Secret of Mana: Redux

Welcome to Secret of Mana: Redux

Hey, friends! Welcome to manaredux.com. It’s been a long time coming, hope you enjoy the site.

We chose a minimalist design; all navigation is handled from the menu. To highlight a few things:

Characters – A database of information and analysis on the game’s 47 characters.

Locations – A survey of what we know about how the various places in the game developed.

Music – An analysis of all of the game’s tracks, with some additional information on the game’s composer and how he approached this project.

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.

10 thoughts on “Welcome to Secret of Mana: Redux

  1. I am hoping to see another story off of the Secret of mana story. I know it ended but there is a part of the game that hints that the SOM world sprang up from a modern day world. So why not loop around again. Have a story much like Secret of Evermore but in the SOM art style and universe. Is there a connection between SOE and SOM?

    1. Hi, Scott. I’ve never played Secret of Evermore. I think the games were just spiritual cousins with different teams.

      1. In Secret of Evermore a boy and his dog are taken from their own time and thrown into an adventure. TLDR, its a “get back home” story that takes place at different points in history. It wasn’t a bad game. It was a slightly difficult game for me at the time because I discovered it when I was 12 and at that time not a lot of good RPG’s where available to country towns in Texas. From what I understand, a lot of the same people that helped develop SOM also had a hand in SOE. But I digress. There was that one town that had recordings from a different time and that had always got my imagination going. Largely because the game mechanics at the time where simple and I could actually imaging a game before SOM that could become SOM later on. (bleh, what am I even trying to say lol)

  2. Great site, tons of amazing information.
    This is the kind of stuff I would have loved to put together back when I was still making webpages about the Mana games.
    Even so, I can’t imagine the amount of time you’ve put into compiling all of this together so far, awesome to see and I can’t wait to see more.

    1. Indeed. And it’s a huge honor to get an endorsement from the Seikens! I’ve been following the site for years.

  3. Hey man, loving your new site, I see you worked hard work on it! . Can’t wait to see more and read about the cool stuff you discovered. Beta and cut contents are the stuff I’m so intrigued on. Will keep this site as a favorite and check out any new stuff!

  4. Thanks so much for the creation of this website! I haven’t felt this sense of fascination with a game website since the 90’s, partially due to the minimalist design, which just like the game I am a huge fan of. Long live Secret of Mana!

    1. Thank you for stopping by. Hopefully, the approach will lead to easy navigation, and not having to look for things.

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