An illustration introducing the characters Diamond and Bortz from the upcoming anime based on Haruko Ichikawa’s Houseki no Kuni (Land of the Lustrous) was released.
Diamond has beautiful hair that is sparkling in the colors of the rainbow. They are kind and like love stories. Even though Diamonds are known to be hard, they can break easily due to being made of a single crystal. On the other hand, Bortz has black, long hair and has no other interest than to do battle. So far, they’re even called a battle maniac. They have the same hardness as Diamond. Be sure to click on the source link to see all four character designs.
Japanese anime goods store Animate has started a campaign where they give out cards using the visuals of the jewels. You will get one randomly as a present. The campaign starts on 22 July 2017, and of course, Diamond and Bortz are also included.
Houseki no Kuni is a fantasy action story, serialized in Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon. It is set in the distant future, when the mysterious ‘moon people’ come down from the moon and start to fight the Houseki (jewel people). The anime will start airing this fall.
TV Anime Houseki no Kuni
Original work: Haruko Ichikawa (serialized in Kodansha’s Afternoon)
Director: Takahiko Kyogoku
Series Composition: Toshiya Ono
Character Design: Asako Nishida
Animation Production: Orange
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