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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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Remixes Relaunched

July 1st, 2011 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Fan Stuff, Final Fantasy Adventure, Legend of Mana, Remixes, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3, Seikens, Sword of Mana

The Remixes page is back in action, and in perfect timing (gee golly what a coincidence, huh?), as a new Seiken Densetsu remix has just been posted on OCRemix: Starlight Festival – Kiamet, a wonderful solo piano rendition of Powell from Seiken Densetsu 3 that brings across a sense of urgency through its Latin influence in style. The playing is very precise and includes some very nice harmonies and added textures on top of the original melody. The sound quality is exceptional.

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Sword of Mana: A Bad Remake

November 24th, 2007 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Final Fantasy Adventure, Sword of Mana

I stumbled across an interesting set of blog articles over on a blog called Game Design Reviews which analyse aspects of Sword of Mana that failed to impress and paled against the game it was trying to “take to a new level”. A very interesting read.

Sword of Mana: Do, don’t show

Sword of Mana: World Design

Sword of Mana: Bad Customization

I’m sure at least Sheexy will enjoy these. 😉

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Classes Fixed… again…

October 20th, 2007 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Sword of Mana

The following Sword of Mana classes have now had details rectified, as there was error induced in the last update of them, and some unfixed, that I carried out when it was last reported: Godhand (Monk), Barbarian (Random), Aesir (Random), Rune Knight (Random), Odin (Random), Starlancer (Random), and Odin (Random).

If there are any more errors, PLEASE, report them on the Board under Seikens Workshop so that we can address these issues more promptly and keep track of them.

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MMM Special – New Pages Launched – Staff Rolls

September 10th, 2007 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Children of Mana, Final Fantasy Adventure, Mana Music Monday, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3, Sword of Mana

This week, I bring you not only the Music Monday, but another batch of updates which are related to the pieces below. I’ve chosen these two by Hiroki Kikuta, because in spite their overall simplicity, they greatly enhance the emotional connection to the story.

Expired

I don’t know about you guys, but when I go to watch a film in the cinema, I stay right ’til the end of the credits while everyone else starts packing out like rats from a sinking ship, and there are several reasons I do this. Read the rest of this entry »

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Friends of Mana and Overviews

June 6th, 2007 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Children of Mana, Final Fantasy Adventure, Friends of Mana, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3, Seikens, Sword of Mana

Today is a busy day for updates all round, so I shall detain you no longer.

First off, you can now click on the link for Friends of Mana over in the menu on your right because, that’s right, the Friends of Mana section is now open for business. While only currently bringing you a detailed overview of the game (which as far as I can tell is the most detailed one available to date in English), hopefully at some point we will be able to expand on some of the finer details of this game, though not necessarily as a high priority since, let’s face it, unless you’re in Japan you’re not going to play the game anyway.

Secondly, I decided to go through all the old games in the series and write-up an introductory overview page for them in the same manner that I had done for Dawn (not the review, that was done by Duran, and a great job too) and Children of Mana. So you can now find a bit of history and brief description of FFA, SoM, SD3, SwoM and CoM (revamped). Legend of Mana will also join the ranks at some point, need to work out a few things for that first (since right now that game is covered by qLoM).

And keep filling out those Polls that Wai has put in place! 😉

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Mana Music Monday

June 4th, 2007 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Final Fantasy Adventure, Mana Music Monday, Sword of Mana

We’re back with Mana Music Monday, bringing you more samples from those soundtracks that brought the game to life, and this week we’re looking at a comparison between a track from Final Fantasy Adventure that was remade for the later Sword of Mana.

The track in question is one of my personal favourites: In Search of the Holy Sword, a track I always felt should have been included among those arranged for the Let the Thoughts Ride on Knowledge album.

Final Fantasy Adventure version

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Sword of Mana version

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Soundtracks galore

January 9th, 2007 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Children of Mana, Dawn of Mana, Final Fantasy Adventure, Legend of Mana, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3, Sword of Mana

A while back Deques brought us news of the Children of Mana soundtrack being available for purchase at Square Enix’s iTunes store, and the near release of Dawn of Mana’s OST. Now, if you’re still not the proud owner of the previous games’ soundtracks, you can now buy and download them here: http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/dl/seiken/

Available are:
– Seiken Densetsu 2 (aka Secret of Mana) for 1200yen
– Seiken Densetsu 3 for 2700yen
– Seiken Densetsu Mobile for 900yen
– Children of Mana for 1800yen

Or, if you were looking for hard-copies on CD, you can mosey on over to their Amazon store and buy the following:
Seiken Densetsu (FFA) for 3700
Seiken Densetsu 2 (1 CD) for 1835yen
Secret of Mana + for 2421yen
Seiken Densetsu 3 (3CD set) for 3486yen
Legend of Mana for 2570yen
Sword of Mana Premium Soundtrackfor 2850yen

And in case there wasn’t a date already, the OST for Dawn of Mana is slated for 24th Jan 2007 at the price of 3800yen, and comes in a 4CD set.

It’s also worth mentioning at this point that Kikuta-san recently launched a solo project containing music that he composed round about the time he started work on SoM, but which was never used in any game. The CD is called Lost Files, and is available for 2700yen from Amazon in Japan.

Monster, monster.

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Another update

August 7th, 2006 | Deques | Filed under Seikens, Sword of Mana

I have done a few minor changes to the layout. Its nothing big, I just made it little easier to navigate the site, I hope.
Not only this minor update I also have updated the SwoM page with class information. You can see what requirements you need to become respective classes.

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Update: Sword of Mana – class changing information

August 4th, 2006 | Deques | Filed under Seikens, Sword of Mana

Well, probably the second update of this game in this site.
I have updated SwoM section with class changing information. It’s not much now, but if you have the patient to wait you will see more SwoM stuff here sooner or later.
Thanks to Showa for letting me use his stuff to Seikens.
You should pay a visit to his site

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