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Haruko Ichikawa’s Land of the Lustrous Manga Comes to an End

Haruko Ichikawa’s Land of the Lustrous Manga Comes to an EndHaruko Ichikawa’s Land of the Lustrous, the manga about a world inhabited by people made of jewels, has come to an end. The final chapter was published in the April 25 edition of Afternoon magazine.

The manga, which began in Afternoon in 2012, inspired a 2017 CG anime series.

A comment by Ichikawa released April 25 reads:

This will be the final chapter of Land of the Lustrous. Thank you very much for the past nearly 12 years. It was interesting to draw, and I’m glad that I was able to end it the way I intended.

Here’s how Kodansha describes Land of the Lustrous:

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?

Source: Natalie

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.