What is the Mana series
The Mana series is an action RPG from Square Enix Co., Ltd. that celebrated its 30th anniversary in June 2021.
The first game in the series was released for the Game Boy in 1991 as a spinoff of the Final Fantasy series before splitting into its own unique franchise. Including the first game, sales have surpassed 8 million units in total, and it is loved worldwide.

The anime adaptation Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal
This year an anime adaptation of "Legend of Mana" the 4th game in the series, which was originally released in 1999, will air.
The picture book-esque graphics and illusory music that the series is known for have been brought to HD through the remasters that are currently on sale.
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「聖剣伝説 Legend of Mana ‐The Teardrop Crystal‐」描きおろしアニメイラスト


A "Mana" series fanfiction contest 受賞 posts
We're pleased to announce the winners of the Mana series fanfiction contest, which was held between September 1st, and November 6th, 2022 to celebrate the anime adaptation of Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal.

Thank you all for your many wonderful submissions of novels and essays showing your love for the Mana series!

From among your submissions, we've chosen the following spectacular entries as winners.
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Grand Prize
・A new illustration on a canvas panel by HACCAN *The copyright of the new illustration belongs to Square Enix. ・Secret of Mana tapestry of the main key visual ・A script from the Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal- signed by the cast ・Legend of Mana original mouse pad (Not for sale)
The sculptor who the story revolves around works well with the settings of the game system, becoming a wonderful focal point. The point of view reversal at the end was interesting. Perhaps this character carved statues of the three LoM main characters? It's fun to leave some room for imagination.
Legend of Mana Prize
・Metallizing Art from Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal- ・A script from the Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal- signed by the cast ・A small potted cactus ・Legend of Mana original mouse pad (Not for sale)
It's easy to vividly imagine the tranquil life in the Hometown of Domina, and the interactions among the residents. The story ties in with the story of Legend of Mana, and ending with Li'l Cactus's Diary felt appropriate and natural. Envisioning the lives of the characters after the end of the main story helped bring the characters into clearer focus for me, and made me like Legend of Mana even more. Thanks for a beautiful story.
Legend of Mana - Award of Excellence
・Legend of Mana Hometown of Domina music box ・A small potted cactus ・Legend of Mana original mouse pad (Not for sale)
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The Mana series fanfiction contest is looking for novels themed around the Mana series.

By posting any work to this contest, it will be taken that the creator has read all of the Application Guidelines and agreed to their contents.
Before participating in this contest, you must read the Application Guidelines.
Period of event
9/1/2022〜11/6/2022 23:59
Application category
Story category
Novels based on the Mana series
Tags: 聖剣伝説ファンノベルコン_物語 and a tag for the specific game the work is based on
Essay category
Essays about your memories of the Mana series
Tags: 聖剣伝説ファンノベルコン_エッセイ and a tag for the specific game the essay is about
Awards
Grand Prize
A single winner chosen among both categories
・A new illustration on a canvas panel by HACCAN
*The copyright of the new illustration belongs to Square Enix.
・Secret of Mana tapestry of the main key visual
・A script from the Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal- signed by the cast
・Legend of Mana original mouse pad (Not for sale)
Legend of Mana Prize
1 winner will be selected among both categories from works posted with the 聖剣伝説LOM series tag
・Metallizing Art from Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal-
・A script from the Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal- signed by the cast
・A small potted cactus
・Legend of Mana original mouse pad (Not for sale)
Legend of Mana - Award of Excellence
3 winners will be selected among both categories from works posted with the 聖剣伝説LOM series tag
・Legend of Mana Hometown of Domina music box
・A small potted cactus
・Legend of Mana original mouse pad (Not for sale)
Award of Excellence
3 winners from each category
・Mana series music box
・Mana series clear file
・Legend of Mana original mouse pad (Not for sale)
1. Definitions
・pixiv: pixiv Inc. The hosting company for this contest, and the service that pixiv operates.
https://www.pixiv.net/
・Square Enix: Square Enix Co., Ltd. Partner in this contest.
・This contest: The Mana series fanfiction contest
・Application Guidelines: The mana series fanfiction novel contest's submission guidelines
・Terms of use: pixiv Inc.'s terms of use
https://policies.pixiv.net/
・Participating creators: creators participating in this contest
・Submitted works: Works submitted in this contest

2. How to participate
Write a novel that aligns in both theme and format and post it with the appropriate tags to pixiv within the submission period.
・Theme
Please create a novel or an essay about the Mana series.
Excluding Echoes of Mana, you can use motifs from any game in the Mana series, but we are not looking for works that merely adapt the story of the game into novel form.
*Concerning Echoes of Mana, you cannot use any aspect of Echoes of Mana, including the setting and original characters, for this contest.
*Using several different works from the Mana series to create a crossover work is also outside of the scope of this contest.
*If your work is based on Legend of Mana, there is no issue with including content derived from Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal.
*Your post must adhere to "The Mana Series Fan Works Guidelines".

