Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation

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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


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, Sega Games
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: SchoolSchool, Video GameVideo Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.301 (scored by 2860628,606 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #78102
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2575
Members: 69,306
Favorites: 97

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In the year 2027, the video game Phantasy Star Online 2 is all the rage at Seiga Academy. Every student is on board the fad—except for Itsuki Tachibana, a well-rounded student who doesn't play video games. Due to its popularity, the game is currently under review at Seiga Academy to see if it has a negative impact on the students. Consequently, this causes Itsuki to catch the attention of Rina Izumi, the perfectionist student council president who aims to prove that the game is not to blame.

To accomplish her objective, Rina recruits Itsuki as the student council vice president and tasks him with learning to play the game while keeping his grades up. Now obliged to report his daily findings of the game to Rina and analyze its merits, Itsuki carries the fate of Phantasy Star Online 2 in his hands.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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

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Characters & Voice Actors

Tachibana, Itsuki

Aoi, Shouta

Izumi, Rina

Suwa, Ayaka

Suzuki, Aika

Ichimichi, Mao


Satou, Satomi


Kitamura, Eri


Asumi, Kana


Iguchi, Yuka


Inoue, Kazuhiko


Kimura, Ryouhei


Kamiya, Hiroshi


Yamada, Taku
Episode Director
Nagaoka, Yoshitaka
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"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)


Nov 11, 2021
This may be one of the most underrated shows I've come across in a while. I held off watching PSO2: The Animation for *years* because of its low review scores, but after recently getting back into PSO2 the MMORPG, I decided to finally give it a try. And oh boy, I was not prepared for what a treat this is.

**This review is spoiler-free**

PSO2: The Animation is something of a victim of its own marketing. The premise of an anime created by Sega where a real-world Sega videogame enjoys universal popularity feels pretentious, as if the whole thing were nothing more than an extended commercial. But ...
Mar 12, 2019
Mixed Feelings
PSO2 is amazing! The story is just great and I always love to relive it. . . . The game that is.
When it comes to the animation . . . all I can say is it's average.

The story focus on a character that is not relevant to PSO2 and only mentioned like 3 times in 'Episode 4' (The EARTH arc in the game).

+ PSO2 Anime
+ Some characters from PSO2 show up

Jan 5, 2020
This anime is basically just an ad for the game Phantasy star Online. Not a good ad. At times, the dialogue is completely horrible. It feels almost like there is NOTHING in the entire Japanese country, but this one game, our Protagonist has to review, and that game is, as you might have guessed Phantasy Star Online 2, which is, if you didn't know a real game. Conveniently, to advertise the game, everything our dense Protagonist writes about the game is unrealisticly Positive. Well, for the story, the anime actually has one! But... the story after the secand half makes the story completely irrelevant, also ...

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