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Ito Arrangement Album – Re:Birth

August 3rd, 2011 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Dawn of Mana, Merchandise, Seiken Densetsu, Soundtracks, Square-Enix, Sword of Mana

Sheexy tipped me off on this one after finding an auction on Yahoo.co.jp, and after a quick search, it turns out that an official album is on the way from the hands of Kenji Ito.

ReBirthCoverRe:Birth/聖剣伝説 伊藤賢治アレンジアルバム, will be hitting stores on October the 19th to celebrate 20 years of Seiken Densetsu, and will consist of a series of tracks originally composed by Kenji Ito, arranged by… Kenji Ito. It will apparently cover a variety of styles, and although the full track list has not been released yet, it will include the following:

Rising Sun (No, really, ya think?)
Mana’s Mission (SD1)
In Search of the Holy Sword (SD1)
Final Battle (SD1)
The Fool’s Dance (SD4)
The Endless Dream (SD4)

It will be available for the price of 2,500 yen from Amazon.co.jp and The Square Enix e-Store. A sample is available here of the track that includes, are we at all surprised, Rising Sun.

The CD will also be included in the Box Set due to hit stores around the same time for 21,000 yen.

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Merchandise Update

November 13th, 2009 | Sheexy | Filed under Dawn of Mana, Merchandise

My updating streak isn’t completely dead, it’s just on life support at the moment.

I went ahead and added two new sections to the Merchandise Section.
Now you can see all the Dawn of Mana and general World of Mana merchandise that is out there for you to collect.

All that is left is for me to add in Sword of Mana and Legend of Mana, which is going to be a lot of fun because those two games have the most merchandise associated with them. Especially LoM, that update is gonna take a good month by itself to complete.

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Children of Mana Merchandise

October 23rd, 2009 | Sheexy | Filed under Children of Mana, Merchandise

Hello my name is Sheexy.

Do you remember the Merchandise section?

Chances are you probably don’t, considering the last time I updated it was two years ago. But I’ve decided to fix that. I’ve just finished up the Children of Mana Merchandise section where you can read about the various bits and bobs you can find for sale related to the game. I’ve also updated the Secret of Mana and Seiken Densetsu 3 sections slightly.

The Merchandise section is a really good way for you to see what is out there, I’ve got pictures of most of the merchandise’s insides and outsides so you can see what you’re actually getting.

If you’ve got any questions about merchandise from games that I haven’t finished putting online yet feel free to Contact Me about it and I’ll try to help you out.

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Legend of Mana Zippo Lighters

October 10th, 2009 | Sheexy | Filed under Legend of Mana, Merchandise

Two of the strangest pieces of Seiken Densetsu merchandise I’ve come across are the Zippo lighters that were produced for Legend of Mana. LoM is easily the game with the most merchandise associated with it, stuff like a trading card game, a picture frame, t-shirts, plushies, etc. but the Zippo lighters have always seemed like a pretty random choice for merchandise to me.
I’ve always seen pictures of the Zippos but I figured they’d be so rare that I’d never get them both. Also there is a Dawn of Mana Zippo Lighter as well that looks kind of intricately designed, but I had to choose between buying it and the Sword of Mana silver pendant while I was in Japan, I made the obvious choice.

Anyways, chances are you’ve seen the Rabite Zippo Lighter. I’ve written about it before in this news post (part 1).

I managed to find and buy one quite a few years ago, and I’ve set stuff on fire with it and had a grand time. In all the photos I had seen of it before it looked like an ordinary brass Zippo with some Rabites engraved on it, and that’s what it is. It came in a little metal box with “Original Zippo Lighter Brass” printed on it, and the LoM Logo above it. Also there were only 300 made, and mine is number 284.

The second one I had only seen in small photos for a long time, but as far as I could tell it was less visually appealing because it just had the LoM Logo on it.
It was also a kind of tannish color which I assumed was because it was just normal brass instead of the silver looking color the other Zippo lighters tend to have.
Those two things kind of made me not care too much about getting my hands on it.

Anyways, a couple of days ago I stumbled on a website that had one of these second lighters in stock, so I snatched it up as fast as I could, and just this morning I got a call from the post office that I had a package that just came in, so I ran and got it and came back here to open it up.

I opened the box, cut it open, ripped off the bubble wrap and looked at what I had.

Instead of a metal looking box like the other one, this one came in a little wooden box with “Legend of Mana” written on it, wasn’t the full logo because it didn’t have the Mana Tree on it, and then under that it said “Original Zippo Lighter Wood”.

