To commemorate the release of the anime’s Blu-ray and DVDthe Yurakucho Marui is holding the first Land of the Lustrous exhibition from January 19, 2018 to February 25, 2018.

Giving fans a better understanding of Land of the Lustrous’s world, the exhibit features a retrospective of the anime’s 12 episodes, photo spots, showcases of the real gems of the characters, and planning material for the animation staff.

Thanks to our friends at Anime Marui, Manga Planet had the opportunity to visit the exhibit and take a photo for all our fans! 

What is Land of the Lustrous?

Land of the Lustrous is a fantasy seinen manga written and illustrated by Haruko Ichikawa. Kodansha began publishing the series in 2012. The animated series based on the manga aired from October 2017 to December 2017.

The anime and manga take place in a far-off future where Gems populate the world and fight against Moon People. These mysterious Moon People continuously attempt to turn the Gem’s bodies into ornaments. All the Gems have specific jobs assigned to them by their leader, Kongo. But, Phosphophyllite, Phos for short, has no role in their small community. One day, Kongo tasks Phos with the responsibility of making a natural history encyclopedia, a job she dislikes and avoids in search of something more interesting. 

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The haunting Hollow Cape where Cinnabar resides greets guests.
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The exhibit showcases the character designs for each of the Gems.
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The first part of the exhibit displays the character designs for all of the Gems that appeared in the anime. See your favorite Gem?
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Along with character designs, fans can see concept art by Nishikawa Yohichi in the glass cases.
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Beyond the concept art, the exhibit displays design plans for the School where Kongo-sensei and the Gems live.
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The exhibit also displays Nishikawa Yohichi’s concept art for the underwater sequences.
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Though Land of the Lustrous is a CG animation, the team created the concept art by hand.
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As part of the retrospective on the anime, Yurakucho Marui divides the animation shots based on themes. The battle scenes between the Gems and the Moon People follow the School and Ocean sections.
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Guests could watch parts of the anime series on a gem shaped projection screen.
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The guests could take photos with the Moon People.
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The Winter section follows the photo spot. Here, guests could see character designs and backgrounds specific to these episodes.
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Winter wouldn’t be the same without Antarcticite. Liquid at room temperature, fans have the rare opportunity to see the gem. What part of Antarcticite could be in that vial?
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Guest can additionally see clips of how the staff created the anime.
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Though Land of the Lustrous’s characters are fictional, fans can see the next best thing: the gems that inspired the characters.
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Starting from top left across: Cinnabar, Bort, Goshenite;・Starting bottom left across: Phos, Diamond, Morganite
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Starting from top right across: Amethyst 84, Jade, Goshenite・Starting bottom right across: Red Beryl, Rutile, Morganite
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The exhibit also presents a poster designed by Yamada Tomoko that was part of INK DE JET! JET ! JET!, an ink jet poster exhibition in 2015.
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The end of the exhibit additionally shows color illustrations from the Blu-ray and DVD cases from rough to the final version.
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Land of the Lustrous’s production company additionally paid close attention to the design of the Blu-ray and DVD cases. Yamada Tomoko planned and designed the packaging based on a jewelry box image. Fans can view and purchase the Blu-ray and DVD outside of the exhibit.

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If you are in Tokyo, be sure to check out this exhibit! Tickets for the exhibit are 800 yen at the door and 1800 for the ticket and concept art clear file set. Fans can also purchase the tickets online along with a Phos clear file for 1,000. Check the website for more information (in Japanese):  https://www.0101.co.jp/403/info/?contents_id=5224

Want to see other manga events? Check out our reports on Kizu Natsuki at Manga10Yoneda Kou’s Op: The Colourless Days of Yoake Itaru Book Fair@Shosen and Himouto Umaru-chan Exhibit!

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