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Link to a new Mana Site

March 4th, 2021 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Seikens

It’s quite rare that a new site dedicated to one of the Mana games crops up nowadays, so this is worth a shout-out, especially given the depth of detail that is available on the site for those interested in a deep-dive into Secret of Mana.

Secret of Mana: Redux is a site re-launched in 2021, and covers analysis, translation issues, and other reminisces surrounding Secret of Mana. Throughout the site, you’ll find Localization Notes that explain nuances of the Japanese source, as well as screenshots from Japanese guides and promotional magazines that have seldom been seen until now. A complete retranslation of the Japanese script was carried out just for this project, and it appears throughout the site.

Check it out at Secret of Mana: Redux!

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Legend of Mana Remaster announced

February 18th, 2021 | Deques | Filed under Seikens

Yesterday at Nintendo Direct Square Enix announced that Legend of Mana is going to be released this summer with remastered visuals and audio. The game will be available on Switch, Playstation 4 and Steam.

Legend of Mana was first released on the original Playstation in 1999.

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Art of Mana English Release

February 21st, 2020 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Seikens

The Seiken Densetsu art book, Art of Mana, released in English a while ago. It’s been out in Japan for a very long time now, and this is the only time one of these style books has made it into an English translation which is awesome.
Art of Mana Book
Head over to Square-Enix’s Amazon listing to buy a copy for yourself.

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Duran and Angela – Character spotlight

December 9th, 2019 | Deques | Filed under Seiken Densetsu 3, Seikens
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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

Adventures of Mana
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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