The fall 2017 anime series Land of the Lustrous is getting its home video releases handled by TOHO and they’ve set a standard schedule for it. While the fifth volume is about to land, we now have a look at the packaging with a larger and expanded view of it for the sixth and final volume that arrives on May 16th, 2018. The twelve episode series is getting a six-volume release that began on December 20th, 2017. The DVDs are priced at 5,800 yen each while the Blu-ray’s are priced at 6,800 yen.
The series was directed by Takahiko Kyougoku based on the series composition by Toshiya Oono. Asako Nishida worked on 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.
[Source: Land of the Lustrous]