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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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: 8.401 (scored by 176460176,460 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1712
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #469
Members: 412,557
Favorites: 12,017

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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

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

Staff

Tomita, Akihiro
Producer
Kyougoku, Takahiko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Kuno, Yoko
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director, Key Animation


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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)



Dec 23, 2017
"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 your body? Phos' journey in Land of the Lustrous (Houseki no Kuni) is a compelling exploration of a person who desires to physically and mentally change themselves. 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 dense analysis of the human condition makes it unforgettable.

In the distant future, Earth has been ravaged by six meteors. The meteors broke off parts of the planet ...
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 ...
Dec 23, 2017
The GRRM Reaper once posited the Furniture Rule: that at its core, literature is an exploration of the human condition; the rest is fluff, 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 ...

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