It’s hard to argue against the idea that we’re currently living in a renaissance of video game adaptations to television and film. Just about every major studio has at least one of its signature projects currently in the process of being adapted for streaming or the big screen, and it looks like yet another is joining the club. Square Enix has announced that Legend of Mana - The Teardrop Crystal is an upcoming animated series based on the video game series from the developers and Warner Bros.
Square Enix announced the Legend of Mana animated series in a tweet earlier today. Legend of Mana - The Teardrop Crystal is being produced in celebration of the gaming franchise’s 30th anniversary. In it’s announcement tweet, Square Enix states that “the series is from Warner Bros. Japan LLC, Graphinica, Inc. and Yokohama Animation Lab, who also created the #LegendOfMana opening movie.”
Continuing the celebration, we're introducing the Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal- anime series, which is planned to air worldwide!— Mana Series (@ManaGame) June 28, 2021
The series is from Warner Bros. Japan LLC, Graphinica, Inc. and Yokohama Animation Lab, who also created the #LegendOfMana opening movie. pic.twitter.com/9RQ2LsNmby
A trailer for the upcoming HD remaster of Legend of Mana was attached to the tweet, giving fans an idea of what they can expect from the animation style in the series. Square Enix hasn’t shared how the animated series will be distributed, though they do state that it will be available worldwide. With Warner Bros. helping to produce the project, there’s a chance it could end up on HBO Max.
Legend of Mana - The Teardrop Crystal is an upcoming animated series that will explore characters and locations familiar to the series. For future updates on the show, be sure to visit the Shacknews topic page dedicated to the Legend of Mana series.
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Started reading up on the Mana series. I hadn't grabbed the newer collection, and Trials of Mana was on sale for PS4 on prime day and I think it's still on sale for Steam sale. Tempted to grab it. Not sure I would make it through the entire 3 game collection, but maybe the remake of Trial.
The newer anime/animated series stuff on Netflix has been mostly good. I enjoyed that Blood of Zeus one, and I enjoyed the Voltron reboot and the Dragon Prince series among others. Tried to watch the new Ragnarok one. But, 3 episodes in and they're still on the first fight. Very Japanese in its storytelling. Not sure I'll continue it.
It is cool to see that Square Enix is revisiting the Mana series. I was always fond of it, especially Secret of Mana which I acknowledge was deeply flawed.
I hope you don’t mean the original was deeply flawed! I’ll Internet-fight you! 😮