HIDIVE to Add Land of the Lustrous Anime's English, Spanish Dubs Starting on January 23
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Streaming service HIDIVe announced on Friday that it will add both the English and Spanish dubs of the Land of the Lustrous anime starting on January 23, with new episodes added on Wednesdays. The English dub will be available to viewers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The show's Spanish dub will be available in the United States and Canada.
The English cast, under director Kyle Colby Jones, includes:
- Sarah Wiedenheft as Phos
- Savanna Menzel as Diamond
- Shelley Calene-Black as Rutile
- Brian Mathis as Kongo
- Genevieve Simmons as Bort
- Avery Smithhart as Cinnabar
- Heidi Hinkle as Jade
- Alyssa Marek as Antarcticite
- Luci Christian as King Ventricosus
- Allison Sumrall as Yellow Diamond
- Serena Varghese as Euclase
- Shelby Blocker as Alexandrite
- Teresa Zimmerman as Amethyst 33
- Teresa Zimmerman as Amethyst 84
- Olivia Swasey as Morga
- Brittney Karbowski as Zircon
- Cat Thomas as Red Beryl
- Elissa Cuellar as Benito
- Juliet Simmons as Goshe
- Maggie Flecknoe as Aculeatus
- Christina Kelly as Padparadscha
- Shanae'a Moore as Obsidian
- Carli Mosier as Neptunite
- Kalin Coates as Ice
Sentai Filmworks will release the anime in a steelbook complete collection on January 22. The 12-episode series originally premiered in October 2017. HIDIVE streamed the series outside of the United States and Canada as it aired, and added the anime for the United States and Canada starting in June. Amazon's now-defunct Anime Strike service streamed the series in the United States and Canada as it aired.
The anime adapts Haruko Ichikawa's Land of the Lustrous (Hōseki no Kuni) manga. HIDIVE describes the series:
In the distant future, new life forms known as Gems inhabit the Earth. These immortal beings find themselves under attack by the Lunarians, who use the shattered bodies of the Gems as decorations. For this reason, each of the Gems are assigned a purpose. However, being one of the frailest of the group and with no particular skill, Phos is assigned by Kongō, the master of Gems, to create an encyclopedia of natural history. The mission to accomplish this task takes Phos on an unexpected journey.
Takahiko Kyōgoku (Love Live! School idol project, GATE) directed the anime at the Orange CG animation studio (CG in new Evangelion, Macross Frontier movies). Toshiya Ono (Suite Precure, Gatchaman Crowds, The Perfect Insider) was in charge of the series scripts. Asako Nishida (Simoun, Love Live! School idol project, Active Raid) designed the characters.