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Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: PSO2 The Animation
Japanese: ファンタシースターオンライン2 ジ アニメーション

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2016 to Apr 1, 2016
Premiered: Winter 2016
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:46 (JST)
Producers: TBS, Sega
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Game
Genres: Action, Game, School, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.521 (scored by 10,209 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #50932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1561
Members: 27,721
Favorites: 81
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Phantasy Star Online 2 is the hottest game to hit the market. Just ask anyone at Seiga Academy—anyone except for Itsuki Tachibana, that is. Unlike his peers, Itsuki does not play video games and ended up missing out on this big trend. Thankfully, he has other good qualities. He gets good grades. He has perfect attendance. And, to the delight of his friends, he makes the perfect substitute for any afterschool activity. Who knew it was possible to be a jack of all trades in high school clubs?

Itsuki's abilities attract the attention of student council president, Rina Izumi. While Itsuki is the perfect image of mediocrity, Rina is a vision of excellence; she is good looking, popular, an amazing athlete, and she has excellent grades. There is nothing she cannot do... except for keep an eye on the extracurricular activities of the student body, of course. Rina recruits Itsuki as the new vice president of the student council and asks him to play Phantasy Star Online 2. Because the game is an MMO, it has a social aspect and she wants to know if it is affecting the student body negatively. But first, Itsuki has to learn how to play the game! Will this jack of all trades pick up a new skill? Is the game just an unwanted distraction to the student body? Find out in Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation!

Background

Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation is the eighth project in the franchise, commemorating the fifteenth anniversary of the Phantasy Star Online video game franchise. The anime series features a completely original storyline and all-new characters.

Episode Videos


Characters & Voice Actors

Izumi, Rina
Izumi, Rina
Main
Suwa, Ayaka
Japanese
Suwa, Ayaka
Suzuki, Aika
Suzuki, Aika
Main
Ichimichi, Mao
Japanese
Ichimichi, Mao
Tachibana, Itsuki
Tachibana, Itsuki
Main
Aoi, Shouta
Japanese
Aoi, Shouta
Quna
Quna
Supporting
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri

Staff

Kawaguchi, Keiichirou
Kawaguchi, Keiichirou
Director
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Hirota, Mitsutaka
Hirota, Mitsutaka
Script, Series Composition
Aoi, Shouta
Aoi, Shouta
Theme Song Performance


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"Zessei Star Gate (絶世スターゲイト)" by Shouta Aoi

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"Rare Drop☆KOI☆Koi! One More! (レアドロ☆KOI☆こい!ワンモア!)" by Rina Izumi (Ayaka Suwa) & Aika Suzuki (M.A.O)



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AllenHavens92
Apr 2, 2016
Not the best but not the worst, Phantasy Star Online 2 seems to be around the middle where it’s “just okay” (as the main character would put it).

Despite this being based on a video game (a sequel of a spin-off), the story is not set in the game itself. Rather, the game is featured as a game. Also, I believe you don’t really need prior knowledge of the actual game to be able to watch this series as it does a bit of explanation with the game jargon. It has a very simplistic plot, which makes it an easy watch.

The characters, while nothing special, are read more
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Melonsoda1
May 26, 2016
Me and my friend have been playing pso2 for a bit, and have been quite enjoying it. It's a fun game and seeing that an anime adaptation sounded like a cool idea. So the anime comes out, and I haven't felt anime blue balls this hard since sword art online. Disappointment, disappointment, disappointment everywhere. Why is this plot? What is this plot? How is this plot? This plot is boring and stupid. Study the game because people like it and it's affecting their grades. Is that interesting to you? This is an adaptation of a sci fi game. They could've easily given it a Code read more
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AnimeWeebGod
Mar 14, 2016
This show is a joke. Story is just a commercial where everyone and their moms lives revolve around a video game.
The characters are all very one dimensional and have generic designs, you got the average protagonist who is a total loser with no personality and knows nothing about PSO so Sega can get more new players for their game, I don't even remember his name. Then Rina the Class President who falls in love with the MC for no reason other than he is the self insert character, there is also some other random losers who don't matter so I'm not even going to read more
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drtalos
Apr 3, 2016
Story:6
Characters:6
Animation: 6
Music:8
Overall:7

One might think because I played Phantasy Star, PSII, & PSIII, Phantasy Star Online on the Dreamcast and Gamecube, PSO episode 1&2 on the Gamecube and Xbox, PSO portable 1 & 2 on the PSP, and PSO Zero on the NDS that I might have a bias for this anime. How could I? Because I never played PSO 2! Just not core enough to make that happen. In reality I only allowed my love of this series to add a point to my final score. PSO2 the Animation is at best a 6, but 7 to me as an enormous read more
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