In the second edition of the magazine in 2021 Monthly afternoon from the publisher KodanshaIt has been announced that the manga will be written and illustrated by Haruko Ichikawa, Houseki no kuni ((Land of the Shining) will take an indefinite pause after its next chapter on December 25th for unspecified reasons.

The ninety-fifth chapter of the manga will be published in the aforementioned issue of the magazine, due to be released in Japan on December 25th. Ichikawa, in turn, publishes the manga in the magazine Monthly afternoon from the publisher Kodansha since October 2012. The publisher published the tenth compilation volume in August 2019, followed by the eleventh in July 2020.

The piece inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by Studio orange, Headed by Takahiko Kyougoku and scripts from Toshiya ouno, published October 2017.

Houseki no Kuni Synopsis

The story takes place in the distant future in a land inhabited by immortal life forms called "Shine" who are incarnations of precious stones. The 28 Lustrous are led by their master Congo and fight to defend themselves against the Lunarians, who are often in search of the bodies of the Lustrous to transform into decorations.

Phophophyllite, nicknamed Phos, is currently 300 years old, the youngest of the group, and due to its fragility, it is unable to fight. During a task entrusted to him, he discovers Zinnober, who is withdrawn and locked up because he is attacking other gemstones. Phos sadly decides to help him.

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