News Land of the Lustrous TV Anime Previewed in 2 Ads
posted on 2017-07-13 08:30 EDT
The series will premiere in October.
Takahiko Kyōgoku (Love Live! School idol project, GATE) is directing the anime at the Orange CG animation studio (CG in new Evangelion, Macross Frontier movies). Toshiya Ono (Suite Precure, Gatchaman Crowds, The Perfect Insider) is in charge of the series scripts. Asako Nishida (Simoun, Love Live! School idol project, Active Raid) is designing the characters.
The manga's story takes place in the distant future, where a new life form called "hōseki" (gems) is born. The 28 gems must fight against the "tsukijin" (moon people) who want to attack them and turn them into decorations, so each gem is assigned a role such as a fighter or a medic. Although she hopes to fight the moon people, Phos is a gem who is given no assignment until the gems' manager Kongo asks her to edit a natural history magazine.
Ichikawa launched Land of the Lustrous in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine in 2012. Kodansha Comics released the first volume in English on June 27. Kodansha published the manga's seventh compiled volume in Japan on May 23, and the series has over 1 million copies in print.
The manga inspired an animated promotional video directed by Akiyo Ohashi at Studio Hibari in 2013. Ichikawa oversaw the storyboard process, and Aya Kanou designed the characters.