Land of the Lustrous

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  • TV-14
  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 7.9  (1,940)

Land of the Lustrous is an anime show that aired in 2017 on Anime Strike. It is an adaptation of a manga series written and illustrated by Haruko Ichikawa. The show is set in a distant future where humans no longer exist, and instead, immortal humanoid gems roam the earth. The main character is Phosphophyllite, a gem who is not as hard or durable as the other gems, but has the ability to shatter and regenerate quickly.

The anime follows Phos on her journey to help her fellow gems defend their home from the invading Lunarians. Lunarians are beings from the moon who attack the gems to abduct them and turn them into jewelry.

Throughout the show, Phos meets various other gems with distinct personalities and abilities. Each gem has a designated number that corresponds to their hardness and durability. The most durable and strongest of them all is Diamond, who serves as the leader of the gems.

The show has a unique and compelling storyline that is both exciting and thought-provoking. Land of the Lustrous explores themes of identity, purpose, and the meaning of existence. It raises questions about what it means to be alive and emphasizes the importance of individuality and self-discovery.

The characters in Land of the Lustrous are complex and well-developed. Phos, the main character, undergoes a significant transformation throughout the show. She starts off as a weak and insecure gem who doesn't believe in her abilities. However, as she faces challenges and makes new discoveries, she becomes more confident and assertive. Her journey is inspiring and relatable, making her a compelling protagonist.

The other gems are also intriguing characters in their own right. They all have distinct personalities and unique abilities that make them stand out. The show does an excellent job of exploring each character's backstory and motivations, making them more than just one-dimensional archetypes.

The animation in Land of the Lustrous is stunning. The show uses computer-generated graphics to create a vibrant and visually captivating world. The gems are beautifully designed with a wide range of colors and shapes. The animation brings the characters to life in a way that traditional anime cannot, and the result is a unique and visually stunning series.

The voice acting in Land of the Lustrous is also exceptional. The Japanese voice actors bring a depth and emotion to their performances that enhance the show's storytelling. Tomoyo Kurosawa's portrayal of Phos is particularly noteworthy, as she brings the character's vulnerability and determination to life in a way that is both authentic and moving.

Overall, Land of the Lustrous is a must-watch anime series. It has an engaging storyline, well-developed characters, stunning animation, and exceptional voice acting. The show's exploration of themes of identity and meaning make it an introspective and thought-provoking experience that will stay with viewers long after the end credits roll.

Land of the Lustrous is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on October 7, 2017.

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New Work
12. New Work
December 23, 2017
Phos must now decide to follow their instinct or back down. What will happen if they try to investigate further?
11. Secrets
December 16, 2017
A recent incident has ignited some internal questions in Phos' mind. Who's Shiro and why is Sensei so kind to this Lunarian?
10. Shiro
December 9, 2017
To help them get a better grasp of their new-found abilities, Bot and Phos team up. Dia on the other hand feels a bit left out.
9. Spring
December 2, 2017
Spring comes with a bitter taste for Phos as they try to cope with the kidnapping of Antarcticite. In the meantime, the gems are trying to come to terms with the new Phos.
8. Antarcticite
November 25, 2017
Pho has lost their arms, but Master Kongo believes them to be at the Chord Shore. Antarcticite makes it their mission to piece Phos back together.
7. Hibernation
November 18, 2017
It's winter time and everyone is discussing the best way to make it through the cold. Meanwhile, Phos gets roped into Antarcticite's yearly duties.
First Battle
6. First Battle
November 11, 2017
Phos has recovered from the disaster at sea and has gained a new ability! What will happen to Phos as they put their skill to use as a lookout?
5. Return
November 4, 2017
Phos is captured by the Lunarians. King reveals the truth behind the deception but is interrupted by their slumbering brother.
Soul - Flesh - Bone
4. Soul - Flesh - Bone
October 28, 2017
Phos is attacked, but manages to make a new friend out of the attacker. Together, both travel to the ocean where Phos learns more about the past.
3. Metamorphose
October 21, 2017
Unable to find Phos the group is concerned of what happened to them. However, Diamond is determined to bring Phos back.
2. Diamond
October 14, 2017
Phos is looking for ideas for the encyclopedia but is struggling to come up with anything. They go to Diamond for help as they have been working on a new technique.
1. Phosphophyllite
October 7, 2017
Master Kongo finally decides to give the young Phos an assignment. Much to Phos dismay the assignment is to write an encyclopedia about the world.
Where to Watch Land of the Lustrous
Land of the Lustrous is available for streaming on the Anime Strike website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Land of the Lustrous on demand at Amazon Prime and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 7, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (1,940)