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 its December 2012 issue that recently hit its seventh collection. Along with a promotion at character good stores Animate that will be distributing character cards, anime designs were previewed for leads Phosphophyllite (Phos) and Cinnabar.
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)