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Land of the Lustrous Manga to Conclude Next Month

Land of the Lustrous Manga to Conclude Next MonthGet ready to say farewell to the Land of the Lustrous. Haruko Ichikawa’s manga, which kicked off back in 2012, will come to an end in the next issue of Afternoon magazine, which hits shelves April 25.

There are currently 12 volumes of the manga available in Japanese and English. A TV anime series animated by Orange aired in 2017. Here’s how Kodansha Comics describes the original manga:

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?

How will the Lustrous journey end? We’ll find out a month from now.

Source: ANN

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.