Updated: Jun 28, 2022
Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal- will focus on main character Shilo and his fateful encounter with Ruri and the Pearl Princess.
By: Nicole S. Castro on April 26, 2022 at 21:39 PHT
Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal-, the TV anime adaptation of the Seiken Densetsu (Mana) video game series, has released a teaser video introducing the main cast.
The anime is scheduled to air within 2022 and is animated 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.
The series began as a handheld side story to Square's flagship franchise Final Fantasy, but has since branched off into its own series after the second installment, Secret of Mana.
The original game follows an unnamed hero as they restore the land of Fa'Diel by building the world around them and completing a number of interrelated quests in order to restore the Tree of Mana.
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 have been relentlessly pursued by thieves for the precious jewel on their chests.
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.