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Developer(s)Lunascape Corporation
Initial releaseOctober 2001; 19 years ago (2001-10)
Final release(s) [±]
6.15.2 (February 25, 2018; 3 years ago (2018-02-25)[1]) [±]
Preview release(s) [±]
Phoebe 0.24.0 (September 1, 2020; 9 months ago (2020-09-01)[2]) [±]
EngineGecko, Trident, WebKit
Operating systemmacOS, iOS, Windows, Android
Available in28 languages[3]
List of languages
American English, British English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish
TypeWeb browser
LicenseFreeware Edit this on Wikidata

Lunascape is a web browser developed by Lunascape Corporation in Tokyo, Japan. It is unusual in that it contains three rendering engines: Gecko (used in Mozilla Firefox), WebKit (used in Apple's Safari), and Trident (used in Microsoft Internet Explorer).[4][5] This feature is common only to the Avant web browser. The user can switch between layout engines seamlessly.

Lunascape is available for Windows and Android platforms, as well as for iPad and iPhone.


Lunascape was released in October 2001 while the founders were in college. As the browser became popular, Hidekazu Kondo established the Lunascape Corporation in August 2004 while pursuing a PhD. Hidekazu Kondo then became the CEO of Lunascape Corporation. Additionally, Lunascape was selected as an "Exploratory Software Project" commissioned by the Japanese government.[6]

The company branched out to the United States and as of June 2008 is based in Sunnyvale, California.[7][8][9]

Lunascape introduced its browser internationally in December 2008.

In late 2019, Lunascape was acquired by G.U.Labs, with Hidekazu Kondo remaining as a representative director.[10]


  1. ^ doublebasskartik (2018-02-25). "Lunascape 6.15.2 has released". Lunascape Blog. Lunascape Corporation. Archived from the original on 2020-12-03. Retrieved 2019-01-26.
  2. ^ "Releases". Lunascape. 2020-09-01. Retrieved 2021-06-06 – via GitHub.
  3. ^ "Download Lunascape". Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  4. ^ Needleman, Rafe (2008-11-24). "Have it all: Lunascape, the browser with three engines | Webware - CNET". Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  5. ^ "Lunascape Browser: Firefox, Internet Explorer And Chrome All-In-One". TechCrunch. 2008-11-25. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  6. ^ "Lunascape Founders". Archived from the original on 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  7. ^ "CNET Japan". Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  8. ^ "Lunascape opens subsidiary in Silicon Valley". Asiajin. 2008-06-17. Archived from the original on 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  9. ^ "Lunascape Corporate Info". 2004-08-26. Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  10. ^ "ウェブブラウザ事業買収のお知らせ" [Notice of Acquisition of Web Browser Business] (Press release) (in Japanese). G.U. Labs Co., LTD. 2019-12-02. Retrieved 2020-01-26.

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