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'Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation: Episode Oracle' TV Anime Announced for 2019

by Sakana-san
Mar 10, 2:16 PM | 16 Comments
At the Phantasy Star Kanshasai 2019 event on Sunday, Sega announced a new TV anime based on its Phantasy Star Online 2 game series. Titled Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle, the anime will feature a retelling of the first three Episodes of the game and an original story, and will debut this year.

Phantasy Star Online 2 was released for Microsoft Windows in 2012 and PlayStation Vita in 2013. The mobile game titled Phantasy Star Online 2es became available on Android and iOS platforms in 2014. Sega released Episode 5—the latest Episode in the game—in July 2017. Episode 6 is scheduled for an April 24 release.

The game inspired a 12-episode anime adaptation in Winter 2016, commemorating the franchise's 15th anniversary.

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Source: Dengeki Online

16 Comments Recent Comments

malvarez1 said:
Wasn't the other Phantasy Star anime super bad?

It was pretty mediocre, but the new anime will actually be about PSO2's main story, unlike the previous one.

This new anime is what the first anime should have been about, instead of the high school setting.

Mar 13, 9:33 AM by ezodagrom

Wasn't the other Phantasy Star anime super bad?

Mar 12, 8:25 PM by malvarez1

Ehh, sure why not.

Mar 12, 5:33 PM by windaeris

A mecha anime that makes Muv-Luv look S-tier in comparison.

Mar 11, 12:23 PM by VyseLegendaire

As long as Matoi will be there, I will surely watch this

Mar 11, 12:17 PM by WeisserSchnee2

oh, finally PSO2 anime that follow the game story....

the first anime was a mistake

Mar 11, 8:52 AM by Vanschia

OH good it follows the game's story (unlike the previous anime...)
I played the game at launch but I couldn't understand JP so I might pick this one up

The story and world of PSO2 feels far from generic and unlike SAO

Mar 11, 8:45 AM by blmatsu

space harem online 2 aka waifu simulator game.
if the anime faithful follow the game story it will be good.

Mar 10, 10:53 PM by aloola

SkyDrop said:
Instead of TV format, they should have go for ova format. PV already revealed questionable animation.. wonder this will be another show that will struggle to reach above 6 mal score.

OVAs would not work for this, there's just way too much to cover for that.
Even the TV format, if it ends up being just 1 cour it'll probably be a rushed mess, but if it's 2 cours, it could end up being good, at least for me (though I'm biased since I play and enjoy the game).

From a story perspective, depending on how the adaptation is handled, this should be alot better than the previous PSO2 anime at least (which is not saying much). Though, even that anime managed to get a mal score in the mid 6s, so I could see this one maybe reaching the mid 7s if they don't mess it up.

Mar 10, 5:47 PM by ezodagrom

Instead of TV format, they should have go for ova format. PV already revealed questionable animation.. wonder this will be another show that will struggle to reach above 6 mal score.

Mar 10, 5:20 PM by SkyDrop

This is what the first PSO2 anime should have been, an adaptation of the game's actual story, none of the high school/Earth stuff from the previous anime.

I just hope it's 2 cours, I don't think 1 cour is enough for what it's going to cover.

Mar 10, 4:31 PM by ezodagrom

At first, while reading the comments I thought people were exaggerating but this does look super generic. Besides not being a fan of the franchise - I think I will skip out on this one.

Mar 10, 3:01 PM by moodie

It seems generic like my shit, but I'll give it a try.... maybe.

Mar 10, 2:35 PM by Skana

Finally, some good fucking anime.

Mar 10, 2:26 PM by changelog

Yeah, this is going to be a big fat no for me.

Mar 10, 2:24 PM by DatRandomDude

tfw I looked at the art and reminds me of SAO S2

Mar 10, 2:18 PM by _Ako_

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