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'Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal-' releases main PV for October 2022 broadcast

The main PV (with English subs) introduces the main cast and the opening theme song Tear of Will by Saori Hayami.

By: Nicole S. Castro on June 28, 2022 at 21:08 PHT

Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal-, the TV anime adaptation of the Seiken Densetsu (Mana) video game series, has released its main promotional video ahead of its broadcast in October 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).

©Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal- PROJECT

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 main PV also introduces the opening theme song Tear of Will by Saori Hayami, who also voices supporting character Serafina.

Additional Cast

  • Serafina (CV: Saori Hayami)

  • Bud (CV: Yūko Sanpei)

  • Corona (CV: Shino Shimoji)

  • Duelle (CV: Sachi Kokuryu)

  • Li'l Cactus (CV: Yurika Kubo)


  • 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

Source: Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal- official Twitter, official website




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.