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HIDIVE Adds Land of the Lustrous for USA & Canada; Series Launches 6/17/2018


Land of the Lustrous key VisualSoon, this modern masterpiece will find itself in a new frontier.

Yesterday, HIDIVE announced that they acquired the streaming rights to Land of the Lustrous in the United States and Canada. The series will launch on HIDIVE starting June 17, with new episodes being added on Sundays.

Land of the Lustrous hit Japanese TV on October 7, 2017. Sentai Filmworks acquired the rights to the series, which originally streamed as an Anime Strike exclusive.

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) was in charge of series composition.

Land of the LustrousHIDIVE describes Land of the Lustrous as:

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.

The series was lauded among fans during its initial TV run, especially in regards to its lush CGI animation. The title took home “Best CGI” at this year’s Crunchyroll Awards, and was nominated for Anime of the Year, Best Action, Best Animation, Best Score, and Best CGI.

Source: HIDIVE (Press Release)

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