Houseki no Kuni


Land of the Lustrous

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Country of Jewels
Japanese: 宝石の国
English: Land of the Lustrous
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Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2017 to Dec 23, 2017
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Saturdays at 21:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Orange
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery
Theme: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.391 (scored by 198787198,787 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1912
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #487
Members: 463,920
Favorites: 13,636

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Synopsis

In the mysterious future, crystalline organisms called Gems inhabit a world that has been destroyed by six meteors. Each Gem is assigned a role in order to fight against the Lunarians, a species who attacks them in order to shatter their bodies and use them as decorations.

Phosphophyllite, also known as Phos, is a young and fragile Gem who dreams of helping their friends in the war effort. Instead, they are told to compile an encyclopedia because of their delicate condition. After begrudgingly embarking on this task, Phos meets Cinnabar, an intelligent gem who has been relegated to patrolling the isolated island at night because of the corrosive poison their body creates. After seeing how unhappy Cinnabar is, Phos decides to find a role that both of the rejected Gems can enjoy. Houseki no Kuni follows Phos' efforts to be useful and protect their fellow Gems.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors

Phosphophyllite

Main
Kurosawa, Tomoyo
Japanese

Antarcticite

Supporting
Ise, Mariya
Japanese

Diamond

Supporting
Kayano, Ai
Japanese

Cinnabar

Supporting
Komatsu, Mikako
Japanese

Padparadscha

Supporting
Park, Romi
Japanese

Bort

Supporting
Sakura, Ayane
Japanese

Yellow Diamond

Supporting
Minagawa, Junko
Japanese

Rutile

Supporting
Uchiyama, Yumi
Japanese

Alexandrite

Supporting
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese

Kongou-sensei

Supporting
Nakata, Jouji
Japanese

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"Kyoumen no Nami (鏡面の波)" by YURiKA
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Ending Theme

1: "Kirameku Hamabe (煌めく浜辺)" by Yuiko Ohara (eps 2-7, 9-11)
2: "liquescimus" by Tomoyo Kurosawa (eps 8)
3: "Kyoumen no Nami (Orchestra Ver.) (鏡面の波(Orchestra Ver.))" by YURiKA (eps 12)




Reviews

Dec 23, 2017
Absolutely beautiful, Houseki no Kuni sadly flew under the radar of a lot of people due to the lack of initial hype, but I hope this changes over time because this anime really deserves a lot of love.

The setting is so interesting and full of mysteries and unknowns to discover, what happened to the world to become like this? Who are the gems, or the moon people that seem to be after them? Houseki knows how to make the events ocurring hooking to watch and it's such an enjoyable experience from start to end.

Along with the intriguing story we also have a fantastic cast ...
Feb 16, 2018
Mixed Feelings
I am writing this review because I believe I hold an uncommon opinion. Don’t worry, it’s spoiler free. Allow me the time to tell you a story.

Once upon a time, a little boy was shopping at a mall with his mother, when he passed by a brightly lit shop window sporting an inviting neon sign at the entrance, labelled simply “Candy.” The display case under the sign had a large, swirly lollipop in it, each swirl being a different color. Eager to satisfy his taste buds with the sweetness of a candy he has never ever seen before, the boy tugged on his mother’s coat ...
Mar 24, 2018
[SPOILER WARNING]

Houseki no Kuni is a show where the most boring, flat cast of characters do absolutely nothing for 12 episodes amidst one of the most barren, uninteresting environments I've ever had the displeasure to see. Ill attempt to break down why this show assumes the audience is brain dead and is generally an offensive watch.

First: what this show does right!
Animation: HnK won best CGI in the crunchy roll anime awards, and id agree with that sentiment. Some of the shot composition is really well done, and the movement is very fluid. The CGI is well done and never ...

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