・Categories

Story category
Novels based on the Mana series
Tags: 聖剣伝説ファンノベルコン_物語 and a tag for the specific game the work is based on

Essay category
Essays about your memories of the Mana series
Tags: 聖剣伝説ファンノベルコン_エッセイ and a tag for the specific game the essay is about

・Posting format
・Format: Novel
・Character limit: Within 10,000 characters (The character count given on pixiv's post page/work page will be used. If the work is posted as a series, the entire series must be within 10,000 characters.)
・Post limit: You can post more than one work (However, you cannot post the same work multiple times.)
・Age restriction: All-Ages
・pixiv privacy settings: Public
・Language: Any

・Please include an outline or description of the series within your post.
・You cannot participate in the contest with a single part in a series of posts. You can participate with a series so long as you include the contest tags in the first part of that series, and the entire series is part of the submission. You can also post a completed work as a one-shot and not part of a series.
*Unfinished works will only be considered for the pixiv prize.
*Works that will be considered as submitted works will be limited to previously unreleased works and works that do not copy or alter the work of a third party. Works posted to pixiv before September 1st, 2022, 12:00 am JST will not be considered.
Furthermore, the work will be considered not applicable for this contest if the posted work has been posted to a contest other than this contest, if the posted work had been revealed or published as a fanwork before or during the contest period, if the work encroaches on a third party's rights (including both parody and plagiarism), or if for any other reason the judges determine that the work is unsuitable for this contest.
*We ask that you do not delete or private submitted works before results are announced. In addition, we ask that you do not private or delete your work even after the results have been announced if you won.

・Contest tags
Story category
Contest tag (Necessary): 聖剣伝説ファンノベルコン_物語 and the tag for the game your work is based on
In addition to the contest tag ""聖剣伝説ファンノベルコン_物語"", please post your novel with one series tag. Only include a single series tag of the game you used as the basis of your novel. Please do not include more than two tags on your work.

Essay category
Contest tag (Necessary): 聖剣伝説ファンノベルコン_エッセイ and the tag for the game that your essay is based on
In addition to the contest tag ""聖剣伝説ファンノベルコン_エッセイ"", please post your essay with one series tag. Only include a single series tag for the game you used as the basis for your essay. Please do not include more than two tags on your work.

Series tag (Select only one from below, only post the Japanese tag as the English titles are only for your own reference):
聖剣伝説FF外伝 (Final Fantasy Adventure)
新約聖剣伝説 (Sword of Mana)
聖剣伝説2 (Secret of Mana)
聖剣伝説3 (Trials of Mana)
聖剣伝説4 (Dawn of Mana)
聖剣伝説LOM (Legend of Ma)
聖剣伝説COM (Children of Mana)
聖剣伝説FOM (Friends of Mana)
聖剣伝説HOM (Heroes of Mana)
聖剣伝説ROM (Rise of Mana)
*Please put the contest tag in Japanese. The series tag can be in your own language or Japanese.

・Posting period
From Thursday, September 1st, 2022, to Sunday, November 6th, 2022, 11:59 pm JST

・Who Can Participate
This contest is open to all registered pixiv users who have read and agreed to these Application Guidelines. (Entries from companies and multiple creators will not be accepted)
* Underage contestants should obtain the consent of a guardian before entering.

