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Song Information

LUV CAN SAVE U's jacket.

Composition/Arrangement: Hideki Naganuma
BPM: 140
Length: 2:07
Movie: Fukutomi WAVE (overlays by NAGI)
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro
Other Music Game Appearances:



Song Connections / Remixes

  • The "Do you really think love can save you" vocal sample was used in an earlier beatmania IIDX song, route 80s.
  • A long version of LUV CAN SAVE U, titled LUV CAN SAVE U [luv can extend u mix], appears on the beatmania IIDX 21 SPADA ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK album.


  • LUV CAN SAVE U marks Hideki Naganuma's debut in BEMANI.
  • In beatmania IIDX, if a AAA rank is obtained, an alternate image will show up at the end of LUV CAN SAVE U, like in Round and Round.
  • LUV CAN SAVE U is one of the bistro saucer 2nd Set unlocks of jubeat saucer. It could be unlocked from November 1st to 30th, 2012.
    • In jubeat saucer fulfill, it can be unlocked as part of saucer macchiato's Side Menu from April 23rd, 2014.
    • In jubeat prop, it can be unlocked by playing it as a BONUS TUNE from May 28th, 2015.
    • In jubeat Qubell, it is one of the Garnet unlocks of the dig dig Qubell unlocking system.
    • In jubeat clan, it can be unlocked in the jubeat SHOP.
    • In jubeat festo, it can be purchased at the emo MART.
    • In jubeat Ave. and beyond the Ave., it is one of the CONCIERGE unlocks of the LIGHT CHAT unlocking system from August 17th, 2022.
  • LUV CAN SAVE U was removed from jubeat saucer and later revived in the same game as part of saucer's song swap system. For further information on which dates was removed/revived, see this page.
  • LUV CAN SAVE U's jubeat charts were created by RAG [1].
  • In the U.S./EU iTunes version of the beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Vol.1 album, LUV CAN SAVE U and HIDEKI NAGANUMA are spelled as Luv Can Save U and Hideki Naganuma.
  • LUV CAN SAVE U is the CHALLENGE7 unlock of DanceEvolution ARCADE's CHALLENGE category (CHALLENGEカテゴリー) unlocking system.
  • LUV CAN SAVE U received LEGGENDARIA charts in beatmania IIDX 24 SINOBUZ. These charts can be unlocked by clearing the 80'S EXPERT course.
  • LUV CAN SAVE U is one of the 2 Players/みんなでBATTLE exclusive songs in DANCERUSH STARDOM. It was available for play from July 13th to 16th, 2018.
    • It was available again from July 20th to 22nd, 2018, from July 27th to 29th, 2018, and from August 3rd to 5th, 2018.
    • It was permanently available from August 17th, 2018, though it was still limited to 2 Players/みんなでBATTLE.
    • From September 10th, 2018, it is available for all modes.
  • For unknown reasons, LUV CAN SAVE U was unable to be recorded using DANCERUSH STARDOM's in-game feature until July 18th, 2018.
  • LUV CAN SAVE U is available in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS as part of the beatmania IIDX INFINITAS Music Pack vol.5 (beatmania IIDX INFINITAS 楽曲パック vol.5).
  • LUV CAN SAVE U is available in GAME PLAY mode for free players in beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE as of August 10th, 2023.
  • LUV CAN SAVE U's jubeat (2021) ratings were adjusted to its jubeat festo ratings on March 7th, 2022.
  • LUV CAN SAVE U was added to DANCE aROUND on April 5th, 2023.
  • LUV CAN SAVE U received a MASTER chart in DANCE aROUND's Gauge Unlock Event (ゲージアンロックイベント) Part 11. It could be unlocked from June 21st to July 9th, 2023, from January 24th to February 12th, 2024, and from March 6th to 24th, 2024.
    • This chart reuses its original choreography from DanceEvolution, although with a small change at the end of the choreography.
  • LUV CAN SAVE U RUNNING MAN EDITION could be unlocked from September 27th to October 22nd, 2023 as one of the Super ultimate Running man gasshuku course (スーパーアルティメット ランニングマン合宿コース) unlocks of DANCERUSH STARDOM's DANCERUSH STARDOM Honoo no DANCE gasshuku~2023AUTUMN~ (DANCERUSH STARDOM 炎のDANCE合宿~2023AUTUMN~) event.

Song Production Information


In my teenage years, I listened to a lot of 80s Eurobeat, which really influenced my musical style.
So, hearing that the musical style was making a comeback, I decided to make a Neo 80s song to my taste.
While I wanted to express a feeling of nostalgia, I also wanted to use modern musical creations and arrangements.
I used the key of A minor to express the feeling of loneliness, and then change it to the major key only for a moment.
The four lines in the chorus, particularly the line in the chorus "Broken Heart", work really well with the rhythm of the song.
I think that I have finished a suitable song for a music game like beatmania IIDX 20.

Video Production Information


From the moment that I heard this song, I was impressed and felt drawn towards it.
Whoa, I think it was very cool!
So I started to imagine what animation to make and I kept thinking about a character battling against an enemy winning and losing....
And as the story started to come together, I started becoming more excited and said "Yes! Let's make an animation!"
And the results....

Animators are gods (-゛-;)

I really wanted to do more for the animation than what I could actually put in the actual movie, so next time, I'll try to be more devoted to my work.

Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 12.
DANCE aROUND difficulty rated from 1 to 10.
DanceEvolution difficulty rated from 1 to 5.
DANCERUSH difficulty rated from 1 to 10.
jubeat to clan difficulty rated from 1 to 10, and 1 to 10.9 from festo onwards. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from jubeat@Wiki and BEMANIWiki 2nd.)

beatmania IIDX

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Notecounts / Charge Notes - 295 / 0 720 / 0 1069 / 0 1409 / 12 300 / 0 699 / 0 1416 / 0 1644 / 0
beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro→23 copula - 3 7 9 - 3 6 10 -
beatmania IIDX 24 SINOBUZ→Present - 3 7 9 10 3 6 10 11
beatmania IIDX INFINITAS - 3 7 9 - 3 6 10 -
beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE - 3 7 9 - - - - -
beatmania IIDX INFINITAS (2020) - 3 7 9 10 3 6 10 11


Game Level
Basic Advanced Master
Notecounts 136 139 146


Game Level
Light Standard Extreme Master
Choreographer Yuu
Notecounts 50 76 128 240
DanceEvolution ARCADE 3


Regular Charts

Game 1 Player 2 Players
Easy Normal Easy Normal
Max Combo 257 390 482
(241 / 241)
(386 / 386)


Game 1 Player 2 Players
Easy Normal Easy Normal
Max Combo 226 442 ?
(? / ?)
(? / ?)


Game Level
Basic Advanced Extreme
Notecounts 357 653 922
jubeat saucer→clan 4 8 9
jubeat festo→Present 4 8 9.6
jubeat plus 4 8 9
jubeat plus (Android) 4 8 9
jukebeat 4 8 9
jubeat (2021) 4 8 9.6
DanceEvolution ARCADE CHALLENGEカテゴリー
Watch Out Pt.2 - 轟け!恋のビーンボール!! - Sakura Sunrise - Little Star - 罪と罰 - Reaching for the Stars - LUV CAN SAVE U - Kind Lady - Gimme a Big Beat
Din Don Dan - I'm so Happy - 無双 - Settin' the Scene - 朱と碧のランページ - Special One
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