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Legend of Mana – The Teardrop Crystal – Title Sequence

September 23rd, 2022 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Legend of Mana, Videos

You can now watch the title sequence to the Legend of Mana anime coming out in two weeks! Check it out!


Quite some neat things to see in the video! There are some Jumi we haven’t seen before, which is exciting. I have a feeling the blue guy is likely Sappho, Basket Fish’s friend who gets mentioned a few times in game (and a bit more in the Ultimania guide). Then of course we see Esmeralda’s sisters and Alexandrite (we didn’t technically see them before I guess), and an icy Jumi as well. It’s cool to see the Jumi fighting the skeletons, especially Rubens who we know but don’t know much about! Anyway, we can only hope Basket Fish graces the series, it will really be a shame if Legend of Mana’s most compelling character doesn’t get his time in the spotlight. You can find all of the trailers on the official site, here.

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Legend of Mana – The Teardrop Crystal – Another New Trailer

September 17th, 2022 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Legend of Mana, Videos

Here is another trailer for the upcoming Legend of Mana anime! This one doesn’t have subtitles unfortunately, but it’s still neat to watch. I was pretty excited to see some monsters appear!


You can find all of the trailers on the official site, here.

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Legend of Mana – The Teardrop Crystal – Commercial and Release Date

August 19th, 2022 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Legend of Mana, Videos

The anime Seiken Densetsu Legend of Mana – The Teardrop Crystal will be broadcast starting October 7th, 2022 on 28 stations affiliated with MBS and TBS in Japan as part of the “Super Animeism” block. Doesn’t mean much to us overseas, but you can read the little details about it here. Now, check out the commercial that starts airing today!


It doesn’t show much we haven’t already seen, but it’s awesome that it’s getting closer! No details yet on streaming, unfortunately.

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Legend of Mana Card Duel – Starter Deck Opening Video Two (Filmed in 2011)

August 6th, 2022 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Legend of Mana Card Duel, Videos

In this video, filmed in 2011, I continued my efforts to complete my Legend of Mana Card Duel collection by opening up another Starter Deck. Make sure to watch the previous video if you have not yet for an introduction to the game’s cards. I had some misconceptions about the number of commons, uncommons, rares, and holofoils back when I was trying to complete my collection. I have only found three Japanese sites that actually detail the game, and two of them are only card lists! The list I had found at the point of filming this video had some serious errors, leading me to make the wrong assumptions in some of these videos.


Again, you can read details about the card game, including the translated rule book and fully translated cards, here.

A special thanks to Sevon (Twitter, pixiv) for the awesome “Card Master Sheexy” art included in the video!

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Legend of Mana Card Duel – Introduction and Starter Deck Opening (Filmed in 2011)

July 30th, 2022 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Legend of Mana Card Duel, Videos

Over a decade later, I finally edited and cleaned up some videos I recorded for the site. In this video I give an overview of the types of cards in the Legend of Mana Card Duel trading card game, talk briefly about Boosters and Starter Decks, open a Starter Deck, and finally sort through my collection at the time. This was the third Starter Deck I ever opened, the first two being opened in 2004 and likely 2006. This video was originally filmed in 2011, along with a handful of others where I open more Starter Decks.


You can read details about the card game, including the translated rule book and fully translated cards, here.
Of specific interest to this video is the page where I detail the Starter Decks for the game, here.
On the Opened Starter Decks page you can look at the details for all of the Starter Decks I have opened, here. This video goes over the Third Starter Deck specifically.

A special thanks to Sevon (Twitter, pixiv) for the awesome “Card Master Sheexy” art included in the video!
There is even a specially designed card that Sevon made, check it out below.

Card Master Sheexy
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LoMCD: Starter Deck Functionality

July 1st, 2022 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Legend of Mana Card Duel

Perhaps the most esoteric page to ever grace this website, Starter Deck Functionality takes a look at how playable eleven of the Legend of Mana Card Duel starter decks I’ve opened up actually are.

I thought it might be interesting to look at what an introduction to the card game would look like from these starter decks that function as very large and poorly randomized boosters. As it turns out, it would not have been very fun.

Maybe someday in the future I’ll put some of these decks back together and give them a whirl.

If you’ve got a penchant for the pedantic, check it out.

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Legend of Mana – The Teardrop Crystal – Preview Video

June 28th, 2022 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Legend of Mana, Videos

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!

You can also find the images in our Gallery.

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Legend of Mana – The Teardrop Crystal – Official Site Open

April 26th, 2022 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Legend of Mana, Videos

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.


You can head over to the Anime News Network for a bit more info on stuff like casting.

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Legend of Mana Card Duel – Collection Complete

April 14th, 2022 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Legend of Mana Card Duel, Merchandise

I have finally done it!
I have one of every piece of merchandise related to Legend of Mana Card Duel.

Just look at that beautiful collection right there. At least one of all 150 cards and the mysterious turn order card; I still do not know its origin. I have sealed booster packs, sealed starter decks, a plastic wrapped booster box, and I finally got my hands on a box of starter decks. As far as I can tell, the starter boxes were never plastic wrapped but all 12 starters inside are. If there are any other Legend of Mana Card Duel items out there in the world I’ve never seen nor heard of them, so I am calling this 100% complete.

It has been a long time coming. I first bought some of the cards back in 2004, completed my collection of individual cards in 2015 (you can read about that journey here), and finally in 2022 my collection is at a point that I am very satisfied with it.
18 years after I learned about the card game, it’s finally done. Children have become adults in that time (not me apparently).
23 years after the card game’s release, it’s finally done.

Well… I still do want a few more copies of cards like Rosiotti… send me an e-mail if you’re selling.

You can head to the Gallery or to the Starter Deck and Booster Pack pages to check out images of them.

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LoM Card Duel Advertisement

March 30th, 2022 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Legend of Mana Card Duel

Just a neat little thing to show off here. It’s an advertisement found at the end of the September 1999 issue of “Game Gather” a Japanese magazine focused on Magic the Gathering and other card games. The issue is for September, but it would have come out on shelves a month or two before.

The red text on the right side of the ad is noteworthy, as it essentially translates to “Square’s First Entry into Trading Cards,” which I had not really thought about. So yeah, it turns out the first trading card game Square ever released was for the Seiken Densetsu series. Very cool. Now, I’m only talking about the Square side of things here, as Enix launched a Dragon Quest Monsters TCG in April 1999, predating this by a handful of months.

Here is the ad:

Isn’t that fun? I honestly never thought I would get to see something like this, considering how few people know about this game.

This ad is specific to this magazine, as far as I can tell, as it appears on the inside of the back cover using the magazine’s fonts and visuals. Whether the game was advertised anywhere else we may never know, unless I start buying random Japanese magazines from around that time. This issue also has a two-page spread about the TCG that I will post about sometime in the future when I get more time to look at it.

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