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Sentai Filmworks Acquires “Land of the Lustrous”, Plans Anime Strike Simulcast

Wait a minute… this isn’t set in Beach City at all!

Sentai Filmworks announced that they acquired the rights to Land of the Lustrous. In the United States, Sentai will stream the show on Amazon’s Anime Strike service as a simulcast when it airs this fall.

Land of the Lustrous will première in the following time slots

  • AT-X: 10/7/2017 at 21:30 (10/7/2017 at 9:30PM)
  • Tokyo MX: 10/7/2017 at 22:00 (10/7/2017 at 10:00PM)
  • BS11: 10/7/2017 at 23:00 (10/7/2017 at 11:00PM)
  • MBS: 10/7/2017 at 26:38 (10/8/2017 at 2:38AM)

AT-X will hot re-broadcasts on Sundays at 21:30 (9:30PM), Tuesdays at 13:30 (1:30PM), and Fridays at 5:30 (5:30AM).

The series is based on Haruko Ichikawa’s manga of the same name. Takahiko Kyogoku (Love Live! School Idol Project, Pretty Rhythm franchise) was tapped to direct the project at Orange, with Asako Nishida (Love Live! franchise, Haruchika – Haruta & Chika) filling the role of character designer. Toshiya Ono (Gatchaman Crowds, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga) is in charge of series composition.

The confirmed voice cast for the project includes:

  • Phosphophyllite: Tomoyo Kurosawa
  • Cinnabar: Mikako Komatsu
  • Bort: Ayane Sakura
  • Diamond: Ai Kayano
  • Rutile: Yumi Uchiyama
  • Goshenite: Saori Hayama
  • Morganite: Mutsumi Tamura
  • Jade: Ayahi Takagi
  • Benitoite: Ari Ozawa
  • Zircon: Himika Akaneya
  • Neptunite: Atsumi Tanezaki
  • Euclase: Mamiko Noto
  • Yellow Diamond: Junko Minagawa
  • Alexandrite: Rie Kugimiya
  • Maaya Uchida as Red Beryl
  • Amethyst 33: Kanae Itō
  • Amethyst 84: Kanae Itō
  • Obsidian: Ryō Hirohashi
  • Kongou: Jôji Nakata
  • Sphene: Hitomi Nabatame
  • Peridot: Houko Kuwashima
  • Watermelon Tourmaline: Sayaka Harada
  • Hemimorphite: Reina Ueda

The Land of the Lustrous manga 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 future, 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.

A pair of promo videos and a music video were released to promote the project, which you can check out below:

Source: Sentai Filmworks (Press Release)

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