“Original Zippo Lighter Wood

Ok, I thought, it’s talking about the box I guess? Surely you wouldn’t make a Zippo Lighter out of wood. So I opened the little thing up and it had all this brown paper grass in it, and lo and behold, a wooden Zippo Lighter.

Luckily it’s a brass Zippo completely coated in wood, so the Zippo insides won’t leak all the lighter fluid directly onto the wood, but it still kind of caught me off guard, because these things make fire, why would you coat it in the world’s favorite thing to burn?

It doesn’t appear to have ever been used, which is good because I would have felt bad if it had any smoke or burn damages on it, also 300 of these were made too, and mine is number 81.
I can only wonder if the other 299 still exist, or if they’ve burned up.

Needless to say, I don’t think I’ll be putting any lighter fluid in this one.

Click the links for photos:
The wooden box.
The stuff inside the box.
The lighter itself.

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Nobuteru Yuki’s Seiken Densetsu 3 Illustration Book

August 4th, 2009 | Sheexy | Filed under Merchandise, Seiken Densetsu 3

Well, I finally managed to get my hands on one of the rarest pieces of Seiken Densetsu Merchandise there is.
This super rare book was printed in 1998 and contains 96 pages of completed illustrations from Seiken Densetsu 3’s character artist Nobuteru Yuki, as well as many rough sketches some of which never made it any further. A few pages at the end contain short comics by a few guest artists as well as Nobuteru Yuki as well.

This is the book cover with its jacket on. The jacket has words on it and is see through like frosted glass.

Continue reading to see a few more pictures from the book, as well as some more information on it.
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The Fourteen Best Rabite Merchandise – Part Two

March 31st, 2009 | Sheexy | Filed under Lists, Merchandise

The list continues!

7.) Rabite Necklace


When Legend of Mana came out in Japan they raffled off a lot of neat things. This little necklace is just one of them. There were maybe 700 or so raffled off.

The little Rabite is made out of pewter and looks the same as the one from the phone card and zipper pull set. The cord the Rabite is on is super small, so if you plan on wearing this thing you might want to extend it.

6.) Pewter Rabite Cellphone Jockey


These were also raffled off when Legend of Mana came out, there are around 500 of them.

This is the same pewter Rabite that is on the necklace, only now it’s on a decorative cord ready to be strapped onto your cellphone. I keep this little guy on my cellphone all the time, it brings me good luck. Maybe.

5.) Rabite Cellphone Jockey


Hey, it’s another cellphone jockey, only this one is in color! The colors Duke, the colors!

This one has a much happier expression on it and also comes with a light blue strap that says “RABI” on top, and has a super soft tan material on the bottom.
I’m not entirely sure how durable this little guy is though, as I haven’t used mine on anything yet.

4.) Rabite Cleaner


Finding big Rabite plushes is hard, so this tiny Rabite plush is the next best thing!
Well maybe not… but it’s pretty neat. It’s designed to tag along on your DS and you can use its super soft underside to clean off the screen. You could also use it for your cellphone or your computer or even your microwave, but to be honest I think I’ll keep mine away from dirty surfaces and keep it in mint condition. You can also pretend that it’s a baby Rabite. Not that I do that or anything.

You can get your own here.

3.) Rabite Zippo Lighter


Fire is awesome. Rabites are awesome. A Zippo lighter that has Rabites on it?

That’s double awesome!

There are only 300 of these items in existance, and they were either given to people who worked at Square or raffled off in Japan, so finding them is near impossible. They have Rabites on each side except for the top and bottom, and it’s official Zippo too, so you know it’s good. Mine is number 284.

2.) Small Rabite Plushies


These little guys come in two varieties, those with their eyes open and those with their eyes closed. They are both super awesome. There are so many things you can do with them, for examples see this video I made.

So I ask you, what’s better than a small rabite plush? The answer is…

1.) Giant Rabite Plush


This giant Rabite Plush is easily the greatest piece of Rabite Merchandise ever made.
Look at how happy that lady is. Just look at her.

I can only hope that one day I will be that happy.

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The Fourteen Best Rabite Merchandise – Part 1

March 28th, 2009 | Sheexy | Filed under Lists, Merchandise

Let’s face it, Rabites are awesome. So awesome that Square-Enix has released a few various pieces of merchandise in their image. Most of them are awesome, but some don’t seem to capture the true essence of the Rabite. In this news post I’ll take you through the range of Rabite themed merchandise, starting with the sub-par and ending with the spectacular.

