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Houseki no Kuni (TV)

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2017 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Saturdays at 21:30 (JST)
Producers: Kodansha, TOHO animation
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Orange
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Fantasy, Seinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.041 (scored by 7,628 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #5092
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1497
Members: 46,109
Favorites: 399
Ranked #509Popularity #1497Members 46,109
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Episodes: /12
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In the distant future, a new immortal and genderless life form called Gems populate the Earth. The 28 Gems must fight against the Moon Dwellers, who attack them regularly to abduct them and to turn them into decorations. Each Gem is assigned a role, such as a fighter or a medic.

Being only 300 years old, Phosphophyllite is the youngest of the Gems and has no assignment yet. He wants to help to fight the Moon Dwellers, but is too weak and brittle for battle. One day the master of Gems, Kongou (Adamantine), assigns him the task of creating a natural history encyclopedia.

(Source: MAL News)


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"Kyoumen no Nami (鏡面の波)" by YURiKA

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"Kirameku Hamabe (煌めく浜辺)" by Yuiko Oohara (eps 2-)

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Oct 28, 2017
ColorFul1 (All reviews)
Four episodes have aired, at the time of this review and I have to say it's brilliant.

It's the most beautiful anime I've ever seen and brings a nostalgic feeling when I watch it.

I love everything about it and I'm biased but truly is a great show.

Highly underrated, again very beautiful.

The story is not to simple and very engaging due to the visuals and buddhist influences Highly recommend to anyone who wants pure beauty and a nice enough story to go along with it.

Read other reviews for more in depth info as this is my first review ever on this site and I see the show read more
Oct 28, 2017
ItzToxic (All reviews)
It’s unfortunate that many people overlook and under rate CGI based series, me included. But after reading the synopsis and watching 4 episodes, I’m glad I made the decision to watch Land of the Lustrous. I guess you can say this is the…Hidden gem of the season \(\~_~)

Out of all the anime that aired this Fall, Houseki no Kuni caught my attention the most. With its oddly intriguing story along with the setting and characters. The characters of this series are gems. You know, Diamond, Jade, Alexandrite, and the other ones. Each gem has a certain hardness, how easy they can break. One of the read more
Oct 28, 2017
Pizco (All reviews)
At the time of writing this review, four episodes have aired.

I've finished catching up to the manga (60 chapters) and will be purchasing them shortly.

STORY: Gems in humanoid form fight unknown entities known as the "Moon-People", their hardness and gem type dictating their overall strength and ability to fight. The story has a very distinct feel to it, but I'm not surprised only about 20k people have this show currently listed. Although great in my opinion, it's rather niche. If you're into sci-fi type stories, this is for you. Don’t just write it off as some “Steven Universe” rip off, because 1) it was read more
Oct 28, 2017
le_halfhand_easy (All reviews)
The GRRM Reaper once posited the Furniture Rule: the idea that, at its core, literature is an exploration of the human condition; the rest is furniture.

Houseki no Kuni purports to be a story of immortal, genderless life forms with each individual based around a gemstone from which they take their physical characteristics. They are being hunted down by Lunarians for what seems to be collector’s fancy. But as the story moves on, a more intriguing aspect of the entire dynamic unravels and expands the story to one more conducive to philosophical discourse: the “bone”, the “soul”, and the “flesh”.

At its core however, underneath the trappings read more


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