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Manga 'Houseki no Kuni' Gets TV Anime for Fall 2017

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May 18, 2017 8:47 PM

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An official website for Houseki no Kuni has opened and announced that the manga by Haruko Ichikawa will get a TV anime for Fall 2017.

Synopsis
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, Adamantine, assigns him the task of creating a natural history encyclopedia. (Source: MU)

Staff
Director: Takahiko Kyougoku (Love Live! School Idol Project)
Series Composition: Toshiya Oono (Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen)
Character Design: Asako Nishida (HaruChika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun suru)
Studio: Orange

Houseki no Kuni has been serialized in Afternoon since October 2012. The manga placed tenth on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2014 rankings in the male category, and was nominated for the eighth Manga Taisho awards. The series currently has six compiled volumes in print, with the seventh volume scheduled for May 23. The manga has been licensed in English as Land of the Lustrous by Kodansha Comics USA. The first volume is set to be released on June 27.

Official site: http://land-of-the-lustrous.com/
Official Twitter: @houseki_anime

Source: Comic Natalie

Houseki no Kuni (TV) on MAL
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May 18, 2017 8:53 PM

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In my opinion, this seems like a pretty cool premise. Might watch this.
 
 
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May 18, 2017 8:54 PM
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Wait the mc is a he?
 
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May 18, 2017 9:02 PM

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Anime Steven Universe
 
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May 18, 2017 9:07 PM

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I hope I can get a better visual sometime later. The manga one is nicely drawn.

Despite the staff and studio I think it will be a nice watch hopefully.
 
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May 18, 2017 9:49 PM

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I can hear many Steven Universe fans will move to anime fanbase and claim this as masterpiece lol.
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Hmm can't really say much about the staff since the director is fine honestly, and the series composition I heard from Ao no Exorcist S2 it was pretty good as an adaption.

Character designs I actually liked HaruChika's designs so... yeah. The concept or idea is pretty neat though, and yeah some people said this with Steven Universe and I have to yet continue that series. Sooo...

 
 
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May 18, 2017 10:08 PM
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Yea. The gem stuff really reminds me of Steven Universe.

The only big worry for me so far is the studio who only did CG for other studio's animes, which means it will be full CGI.
Urgh.
 
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Sounds interesting, but CG anime? Eh I dont know.

Apparently it ranked 10th in Kono Manga no Sugoi for males in 2015 so maybe I should try it after all
 
May 19, 2017 12:25 AM

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I kinda like the manga as it feels different from a lot of stuff but CG...eh idk. It could still be good but that lowered my hype a little.
 
 
May 19, 2017 3:14 AM

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this is disappointing to hear it'll be a CG anime only because the PV that was released a couple years back was really good, so i wish they kept that style.
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May 19, 2017 5:02 AM

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Doesn't sound bad, but the studio makes me skeptical.
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@Pullman Were you praying for something like this to happen or what? lol
 
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Knighted said:
Wait the mc is a he?


It says that all the gems are gender-less, I assume the "he" part was a typo, or they just decided to word it that because coming up with a word that fits gender-less was too hard, or the character identifies as a boy
 
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CG or not, this sounds hella promising. It does have a Steven Universe feel to it, but it also got a more nuanced sci-fi feel to it as well. The studio pick is abysmal at best, but the series composition being handled by Oono after he just finished faithfully adapting the Blue Exorcist second season gives a sigh of relief. Will give the show a couple episodes to see if it holds up, but otherwise this definitely piques my interest.
 
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sounds excellent. oono toshiya is great, nishida asako is good, and kyougoku takahiko seems good (people like love live, right?). the story is very intriguing. i'm optimistic for this, regardless of the CG. hopefully the studio can pull it off.
 
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@Pullman Were you praying for something like this to happen or what? lol


Because it's similar to SU or what?
I doubt this is gonna even compare to SU but who knows.
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Pullman said:
John_2001 said:
@Pullman Were you praying for something like this to happen or what? lol


Because it's similar to SU or what?
I doubt this is gonna even compare to SU but who knows.
It would have to be absolutely abysmal to not at least be a bit better than Steven Universe. Though considering the staff and the fact that it's full CG, who knows what will happen..
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Hongu said:
Pullman said:


Because it's similar to SU or what?
I doubt this is gonna even compare to SU but who knows.
It would have to be absolutely abysmal to not at least be a bit better than Steven Universe. Though considering it's full CG, that might actually be a possibility..


Nice bait Mr. Hater.
Not edgy enough, I guess?
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May 19, 2017 11:26 AM

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Actually relieved that it's CG because I honestly think hand drawn won't fit. Will watch. I liked the manga.
 
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The manga had nice art. It has an interesting concept
 
 
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Knighted said:
Wait the mc is a he?


It says that all the gems are gender-less, I assume the "he" part was a typo, or they just decided to word it that because coming up with a word that fits gender-less was too hard, or the character identifies as a boy


The manga summary say its a she, so meh thats confusing ==
 
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Sounds interesting. Might watch.
 
May 21, 2017 12:32 PM
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11k Twitter followers so much hype already. I watch if no full CG.
I wish all are boys I can't wait for cast.
 
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Seriously stop with the Steven Universe shit, Houseki no Kuni is beyond such BS.

Regarding the he or she: As they do not have genders or even any concept of it, both don't really fit. In japanese, neutral pronouns are used, so an "it" or "they" would be the closest. It will be interesting to see what Seiyuu they use.

Regarding 3DCGI: I guess this could be another great show many people will miss because they are 2D nazis and declare every visual style that is a little outside their comfort zone to be bad.
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Man I'm really hyped. But also, >3DCG
It looked gorgeous in 2D, that's disappointing
 
 
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'Steven Universe'
'Genderless'

Sounds like your typical tumblr-esque anime. Pass. Won't touch with a ten foot pole.
 
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11k Twitter followers so much hype already. I watch if no full CG.
I wish all are boys I can't wait for cast.


Lel, too bad the studio only does CG
 
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i just wonder why?

why cgi?
i'ts not like normal animation wouldn't work, the pv was quite a success really... so why?


only hope left is that it is decent cgi, but that's not in my expectations.
 
Jun 9, 2017 11:10 AM

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I'm so happy tho, HnK deserved an anime and I'm sure it will be good!
 
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'Steven Universe'
'Genderless'

Sounds like your typical tumblr-esque anime. Pass. Won't touch with a ten foot pole.



Pretty stupid reason to ignore something.
 
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All in all, I'm really excited for this.

But if it's CG in the end, all we can hope for is that it's better than Berserk 2016.
 
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HnK manga began publishing in 2012. SU pilot went on air in 2013. Similarities in concept are either a coincidence or... dunno, maybe Rebecca Sugar looked for some inspiration in Japanese manga. But it certainly wasn't the other way around.

 
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KayChan4U said:
'Steven Universe'
'Genderless'

Sounds like your typical tumblr-esque anime. Pass. Won't touch with a ten foot pole.


No, don't be that guy that hates it, because you think it is trying not appeal to only one specific group. Houseki no Kuni is different and does not talk about sexuality or anything. It talks about humanity and how the gems were made and the survival of theirs kind.
 
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Coming back and looking at all the CGI hate for HnK is hilarious


 
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I want a season 2 very much..