Edit Manga Information
What would you like to edit?
 

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: 7.901 (scored by 302 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet published' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #11782
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3605
Members: 2,003
Favorites: 73
7.90
Ranked #1178Popularity #3605Members 2,003
Add to List
Volumes: /?
Chapters: /?
buy from amazon

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.

Related Manga


Characters

Phosphophyllite
Main
Antarcticite
Supporting
Cinnabar
Supporting
Diamond
Supporting
Rutile
Supporting
Obsidian
Supporting
Zircon
Supporting
Benitoite
Supporting
Alexandrite
Supporting
Aculeasis
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

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
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.
------------------
Story+Characters
------------------
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
Juliana_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

Recommendations


Recent News

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

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

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,...read more

Q4 2016 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 12/23]

Q4 2016 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 12/23]

In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the fourth quarter (Oct-Dec) of 2016. Fall anime which were licensed before the ...read more


Recent Forum Discussion

Houseki no Kuni TV anime confirmed.
DatRandomDude - May 9
4 replies by cure_potato »»
May 11, 5:03 PM
what exactly is this?
NG_Calen - May 4
1 replies by petalshreds »»
May 4, 5:38 AM