Talk:Mana (series)

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Featured Article[edit]

I know this doesn't really belong here, but I'm so happy that this is one of the featured articles. :) I love the Mana series.

Since it's Featured, I suppose not much work needs to be done anyway. You fans must be pretty devoted to the series, huh?

- TetsujinSaiki December 11, 2009 Central Standard Time, 6:42 PM —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.174.32.166 (talk) 00:42, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Sequels DO exist - Yura87 (talk) 16:21, 9 February 2012 (UTC)[edit]

While Ishii claims it to happen on alternate variants/counterparts of a world, Dawn of Mana is a DIRECT sequel to the first game (or its GBA variant), which is instantly visible by playing the first game.

The new Rise of Mana game[edit]

Here's some info about the new Rise of Mana game. Someone could use it to add some additional info to this article.

http://kotaku.com/new-mana-game-coming-to-ios-and-android-1531381827?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow

-Boky 26. Feb 2014 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 178.223.4.201 (talk) 19:11, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Dead Links[edit]

Using the Checklinks tool, I've updated this article's dead links. A few notes:

  • Ref 008 (fixed) 302 error. Updated with Wayback.
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  • Ref 084 (now 83)(fixed*) naked URL. Updated to cite web format.
  • Ref 085 (now 84-88)(replaced) see below.
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Ref 70 - This citation was used to support the specific piece of information that players "selects on a world map a number of destinations he or she wishes to fly to with a Flammie" in Children of Mana. The problem is that this (now broken) link is to the general homepage of the World of Mana website. I found the archive (which has flash elements that will not load), but I am removing it from the article and placing it here as neither this article nor its archive support the claim. A new source (I'm sure its mentioned in a review somewhere) should be added in its place. Added citation needed tag.

cite web | url=http://www.square-enix.co.jp/mana/%7C title=The World of Mana| accessdate=2007-06-12| publisher=Square Enix| language=Japanese| archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20110302042950/http://web.square-enix.co.jp/mana/%7C archivedate=2011-03-02

Ref 85 - This citation was to a page of search results, supporting the claim that Shiro Amano drew and produced a series of Manga based on the Mana series and published it in Japan through Enterbrain. A list of search results doesn't seem appropriate as a source for a FA, and since it has no archive, I'm removing it replacing it with citations to the individual works on Enterbrain. Additionally it appears from this search on Enterbrain that Amano has in fact done seven (the article claims 5) volumes of manga based on Legends of Mana. My Google translate isn't particularly helpful here (the pages are in Japanese). Does anyone know if these are compilations or new mangas? If the latter, our page needs to be updated. Old citation below.

cite web| url=http://www.enterbrain.co.jp/cgi-bin/psearch/psearch.cgi?proc=search&word=writer&text=%C5%B7%CC%EE%A5%B7%A5%ED%7C title=Search results for Shiro Amano| accessdate=2007-06-09| publisher=Enterbrain| language=Japanese

Ref 109 & 110 - Both of these are to support a claim about games in the Mana series' rankings by Famitsu. Since this is the only context they are used in, I've replaced them with citations from Famitsu.com. Below are the removed citations (the second of which is now a dead link).

cite web| author=Kennedy, Sam| date = 1999-07-12| title=Japan Prepares for Mana| url = http://www.gamespot.com/news/japan-prepares-for-mana-2450722?tag=result%3Btitle%3B0%7C publisher=GameSpot| accessdate=2008-02-14
cite web| author=Ashcraft, Brian| date = 2007-03-02| title=Kotaku Magu: This Week's Famitsu Scores [Dreamcast Edition]| url = http://kotaku.com/gaming/kotaku-magu/kotaku-magu-this-weeks-famitsu-scores-%5Bdreamcast-edition%5D-240934.php%7C publisher=Kotaku| accessdate=2008-02-14

This review was not comprehensive. There may be other problems that I did not address. Please message me with any concerns.--chrisFjordson (talk) 04:26, 30 April 2014 (UTC)