14.) Rabite T-Shirt


This less than amazing T-shirt has two pictures of Rabites on it. A tiny colored one on the back, and an outline of one on a sleeve. Finding this item is doubtful, because after nearly 10 years any T-shirt is probably going to be looking ratty.
Exciting.

13.) Rabite and Golem Postcard


The Legend of Mana Postcard booklet comes with a lot of great drawings of the characters from the game, but it seems they got lazy near the end of the booklet and just started packing random characters together on the cards. In this great card we have a Rabite about to be jumped by a miniature Golem.

12.) Rabite Phone Card and Zipper Pull


This combination just puzzles me.
You get a 50 minute pre-paid phone card and a stainless steel zipper pull together in a pretty neat little Rabite themed frame.

I thought about using the Rabite phone card while I was in Japan, but I decided against it because it would punch holes through the thing. So forever it will sit inside the little nook on this frame. Also I haven’t put the zipper on anything because it seems to remove it from the frame.
I will never understand the logic behind this thing.

11.) Rabite Fan


Technically this isn’t merchandise, as they gave them out during conferences or as a press kit, but it’s still a Rabite. Great for cooling yourself off on a hot summer day, or for using in an old school style play where you have to put a mask up in front of your face!

Tomnet from the forums has one and I’m totally jealous.

10.) Rabite Trading Card


Alone you can’t do much with this card, but if you have more of the cards you can make a deck, and then you can play the Rabite and tap it to prevent two damage to one of your characters. That’s probably helpful. Also the Rabite gets an attack or defense bonus if you have the Hero or the Heroine out! Neat!

Seiken Densetsu 3 also has a card game to go with it. You can read the news post about it and the LoM trading card game here, or learn how to play the former here.

9.) Rabite Mousepad


I want to find one of these. But I wouldn’t use it as a mousepad, I would hang it on my wall.

Finding one of these is probably going to be impossible, because every mousepad I’ve seen has ended up looking really terrible after just a few years of use, let alone over nine.

8.) Rabite Finger Puppet


Imagine how much fun you can have with a Rabite finger puppet.
If you said not much, then I’m afraid I have to disagree with you. Once you put this little guy on your finger the whole world changes. Now your bedroom isn’t just your bedroom, it’s Gaia’s Navel. Your back yard isn’t your back yard anymore, it’s the fields between Potos and Pandora. Those aren’t your parents coming to play Rabite games with you, they’re coming to offer you psychological counseling.
This thing is seriously fun though, don’t knock it until you’ve played with it.

That concludes the list for now! Tune in on Tuesday when I go over the best of the Rabite Merchandise!

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Final Fantasy Adventure Merchandise

July 27th, 2007 | Sheexy | Filed under Final Fantasy Adventure, Merchandise

The Final Fantasy Adventure Merchandise section is now up and running here. Check it out to learn about all the awesome and old FFA stuff that are out there for you to collect.

From here on out the Merchandise section pages might take a little longer, because when it came to Legend of Mana, Sword of Mana, Children of Mana and Dawn of Mana Square apparently decided they needed to make lots of goodies for the series.

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The Heroes are Coming!

July 23rd, 2007 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Heroes of Mana, Mana Music Monday, Merchandise, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3, Seikens

Madness? This is Mana!

We’re starting off the week with a bang this Monday at Seikens, because Heroes of Mana will be hitting the western world in just over 3 weeks time. To celebrate this, I’m proud to (finally) open up the Heroes of Mana section for Seikens. Right now only a few of the pages are available, as there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes here, but rest assured that more will come as it is developed.

And because it’s Monday, how better to add to this celebration than to make available to you a piece of music from the game?

Heroes of Mana – Setup

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But if you thought that was all, you’re sorely mistaken, I’m afraid. Sheexy has started work on another new feature for Seikens, in his never-ending quest to take the site to new levels of greatness (and awesomeness). I’ll let him explain:

The Merchandise section is a new feature here at Seikens, in it you can explore the various Seiken Densetsu related goodies that have been released. I’ve got summaries, images and ratings to help you decide what you should buy or for you to read through when you’re bored.

The section is going to be in the works for the next couple of weeks. So far I’ve got Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3 and (keeping in line with Kassidy’s update) Heroes of Mana completed and I figure I can knock out a game each week, so there will be a new update coming probably every Friday.

So there you have it, folks. Further proof that we never rest here at Seikens (honest, guv, you should have seen it!).

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