Through a new commercial airing during MBS and TBS’ “Super Animeism” transmission block and which lasted a few seconds, Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal anime was announced. It revealed that the anime based on the cult video game Legend of Mana will debut on Saturday, 8th October 2022 at 1:25 am (October 7 at 25:25 hours). The announcement came from Square Enix and Warner Bros. Japan with the premiere scheduled during the Super Animeism programming block on MBS, TBS, and their affiliates.
Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal Trailer
Warner Bros also released a teaser commercial video to make the announcement.
The animated series was announced a year ago to commemorate 30 years of the Square Enix videogame franchise by the name Legend of Mana.
Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal will debut on 7 October, officially confirmed in a very short teaser trailer. It previews some frames taken from the series. In the original Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal game, the male protagonist is Shiloh while the female protagonist is Serafina. In the anime, the two will be voiced by Nobunaga Shimazaki and Saori Hayami.
Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal anime cast
The anime will be produced by Graphinica and Yokohama Animation Lab. They are the two animation studios that had earlier collaborated on the opening footage of the remastered version of the Legend of Mana video game.
Other staff includes Masato Jinbo as director, Taro Ikegami as character designer based on HACCAN’s original subjects, and Yoko Shimomura as music composer. The opening theme “Tear of Will” is sung by Serafinaand Saori Hayami.
The official website has listed out the below cast members for the anime series:
- Nobunaga Shimazaki as Shiloh
- Yuichiro Umehara as Ruri/Elazul
- Kaori Nazuka as Shinju-hime/Pearl
- Saori Hayami as Serafina
- Yuko Sanpei as Bud
- Shino Shimoji as Corona/Lisa
- Sachi Kokuryu as Duelle
- Yurika Kubo as Li’l Cactus
- Shinpachi Tsuji as Inspector Void
- Chitose Morinaga as Kusabito/Sproutlings
- Wataru Takagi as Nikita/Niccolo
- Minami Takahashi as Rachel
- Makoto Yasumura as Mark
- Hiroshi Yanaka as Nouvelle
- Misaki Kuno as Yuka-chan/Miss Yuka
Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal anime key visual
The website also shared a ley visual that showcasing a new character Serafina,” another protagonist.”
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