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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, Sci-Fi, School
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.471 (scored by 16,464 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #56112
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1631
Members: 40,333
Favorites: 87
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Synopsis

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]

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

Suzuki, Aika
Main
Ichimichi, Mao
Japanese
Izumi, Rina
Main
Suwa, Ayaka
Japanese
Tachibana, Itsuki
Main
Aoi, Shouta
Japanese
Quna
Supporting
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Matoi
Supporting
Sato, Satomi
Japanese
Kudou, Masaya
Supporting
Satou, Takuya
Japanese
KID
Supporting
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Japanese
Patty
Supporting
Asumi, Kana
Japanese
Tia
Supporting
Iguchi, Yuka
Japanese
Yurika
Supporting
Takagi, Yurika
Japanese

Staff

Hirota, Mitsutaka
Script, Series Composition
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)




More reviewsReviews

Apr 2, 2016
AllenHavens92 (All reviews)
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
Apr 3, 2016
drtalos (All reviews)
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
Jan 21, 2017
CodeBlazeFate (All reviews)
*SPOILERS FOR PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 THE ANIMATION. DON'T WATCH THIS ANIME. IT IS NOT WORTH YOUR TIME*

Advertising a game isn't the easiest thing in the world. Making an anime that is based on a game (whether it be an adaptation, a tie-in, or just something to promote the product in question) is even harder. Hell, the movie industry has had an exceptionally hard time trying to make a movie on these same grounds that actually worked well. That being said, you need to try to keep the spirit of the game you're promoting, as well as make something that can be a good gateway read more
Apr 2, 2016
LegendAqua (All reviews)
Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation is an anime adaptation of the online RPG of the same name...and to that LA already has to say...ohhhhhhh god another video game adaptation and the curse even strikes this one!.

The premise is actually an original story taking place in the future where the PSO2 game actually exists in anime itself. We've got highschool, a dense main protagonist, 2 love interests and what where are you guys going?..wait!!. With all honesty the anime adaptation takes the entire "game to anime" thing in a pretty meta-manner although it's rampantly blatant about it's SEGA advertising and what even the basics of read more

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