Houseki No Kunicalso known as Land of the Lustrous, is a beloved anime series released in the fall of 2017 in the genre of action and fantasy. This series, which is popular worldwide with its anime, is also very popular with its manga. The anime is based on the manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Haruko Ichikawa. Created by Orange animation studio, popular with 3D CG illustrations, the series is the work of the same studio as beastars† Beastars returned to the screens with its second season on January 7, 2021 and delighted its fans. Now fans of “Land of the Lustrous” eagerly await the second season. The first season of the anime licensed by Sentai Filmworks originally aired on local broadcasters AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11, MBS from October 7, 2017 to December 23, 2017. Amazon Prime video, the anime gained viewers from all over the world. Let’s see what we know about the series and the second season so far.
What is the storyline of Houseki No Kuni?
Anime was one of the most notable animes of 2017 with its drawings, theme and music. Our topic is the status of the new season, but let’s remember the story briefly. The story of the manga, from which the anime is adapted, is about a new way of life, “houseki” (jewels) that emerge in the distant future. 28 jewels are at war with the “tsukjin” (inhabitants of the moon), who attack to turn them into ornaments. Each jewel was given a role as a warrior or health worker, but of these 28 jewels, only Phos was not given any role until the Congo jewelry director assigned him the task of editing a natural history magazine.
Will there be a second season of the anime?
From December 18, 2021at the time of writing, studio Orange or another related company has yet to renew the anime for a second season† No matter how much time passes, anime can have a new season. This is a common situation we often see in anime. In the absence of the official announcement, there can only be speculation about the new season at the moment. The availability, popularity, and financial difficulties of manga source material are the major factors in the anime’s approval for a new season. Let’s take a look at the new season features of the series among all the familiar hints.
Second Season Possibility in terms of “Manga Status”
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, Houseki No Kuni is an adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Haruko Ichikawa. The manga series published by Kodansha is also published in English by the NA branch of the same publisher. Readers can follow the manga without any fan translation.
The last installment of the manga series, which was published in 2012, was released on July 20, 2020 and reached 11 parts in total. The first season of the anime includes the first 5 parts from the manga. There are 6 parts left. The remaining stock material seems to be sufficient for the second season. Moreover, since each manga volume contains an equal number of chapters, it wouldn’t be wrong to make this ratio. There is no obstacle in terms of adequacy of the stock material for the second season of the anime, and this is news that will always keep the second season’s possibilities alive. However, we may not get to see any new installments to the manga series soon as it was announced that the manga would be taking a hiatus in December 2020. No current information has been shared about when the manga series will return.
BluRay and DVD sales of the anime’s first season
Disc sales are very important for anime, most animes are willing to focus on disc sales or advertise the manga. To make an anime financially profitable, it is expected to have an average sales volume of at least 4,000 sell disk. Reached Houseki No Kuni 6.200 units in its first volume disk sales. The sale of anime discs seems to have hit the target, and this number of sales is another detail that increases the chances of the second season.
Other factors to watch the second season
The anime was ranked 475th on Myanimelist based on popularity and this score is quite adequate and above average for the second season compared to others anime scores† We can see similar results on Twitter and Google Search data (67.6 thousand followers on the anime page on Twitter†
We also know that the anime is published in Japan by exclusive distributors such as the D anime store, U-Next, and Hulu. It provides an income in addition to the disc sales to prepare the second season of this anime. The fact that the anime is being released worldwide by Amazon Prime is another major reason that increases the chances of the second season.
The Orange studio managed to attract attention with beastars released in 2019. While not as famous as Beastars, Land of the Lustrous is one of the most valuable series owned by the studio. We don’t think the studio, having received the approval of the second season for Beastars, will say no to the Land of the Lustrous, and from the studio’s perspective it is not an obstacle to a second season.
2nd season Chance of Houseki No Kuni
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Perfect ratings (8.40 on MA, 8.0 on IMDb)
Success in disc sales
Major distributor like Amazon Prime
Enough availability of manga source material
Only one season
Not a bestselling manga or light novel series
No extension since 2017
When is the second season of Houseki No Kuni?
The second season of the series has not yet been confirmed, but as a result of our evaluation we see that; CD sales are above average, overall popularity is above average, everything seems fine financially, and most importantly, the manga provides enough source material to prepare for a second season. We think the anime may have a new season, but it’s uncertain when it will happen. The best estimate in this regard appears to be somewhere in 2023† We’ll let you know when the confirmation of the second season comes in.