Sentai Filmworks Licenses Land of the Lustrous for Anime Strike Stream
posted on by Karen Ressler
Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the television anime of Haruko Ichikawa's Land of the Lustrous (Hōseki no Kuni) manga for the fall 2017 simulcast season. The anime will stream on Anime Strike in the United States and on select digital outlets in other territories. Sentai Filmworks is also planning a home video release.
The series will premiere in Japan on 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 7 on the AT-X channel, followed by the Tokyo MX, MBS, and BS11 channels. The show will also stream on 33 streaming services in Japan.
Sentai Filmworks describes the story:
In the distant future, microscopic organisms have left the planet desolate and given way to a new life form: Houseki. However, all is not peaceful. The 28 Houseki must fight against the Moon Dwellers, beings who attack them without discrimination and use their shattered bodies as decorations. For this reason, each Houseki is assigned a role, whether it be a fighter or a medic. Phosphophyllite, or Phos, is the youngest of their kin, and has not been given an assignment due to a lack of skill. Everything changes when Kongou, the leader of the Houseki, assigns Phos the task of creating an encyclopedia of natural history.
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.