Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal trailer PV 2 reveals additional cast

Key visual for the upcoming anime Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal.
Key visual for the upcoming anime Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

On September 16, 2022, the staff for the anime adaptation of Square Enix’s Legend of Manga game, titled Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal (Seiken Densetsu Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal), released a second trailer revealing more cast members and hyping its October 7, 2022 premiere during the Super Animeism programming block on the channels MBS, TBS, and their affiliates in Japan.

Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal’s opening theme song is “Tear of Will” performed by Saori Hayami.

You can see the trailer on Warner Bros. Japan Anime’s official YouTube channel here:

アニメ『聖剣伝説 Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal-』PV2 / anime [Legend of Mana] PV2
The official trailer for Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal.

Who are the new cast members?

Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal new cast members include:

Character design for Sandra, played by Minako Kotobuki.
Character design for Sandra, played by Minako Kotobuki. Pic credit: @natalie.mu
  • Minako Kotobuki – Sandra
Character design for Emerald, played by Ayane Sakura.
Character design for Emerald, played by Ayane Sakura. Pic credit: @natalie.mu
  • Ayane Sakura – Emerald/Esmeralda
Character design for Florina, played by Reina Ueda.
Character design for Florina, played by Reina Ueda. Pic credit: @natalie.mu
  • Reina Ueda – Florina
Character design for Diana, played by Manami Numakara.
Character design for Diana, played by Manami Numakara. Pic credit: @natalie.mu
  • Manami Numakara – Diana

Who are the previously announced cast members?

Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal previously announced cast members include:

Character designs for Shiloh (left), Ruri (center), and Pearl (right).
Character designs for Shiloh (left), Ruri (center), and Pearl (right). Pic credit: @natalie.mu
  • Nobunaga Shimazaki – Shiloh (hero)
  • Yuichiro Umehara – Ruri/Elazul
  • Kaori Nazuka – Shinju-hime/Pearl
  • Saori Hayami – Serafina (heroine)
  • Yuko Sanpei – Bud
  • Shino Shimoji – Corona/Lisa
  • Sachi Kokuryu – Duelle
  • Yurika Kubo – Li’l Cactus
  • Shinpachi Tsuji – Inspector Void
  • Chitose Morinaga – Kusabito/Sproutlings
  • Wataru Takagi – Nikita/Niccolo
  • Minami Takahashi – Rachel
  • Makoto Yasumura – Mark
  • Hiroshi Yanaka – Nouvelle
  • Misaki Kuno – Yuka-chan/Miss Yuka
Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal character designs.
Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal character designs. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal plot predictions

If the anime decides to follow the story in the game Legend of Mana, it is likely the plot will go as follows:

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900 years ago, a catastrophe occurred when the Mana Tree, giver of mana and life for the sword-and-sorcery world, Fa-Diel, was almost completely burned down. A war between fairies, humans, and other races erupted as they fought over the last remaining mana in Fa’Diel. The war ended with the Mana Tree falling into a regenerative sleep and the lands of the world were stored in ancient artifacts.

Our story begins in the present day when a young hero named Shiloh decides to make it his self-imposed mission to restore the world and mana to their former glory. Shiloh embarks on a quest to save the Mana Tree and along the way encounters humans, faeries, the jewel-hearted Jumi race, plant-like Sproutlings, Flowerings, Dudbears (small bears), and Shadoles (shadowy beings from the Underworld). Some of these creatures and individuals become Shiloh’s allies – others his enemies.

When Shiloh eventually investigates the Mana Tree he discovers that it is rotten and that the Mana Goddess has become corrupted. Shiloh is forced to fight against the Mana Goddess in an epic battle. After his victory, a Sproutling emerges from the center of the Mana Tree’s rotten trunk and it calls upon other Sproutlings to join in and together they restore the Mana Tree.

In the game, Shiloh is the name of the “male protagonist” while Serafina is the name for the “female protagonist”. In the anime Serafina will be “another protagonist” but her story will differ from Shiloh’s.

Who are the members of the production team?

Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal’s production team members include:

  • Director and Scriptwriter – Masato Jinbo (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!, Restaurant to Another World)
  • Animation – Graphinica and Yokohama Animation Lab (Remastered Legend of Mana cinematic opening movie)
  • Character Designer – Taro Ikegami (Lapis Re:LiGHTs)
  • Original Game Character Designer – HACCAN (Secret of Mana remake, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky)
  • Music composer – Yoko Shimomura (Legend of Mana game, Kingdom Hearts)
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Where can I play the game?

In 1999, Legend of Mana (Seiken Densetsu: Legend of Mana) debuted on PlayStation and was the fourth game in Square Enix’s Mana/Seiken Densetsu RPG series after Trials of Mana. In June 2021, the remastered version of Legend of Mana launched for the PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC.

In 1991, the original Seiken Densetsu –Final Fantasy Gaiden- (Final Fantasy Adventure) game debuted for GameBoy. In 1993, Square released the Seiken Densetsu 2 (Secret of Mana) game for Super Famicom (SNES) in Japan and North America. In 1995, Square released the Seiken Densetsu 3 action RPG game for Super Famicom.

Are you looking forward to the anime adaptation of Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal? Are you curious about what Serafina’s original story will be? Let us know in the comment section below!

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