The official website of the anime adaptation of Sega’s Phantasy Star Online 2 has revealed that the Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation will begin its broadcast on January 8th next year. In addition, the site has also revealed a new visual and promotional video.
Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation will air on Fridays beginning from January 8 at 1:46am JST on TBS. The anime will also air on CBC in the following hours. The series will then be shown on MBS on the 9th at 3:10am JST and on the 10th on BS-TBS at 1:00am JST.
The second promotional video was revealed that showcases more of the animation and also previews the anime’s main theme, Zessei Stargate by Shouta Aoi.
Here is the anime’s first PV:
The main cast of the anime includes:
- Shouta Aoi (Daiki Tomii from Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 49) voices Itsuki Tachibana
- Ayaka Suwa (Tokaku Azuma in Akuma no Riddle) is voicing Rina Izumi
- Mao Ichimichi (Kazumi Schlierenzauer in Gokukoku no Brynhildr) as Aika Suzuki
- Nobunaga Shimazaki (Haruka Nanase in Free!) will voice Kouta Kayano
- Takuya Satou (Toshiki Kai from Cardfight!! Vanguard) as Masaya Kudou
- Rie Murakawa (Hotaru Ichijou in Non Non Biyori) voices Mika Konoe
- Aki Kanada (Ginga Hagane in Metal Fight Beyblade) is voicing Yutaka Sasaki
- Shun Horie (First Major Role) will be voicing Seiya Urisaka
- Minami Kabayama (First Major Role) as Mayu Urisaka
- Tessyo Genda (Kyuubi from Naruto) will voice SORO
- Kikuko Inoue (Sanae Furukawa in Clannad) is voicing Yumiko
- Katsuyuki Konishi (Luxus Dreher in Fairy Tail) is casted to voice Last Samurai
- Emi Nitta (Honoka Kousaka in Love Live! School Idol Project) will voice Silva
- Kazuhiko Inoue (Kakashi Hatake from Naruto) as Kid
- Hiroki Takahashi (Eiji Kikumaru from Prince of Tennis) voices Mamoru Monzen
- Marika Kouno (Rin Kohana in Sore ga Seiyuu!) will be voicing as Marika
- Riko Kohara (First Major Role) as Riko
Yurika Takagi (First Major Role) will voice Yurika
The main staff of the anime consists of:
- Director: Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Minami-ke Tadaima, Sket Dance)
- Series Composer and Scriptwriter: Mitsutaka Hirota (Persona 4: The Animation, Hero Company)
- Anime Character Designer: Minoko Takasu (O-jii-san no Lamp)
- Animation Studio: Telecom Animation Film (Aikatsu!, Lupin the Third)
The announcement of the anime, titled Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation, was made at the offline ARKS Caravan event in Okinawa. The anime will have a brand new original story set in a near future Earth setting, within the universe of Phantasy Star Online 2. It will featuring stories from the players of the game, which is out on the PC, PlayStation Vita and mobile devices.
Phantasy Star is one of the longest running JRPG franchises in the industry. Developed and published by Sega, the first game in the series released in Japan on the Sega Master System in late December, 1987. Since the first game’s release, over 10 games have been produced. The series eventually grew internationally with the release of Phantasy Star Online in 2000, a MMORPG that released on the Dreamcast, Xbox and PC. Since its release, the Online games became its own series. All of the games are set in the near future in various solar systems and clusters. The latest game in the series is Phantasy Star Nova, a single player RPG based on PSO2 for the PlayStation Vita.
Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation will start airing from January 8th on TBS during the Winter 2015/2016 anime season. Further information about the series will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.
You can visit the website here: http://phantasystar.sega.jp/psportal/pso15anniversary/animation/
And follow the anime on Twitter: @ANIME_PSO2
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