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Greetings everyone.

I recently joined RedScorpion's latest project to help him make it a reality. The retranslation of Secret of Mana, which is known as Seiken
Densetsu 2 in its original form.

As many of you know, the translator of the time Ted Woolsey, who was tasked with its translation back then, had a very unreasonable
deadline to met. Namely one month of time. As a result the translation was not only rushed, but also needed to be cut down, because
the data banks were not made for roman letters. In addition as the data banks couldn't be extented in time, Ted had no time to double
check his translations as well as he needed to improvise alot when he himself didn't understood the meaning of certain sentences.

The german version didn't fare much better in comparison, as Claude E. Moyse faced other problems. He was told by Square to make it funny, with a badly translated story script by Square. While it worked for us german kids, we are now grown ups and cannot find the same sort of joy reading the lines.

We intent to change that, thanks to FuSoYa's VWF and Moppy's Editor. First of all, while we intend to retranslate the game in both
english and german, we also plan to expand the game with the cut material and come closer to the original intent of the creators, back
when the project started as a SNES-CD game.…

While we searched for the cut material, we found out to our suprise, that Chrono Trigger is the result of the unused ideas and concepts
of the original SNES-CD game.………

While we cannot insert all of Chrono Trigger into it as well, we might just take the ideas and make them more fitting for Seiken
Densetsu 2.

However while we of the german Seiken Densetsu community would like to go out as soon as possible, we still need a translator,
who can help us to come as close as possible to the original, and even more to the original SNES-CD content.

Our wish is to expand on a properly retranslated original, because it feels right that way.

Here also the text dump of Seiken Densetsu 2 and Woolsey's translation.…

However, since I know Deviant Art is known for its art, I am asking for help creating sprites and tiles in the Secret of Mana/Seiken Densetsu 2 Style, so it fits into the game like a glove to its hand. If there are Seiken Densetsu Fans, which posess great knowledge about the World of Mana series or can read japanese, you are welcome to help as well.

For now I created one sprite and/or tile set for the project, the Egg of Mana.…

I am looking for anyone which is interrested to participate. ^^

You can also follow the project on…


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Christoph Langanki
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Current Residence: Germany, Rheinland-Pfalz, Wittlich
Favourite genre of music: heavy metal, orchester, hard rock
Personal Quote: The world is going to destroy itself.

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thomasfrend Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice gallery.
rtuenuik2 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Happy birthday! :D
AustinDR Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist
Happy birthday.
TLWArtist Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for favoring my picture
tom65hg Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Thanks fave
Dragon-Cana-Love Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave
Hawk00Refferencer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Got insulted by YugiohFreakster?
Ciapallus Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave:) (Smile) 
FFSF01 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for so many favourites :+fav: and thank you for watching :+devwatch: :thanks:
Ihaccer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, I'm working on a picture of Orihime (Bleach) showing her soles in a pose similar to this:…

I wonder if you'd like to shade her soles too.
Thanatos-Zero Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Orihime from Bleach in that pose? COUNT ME IN! :iconnosebleedingplz:
katzueki Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Thanks for the watch :)
SpriteFeetFetish Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey there friend! Sorry if I'm bothering but just curious, do you possibly take coloring requests? If not, then I understand :)
Thanatos-Zero Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could but it would take a lots of time, especially if I am gong to reset the lineart on your pictures.
SpriteFeetFetish Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see, but what if I did lineart and base colors?
Thanatos-Zero Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then it would be no problem.
We can try a picture together.
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thomasfrend Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Keep up the good work.
Ihaccer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Count on you to edit these soles:…. My shading is obviously too simple. If you agree I'll send you the png file.
Thanx for the fave :)
Tohron1980 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thx for :+fav:
FireNendodroid Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Hello Thanatos-Zero, i just found your work of MMZ 3, I tried to follow your video.  I found on internet some tool:GBA Graphics Editor, Tile Molester Alternate, megamangamer123's rmz3 patch starter pack. The problem is when i try to make mugshot image, the GBA graphic editor keeps giving me :"new data is bigger than old." I don't know the reason. Can you share me the method you used to import mugshot and sprite into megaman zero? THanks a lot!
Thanatos-Zero Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To import you either draw it on the tiles themselves or use a special program to import bmps.
Anyway, that was many years ago.
I let others do the job. I am merely a artist.
FireNendodroid Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Thanks for your answer. I though you hack the many programs i used always give me the warning "new dater is larger than old one. " I found the right answer is each game has different system that control the number of row and column which requires asm hack to change the pointer.
Thanatos-Zero Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I only modified the tiles via TPL, nothing more nothing less.
I rather create new graphics for hackers and game developers, who already know, how to do stuff
Seiryu6 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you for the :+fav:
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