Summary

Spring has sprung, and the all the other gems are awake to see Phosphophyllite’s transformation. They are impressed with Phos’s new arms, and our hero can hardly stand the newfound popularity, especially when it attracts the scariest gem of all…Bort now wishes to be Phos’s partner in battle.

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Seinen

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Kodansha

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V1 Land of the Lustrous

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In a world inhabited by crystalline lifeforms called The Lustrous, every unique gem must fight for their way of life against the threat of lunarians who would turn them into decorations. Phosphophyllite, the most fragile and brittle of gems, longs to join the battle. When Phos is instead assigned to complete a natural history of their world, it sounds like a dull and pointless task. But this new job brings Phos into contact with Cinnabar, a gem forced to live in isolation. Can Phos’s seemingly mundane assignment lead both Phos and Cinnabar to the fulfillment they desire?

V2 Land of the Lustrous

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Phosphophyllite is determined to find a job more suited Cinnabar’s many talents, but with no easy answers to be found on land, the quest turns seaward. Ventricosus the sea snail suggests that the creatures who live there may have the clue Phos is looking for. But the sea is hardly the optimal environment for a gemstone—will Phos make it back to shore in one piece?

V3 Land of the Lustrous

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Now with new legs, Phosphophyllite is ready to go to battle. But when that new strength is needed the most, Phos is too scared to use it. Mortified by this failure, Phos undertakes the self-imposed punishment of staying awake all winter while the other gems are asleep. But winter has its own share of dangers…

V4 Land of the Lustrous

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Spring has sprung, and the all the other gems are awake to see Phosphophyllite’s transformation. They are impressed with Phos’s new arms, and our hero can hardly stand the newfound popularity, especially when it attracts the scariest gem of all…Bort now wishes to be Phos’s partner in battle.

V5 Land of the Lustrous

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Phosphophyllite is determined to find the truth about Kongō. Despite the other gems’ hatred of the Lunarians, Phos tries to get closer to them in an effort to communicate. But the work is dangerous, and Phos realizes this job might be more than one gem can handle…

V6 Land of the Lustrous

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Phosphophyllite has been immobilized in battle, with no one but Ghost Quartz around for backup. Both must last through the Lunarians’ relentless attack until help arrives, but it’s a tall task for this newly-minted pair. Will Phos’s partner be just another casualty in the ongoing war?

V7 Land of the Lustrous

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Now that Phosphophyllite’s head has been taken to the moon, there’s only one way to revive the defeated gem–with a risky head transplant. For better or worse, Lapis Lazuli’s head is available, but more than half of Phos’s original body has been lost. Assuming the transplant even works, will the resulting gem still be Phosphophyllite?

V8 Land of the Lustrous

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The quest for the truth continues as Phosphophyllite finally begins the journey to the moon, hoping to communicate with the Lunarians after so many failed attempts. While the gem is shocked and angered to learn that the enemy has been able to speak all along, this also means that they can provide answers. Will Phos be able to handle the truth?

V9 Land of the Lustrous

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BROKEN Phosphophyllite has formed a team of deserters to take back to the moon. While there, the gems learn the shattering truth of what happened to their captured comrades. If Phos can help the Lunarians accomplish their ultimate goal, their leader promises to make the gems whole again, but there’s a catch. Meanwhile, the Lustrous back on Earth form their own plans…

V10 Land of the Lustrous

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After failing to get Kongo to pray for the Lunarians, Phosphophyllite returns to the moon to regroup, but Padparadscha has been covered in Cinnabar’s poison, and Yellow Diamond has taken a severe psychological blow. Now Phos must come up with a new plan, but ideas are in short supply. Meanwhile, Cairngorm and the other gems are finding life on the moon to be surprisingly agreeable …

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