Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal Section Opens

Posted on October 20th, 2022 by Dr. Sheexy
Filed under Legend of Mana, Seikens, The Teardrop Crystal

Over in the Legend of Mana section of the site, I started up a subsection for The Teardrop Crystal. I am unsure if I will keep it as a subsection or if it will grow to be its own section, but at the moment that is where it can be found.

Right now there are two pages in that section:

Episodes – Here you can find summaries and some images from the current episodes. For the summaries I just translated the official ones found on the anime website. Later on, I hope to have a subpage for each episode where I can go into details on my thoughts and analyses of scenes and characters while also talking about connections to the game.

Songs and Lyrics – I found the official Japanese lyrics for the OP of the anime, Tear of Will, on YouTube, but I couldn’t find any translations, so I went ahead and got an unofficial fan translation going. In addition to that, I got Sevon (webmaster of Polpota Harbor and Essence of SaGa) to transcribe and translate the ED, Song of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal. There were no official lyrics for this available, and you will find it has all new lyrics compared to the Song of Mana used in the game!

2 Responses to “Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal Section Opens”

  1. Kimiko Says:

    The translator of the anime doesn’t seem to have gotten a list of name changes between the JP and EN versions of the game except for Ruri→Elazul and Shinju→Pearl, so there are some unfamiliar names in the anime, like Corona for Lisa or Nikita for Niccolo.
    Do you know of fansubs that have the correct names? For the time being I’ve been editing the subs for myself.

  2. Dr. Sheexy Says:

    None that I know of. I’m not sure that we’ll run into many more serious issues besides just some gem names.
    The Polpota Harbor page I linked above has a good comparison of translations and where things differ.

    Fun fact, Bud and Corona are both references to beer brands.