The story of Houseki no Kuni is coming to an end

The story of Houseki no Kuni is coming to an end

The "Houseki no Kuni (Land of the Lustrous)" manga is about to come to an end, as announced by Monthly Afternoon magazine. The book, written and illustrated by Haruko Ichikawa, will conclude with its next chapter that will be published on April 25 in Japan.

This popular manga series has been renowned for its fascinating world of anthropomorphic gems and deeply emotional storytelling. Since its debut in the pages of the magazine, "Houseki no Kuni" has captivated a wide audience both in Japan and abroad, gaining a large following for its originality and stunning artistry.

The story of Houseki no Kuni is coming to an end

The work has experienced multiple suspensions since the publication of Chapter 95 in December 2020. After a lengthy hiatus, it resumed publication with Chapter 96 in June 2022, only to be suspended again at different periods for several months. Rumor has it that the continuous hiatus in the work was due to the author's interest in playing PlayStation 5. Interestingly, in Chapter 95, the same one in which the suspensions began, Ichikawa revealed in a note on the side that he had purchased his new console.

In addition to its success in the manga, "Houseki no Kuni" was adapted into an acclaimed anime series in Fall-2017 (October-December). The adaptation received praise for its gorgeous animation by Studio Orange and its faithful depiction of the vibrant and mysterious world created by Ichikawa. This series attracted an even wider fan base, cementing the work's popularity and impact on the anime and manga community.

However, the news of the manga's upcoming ending has plunged many fans into sadness and nostalgia. The multiple suspensions that the work experienced since December 2020 have led some fans to speculate about a possible cancellation, although there has been no official confirmation on this. The uncertainty over the fate of the series has generated a torrent of emotions among fans, many of whom have expressed sadness at the eventual conclusion of a story that has captivated them for so long.

With the end of "Houseki no Kuni" just around the corner, fans are eagerly awaiting the denouement of this captivating story and preparing to say goodbye to a world that has thrilled and moved them over the years. Could it be that a continuation for the anime adaptation is decided even if the manga ends now?

Source: Manga Mogura