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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: 7.801 (scored by 230 users)
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Ranked: #15722
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Popularity: #4547
Members: 1,440
Favorites: 55
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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 she hopes to fight the moon people, Phos is a gem who is given no assignment until the gems' manager Kongo asks her to edit a natural history magazine.

(Source: AniDB)

Background

In 2015, Houseki no Kuni ranked at tenth on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings in the male readers category, and was nominated for the 8th Manga Taisho awards.

The series 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, 2017.

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Revia
Jan 13, 2015
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
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