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The story of Houseki no Kuni is about to end

The manga “Houseki no Kuni (Land of the Lustrous)” is about to come to an end, as announced by the magazine Monthly Afternoon. The work, written and illustrated by Haruko Ichikawa, will conclude with its next chapter that will be published on April 25 in Japan.

This popular manga series has been recognized for its fascinating world of anthropomorphic gems and deeply emotional narrative. Since its debut in the pages of the magazine, “Houseki no Kuni” has captivated a wide audience both in Japan and abroad, gaining numerous fans for its originality and impressive art.

The work has experienced multiple suspensions since the publication of Chapter 95 in December 2020. After a long hiatus, it resumed publication with Chapter 96 in June 2022, only to be suspended again at different periods for several months. It is rumored that the continuous pauses in the work were due to the author’s interest in playing PlayStation 5. Curiously, in Chapter 95, the same one in which the suspensions began, Ichikawa revealed in a side note that he had acquired his new console.

In addition to its success in the manga, “Houseki no Kuni” was adapted into an acclaimed anime series in Fall 2017 (October-December). The adaptation received praise for its gorgeous animation from Studio Orange and its faithful representation of the vibrant and mysterious world created by Ichikawa. This series attracted an even broader fan base, cementing the popularity and impact of the work in the anime and manga community.

However, the news of the manga’s upcoming end has plunged many fans into sadness and nostalgia. The multiple suspensions that the play has experienced since December 2020 have led some fans to speculate about a possible cancellation, although there has been no official confirmation of this. The uncertainty over the fate of the series has generated an outpouring of emotions among fans, many of whom have expressed sadness at the eventual conclusion of a story that has captivated them for so long.

With the end of “Houseki no Kuni” just around the corner, fans eagerly await the outcome of this captivating story and prepare to say goodbye to a world that has excited and moved them over the years. Could it be that a continuation is decided for the anime adaptation even though the manga now ends?

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