Famitsu has shared new details regarding the upcoming Legend of Mana anime adaption, detailing the staff and select cast members. Our team’s Ryuji has translated the most notable information, viewable below:
To celebrate the 30th year anniversary of the Legend of Mana, the anime adaptation, Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal- will be broadcasting in Japan this year.
- Based on the original “Legend of Mana” series by Square Enix
- Directed by Masato Jinbo
- Character design by Ikegami Tarou (known for their work with Re:Zero and other WHITE FOX productions)
- Music composed by Yoko Shimomura
- Anime production is being handled by Warner Bros. Japan
- Graphinica and Yokohama Animation Lab are collaborating together to animate it
So far, three Japanese cast members were confirmed: Shiloh will be voiced by Nobunaga Shimazaki (Eugeo from Sword Art Online Alicization, Kazuha from Genshin Impact), Yuichiro Umehara (Izuro Minesawa from Caligula Effect, Bakugou from My Hero Academia) will be voicing Ruri/Elazul and Kaori Nazuka (Frau Koujiro in Robotics;Notes and Hinoka from Fire Emblem)
The anime key art and some renders were also provided, viewable below:
Legend of Mana was initially released in 2000 on PlayStation as one of the few Mana titles introducing new gameplay elements to the series. Players can choose their protagonist and carve out a unique adventure using puzzle pieces that they can place on an ever-growing map. The goal is to complete three narratives as they culminate at the Mana tree.
This version features all of the gameplay found in the PlayStation release with additional options for re-arranged music, easier battles by turning off encounters, and a new mini-game now and ring-ring land, which looks similar to a Tomagachi where players can take care of monsters.
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