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Houseki no Kuni

Houseki no Kuni

Alternative Titles

English: Land of the Lustrous
Japanese: 宝石の国


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


Score: 8.461 (scored by 1090 users)
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Ranked: #1662
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Popularity: #1366
Members: 5,621
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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.

(Source: AniDB)


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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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.
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')

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
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
Nov 11, 2017
youresquiddingme (All reviews)
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.

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