Land Of The Lustrous 1 by Haruko IchikawaLand Of The Lustrous 1 by Haruko Ichikawa

Land Of The Lustrous 1

byHaruko Ichikawa

Paperback | June 27, 2017

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The elegant, enthralling action manga that became the hit anime! Find out why readers have flocked to this "gorgeous, absorbing, surprisingly emotionally resonant" masterpiece!


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?

Title:Land Of The Lustrous 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.1 × 5.7 × 0.6 inPublished:June 27, 2017Publisher:Kodansha ComicsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1632364972

ISBN - 13:9781632364975

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Good Started buying the series when the anime ended since I wanted more. The art is chaotic and a little bit messy but that gives it charm. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Physical Release Review I love Land of the Lustrous very much to the point where I decided to import the original Japanese volumes. I am disappointed when I compare the two: the originals have a beautiful sparkle effect on the slipcovers and underneath come with alternate covers. I know that it's a standard in the west to publish them without slipcovers/alternate covers but it would've been nice if they had kept the sparkle, and possibly publishing the alternate cover inside as bonus pages. The plus sides of the west release is that it has a bigger trim size and I guess the translation because surprisingly it's very gender neutral which is welcomed since the gems are sexless and don't really have a gender too. I guess it depends on you and what you're looking for in a physical release? I'm typically a fan of bigger trims to enhance the art but I'm most happy when the paper is upgraded to a higher quality too which isn't the case here. It is by no means an ugly release, just a tad bit bland when you compare it to the originals. Oh and my last nitpick about the release is just a line they put near the description on the back advertising the series for "fans of Steven Universe." I'm kind of turned off by this because they're vastly two different series with the only thing they share being sentient gem people. I would've rather they tried selling Land of the Lustrous as was instead of jumping onto a completely unrelated show that while popular isn't similar to this story at all.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a work of art I absolutely love this series, the visuals especially, it isn't your typical "manga-style" but it flows so well with the story. The concept itself is unique, even though its said to appeal to fans of Steven Universe, they differ greatly, the only similarity being that they're both stories of anthropomorphic gems. The characters of Land of the Lustrous are a bit more fleshed out, and their emotions are conveyed in a manner that you can't help but sympathize with them.
Date published: 2017-08-07

Editorial Reviews

"Incredible composition… Striking manga art… Gorgeous, absorbing, surprisingly emotionally resonant."

"Beautiful... Ichikawa captures a kinetic energy that flows almost like water. Visually stunning and the most thought provoking work in the visual medium of 2017 so far." -Adventures in Poor Taste

"Ravishes you with artwork so beautiful and strange it's hard to look away." -The Manga Critic