This fall, a TV anime will adapt Haruko Ichikawa’s Houseki no Kuni (Land of The Lustrous), a fantasy action manga serialized in Kodansha’s Afternoon since December 2012. Each week this summer, a promotion at character good stores Animate has been distributing character cards, and pairs of anime designs have been revealed. The fourth set includes doctor Rutile (hardness rating 6) and guard Alexandrite (hardness rating 8.5).
For its English release, Kodansha Comics describes the manga:
SEARCHING FOR PURPOSE 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?
Director: Takahiko Kyogoku (Pretty Rhythm series, Love Live!)
Series Composition Writer: Toshiya Oono (Suite PreCure♪, Gatchaman Crowds)
Character Designer: Asako Nishida (Love Live!, Active Raid)
Anime Production: Orange (Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue, Dimension-W)