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Manga 'Houseki no Kuni' Enters Hiatus

by DatRandomDude
Dec 26, 2020 6:05 PM | 31 Comments
The February 2021 issue of the Afternoon magazine announced on Friday that Haruko Ichikawa's Houseki no Kuni (Land of the Lustrous) manga is entering an indefinite hiatus.

Synopsis
Long ago, Earth was struck by six meteorites, creating six moons and leaving a lone island in their wake. Those who could not make it to the island sank to the bottom of the ocean, where, over time, they slowly turned to crystal. As countless millennia passed, 28 of these crystallized lifeforms, known as the Lustrous, rose from the depths and resided on the island. Led by the wise Kongou-sensei, they must defend themselves against the seemingly infinite number of Lunarians, inhabitants of the moons who seek to harvest their valuable bodies for crafting weapons and jewelry.

Houseki no Kuni centers around Phosphophyllite, a young gem about to turn three hundred years old. Clumsy, extremely fragile, and having no visible talent, they are one of the weakest gems around, unable to help in the fight against the Lunarians in any meaningful way. But as the battle with the otherworldly invaders rages on, they soon learn that power comes at a cost that no one should have to pay. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Ichikawa began serializing the action fantasy manga in Afternoon magazine in October 2012. Kodansha published the 11th volume on July 20. Kodansha Comics licensed the manga in English in October 2016 and published the tenth volume on February 25. The 11th volume is scheduled to ship on October 5, 2021.

A 12-episode television anime adaptation by animation studio Orange aired in Fall 2017. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime series in North America and released it on home video with both English subtitles and dub last May.

Houseki no Kuni placed tenth in the male readers' division in the 2014 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings, and was nominated for the 8th Manga Taisho Awards.

Source: Afternoon February 2021 Issue, @unitkhs on Twitter

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Started this series as soon as the hiatus was announced, and am so glad I did. HnK is fantastic in every way. I hope it comes out of hiatus soon!

Feb 14, 12:03 AM by Chronowarp

Well, the waiting for the readers would look like



suffering for all, yay... :'D

Dec 29, 2020 5:57 PM by MatchaGreen

Ahhhh well I guess its for the better so the author doesnt get exhausted. I need to find other mangas to read now

Dec 29, 2020 6:43 AM by Confused_Larry

This hiatus is a relief for me, hope Ichikawa can rest her mind after these painful journey

Dec 29, 2020 6:37 AM by notPara

Mattinator95 said:
cinnacate_ said:
It's making me sad, but I'm really hoping Haruko Ichikawa is fine, and healthy, like, please take care of yourself



People are making jokes that the reason why it's on hiatus is becouse the author said they got a PS5 recently


Yeah, I've seen, I'm happy for her if that's the case~ I've been wondering though, is there a way we could see what she's up to and such? In times such as these I really want her to be okay : <

Dec 28, 2020 7:18 AM by cinnacate_

I was excited, I thought season 2 was announced.

Dec 28, 2020 4:40 AM by Cyanicxsss

cinnacate_ said:
It's making me sad, but I'm really hoping Haruko Ichikawa is fine, and healthy, like, please take care of yourself



People are making jokes that the reason why it's on hiatus is becouse the author said they got a PS5 recently

Dec 27, 2020 9:35 PM by Mattinator95

It makes me sad that this has to happen, though I hope there is some light in the future for Houseki no Kuni. Been one of my favourite mangas to read so far and has really grown onto me.

Dec 27, 2020 7:13 PM by Psychiezen

It's making me sad, but I'm really hoping Haruko Ichikawa is fine, and healthy, like, please take care of yourself

Dec 27, 2020 10:21 AM by cinnacate_

See. this is why I'm slightly hesitant to read manga. I know that if I like, there is a chance that news like this will happen.

Dec 27, 2020 9:30 AM by NewYearSameMe

No reason?

Maybe now's the time to work on that 2nd anime season.

Dec 27, 2020 8:15 AM by bangnaldo

I mean... After what happened in tha recent chapter, its understandable that author might need some time to create the set up for the next arc, maybe there's other reasons though

Any way maybe it's a good thing and the ending won't feel rushed and pushed this way

Dec 27, 2020 4:54 AM by fifty-one

Xaeveax said:
It's the week of cancellations and hiatus apparently. Was waiting hopefully for a season 2, but that's pretty unlikely now.


Amen. Its like all the publishers got together and decided 2020 needed more oomph before it went out.

Dec 27, 2020 4:54 AM by TitanInsane

Houseki no Kuni truly is the embodiement of suffering

For Phos and for us readers/watchers

Dec 27, 2020 4:34 AM by Damuzen

"Why we still here, just to suffer?"

Dec 27, 2020 4:16 AM by BluSkx

It's the week of cancellations and hiatus apparently. Was waiting hopefully for a season 2, but that's pretty unlikely now.

Dec 27, 2020 3:18 AM by Xaeveax

What was the reason

Dec 27, 2020 1:51 AM by Mattinator95

Aww, that hurts. Have a pleasant 10000 years, everyone~

Dec 27, 2020 1:03 AM by Zzlef

read about it earlier, nothing to do but wait

Dec 26, 2020 11:46 PM by Catalano

See ya all in next century.

Dec 26, 2020 11:10 PM by MegamiRem

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