It’s impossible to dig up any additional information about this episode since there isn’t any. I’m not sure if the protagonist is male or female, but it appears feminine based on the name and artwork.
The animated adaption of the 2012 Japanese manga series Land of the Lustrous or Houseki no Kuni by animation firm Orange aired on television in October and December 2017. It contained audiences in a variety of ways, not just through its stunning computer-generated imagery, but also due to a very intriguing narrative.
In fact, the series was so well-received that critics frequently referred to it as one of the finest in the decade, and it was even called a turning point for CGI animation.
Despite the fact that the first season exceeded many people’s expectations, it ultimately concluded on definitive notes, leaving us with queries that can only be answered in the following season. If you’re looking for more information on Season 2, you’ve come to the correct spot.
What is the Land of the Lustrous?
For those unfamiliar with the franchise, Houseki no Kuni or Land of the Lustrous is a manga series written and illustrated by Haruka Ichikawa that debuted in 2012 and continues to this day. It’s a compelling fantasy series with an intriguing narrative that hooks viewers with every episode that goes by.
It’s a book that immerses you in its plot and nags you to learn more about what happens next.
In a post-apocalyptic future when the planet has been severely damaged by six asteroid impacts, life and matter have changed entirely.
After a while, another species had sprung from the earth. The protagonist, Phosphophyllite (Phos), was an immortal genderless sentient human jewel who was rejected by his people.
Despite this, Phosphophyllite desires to join the fight and be praised and recognized by her peers, ultimately demonstrating her worth. She thus needs to overcome the challenge of creating an encyclopedia due to her delicate condition.
Despite her initial trepidation, Phosphophyllite decides to give it a shot, which is when she encounters Cinnabar.
At night, Cinnabar is an intellectual gem that is responsible for guarding a solitary island. Phos realized that Cinnabar despised their work as much as she did, so Phos offered to assist Cinnabar in finding a better job.
Meanwhile, the other great ‘jewel folk’ are engaged in a war with the Lunarians (Moon people), who are attempting to capitalize on the gems’ luxury significance.
What Does the Future Hold for the Manga?
Since its debut in 2012, there have been eleven volumes produced to date. The series has sold a total of 56,765 copies as of August 31, 2014. It was shortlisted for the Manga Taisho in 2015.
How Much of the Manga Has Been Adapted in the Anime?
Between October and December 2017, the anime series adapted from A Thousand Years of History focuses on 31 chapters of the manga. It is produced by animation studio Orange and comprises both 2D/3D animation.
Between October and December 2017, it aired for only 12 episodes. Given the manga has over 85 chapters, a second season is certainly feasible.
The sequel to Orange, Studio Orange has also developed other well-known anime series such as Black Bullet and, more recently, Beastars (which is better known than the former).
Is There a Release Date for the Second Season Yet?
Despite there being enough material for a second season, Studio Orange has not announced one. This will be a strange development, given how well the first season did and how manga sales increased by almost half after the anime’s debut in October 2017.
Unless, of course, the entire purpose of the anime was to advertise the manga series, which it has undoubtedly accomplished.
If we look at the popularity and rating of almost every anime series on almost every platform, we can see that it is done exceptionally well. To summarize, there is no way Studio Orange would not consider renewing the program for a second season.
Even if it is now under consideration, we probably won’t expect it to drop until at least late 2021 because animation, whether 2D or 3D, takes a lot of effort and necessitates the use of voice talent, sound production, and animation resources to make it appear successfully.