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Haruko Ichikawa’s Land of the Lustrous Manga To Conclude With Chapter 108 In April 2024

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Haruko Ichikawa’s Land of the Lustrous manga will conclude its run in the upcoming June issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon magazine with chapter 108 slated for release on April 25, 2024, after 12 years of serialization.

The announcement was made in the May issue of Monthly Afternoon, which was released on March 25, 2024.

The preview page featured in the May issue revealed a special message to all the readers of the manga: “Next issue, the conclusion of Land of the Lustrous. I have been captivated by the delicate yet resilient gems engaged in battle. Since the serialization began in 2012 —— I couldn’t take my eyes off Phosphophyllite. The life on earth that has continued for a long time, changing its shape and form over an incredible amount of time, will come to a close in the next issue…!

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Land of the Lustrous is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Haruko Ichikawa. It is published by Kodansha in Monthly Afternoon magazine since October 2012, with its chapters collected in twelve tankobon volumes as of November 2022.

A 3D anime television series adaptation by Orange aired between October and December 2017.

MyAnimeList describes the plot of the manga as:

Long ago, Earth was struck by six meteorites, creating six moons and leaving a lone island in their wake. Those who could not make it to the island sank to the bottom of the ocean, where, over time, they slowly turned to crystal. As countless millennia passed, 28 of these crystallized lifeforms, known as the Lustrous, rose from the depths and resided on the island. Led by the wise Kongou-sensei, they must defend themselves against the seemingly infinite number of Lunarians, inhabitants of the moons who seek to harvest their valuable bodies for crafting weapons and jewelry.

Houseki no Kuni centers around Phosphophyllite, a young gem about to turn three hundred years old. Clumsy, extremely fragile, and having no visible talent, they are one of the weakest gems around, unable to help in the fight against the Lunarians in any meaningful way. But as the battle with the otherworldly invaders rages on, they soon learn that power comes at a cost that no one should have to pay.

Source: Oricon

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