One of the best ways to get someone to watch a show in this busy landscape of anime is to get your opening sequence in front of them. The ending sequences, however, aren’t as big a sell since they tend to be a bit more moody and work a quieter approach but they can have some really intriguing things done in terms of design and style. So we’re definitely loving that TOHO is streaming a clean version of the closing sequence to the Land of the Lustrous anime series that kicked off this month. The series has distribution through HiDive internationally while domestically it’s on Anime Strike. Sentai Filmworks has the home video rights for it.
The series is being directed by Takahiko Kyougoku based on the series composition by Toshiya Oono. Asako Nishida is handling the character designs with studio Orange handling the animation.
The Japanese cast includes Tomoyo Kurosawa as Phosphophyllite, Mikako Komatsu as Cinnabar, Ayane Sakura as Bort, Ai Kayano as Diamond, Yumi Uchiyama as Rutile, Saori Hayami as Goshenite, Mutsumi Tamura as Morganite, Ayahi Takagaki as Jade, Ari Ozawa as Benitoite, Himika Akaneya as Zircon, Atsumi Tanezaki as Neptunite, Mamiko Noto as Euclase, Junko Minagawa as Yellow Diamond, Rie Kugimiya as Alexandrite, Jouji Nakata as Kongou-sensei, Sayaka Harada as Watermelon Tourmaline, Reina Ueda as Hemimorphite, Hitomi Nabatame as Sphene, and Houko Kuwashima as Peridot.
Serialized in Afternoon magazine since 2012 and has seven volumes out so far, the original work comes from Haruko Ichikawa. Kodansha Comics released the first volume as Land of the Lustrous on June 27th, 2017.
Plot Concept: In the distant future, a new immortal and genderless life form called Gems populate the Earth. The 28 Gems must fight against the Moon Dwellers, who attack them regularly to abduct them and to turn them into decorations. Each Gem is assigned a role, such as a fighter or a medic.
Being only 300 years old, Phosphophyllite is the youngest of the Gems and has no assignment yet. He wants to help to fight the Moon Dwellers, but is too weak and brittle for battle. One day the master of Gems, Adamantine, assigns him the task of creating a natural history encyclopedia.