Kid Fenris has recenlty scanned Softbank’s Lunar I and II artbook, where we can see some of the original concept for the characters that were meant to be in the second game. As KidF says in his site: “Lunar II […] abandoned most of the original Lunar’s characters in the process. That wasn’t always the plan. GameArts’ original ideas for Lunar II: Eternal Blue called for the main cast from Lunar: The Silver Star to return, older and perhaps as supporting characters. That’s what some early concept illustrations from Softbank’s Lunar I and II artbook shows, anyway.”
“Alex, the hero, was a kid with a harp and a fur hat in the first game. For the second, he became a lumberjack and grew one hell of a mullet, while his passive love interest, Luna, started wearing makeup.” You can read more infos and see more scans at www.kidfenris.com. Props to Kid Fenris for this find!