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

by tsubasalover
May 18, 8:47 PM | 34 Comments
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, a new immortal and genderless life form called Gems populate the Earth. The 28 Gems must fight against the Moon Dwellers, who attack them regularly to abduct them and to turn them into decorations. Each Gem is assigned a role, such as a fighter or a medic.

Being only 300 years old, Phosphophyllite is the youngest of the Gems and has no assignment yet. He wants to help to fight the Moon Dwellers, but is too weak and brittle for battle. One day the master of Gems, Adamantine, assigns him the task of creating a natural history encyclopedia. (Source: MU)

Staff
Director: Takahiko Kyougoku (Love Live! School Idol Project)
Series Composition: Toshiya Oono (Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen)
Character Design: Asako Nishida (HaruChika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun suru)
Studio: Orange

Houseki no Kuni has been serialized in Afternoon since October 2012. The manga placed tenth on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2014 rankings in the male category, and was nominated for the eighth Manga Taisho awards. The series currently has six compiled volumes in print, with the seventh volume scheduled for May 23. The manga 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.

Official site: http://land-of-the-lustrous.com/
Official Twitter: @houseki_anime

Source: Comic Natalie

Houseki no Kuni (TV) on MAL

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All in all, I'm really excited for this.

But if it's CG in the end, all we can hope for is that it's better than Berserk 2016.

Jun 10, 10:03 PM by Rulien

KayChan4U said:
'Steven Universe'
'Genderless'

Sounds like your typical tumblr-esque anime. Pass. Won't touch with a ten foot pole.



Pretty stupid reason to ignore something.

Jun 10, 3:41 PM by Kittens-kun

I'm so happy tho, HnK deserved an anime and I'm sure it will be good!

Jun 9, 11:10 AM by Ridley-Laforet

i just wonder why?

why cgi?
i'ts not like normal animation wouldn't work, the pv was quite a success really... so why?


only hope left is that it is decent cgi, but that's not in my expectations.

Jun 5, 12:55 PM by kataklism

Shadow-Chan said:
11k Twitter followers so much hype already. I watch if no full CG.
I wish all are boys I can't wait for cast.


Lel, too bad the studio only does CG

Jun 2, 8:51 PM by DatRandomDude

'Steven Universe'
'Genderless'

Sounds like your typical tumblr-esque anime. Pass. Won't touch with a ten foot pole.

Jun 2, 4:41 PM by KayChan4U

Man I'm really hyped. But also, >3DCG
It looked gorgeous in 2D, that's disappointing

May 25, 7:38 PM by Kerberox

Seriously stop with the Steven Universe shit, Houseki no Kuni is beyond such BS.

Regarding the he or she: As they do not have genders or even any concept of it, both don't really fit. In japanese, neutral pronouns are used, so an "it" or "they" would be the closest. It will be interesting to see what Seiyuu they use.

Regarding 3DCGI: I guess this could be another great show many people will miss because they are 2D nazis and declare every visual style that is a little outside their comfort zone to be bad.

May 21, 5:57 PM by Nucksen

11k Twitter followers so much hype already. I watch if no full CG.
I wish all are boys I can't wait for cast.

May 21, 12:32 PM by Shadow-Chan

Sounds interesting. Might watch.

May 20, 12:02 PM by Chibi-Alice

NG_Calen said:
Knighted said:
Wait the mc is a he?


It says that all the gems are gender-less, I assume the "he" part was a typo, or they just decided to word it that because coming up with a word that fits gender-less was too hard, or the character identifies as a boy


The manga summary say its a she, so meh thats confusing ==

May 19, 2:08 PM by KnightA

The manga had nice art. It has an interesting concept

May 19, 12:02 PM by SkyFullOfStars

Actually relieved that it's CG because I honestly think hand drawn won't fit. Will watch. I liked the manga.

May 19, 11:26 AM by petalshreds

Pullman said:
Hongu said:
It would have to be absolutely abysmal to not at least be a bit better than Steven Universe. Though considering it's full CG, that might actually be a possibility..


Nice bait Mr. Hater.
Not edgy enough, I guess?
Are you upset that I don't like Steven Universe? Didn't know that made me an edgelord. I knew you were a fanboy due to your avatar but I at least thought you weren't as overly defensive like other fanboys I've seen for the show.
Anyway it doesn't have anything to do with this series, so let's just stop before blood is shed.

May 19, 9:27 AM by Hongu

Hongu said:
Pullman said:


Because it's similar to SU or what?
I doubt this is gonna even compare to SU but who knows.
It would have to be absolutely abysmal to not at least be a bit better than Steven Universe. Though considering it's full CG, that might actually be a possibility..


Nice bait Mr. Hater.
Not edgy enough, I guess?

May 19, 9:19 AM by Pullman

Pullman said:
John_2001 said:
@Pullman Were you praying for something like this to happen or what? lol


Because it's similar to SU or what?
I doubt this is gonna even compare to SU but who knows.
It would have to be absolutely abysmal to not at least be a bit better than Steven Universe. Though considering the staff and the fact that it's full CG, who knows what will happen..

May 19, 9:12 AM by Hongu

I'm really excited for this.
EDIT: It's going to be CG? A little less excited. I can't stand CG.



The gems are genderless.
It's nothing like Steven Universe.
Gods, but I hate that English title, though...

May 19, 8:49 AM by sphene

John_2001 said:
@Pullman Were you praying for something like this to happen or what? lol


Because it's similar to SU or what?
I doubt this is gonna even compare to SU but who knows.

May 19, 8:46 AM by Pullman

sounds excellent. oono toshiya is great, nishida asako is good, and kyougoku takahiko seems good (people like love live, right?). the story is very intriguing. i'm optimistic for this, regardless of the CG. hopefully the studio can pull it off.

May 19, 7:40 AM by ufufufu

CG or not, this sounds hella promising. It does have a Steven Universe feel to it, but it also got a more nuanced sci-fi feel to it as well. The studio pick is abysmal at best, but the series composition being handled by Oono after he just finished faithfully adapting the Blue Exorcist second season gives a sigh of relief. Will give the show a couple episodes to see if it holds up, but otherwise this definitely piques my interest.

May 19, 5:46 AM by swordhermit

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