3. Prizes
Grand Prize (A single winner chosen among both categories)
◆Prize
・A new illustration on a canvas panel by HACCAN
*The copyright of the new illustration belongs to Square Enix.
・Secret of Mana tapestry of the main key visual
・A script from the Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal- signed by the cast
・Legend of Mana original mouse pad (Not for sale)

Legend of Mana Prize
(1 winner will be selected among both categories from works posted with the 聖剣伝説LOM series tag)
◆Prize
・Metallizing Art from Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal-
・A script from the Legend of Mana -The Teardrop Crystal- signed by the cast
・A small potted cactus
・Legend of Mana original mouse pad (Not for sale)

Legend of Mana - Award of Excellence
(3 winners will be selected among both categories from works posted with the 聖剣伝説LOM series tag)
◆Prize
・Legend of Mana Hometown of Domina music box
・A small potted cactus
・Legend of Mana original mouse pad (Not for sale)

Award of Excellence (3 winners from each category)
◆Prize
・Mana series music box
・Mana series clear file
・Legend of Mana original mouse pad (Not for sale)

pixiv Prize (10 winners selected by lottery from the posted works)
◆Prize
・Mana series original goods set

・Results
The results of this contest will be unveiled on pixiv. The winning works and the creator's pixiv nickname could be posted on pixiv's official social media accounts such as Twitter and Facebook, and on the Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal's homepage.

・pixiv Prize lottery
pixiv will conduct a fair lottery to select the winning works.
*The winners of the pixiv Prize will not be publicly announced.

・Notification of results
The winners of this contest will be contacted by pixiv about receiving their prize after the posting period has ended. We ask that you respond within the indicated response period.
Furthermore, creators who were not selected for any reward will not be notified of the results.

4. Contest Terms
・Posting outside of Japan
Those living outside of Japan can participate in this contest. You must agree to the submission guidelines to participate.
However, please understand that it is possible that parts of the prize to be given cannot be sent to winners outside of Japan.
・Elligible works
Works that do not meet the following requirements will not be eligible. These requirements will include but not be limited to the work's title, description, tags, and the creator's nickname. The ineligibility of submitted work will be determined by pixiv. Submitted works may be disqualified for any of these reasons. Additionally, if it is discovered that a winning work should have been disqualified for any of the following reasons, the prize. will no longer be given out and actions will be taken to retrieve prizes already given out.

① Works that do not meet the participation requirements
(The following is a limited set of examples)
・The work was determined by pixiv to not be related to the theme.
・The work didn't have its contest tags set.
・The work was set to private or my pixiv in the privacy settings.
・The work falls under the viewing restrictions of R-18 or R-18G.
・The work was posted or edited after the posting deadline.
・The work was created by a team or a company.
・The work was posted by a creator under the age of consent with the permission of their guardian.

② Works that fall under Article 14 of the Terms of Use Prohibited Conduct
(The following is a limited set of examples)
・The work may infringe upon the intellectual property rights, (as defined in the Terms of Use, Article 21 Subsection 1), or any other rights of pixiv, Square Enix, or a third party.
・ The work contains obscenity, torture, discrimination, and other elements that are potentially offensive.
・The work may infringe on the property or privacy rights of pixiv, Square Enix, or a third party.
・The work slanders, defames, unjustly discriminates against, or promotes the unjust discrimination of, pixiv, Square Enix, or a third party.
・The work violates public order and morals.
・The work is determined to fall under any other item in Article 14 of the Terms of Use.

*As laid out in Article 15 of the Terms of Use, ""Treatment of violating work"", pixiv will take the stated measures against works that would be covered by ② regardless of whether or not it is submitted for this contest.

③ Other
・The same work was posted multiple times
・The work was created through the request function on pixiv or commissioned in any other way by a third party (Including Request Rewards)
・The work was posted in another contest, is intended to be sold, or is already being sold.
・The work violates the submission guidelines.
・If pixiv contacts you, and you do not respond in the time given.
・If you sell the rights to accept your prize or the prize itself to a third party.
・The work is determined by pixiv and Square Enix to not be suitable as a submitted work.
・Inelligble works for lottery and cancellation of the lottery
Works that do not meet the following requirements will not be eligible for the lottery. These requirements will include but not be limited to the work's title, description, tags, and the creator's nickname. The ineligibility of submitted work will be determined by pixiv. Submitted works may be disqualified for any of these reasons. Additionally, if it is discovered that a winning work should have been disqualified for any of the following reasons, the prize. will no longer be given out and actions will be taken to retrieve prizes already given out.

① Works that do not meet the participation requirements
(The following is a limited set of examples)
・The work was determined by pixiv and Square Enix to not be related to the theme.
・The work didn't have its contest tags set.
・The work was set to private or my pixiv in the privacy settings.
・The work falls under the age restrictions of R-18 or R-18G.
・The work was posted or reposted after the posting deadline.
・The work was created by a team or a company.
・The work was posted by a creator under the age of consent with the permission of their guardian.

