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Land of the Lustrous Manga Goes on Hiatus

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Haruko Ichikawa's series launched in 2012, inspired anime in 2017

The February 2021 issue of Kodansha's Afternoon magazine announced on Friday that Haruko Ichikawa's Land of the Lustrous (Hōseki no Kuni) manga is going on hiatus beginning in the next issue. The magazine and its official website will reveal information about the series' return in the future.

Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story:

In a world inhabited by crystalline lifeforms called The Lustrous, every unique gem must fight for their way of life against the threat of lunarians who would turn them into decorations. Phosphophyllite, the most fragile and brittle of gems, longs to join the battle. When Phos is instead assigned to complete a natural history of their world, it sounds like a dull and pointless task. But this new job brings Phos into contact with Cinnabar, a gem forced to live in isolation. Can Phos's seemingly mundane assignment lead both Phos and Cinnabar to the fulfillment they desire?

Ichikawa launched Land of the Lustrous in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine in 2012. Kodansha released the 11th compiled book volume on July 20.

The 12-episode anime adaptation of the manga 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 2018. Amazon's now-defunct Anime Strike service streamed the series in the United States and Canada as it aired. Sentai Filmworks released the anime in a steelbook complete collection in January 2019.

Source: Afternoon February issue

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