Let me preface this by saying that i’ve never seen an Anime rendered in 3DCG come out of Japan that i’ve actually truly enjoyed. They’ve all felt clunky, or out-of-place, or ugly, or just plain bad. Land of the Lustrous might change that. I was somewhat skeptical going in, but I quickly found myself looking past the 3D visuals and genuinely enjoying the show. I’m super glad I decided to pick this one up, because it looks very promising.
Land of the Lustrous might just be the prettiest show this season, and that’s saying something. The landscapes are unbelievably beautiful, the action sequences are smooth and fluid, and the characters are extremely expressive – something we don’t see often in the 3DCG works. The characters, especially Phos, are enjoyable to watch, the acting is great, and the story seems interesting, if maybe a bit cliche.
This show makes me very excited for several reasons. Firstly, it just seems like a good show that I want to watch more of. Secondly, it’s nice to see where 3DCG Anime is heading, and seeing that it may have a future somewhere. And… it just makes me happy for this season in general, it’s such a great follow-up to a crappy Summer season. What are you guys all thinking about Land of the Lustrous?