news culture A Square Enix legend returns to animation with an upcoming launch date!
A trailer and a release date! What better way to welcome the announcement of the upcoming launch of the animated series adapted from one of Square Enix’s most enchanting role-playing games: Legend of Mana?
Legend of Mana back in animation
Square Enix and Warner Bros. Japan are currently working on the animated adaptation of a license dear to the hearts of role-playing game enthusiasts from the great PlayStation era: Legend of Mana. Born in 1999 in Japan, this episode from the large Seiken Densetsu family (which we had discovered with the games Mystic Quest and Secret of Mana), stood out for its magnificent artistic direction and its adventure fragmented into multiple quests that could be taken in any order as the map of the world was created before our eyes. Long deprived of this milestone of the Japanese RPG, the European public was able to catch up last summer by browsing the remake of Legend of Mana on Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC!
A trailer and a launch date!
It was in the wake of the 30th anniversary of the Seiken Densetsu saga that an animated series project had been unveiled. Title Seiken Densetsu: Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal-the series will tell a story largely revisited for the needs of the animated versionalways with the notion of “mana” in the background.
Shiloh, a young boy who lives near the town of Domina, begins to hear a mysterious voice in his dreams telling him of a quest… One day, Shiloh encounters two members of the Jumi people who are being persecuted by thieves who seek to seize the mysterious gems they hold. This is how Shiloh embarks on an adventure to preserve the jewels of the Jumi!
The trailer released today reveals many of the protagonists present in the plot, all with a character design that respects the style used in the video game. The broadcast will begin on October 7 in Japan !
On the side of the anime team, we are pleased to find the essential Yôko Shimomura (Kingdom Hearts, Live a Live) in the musical composition, the latter being already responsible for the OST of the game Legend of Mana in its original version. Masato Jinbo (known for anime The Rising of The Shield Hero Season 2, Restaurant to Another World) is directing and supervising the series.
The broadcast of the anime series Seiken Densetsu: Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal- is announced for October 7, 2022 in Japan.