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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
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Game
Genres: Action, Game, Sci-Fi, School
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.481 (scored by 15,586 users)
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Ranked: #55062
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Popularity: #1610
Members: 38,300
Favorites: 85
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Episodes: /12
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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!


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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Suzuki, Aika
Ichimichi, Mao
Izumi, Rina
Suwa, Ayaka
Tachibana, Itsuki
Aoi, Shouta
Kitamura, Eri
Sato, Satomi
Kudou, Masaya
Satou, Takuya
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Asumi, Kana
Iguchi, Yuka
Takagi, Yurika


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)

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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)
Animation: 6

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)

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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