Houseki no Kuni Japanese
Alt name(s):
  • Country of Jewels
  • Il Regno delle Gemme
  • Land of the Lustrous
  • Mücevher Ülkesi
  • Reino de Gemas
  • Страна самоцветов
  • 宝石の国
  • 보석의 나라
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In the distant future, a new life form called Houseki (gems) are born. The 28 Houseki must fight against the moon dwellers who want to attack them and turn them into decorations, thus each gem is assigned a role such as a fighter or a medic. Though they hope to fight the moon dwellers, Phos is a gem who is given no assignment until the gems' master Adamantine asks them to write an encyclopedia.

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new chapter when omg
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@Juiceboat

So according to you they use boku,onii-san etc. Because they believe that they are all males due to Kongo-sensei?
I'm pretty sure that the gems are aware of the concept of genders due to the various animals living on the Land of the Lustrous(see what I did there?).



Which in turn influenced the other gems to believe that they are also males?

This seems to make more sense now. They all became traps due to Kongo-sensei lol.

My intention was never to start a serious discussion when I wrote that first comment. I feel a bit silly for even trying to defend that comment.

Last edited 2 mo ago by Soren.

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@Rize_Suzumiya @Soren

I wouldn't be surprised if the reason they use boku is because that's what Sensei uses
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@Rize_Suzumiya

And I'm pretty sure that the more in depth reason is that the gems identify themselves as males.

It wouldn't be that out of left field either, they are plenty of people out in the world who identify themself as the opposite gender.

Or as cats, gender neutral, both, etc.

You get my point.

Last edited 2 mo ago by Soren.

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@Soren

Fuck if I know, but I assume a majority or the gems use Boku, instead of Watashi, either because the gems don't have a proper concept of gender with them being rock people on a post apocalyptic planet, or the author intended for them to be more masculine despite being genderless. Watashi would be the proper pronoun to identify with, but I'm sure there's a more in depth reasoning 😗.
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@Rize_Suzumiya

No shit, but why do they use the male pronoun instead of the female one?

They don't even use the more "correct" gender neutral prounon watashi when they refer to themselves they explicity use the male prounon boku.

So I think that my point still stands regardless.

But I was just trolling with that comment didn't expect a serious response lol.

Last edited 2 mo ago by Soren.

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@Soren

Can't be a trap if you have no gender or genitals lol. I think they use those specific honorifics as a symbol of respect or familiarity in general though since they're all one big family in reality.

Last edited 2 mo ago by Rize_Suzumiya.

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Are all characters in this series a bunch of traps!? I know that they are technically genderless they are gemstones after all, but all of them have girlish appearance and refer to themselves and each other as males (for example the usage of onii-sama instead of onee-sama in chapter 66). Pretty sure they used boku in the anime as well, don't take my word for it though because my memory ain't the best ;)

Last edited 3 mo ago by MangaDex.

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Land of the Lustrous: Civil War
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phos never does anything good
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yo what the fuck
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Cairngorm has crossed a line.
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Rutile gon' fuck you up.
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Surely by now Phos is realizing his mistake...
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Thanks for the chapter 68 <3
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Thanks for the update PAS.
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@natural-log i can't see how the image spoiler anything.
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https://mangadex.org/thread/6777/just-asked-almost-all-manga-cover-revert-to-volume-1
https://mangadex.org/thread/6978/volume-covers-should-be-as-current-as-possible-maybe
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@tathra I think kingfarley meant the front page image of this manga, it IS spoilerific for new readers. Shouldn't we change it to volume 1 cover?
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Daamn, didn't see that one coming. Poor Cairn.