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Land of the Lustrous (宝石の国, Houseki no Kuni) is a twelve episode anime adaption of the Houseki no Kuni manga by Haruko Ichikawa. It first began airing on October 7, 2017 and ran until December 23, 2017. It was produced by Studio Orange, a Japanese CG animation studio. The anime covers most of the events of the first 36 chapters of the manga.

Synopsis

Synopsis

This is a story of Growth─ 

The youngest among the Gems, Phosphophyllite, is brittle with a hardness of three and a half, weak in toughness and is not suitable for battle. They lack skills in anything else, therefore lacking any other possible jobs. They were a true failure, with their only ability being their loud mouth. They are finally given a job after doing nothing for 300 years. That job is to compile an encyclopedia. Although Phos was dissatisfied with the plain job, they saw the world with their eyes and was swallowed up by the big well of events while experiencing various things. And finally, in their undesired shape, they get the "strength" they wanted.

This is a story of Friendship─ 

Cinnabar has a body more unique than Phos. Cinnabar, who scatters poison from their body just by existing, closed their heart and withdrew into the night alone in order to not bother the others. One day, Phos was about to be kidnapped by the Moon People and was saved by Cinnabar. At that point, Phos made a promise, "Next time, I will be the one who helps you!" While struggling to compile the encyclopedia, Phos now searches for a job for Cinnabar so that they can come out into the bright world. Will Phos' honest feelings reach Cinnabar? And will the day come when the promise made between the two becomes fulfilled as expected?

This is a story of a Battle─

The "Moon People" are a mysterious enemy that comes flying from the moon. They use the Gems as decorative items, and especially like pretty gems, so they kidnap the Gems one by one, but their identity is unknown. Moreoever, the kidnapped Gems are turned into weapons, much to the distress of the other Gems. In addition, the Moon People are steadily improving and getting more powerful. Against the Moon People who keep appearing one after another, can the 28 Gems manage to win? What is their true purpose? In this endless battle, can an end ever be reached?

All information is translated from the Land of the Lustrous site.

Staff

  • Director: Takahiko Kyōgoku (京極尚彦)
  • Series Composition:  Toshiya Ono (大野敏哉)
  • Music: Yoshiaki Fujisawa (藤澤慶昌)
  • Original creator: Haruko Ichikawa (市川春子)
  • Character Design: Asako Nishida (西田亜沙子)
  • Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki (長崎行男)
  • Director of Photography: Kenji Fujita (藤田賢治)
  • CG Chief Director: Eiji Inomoto (井野元英二)

Cast (Japanese)

Theme Songs

Opening Theme

Kyoumen no Nami (鏡面の波) by YURiKA

Ending Themes

  1. Kirameku Hamabe (煌めく浜辺) by Yuiko Ohara (eps 2-7, 9-11)
  2. "liquescimus" by Tomoyo Kurosawa (ep 8)
  3. Kyoumen no Nami (Orchestra Ver.) (鏡面の波(Orchestra Ver.)) by YURiKA (ep 12)

Teasers and PVs

Teasers and Promotional Videos
Name Date Duration Description Link
Land of the Lustrous Manga Promotional Video July, 2013 1:41 A 2D video advertising the original manga. Here
TV Anime : Land of the Lustrous Teaser PV June 22, 2017 0:47 A basic Teaser showing shots from different episodes along with many scenes featuring Cinnabar and Phosphophyllite, the two main characters.  Here
TV Anime : Land of the Lustrous 15 Seconds SPOT July 13, 2017 0:15 A commerical length Teaser showing the same scenes as above. Here
TV Anime : Land of the Lustrous 30 Seconds SPOT July 13, 2017 0:30 A commercial length Teaser showing the same scenes as above, this time accompanied by descriptive text. Here
TV Anime : Land of the Lustrous Book PV August 23, 2017 1:55 A Teaser showing multiple scenes featuring various gems, voiced over by Sensei describing the Gems creation story. Here
TV Anime : Land of the Lustrous 15 Second SPOT 2nd September 12, 2017 0:15 A Teaser showing many scenes already seen before, accompanied by descriptive text. Here
TV Anime : Land of the Lustrous 30 Second SPOT 2nd September 17, 2017 0:30 A Teaser showing many scenes already seen before, this time accompanied by multiple Gem voices. It finishes with the strong phrase "So don't go to the moon," as said by Phos. Here
TV Anime : Land of the Lustrous OP Theme "Mirror Wave" MV September 24, 2017 1:34 A video showing the opening, accompanied by multiple scenes from the anime. Here
"Land of the Lustrous" Blu-Ray & DVD CM 1 [Phosphophyllite] October 7, 2017 0:15 A video promoting the Houseki no Kuni Blu-Ray release, Phosphophyllite version. Here
To Understand "Land of the Lustrous" Quickly October 7, 2017 3:23 A video promoting Houseki no Kuni with the general overview on the series, accompanied by Sensei and other Gems explaining how their universe functions and the purpose of Gems, along with who the Lunarians are. Here
TV Anime : Land of the Lustrous OP Theme "Mirror Wave" Non-Credit Version October 8, 2017 1:30 The Opening for Houseki no Kuni, without the credits that are shown in the anime. Here
TV Anime : Land of the Lustrous Mini Character PV ~ Diamond and Bort Ver. ~ October 21, 2017 0:14 A short PV showing Diamond and Bortz with an arrange of their lines being spoken.  Here
TV Anime : Land of the Lustrous Mini Character PV ~ Cinnabar and Phosphophyllite Ver. ~ October 21, 2017 0:15 A short PV showing Phosphophyllite and Cinnabar with an arrange of their lines being spoken. Here
"Land of the Lustrous" Blu-Ray & DVD CM 2 [Cinnabar] October 29, 2017 0:15 A video promoting the Houseki no Kuni Blu-Ray release, Cinnabars version. Here
TV Anime : Land of the Lustrous Mini Character PV ~ Euclase and Jade Ver. ~ October 28, 2017 0:14 A short PV showing Euclase and Jade with an arrange of their lines being spoken. Here
TV Anime : Land of the Lustrous Mini Character PV ~ Morganite and Goshenite Ver. ~ October 28, 2017 0:14 A short PV showing Morganite and Goshenite with an arrange of their lines being spoken. Here
TV Anime : Land of the Lustrous Mini Character PV ~ Yellow Diamond and Zircon Ver. ~ November 11, 2017 0:14 A short PV showing Yellow Diamond and Zircon with an arrange of their lines being spoken. Here
TV Anime : Land of The Lustrous Mini Character PV ~ Amethyst Ver. ~ November 11, 2017 0:13 A short PV showing the Amethysts with an arrange of their lines being spoken. Here
"Land of the Lustrous" Blu-Ray and DVD CM 3 [Diamond] November 18, 2017 0:15 A video promoting the Houseki no Kuni Blu-Ray release, Diamonds version. Here
TV Anime : Land of the Lustrous Mini Character PV ~ Antarc Ver. ~ November 18, 2017 0:14 A short PV showing Antarc with an arrange of their lines being spoken. Here
"Land of the Lustrous" Blu-Ray and DVD CM 4 [Bortz] December 2, 2017 0:15 A video promoting the Houseki no kuni Blu-Ray release, Bortz version. Here
TV Anime : Land of the Lustrous Mini Character PV ~ Rutile and Padparadscha Ver. ~ December 22, 2017 0:17 A video showing Rutile and Padparadscha, with an arrange of their lines being spoken. Here

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