Houseki no Kuni: In a far away distant future, the earth is now inhabited by sentient genderless crystals where the weakest of them all, Phosphophyllite, sets out to find the purpose in their existence.
Between October and December 2017, the animated adaption of the 2012 Japanese manga series Land of the Lustrous or Houseki no Kuni by animation studio Orange premiered on television. It encapsulated audiences in more than one way, not just in terms of its gorgeous CGI visuals but also a very compelling story. In fact, the series was so well-received by critics that they frequently kept calling it one of the best in the decade, and was considered a turning point for CGI animation. Although the first season exceeded several expectations, it ended on unambiguous notes, which left us with questions that can only be answered with the second season. If you want to learn more about season 2, then you've come to the right place.
Despite there being enough material for a second season, Studio Orange has not announced a follow-up from the first season. This is quite an odd development considering how well the first season performed and how the manga sales almost doubled after its anime debut back in October 2017. Unless, of course, the anime's sole purpose was to promote the manga series, which it has succeeded in. And if we look into the popularity and rating of the anime series on almost every platform, it is done exceedingly well. In conclusion, there is simply no way Studio Orange would not even consider renewing the show for a second season. And even if it is being considered at this point, we probably won't be expecting it to drop at least until sometime in 2024 because, after all, animation is hard work, be it 2D or 3D, and requires extensive resources in animation, sound, and voices to make it come off swimmingly.
Since the manga's publication back in 2012, there have been eleven volumes that have been released so far. The total copies that the series has sold as of August 31, 2014, was 56,765. It was nominated for the eighth Manga Taishō in 2015.
The anime series, which comprises 2D/3D animation courtesy of animation studio Orange, covers 31 chapters of the manga series between October and December 2017 in just 12 episodes. And given that the manga series has over 85 chapters, there is enough material for a second season to come out of it. Studio Orange has produced other well-known anime series, including Black Bullet and, more recently, Beastars, which is more renowned than the former.
This article was reviewed and is up to date as of October 25, 2023.