Square Enix is teaming up with Warner Bros. Japan to release Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal – a new television anime based on Square Enix’s Legend of Mana action RPG video game.
The show will air at some point in 2022. As part of this announcement, Square Enix and WB have released the key visual for the show and a teaser trailer. Here’s the story outline, via Gematsu:
“Shiloh, a young boy who lives near the town of Domina, begins to hear a mysterious voice in his dreams. The voice told him he had a mission… One day, Shiloh meets two people known as “Jumi.” The Shumi are a race of people targeted—and many killed—for the jewel buried in their chests. Recently, mysterious jewel thieves have been attacking Jumi all over the world. And so Shiloh sets out on an adventure concerning the jewels of the Jumi!”
This special “anime project” is part of the Mana (Seiken Densetsu) series’ continued 30th anniversary celebrations. Legend of Mana was originally released on the PlayStation in 1999 and recently got a remaster in 2021 for Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms.
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