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“Secret of Mana” G-Shock DW-8000-1

October 23rd, 2019 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Merchandise, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3, Seikens

I have not updated the site with my collection of Mana related things in a long time. I’ve got a lot of interesting items I could share here. This one, however, is rare enough and relevant enough at the current time to make a post for.

As you can see, it’s a Casio G-Shock watch with “Secret of Mana” printed on the band.
Yup, that’s the extent of it.

But there were only 200 of these made.

The DW-8000s are fairly uncommon watches in and of themselves, and the avid vintage G-Shock collector community still demands a decent price for them, but they’re not impossible to get your hands on. But the fact there are only 200 with “Secret of Mana” printed on them made me think I would never get my hands on the thing. But here it is.
Just like any other DW-8000 it has “Fox Fire” EL backlighting, a red buffalo skull in the background, and the text “TIME TO GET TOUGH” scrolls by when you press the light button.

When Seiken Densetsu 3 was released in Japan, there were a number of items given away as raffle prizes. 200 of these G-Shock DW-8000-1 watches were given out, making this item quite rare. It’s very interesting, though, that the watch is related to Seiken Densetsu 3, but says “Secret of Mana” on it. It makes me wonder if the plans back then were to keep going forward with the “Secret of Mana” moniker if the game came out in English. In fact, if you look next to the watch on the raffle flyer, you can see a Mana stone with “Secret of Mana” printed on it just like the watch. Seems like that might have been the case. It also makes me wonder when the name “Trials of Mana” was decided upon, because it certainly wasn’t back in 1995. Just some interesting thoughts.

The other items I have from the raffle include the playing cards and the prologue book (5,000 each). Both of those items came out in non-raffle forms though. I’ve seen many of the phone cards (1,200) for sale on auction sites, but don’t own any. I’ve decided against collecting them because phone card collectors are insane and demand incredible prices for the things. Maybe someday I’ll go after them, but I’m not that interested honestly.

Anyway, that’s just a small update on my collection.

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Trials of Mana Remake Gameplay

June 12th, 2019 | Deques | Filed under Seikens

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Some details about Trials of Mana

June 12th, 2019 | Deques | Filed under Seikens

Game Informer have had an interview with Masaru Oyamada, the producer of the Mana series and got some nice details regarding Trials of Mana. 

The game will not focus on co-op, and will only have a single player option. But the AI will be improved since the previous games.

It will have both Japanese and English voice over.

The story will not be exactly the same.

The producer wasn’t aware of the fan translation that has been available for over a decade. It was not until they greenlit the remake that they found out about it.

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Forum registration open again

April 29th, 2018 | Deques | Filed under Seikens

For years the forum has been closed for registrations due the spam bots keep coming back. We closed the registration to stop the spam bots, but this also meant that nobody could register an account in forum.
I have updated the forum to the latest version of phpBB and re-opened the registration. Hopefully the spam bots don’t come back

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Adventures of Mana for PS Vita now available in Europe

June 28th, 2016 | Deques | Filed under Seikens

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Adventures of Mana which has been available in English for iOS and Android has now been released in Europe for PS Vita.

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Adventures of Mana – iOS and Android Release!

February 6th, 2016 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Seikens

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Adventures of Mana, the iOS/Android/Vita remake of Final Fantasy Adventure, or Seiken Densetsu, is now available from the Google Play Store and the iPhone AppStore!

You can check out more details about the game on the official website, which includes a series of videos giving you previews of the game’s control system. Some will even see the familiar ring menu system from Secret of Mana integrated into the game.

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Secret of Mana on Android – 50% off

August 5th, 2015 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Seikens

My main man Faalstar hooked me up with some information about the Android version of Secret of Mana.

Until August 18th you can pick it up for 50% off on the Google Play market.

Check it out here.

I’ve been playing this app for a while on my phone, and I gotta say, it’s neat to play through and see the changes they’ve made to the graphics and writing. Give it a look if you’ve got a phone that can play it!

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Legend of Mana Arrangement Album

July 16th, 2015 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Seikens

Square Enix has announced that Yoko Shimomura will be releasing a Legend of Mana arrangement album, Promise, on September, 30th 2015.
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You can see a little video about it with a jazzy bit of Domina’s music, here.

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Rise of Mana Trademarked

June 18th, 2013 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Seikens

Square Enix filed for a trademark with the name Rise of Mana last week, suggesting that a new title in the Seiken Densetsu series could be in the works. Given the title, could it be, perhaps, a re-release of SD3? It doesn’t quite fit, but you’ll hear more about it here as we find out.

Pray that it isn’t another social mobile game for Japan only.

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Source: Siliconera

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RIP Hirō Isono

June 13th, 2013 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Seikens

img031Isono was born in 1945 in Aichi Prefecture Japan. He graduated from Aichi University of Education 1968. From 1970, He worked for a corporate design studio and he started his career as a free-lance illustrator. Isono’s work, with its main theme in nature, whether jungle, forest, or tropical, is filled with a serene atmosphere, with the strength and appeal of Nature’s wonder.

In 1991, he provided the main visual for Final Fantasy Adventure (Seiken Densetsu), and would continue providing illustrations for the series. The main artwork from Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3 and Dawn of Mana, as well as work in Heroes of Mana, were all penned by him.

He sadly passed away on the 28th of May due to heart failure.

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