Land of the Lustrous Manga Returns from Hiatus on February 24

    Initially went on hiatus in October.

    Kodansha has announced that the Land of the Lustrous manga will return from its hiatus on February 24. The announcement comes courtesy of the latest issue of the company’s Afternoon magazine.

    Kodansha and Ichikawa first published the manga in 2012. The series is still ongoing to this day. The only interruption was a brief hiatus from late 2020 to mid-2022. An anime adaptation is also available on Amazon Prime Video.

    Land of the Lustrous Returns from Hiatus Next Month

    Land of the Lustrous Manga Cover

    The most recent issue of Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine confirmed that the beloved Land of the Lustrous manga will return from its hiatus on February 24. It will be available to readers of the magazine’s next issue. The series initially went on hiatus on October 26. Kodansha has the entire series to date on their official website. They describe it as follows:

    An elegant new action manga for fans of Sailor Moon and the litany of comics and animation that it inspired, Land of the Lustrous is set in a far future Earth, where humanity’s distant descendants live on in a small group of sexless crystalline beings who must fight off an invasion from the Moon.

    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?

    Additionally, 12 episodes of HIDIVE’s anime adaptation of Land of the Lustrous are available on Amazon Prime Video. The company has not yet confirmed if more episodes will be released in the future. Lastly, The Land of the Lustrous will return from its hiatus on February 24 alongside the next issue of Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine.

    Saras Rajpal
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