Haruko Ichikawa’s award-winning adventure manga series, Land of the Lustrous, also known as Houseki no Kuni, has wowed critics and fans alike. Now, according to the July issue of Afternoon magazine, a TV anime adaptation for the critically-acclaimed manga has also been green-lit.
Here’s how ANN describes the story:
The manga’s story takes place in the distant future, where a new life form called “hōseki” (gems) is born. The 28 gems must fight against the “tsukijin” (moon people) who want to attack them and turn them into decorations, so each gem is assigned a role such as a fighter or a medic. Although she hopes to fight the moon people, Phos is a gem who is given no assignment until the gems’ manager Kongo asks her to edit a natural history magazine.
The manga got plenty of critical acclaim and nominations too. It got 10th place during 2014’s edition of Kono Manga ga Sugoi!’s “Top 20 Manga for Male Readers”, as well as a nomination for the prestigious Manga Taisho Award back in 2015. It also got itself an animated PV by Studio Hibari back in 2013.
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