② Works that fall under Article 14 of the Terms of Use Prohibited Conduct
(The following is a limited set of examples)
・The work may infringe upon the intellectual property rights, (as defined in the Terms of Use, Article 21 Subsection 1), or any other rights of pixiv, Square Enix, or a third party.
・ The work contains obscenity, torture, discrimination, and other elements that are potentially offensive.
・The work may infringe on the property or privacy rights of pixiv, Square Enix, or a third party.
・The work slanders, defames, unjustly discriminates against, or promotes the unjust discrimination of, pixiv, Square Enix, or a third party.
・The work violates public order and morals.
・The work is determined to fall under any other item in Article 14 of the Terms of Use.

*As laid out in Article 15 of the Terms of Use, ""Treatment of violating work"", pixiv will take the stated measures against works that would be covered by ② regardless of whether or not it is submitted for this contest.

③ Other
・The same work was posted multiple times
・The work was created through the request function on pixiv or commissioned in any other way by a third party (Including Request Rewards)
・The work was posted in another contest, is intended to be sold, or is already being sold.
・The work violates the submission guidelines.
・If pixiv contacts you, and you do not respond in the time given.
・The work is determined by pixiv to not be suitable as a submitted work.
・The rights associated with the work
The copyright of submitted works (limited to those parts newly created by the creator and excluding anything that the original copyright holder had already created) belong to the creator. Please refrain from publishing any submitted works in dojinshi until after the results have been announced. If the work is released elsewhere prior to the results being announced, or if it is determined that the work was previously unreleased, there is the possibility that it will be disqualified from this contest.


Additionally, please obey the following conditions if you use your submitted work in a dojinshi after this contest.
(1) If you display that your work is based on the Mana series, do not do anything that might cause consumers to confuse your work for something published by Square Enix or as an official part of the Mana series.
(2) The creator will deal with any trouble related to their work. Square Enix will hold no responsibility for any trouble caused by the creator's work.
(3) If Square Enix is sued by a third party due to the creator's work, the creator will pay all expenses and have all responsibility in regard to that lawsuit.
(4) If the creator's work causes any sort of damage to Square Enix, the creator will compensate for any such damage.
(5) If Square Enix requests that you cease using the submitted work, cease using the work immediately.
・Information handling
pixiv will only use the information received when a creator posts their work for this contest in the selection process and to notify a creator that they have won the contest.
The personal information gathered to ship out the prize will be deleted after the prize has been sent out. For details about how pixiv handles personal information, please look at pixiv's privacy policy. (https://policies.pixiv.net/#privacy)

5. Disclaimer
(1) Contestants assume responsibility for their own submissions.
(2) pixiv Inc. and Square Enix Co., Ltd. will not be responsible for any disputes that may happen between the contestants and any third party, regardless of the reason.
(3) pixiv Inc. and Square Enix Co., Ltd. reserve the right to suspend or terminate the contest in case pixiv Inc. and Square Enix Co., Ltd. deem it necessary for any reason, including system maintenance.
(4) pixiv Inc. and Square Enix Co., Ltd. will not be liable for any damages incurred by the contestants, including but not limited to contest interruption, suspension, or cancellation.
(5) Determined by the true terms and conditions including the disclaimers, pixiv Inc. and Square Enix Co., Ltd. will be not responsible for any direct damages caused by willful misconduct or gross negligence caused during the contest period, regardless of immunity.
(6) pixiv Inc. and Square Enix Co., Ltd. will not be held liable for any financial costs brought about due to a contestant's entry in this contest.

6. Contact us
(1) If you have any questions or opinions concerning this contest, please contact us.
(2) When contacting us, please make sure to include a reply address, your pixiv nickname, and the contents of your message. In addition, please ensure that the subject is ""About the Mana series fanfiction contest"".
(3) Replies will not be given to any phone calls regarding support issues.
(4) Replies will not be given to any questions regarding the lottery results.
7. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
The contest and its terms shall be governed by Japanese law. Furthermore, the Tokyo District Court shall be the mutually-agreed court for any proceedings, with jurisdiction for the preliminary trial in the case of any disputes over contest terms or matters between pixiv Inc. and the contestants.
1. Confirm your application
Entry conditions are different for each contest.
Make sure to read them carefully before planning your submission(s).
2. Create something along this theme
Period of event:9/1/2022〜11/6/2022
3. Upload your work
Please check if your work meets the conditions required for application before uploading.
4. Applications complete!
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