Here is a brief introduction thread to Loona, and their lore. So if you've been interested in diving into Loona, this thread is for you! 🌙
Loona (Korean: 이달의 소녀; translation: "Girl of the Month") is a 12 member girl group under Blockberry Creative. Unlike most groups, Loona underwent a unique pre-debut project, in which the members were revealed over 18 months, each with their own solo album. During this pre-debut period 3 subunits were also formed, each with their own mini albums, giving them a grand total of 44 pre-debut songs. They finally debuted as a full group in 2018 with the album [++].
Loona has also built a complicated story and universe (called the Loonaverse) through their music videos, special clips, official websites and various texts. The information and clues given to us is purposefully left vague to leave room for endless fan theories and speculation, similar to an ARG. In the members introductions I'll mention their representative animals and colors, as well as their debut order, and the subunits they're in, because it's important to know for lore purposes.
The first subunit, Loona 1/3, consists of members Heejin, Hyunjin, Haseul, Yeojin, and Vivi. The debuted with the EP Love & Live. In the lore, the members of 1/3 live on earth, and are normal human girls, except Vivi, who is an android. You'll also notice that Yeojin never appears in their MVs, because she is "lost in a forest", which is an important part of the lore, not just in regards to Loona 1/3.
The second subunit is Odd Eye Circle, which consists of members Kim Lip, Jinsoul, and Choerry. They debuted with the title track Girl Front. In watching their MVs you'll notice that each member has an "odd eye" which grants them powers. It is hinted that Kim Lip and Jinsoul are from a different realm entirely, while Choerry, a seemingly normal girl, has the ability to traverse between realms. In the MVs the members also seem to be searching for something...or someone?
The final subunit to debut is YYXY, consisting of members Yves, Chuu, Gowon, and Olivia Hye. They debuted with the title track Love4eva which features Grimes. In the lore, these girls are no ordinary humans, and reside in Eden. Together, members Yves, Chuu, and Gowon choose to the eat the forbidden fruit and leave Olivia Hye in Eden.
And finally, with all members revealed, Loona debuts with the title track Hi High. In the music video, all members finally gather together. Odd Eye Circle completes their mission of collecting the other members, Yeojin is rescued from the forest and Olivia Hye takes the leap from Eden. But the story is far from over :]
This has been a brief introduction to Loona, thanks for putting up with the loona spam! I barely scratched the surface of Loona's deep lore. If you'd like the know more about the Loonaverse I recommend checking out Twinfish's theory videos. If you want to know more about Loona as a group, check out the video "The Avengers of Kpop", corny name, but its well put together and reads like a documentary.
And i'd also recommend watching all the mvs and teasers in order, so heres a playlist if you wanna do so !! https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLp9c8Hz5InNq9ZJre3BuWDt_Dy8J0TRQL
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