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Houseki no Kuni (TV)


Alternative Titles

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

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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.481 (scored by 53,661 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #1132
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #641
Members: 132,425
Favorites: 3,101
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Ranked #113Popularity #641Members 132,425
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Episodes: /12
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Phosphophyllite
Main
Kurosawa, Tomoyo
Japanese
Antarcticite
Supporting
Ise, Mariya
Japanese
Diamond
Supporting
Kayano, Ai
Japanese
Cinnabar
Supporting
Komatsu, Mikako
Japanese
Bort
Supporting
Sakura, Ayane
Japanese
Rutile
Supporting
Uchiyama, Yumi
Japanese
Padparadscha
Supporting
Park, Romi
Japanese
Yellow Diamond
Supporting
Minagawa, Junko
Japanese
Jade
Supporting
Takagaki, Ayahi
Japanese
Alexandrite
Supporting
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese

Staff

Kyogoku, Takahiko
Director
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Oono, Toshiya
Script, Series Composition
Fudeyasu, Kazuyuki
Script


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"Kyoumen no Nami (鏡面の波)" by YURiKA

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




More reviewsReviews

Dec 23, 2017
RebelPanda (All reviews)
“Constantly, I think to myself that I would like to be reborn…”
-Phosphophyllite

Do you ever wish you could change and transcend the limitations of the body you were given? Phos' journey in Land of the Lustrous (Houseki no Kuni) is a compelling exploration of a person who desires to change themselves, both physically and mentally. Studio Orange's adaptation of Haruko Ichikawa's manga is unlike any anime you've ever seen. Stunning CGI, visceral yet graceful nature to which it portrays bodies, and a bold analysis of human emotions make it an unforgettable experience.

In the distant future, Earth has been ravaged by six meteors. The meteors broke read more
Dec 23, 2017
MetaThPr4h (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 23, 2017
Eanki (All reviews)
The GRRM Reaper once posited the Furniture Rule: at its core, literature is an exploration of the human condition; the rest is furniture.

Houseki no Kuni begins as a simple story of immortal, genderless life forms, the Gems, 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. Slowly, the story moves on, teasing the layers of mystery of its world and a more intriguing aspect of the entire dynamic unravels, one more conducive to philosophical discourse. The introduction of a third faction, the Admirabilis, elevates the nature read more
Dec 23, 2017
LIQfilms (All reviews)
Over the last few years or so, it seems that the discussion regarding the use of CGI in anime has grown all the more prominent, and for perfectly good reason too. It appears that more and more shows are using CGI to greater affect, which is generally brought with much disdain with anime fans. For shows that use CGI in accordance with the use of traditional 2-D animation, the end result is usually one that comes across as jarring, as the two modes of animation juxtaposes awkwardly with one another, with scenes that end up feeling clunky or strange. It usually ends up dragging me read more

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