Like a multifaceted gem, this series has found new ways to charm fans across the world.
During their Anime NYC industry panel on November 16, Sentai Filmworks announced the English dub cast for Land of the Lustrous.
The dub will feature the following members:
- Phos: Sarah Wiedenheft
- Diamond: Savanna Menzel
- Rutile: Shelley Calene-Black
- Kongo: Brian Mathis
- Bort: Genevieve Simmons
- Cinnabar: Avery Smithhart
- Jade: Heidi Hinkle
- Antarcticite: Alyssa Marek
- King Ventricosus: Luci Christian
- Yellow Diamond: Allison Sumrall
- Euclase: Serena Varghese
- Alexandrite: Shelby Blocker
- Amethyst 33: Teresa Zimmerman
- Amethyst 84: Teresa Zimmerman
- Morga: Olivia Swasey
- Zircon: Brittney Karbowski
- Red Beryl: Cat Thomas
- Benito: Elissa Cuellar
- Goshe: Juliet Simmons
- Aculeatus: Maggie Flecknoe
- Padparadscha: Christina Kelly
- Obsidian: Shanae’a Moore
- Neptunite: Carli Mosier
- Ice: Kalin Coates
Kyle Colby Jones is directing the adaptation. Sentai revealed a trailer for the English track, which you can check out below.
Sentai will ship Land of the Lustrous on home video on January 22. The title 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.
HIDIVE 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: Sentai Filmworks (Industry Panel)