Welcome to the Seikens, the site that covers everything from the Seiken Densetsu / Mana series; from latest news on game releases and developments to in-depth walkthroughs, information guides for class changes, gameplay and inventories, a detailed monster bestiary, an extensive official artwork gallery, and complete soundtrack listings and downloadable remixes.
We aim to bring you all you need to know, and more, about the series from Final Fantasy Adventure right up to the latest Echoes of Mana. Come join us on the Mana Series Discord where you can get in touch with other fans of the series for gaming help or just join in with fun conversation on any topic.
Another preview for the upcoming Seiken Densetsu anime, Seiken Densetsu Legend of Mana – The Teardrop Crystal has been released! Check it out below, it’s got English subtitles! It’s pretty exciting to see a lot of these characters. The Heroine, now named Serafina, also appears in the video, but she seems to be interacting with some Faeries, from Niccolo’s Business Unusual 2. Could the two main characters be focusing on different main quests, will she get more involved with the faeries than the Jumi? We’ll have to wait and see, the current release is set for October 2022.
Check out the Character Page of the main site for the anime to see some new art for characters!
Over in the Legend of Mana Card Duel section of the site we have some new content going over the very basics of deckbuilding in the one and only Mana collectible card game. I hope to eventually add various sections discussing useful strategies, but for now this will have to do.
The first deck was detailed in Making of Mana, published by Famitsu Bros. on July 29, 1999 (ISBN4-7561-3148-4). It’s a very basic deck, but it gets the job done. The second deck is one I put together myself, and I tried to keep it as similar to the first deck as I could in terms of power level and card selection while branching out into three different elements.
I had a chance to play the tcg with a buddy of mine over the winter holiday. It was really fun! The two decks seem pretty evenly matched and there are a lot of fun interactions. We both ended up winning one game, but we’ll have to run a tiebreaker next time we meet up.
On the deck pages linked above you can find a lot of details about each deck, including strategies to consider if you end up trying to play on your own. Don’t forget, I’ve got all the cards scanned in and translated, and the entire Rulebook is available as well!
Just for fun, I made some late 90s style deck box covers for these two decks. If you ever played with Pokémon cards back in the day, these should jog some memories. The names of the decks “Firestorm” and “Floodwater” come from spells you can cast in Legend of Mana. I thought they seemed pretty fitting given the elements involved in each deck! The names even fit what the decks aim to do; the Red deck wants to wipe out everything their opponent controls while the Blue deck wants to flood the field with Monsters.
I should have posted this a while back, as it’s nearly a month old now, but I figure better late than never!
Over at the Archive of Mana, Babasbackside put together a write-up of one of the scenarios from Friends of Mana. This is a Mana game that very little is known about, and the only info we’ve got will be found in the Archive I linked above. It’s very interesting stuff, so check it out!
This scenario involves Mark, Jennifer, and Rachel from Legend of Mana (sort of anyway!) as well as a boss from Trials of Mana. What a strange game this was, if only more of it was saved. Baba made use of the sparse details about the game and the scenario from Japanese websites, and filled in the blanks for us as well. I found it very interesting.
If anything, you should check it out just for Baba’s great art. Just look at the piece to the right here. Stylish and clean, this is great!
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Onto the next topic, the_lep has a video explaining what you can do with Memory Gems! These are the other type of drop you can get from a harvest, the first being Allies, and they can give powerful skills and some stats to your team.
the_lep came back quick with another video going into more detail about how to power up your Allies. What is ascending? What is unleashing? Who can you do it on and how? Get the answer to all of these questions here!
Another beginner guide from the_lep has been released! This time going over all the basics of what you need to know regarding the various allies you harvest or find in your adventure. If you only learn one thing from this video, make sure it’s to lock the allies you care about!
Once again from over at the Mana Series Discord the_lep has an Echoes of Mana video for you all.
This is a video explaining the basics of summoning, which may confuse some because a lot of the same characters exist in different forms. It’s over the very basics of gacha games, so it’s a good introduction for people who have never played them.
It’s obviously the first in the series, so keep checking back for more! Check the video out below, and you can get to the_lep’s channel here.
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You can now check out the official site for the upcoming Seiken Densetsu anime, “Seiken Densetsu Legend of Mana – The Teardrop Crystal” here! Check out the video below for some information about it, as long as you can read Japanese anyway. It is currently planned for a 2022 release on TV and Streaming, not many details yet though.