Square Enix has announced it is teaming with Warner Bros. Japan to make an anime series adaptation of the “Mana” video game franchise which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Graphinica and Yokohama Animation Lab will be producing the project titled “Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal” which, as you can tell by the title, is based on the fourth game in the series which originally came out in 1999.
The game scored a remaster for PC and Switch released just a few days ago, that remaster sporting an opening cinematic also created by Graphinica and Yokohama Animation and which you can see for yourself below and offers a glimpse of what the series could look like. Square Enix’s Masaru Oyamada says:
“When the animation project was first pitched to me, the remastering of ‘Legend of Mana’ was not even in discussions. 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 create the game as soon as I can. 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.”
No date for “Legend of Mana – The Teardrop Crystal” has yet been announced.
Source: Anime News Network