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Houseki no Kuni

Houseki no Kuni

Alternative Titles

English: Land of the Lustrous
Japanese: 宝石の国

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Oct 25, 2012 to ?
Authors: Ichikawa, Haruko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Afternoon

Statistics

Score: 8.641 (scored by 9523 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet published' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #662
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #226
Members: 33,099
Favorites: 3,404
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Synopsis

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]

Background

In 2015, Houseki no Kuni ranked at tenth on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings in the male readers category.

The series has been published in English as Land of the Lustrous by Kodansha Comics USA since June 27, 2017.

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Characters

Phosphophyllite
Main
Antarcticite
Supporting
Diamond
Supporting
Cinnabar
Supporting
Bort
Supporting
Padparadscha
Supporting
Rutile
Supporting
Lapis Lazuli
Supporting
Yellow Diamond
Supporting
Alexandrite
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Dec 26, 2017
Derykasd (All reviews)
This review is spoiler-free, i won't give you any information you wouldn't find out by searching it or by reading the first chapters.

An absolute joy to read, both on it's visuals and the writing.

"Land of the Lustrous" is captivating, it looks like nothing i have ever seen and has an amazing use of the constant black background to craft loads of striking scenes coupled with dialogue that perfectly fits what it's trying to convey, this wouldn't be nearly as much of a masterpiece if didn't had this specific artwork. While it may not be as detailed as most manga are, this kind of composition works read more
Nov 11, 2017
youresquiddingme (All reviews)
[Spoiler Warning]

I really do like Houseki no Kuni's wonderful characters and whimsical fantasy tone -- until it loses it along with most of its charm and Phosphophyllite's sanity. From chapter 19 onward, Houseki no Kuni's tone and pacing suffer bouts of schizophrenia. Excessive and often repetitive action scenes drag out the midsection of the currently released chapters, littered with gratuitous "deaths". The most interesting and nuanced characters are sidelined until all that's really left to focus on is Phos, Cairngorm, and Adamant -- and maybe Cinnabar, too, since the mangaka really likes to remind you that Cinnabar exists just as you're about to forget.

Houseki no read more
Mar 2, 2017
fancyjasper (All reviews)
This is one of my top manga series of all time.It's going to be getting an official English release this year and despite the series not being finished yet, i thought it'd be a good time to write a review of it for anyone who's curious about it.
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Story+Characters
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The story is very interesting and contains a lot of mysteries. It presents many questions about this world and it's characters. Like, who and what are the moon people? What is the managers goal? Where do these gems come from? and is there anyone else on this world?The series is not all dark and depressing either,as there is read more
Apr 5, 2017
J_Kazue (All reviews)
One of my top rated manga, it has an uncommon and interesting story, due to the mysterious vibes it gives off mostly because of the lack of background information. (There are many clues around the series which i personally think that they are currently in a post apocalyptic earth whose humans 'dissapeared')

Character
Although, the change of personality because of a traumatic experience is similar to other mangas such as Tokyo Ghoul. The main character of Houseki no Kuni whose name is Phos has a particular character development that differs from them. Maybe it is probably because of her/his lack of perception and the ways she/he tries read more

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