Over the weekend, the 30th Anniversary livestream of the Mana series saw a number of huge announcements, which included a couple of mobile releases in Echoes of Mana and Trials of Mana, and even a confirmation from Masaru Oyamada, series producer, that a new game is in the works for consoles.
One more announcement that is sure to get fans of the franchise excited is the news that a Legend of Mana Anime is in the works. Entitled Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal, this upcoming effort will be produced by Warner Bros. Japan while animations will be done by Graphinica and Yokohama Animation Lab, who also recently created the opening video for the recently released Remaster.
Oyamada had this to say about the upcoming project:
When the animation project was first pitched to me, the remastering of Legend of Mana was not even in discussion. I initially attended the meeting without deep thoughts, but when Mr. Yawata from Warner Bros. Japan passionately pitched the Legend of Mana animation project (with so much love), I realized I need to created the game as soon as I can. So rumor has it, that’s how the HD remaster project began.
Fans of the “Legend of Mana”, please be assured. The people involved in the project still have the love for the series just the same as back then.
You can visit the official website of the Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal anime here.