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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., 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 made 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 楽曲パック vol.5.
  • 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.

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 - - - - -


Game Level
Basic Advanced Master
Notecounts 136 139 -


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


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


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