Anime 'Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal-' starts airing on October 7, 2022.
By: Nicole S. Castro on September 16, 2022 at 17:30 PHT
Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal-, the TV anime adaptation of the Seiken Densetsu (Mana) video game series, has released a second promotional video ahead of its broadcast on Oct. 7, 2022.
The anime is produced by studios Graphinica and Yokohama Animation Laboratory. It will be directed by Masato Jinbo (The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2, Restaurant to Another World).
As mentioned, this is the TV anime adaptation of Seiken Densetsu (Mana), a high fantasy action role-playing game series created by Koichi Ishii, with development formerly from Square, and is currently owned by Square Enix.
For this TV anime, the story will follow Shiloh (CV: Nobunaga Shimazaki), a boy living near the town of Domina. One day, he meets Elazul (CV: Yūichirō Umehara) and Princess Pearl (CV: Kaori Nazuka) who are members of the gem tribe Jumi. They have been relentlessly hunted down for the precious jewel on their chests.
The second PV includes more cast, scenes, and dialogue that introduce the premise of the story. Again, it features the opening theme song Tear of Will by Saori Hayami, who also voices supporting character Serafina.
Serafina (CV: Saori Hayami)
Bud (CV: Yūko Sanpei)
Corona (CV: Shino Shimoji)
Duelle (CV: Sachi Kokuryu)
Li'l Cactus (CV: Yurika Kubo)
Sandra (CV: Minako Kotobuki)
Esmeralda (CV: Ayane Sakura)
Hotaru-hime (CV: Reina Ueda)
Diana (CV: Manami Numakura)
Source material: Square Enix
Director/Series composition: Masato Jinbo
Original character design: HACCAN
Anime character design: Tarou Ikegami
Music: Yoko Shimomura
Produced by: Warner Brothers Japan
Animation production: Graphinica x Yokohama Animation Laboratory
NICOLE S. CASTRO
Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.