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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: 8.141 (scored by 493 users)
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Ranked: #6242
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2295
Members: 3,375
Favorites: 136
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Synopsis

In the distant future, a new life form called Houseki is born. The 28 Houseki must fight against the Tsukijin who want to attack them and turn them into decorations, thus each gem is assigned a role such as a fighter or a medic. Though they hope to fight the moon people, Phos is a gem who is given no assignment until the gems' manager Kongou asks them to edit a natural history magazine.

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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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More reviewsReviews

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
Jan 13, 2015
Revia (All reviews)
Houseki no Kuni tells a strange story standing somewhere between fantasy and sci-fi, good and bad, strange and yet addicting. It is something with the overall feeling of intertwining sorrow, nostalgia, anger and hope that makes this manga enjoyable, rather than the plot and the characters.

Phos, our main character, is like the ugly duckling of the Gem Kingdom - energetic, nice and loving, but still weak and clumsy, among a nation of fighters. And the plot is straightforward - about the growing of Phos in a strange desert-like world. I would say that the manga indeed lacks something in the development of the 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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