So, will this series live on with the lustre of Love Live!?
Feel free to insert your own obligatory “Steven Universe” gag here!
Earlier today, news broke that Haruko Ichikawa’s Houseki no Kuni (Land of the Lustrous) manga will receive an anime TV series. An official website and Twitter account opened their doors to unveil the news, while confirming an October 2017 première.
Houseki no Kuni will be a 3D-CGI series produced by studio Orange. Takahiko Kyogoku (Love Live! School Idol Project, Pretty Rhythm franchise) was tapped to direct the project, which features character designs by Asako Nishida (Love Live! franchise, Haruchika – Haruta & Chika). Toshiya Ono (Gatchaman Crowds, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga) is in charge of series composition.
A visual for the project was also unveiled, which you can check out below:
Houseki no Kuni began publication in the pages of Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine in December 2012. The ongoing series currently has six collected volumes, with the seventh due to hit stores on May 23.
The series is set in a distant futrue, where a race of jewels take the form of people. These new beings, called Gems (Houseki) spend their days fighting against enemies from the moon, known quite bluntly as “Moon People” (Tsukijin), who want their crystal gem bodies for some unspecified reason.
Among the Gems is Phosphophyllite (Phos, for short). They’re weak by nature, due to a generally low hardness, and considered to be generally useless by their peers. One day, Phos received an assignment to create something only they can make: an encyclopedia. It’s this task which spurs a journey of self-improvement.
Source: Twitter (houseki_anime)