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Dec 26, 2020 6:05 PM
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The February 2021 issue of the Afternoon magazine announced on Friday that Haruko Ichikawa's Houseki no Kuni (Land of the Lustrous) manga is entering an indefinite hiatus.

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Long ago, Earth was struck by six meteorites, creating six moons and leaving a lone island in their wake. Those who could not make it to the island sank to the bottom of the ocean, where, over time, they slowly turned to crystal. As countless millennia passed, 28 of these crystallized lifeforms, known as the Lustrous, rose from the depths and resided on the island. Led by the wise Kongou-sensei, they must defend themselves against the seemingly infinite number of Lunarians, inhabitants of the moons who seek to harvest their valuable bodies for crafting weapons and jewelry.

Houseki no Kuni centers around Phosphophyllite, a young gem about to turn three hundred years old. Clumsy, extremely fragile, and having no visible talent, they are one of the weakest gems around, unable to help in the fight against the Lunarians in any meaningful way. But as the battle with the otherworldly invaders rages on, they soon learn that power comes at a cost that no one should have to pay. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Ichikawa began serializing the action fantasy manga in Afternoon magazine in October 2012. Kodansha published the 11th volume on July 20. Kodansha Comics licensed the manga in English in October 2016 and published the tenth volume on February 25. The 11th volume is scheduled to ship on October 5, 2021.

A 12-episode television anime adaptation by animation studio Orange aired in Fall 2017. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime series in North America and released it on home video with both English subtitles and dub last May.

Houseki no Kuni placed tenth in the male readers' division in the 2014 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings, and was nominated for the 8th Manga Taisho Awards.

Source: Afternoon February 2021 Issue, @unitkhs on Twitter
 
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Dec 26, 2020 6:17 PM

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We all have to wait 10,000 years for the next chapter.
 
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Dec 26, 2020 6:22 PM
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Oh my god, can we at least get a second season, grrrr the frustration in life
 
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Dec 26, 2020 6:45 PM
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Such a bummer. Would love to see HnK to it's grand conclusion
 
 
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A lot of good series are going on hiatus or ending recently, ugh~=.='>3
Having to wait almost a year before volume 11 comes out is going to be rough, doubly so for me since my reading lists are weekly as well and that means 'll be reading it like a year after..;-;

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Dec 26, 2020 7:56 PM

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Ichikawa got a PS5. Coincidence? (joking)
 
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Dec 26, 2020 8:09 PM
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Zhou said:
Ichikawa got a PS5. Coincidence? (joking)
it's gonna be like Berserk being in constant hiatus while Miura plays Idolmaster instead all over again lmao
 
 
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Dec 26, 2020 9:04 PM
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Noooooo.....*sigh* I understand, but it still kinda sucks. I hope the hiatus let's the writer create an ending that'll blow people's minds
 
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omg the synopsis feels more complete than the 1st season of the animation lol, the 1st season practically made no sense.

p.s. although admittedly the colorful animations was what caught my attention.
 
Dec 26, 2020 10:45 PM

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10-thousand-years hiatus started. Still sad for Phos, may the story freed her once they get back from hiatus.
 
Dec 26, 2020 10:53 PM

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Maybe after Beastars Season 2 we'll get a HnK second season announcement along with manga return!

Or just suffer.
 
 
Dec 26, 2020 10:54 PM

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And I was just gonna start this series. Bye-bye then
 
Dec 26, 2020 11:10 PM

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See ya all in next century.
 
Dec 26, 2020 11:46 PM

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read about it earlier, nothing to do but wait
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Dec 27, 2020 1:03 AM

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Aww, that hurts. Have a pleasant 10000 years, everyone~
 
Dec 27, 2020 1:51 AM
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What was the reason
 
 
Dec 27, 2020 3:18 AM

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It's the week of cancellations and hiatus apparently. Was waiting hopefully for a season 2, but that's pretty unlikely now.
 
Dec 27, 2020 4:16 AM
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"Why we still here, just to suffer?"
 
Dec 27, 2020 4:34 AM

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Houseki no Kuni truly is the embodiement of suffering

For Phos and for us readers/watchers
And then, God missed a step of his stairs
 
Dec 27, 2020 4:54 AM

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Xaeveax said:
It's the week of cancellations and hiatus apparently. Was waiting hopefully for a season 2, but that's pretty unlikely now.


Amen. Its like all the publishers got together and decided 2020 needed more oomph before it went out.
 
Dec 27, 2020 4:54 AM

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I mean... After what happened in tha recent chapter, its understandable that author might need some time to create the set up for the next arc, maybe there's other reasons though

Any way maybe it's a good thing and the ending won't feel rushed and pushed this way
 
 
Dec 27, 2020 8:15 AM
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No reason?

Maybe now's the time to work on that 2nd anime season.
 
Dec 27, 2020 9:30 AM

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See. this is why I'm slightly hesitant to read manga. I know that if I like, there is a chance that news like this will happen.
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Dec 27, 2020 10:21 AM

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It's making me sad, but I'm really hoping Haruko Ichikawa is fine, and healthy, like, please take care of yourself
 
Dec 27, 2020 7:13 PM

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It makes me sad that this has to happen, though I hope there is some light in the future for Houseki no Kuni. Been one of my favourite mangas to read so far and has really grown onto me.



 
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It's making me sad, but I'm really hoping Haruko Ichikawa is fine, and healthy, like, please take care of yourself



People are making jokes that the reason why it's on hiatus is becouse the author said they got a PS5 recently
 
Dec 28, 2020 4:40 AM
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I was excited, I thought season 2 was announced.
 
 
Dec 28, 2020 7:18 AM

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Mattinator95 said:
cinnacate_ said:
It's making me sad, but I'm really hoping Haruko Ichikawa is fine, and healthy, like, please take care of yourself



People are making jokes that the reason why it's on hiatus is becouse the author said they got a PS5 recently


Yeah, I've seen, I'm happy for her if that's the case~ I've been wondering though, is there a way we could see what she's up to and such? In times such as these I really want her to be okay : <
 
Dec 29, 2020 6:37 AM

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This hiatus is a relief for me, hope Ichikawa can rest her mind after these painful journey
 
Dec 29, 2020 6:43 AM

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Ahhhh well I guess its for the better so the author doesnt get exhausted. I need to find other mangas to read now
 
Dec 29, 2020 5:57 PM
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Well, the waiting for the readers would look like



suffering for all, yay... :'D
 
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Started this series as soon as the hiatus was announced, and am so glad I did. HnK is fantastic in every way. I hope it comes out of hiatus soon!