-03-06) (aged 51)
Honolulu, Hawaii, US
Genres J-pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1970–2004
Associated acts Golden Half

Luna Takamura or Runa Takamura (高村ルナ Takamura Runa?) (September 18, 1952, in Kobe – March 6, 2004, in Honolulu) was a J-pop singer and dancer of Japanese and German descent. In her later career, she became particularly known for her two Nikkatsu Roman Porno films released in 1976.

Music career[edit]

Takamura had been a member of Golden Half until the band's split in 1974. She released a solo album titled Tenshi no Asa (天使の朝) from Nippon Crown in 1975.

Film career[edit]

In 1976, Takamura played the title role in Masaru Konuma's nunsploitation film Cloistered Nun: Runa’s Confession. She followed this film with Kōyū Ohara's Runa's Confession: "Men Crawling All Over Me" a semi-autobiographical, erotic retelling of her pop music career.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Based on:[2][3]

  • Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter (野良猫ロック セックスハンター Nora-neko rokku: Sekkusu hanta?), 1970, cameo as a Golden Half member.
  • ESPY (エスパイ Esupai?), 1974, Judy.
  • Cloistered Nun: Runa’s Confession (修道女ルナの告白 Shudojo Runa no kokuhaku?), 1976, Runa/Luna.
  • Runa’s Confession: "Men Crawling All Over Me" (ルナの告白 私に群がった男たち Runa no kokuhaku: Watashi ni muraga tta otoko tachi?), 1976, herself.
  • Assault! Jack the Ripper (暴行切り裂きジャック Bōkō Kirisaki Jakku?), 1976, woman at the boutique.
  • New Female Prisoner Scorpion #701 (新女囚さそり 701号 Shin joshuu sasori: 701-gō?), 1976, a performer.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Weisser, Thomas; Yuko Mihara Weisser (1998). Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Sex Films. Miami: Vital Books : Asian Cult Cinema Publications. pp. 79–80. ISBN 1-889288-52-7. 
  2. ^ Luna Takamura filmography at Japanese Movie Database
  3. ^ Luna Takamura filmography at the IMDB