The Mana series 30th anniversary livestream revealed that a new console Mana game is in development, and it also had one more surprise: A new anime called Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal is coming, with animation by Graphinica and Yokohama Animation Lab and produced by Warner Bros. Japan. Graphinica and Yokohama Animation Lab created the beautiful new opening video for the Legend of Mana remaster.
At the official website for the anime, Mana series producer Masaru Oyamada provided the following statement about the announcement of Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal:
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.
Legend of Mana has a storybook aesthetic where individual storylines can develop according to the whims of the player, as we explained in our review, so it seems to be fertile ground for an anime. Stay tuned for further details on Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal.