Houseki no Kuni
Land of the Lustrous
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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 ?
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Ichikawa, Haruko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Afternoon


Score: 8.811 (scored by 1554815,548 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #302
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #173
Members: 51,536
Favorites: 5,738


Both have the main characters and their race face a never-ending battle against an enemy they can't understand. The main character is set on discovering the mysteries of the world, and learn truths they may regret uncovering. 
reportRecommended by ninryu
If you're looking for some sci-fi, then Houseki no Kuni and World Trigger will definitely inspire you with some of its imaginativity. Both series includes a theme of invasion from outside forces. And from that invasion, there is battles and wars that are fought. Both series has fantasy elements as well as bits of mystery especially in regards with the invaders. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
First of all, these are two very different manga. Blame! is a futuristic exploration hi-tech sci-fi while Houseki no Kuni is isekai(of a sort) where gems fight with swords against mysterious enemies. The similarities are in some themes: * In both the characters are technically sexless creatures. In Blame! most of the characters are Cyborgs that never talk about genders or affection of any kind. In Houseki no Kuni the characters are humanoid gems that lack any sex organs and live for hundreds of years without a mention of any sexual affection. * In both time is hard to tell. Sometimes years or hundreds of years pass  read more 
reportRecommended by De_Greed
Strong female leads, many different characters, friendships, swords, duties. And finding out the ugly truth of the past. 
reportRecommended by TrippinHiTwenty5
both manga are about mineralogy with characters named after minerals/gems 
reportRecommended by Hiru_Napyeer
meaning, suffering, existentalism, brilliant worldbuilding through scenery and little events that create a believable and immersive setting both are beautiful and if you like one, you'll probably like the other 
reportRecommended by captain__cloud
As a result sharing the same author, Houseki and Mushi to Uta both give off a similar impression overall. They both tell strange yet relatable stories often including nonhuman characters. The characters face complex issues such as the nature of their identities and relationships with others. If you enjoyed the unique artstyle and storytelling of Houseki no Kuni, you should give Mushi to Uta a shot. 
reportRecommended by R0flc0pter
Both series are similar in theme: the exploration of immortality. This is exemplified in how Fushi from Fumetsu no Anata e and the gems from Houseki no kuni are immortal and indestructible beings, in both series, these traits lead to the worsening of sanity and state of mind for the characters.  
reportRecommended by Sad_person
These two build their worlds by rules so weird you can not believe how logical they appear when you get sucked into the story by full force. Both are giving me the warm-tummy feeling as well, something you just want to keep going forever since it’s so pleasurable to read.  
reportRecommended by txrxgxu
Do you enjoy pain? Do you feel you need more despair in your life? Do you like to wait an entire month just to see your favorite characters suffer? Then these manga will fulfill all your masochistic desires. Join me and many other fans in crying in the corner of our rooms in fetal positions. Sobbing like a fucking baby guaranteed. Also they're really good manga. 
reportRecommended by ninryu
Although both settings are completely distinct, they both share the same theme of the loss of innocence and how chaotic life can get from that point on, whether you make good decisions or not. They are also unapologetic about how ambivalent reality can be, and do not provide simple answers for their dilemmas. 
reportRecommended by Satyr_icon
Manga where beauty and plot complement each others creating a marvelous heartwarming slice of life in a fantasy word. The aspect of fantasy may differ however the enjoyment caused by a simple plot that turn out to be quite complicated as the chapters goes is the same. 
reportRecommended by chew7
Very spiritual stories about the natures of identity, self-sacrifice and life. 
reportRecommended by ninryu
More similar than the covers let on. Both take place in a post apocalyptical world, the main character is effectively immortal and the main themes both have to deal with trying to find a purpose in life. Both also have beautiful artstyles that make the most of monochrome. 
reportRecommended by InfiniteEvil