Houseki no Kuni
Alt name(s):
  • Country of Jewels
  • Il Regno delle Gemme
  • L'Ère des Cristaux
  • Land of the Lustrous
  • Mücevher Ülkesi
  • Reino de Gemas
  • Страна самоцветов
  • 宝石の国
  • 보석의 나라
  • 9.32
  • 9.39
  • 1,108
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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.

  • Nominated for the 8th Manga Taisho Awards in 2014.
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    Yup, that's what i want to see from my favorite psycho gemstone ;D
    Yes Phos. Destroy everyone.
    >This character development makes 0 sense, this is turning into quite the dissapointment.

    To me it makes perfect sense, in a way. They are static, eternal lifeforms, so it figures that after giving up - away so much change would be this drastic.

    I also have an inkling of suspicion that her whole life arc somehow resonates in concepts found in buddhism, but both my current awareness of, and desire to learn about its principles are too casual to be blasting definitive statements about it, not to mention they already are too easy to encounter in fandom.
    when is this going to end? i'm tired of this endless cycle of nothing-action on the moon'
    i've been following this for years, i just want it to end now
    Woaw Phos has really changed (well after losing so many parts of herself its quite obvious that she's no longer the cute little gem of the beginning ^^)
    I'm pretty curious to see her transformation, I think she needs to feel the real pain and the pure sadness before obtaining the enlightment (or the absolution), after all for now every actions is inspired of buddhism concepts.
    After watching the anime I was thinking how it ended just when it was getting good.

    Now I'm glad it ended when it did...
    This character development makes 0 sense, this is turning into quite the dissapointment.
    Being Phos is pure suffering
    I'm up to date now and man, I wish I had liked this manga more. Everyone seems to grow more and more unsympathetic and the only true solution to this is one that the author is not willing to take anytime soon. It seems like it devolved into a "what else can I do to up the misery level?" and I kinda dislike this type of story.
    ngl im crying a bit irl
    thought we'd gotten a new chpter
    but they"re reuploading or something
    I just binge read to the newest chapters and I have to say, this is a goddamn journey. Can't wait for more chapters.
    The pain continues. Wonderful.
    What a GEM of a manga, truly earned the rating it deserves.
    The thing that is keeping me together in this manga is me playing in my ears "MVC2 River Stage"
    That Antarc page is amazing but so sad
    The art in chapter 83 was so good.
    Being Phosphophyllite is suffering.

    This is too damn cruel. Stop! ?
    Well... This is kinda unexpected but

    Go damn you Ichikawa :)
    Oh shit it's the Ice floes
    Chapter 83's translation comes off as kind of weird, like the wording doesn't flow very well and it just seems very stiff.