Land of the Lustrous Episode 10: Bort, Phos & Dia

Review: I was really happy to see some of the old Phos back this week. They certainly are still not the Phos we met at the start of the season, but they have definitely not lost all of their spunk which was kind of a welcome sight. I certainly had a good laugh when she … Continue reading Land of the Lustrous Episode 10: Bort, Phos & Dia

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Friday’s Feature: On Transformation and Loss

To change yourself is to lose yourself and yet, transformation is an entirely necessary part of living. Everyday we grow and learn and experience and the world changes around us. Those who stay the same get left behind. It isn't really a wonder that so many stories focus on the notion of transformation, growth and … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: On Transformation and Loss

Land of the Lustrous Episode 9: After Winter Comes Spring

Review: Regardless of what happens in this story in the final three episodes (assuming 12 episodes is correct) this has been a fantastic tale to watch unfold. Phos'  desire to change has pushed her throughout the whole series and now we finally start to see the real impact of that desire. Early in this episode … Continue reading Land of the Lustrous Episode 9: After Winter Comes Spring

Land of the Lustrous Episode 8: Phos is Golden

Review: For all that Land of the Lustrous has some pacing and narrative issues, the overall anime continues to be an intriguing and pleasing viewing experience. Being easy on the eyes (and sometimes truly beautiful) certainly helps in this, but it is also how the story remains fairly ambiguous but not annoying. The world these … Continue reading Land of the Lustrous Episode 8: Phos is Golden

Land of the Lustrous Episode 7: Poor Phos

Review: Winter has arrived and the gem stones are for some reason hibernating. I'm not sure what the logic is here given their hardness and abilities have mostly been representative of the gem stone they are, but being solar powered and needing to sleep in winter just doesn't fit with that at all. Unless this … Continue reading Land of the Lustrous Episode 7: Poor Phos

Land of the Lustrous Episode 6: Not Yet Enough

Review: I'll get it out of my system first: What is Bort's problem? Is Phos hadn't been there, Amethyst would have still fought and been captured so the fact that Phos was relatively useless at the end there, doesn't actually make any difference to the outcome. It wasn't Phos' fault that and Phos didn't do … Continue reading Land of the Lustrous Episode 6: Not Yet Enough

Land of the Lustrous Episode 5: We Can Rebuild Her

Review: Last week's cliff-hanger is resolved this week when we meet the Lunarians and realise they really don't intend to honour any agreement with King (the pink snail thing that tricked Phos). They want more of the gems before they agree to release more of the snails (not that we believe they ever intend to). … Continue reading Land of the Lustrous Episode 5: We Can Rebuild Her

Land of the Lustous Episode 4: As Much As Things Change, They Stay The Same

Review: I'll get this out of my system and point out that this show is by far the prettiest show this season and that is in a season with The Ancient Magus' Bride delivering gorgeous representations of magic and march Comes in Like a Lion hitting us with pure emotions being visualised absolutely flawlessly. I … Continue reading Land of the Lustous Episode 4: As Much As Things Change, They Stay The Same