The cast and staff for the upcoming anime based on SEGA’s Phantasy Star Online 2 MMORPG, titled Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation, has been revealed.
The staff is as follows:
- Director: Keiichiro Kawaguchi (OniAi, Mayo Chiki, Million Doll)
- Series Composition and Scripts: Mitsutaka Hirota (Prince of Tennis II)
- Character design: Minoko Takasu
It has also been revealed that Shouta Aoi (Hideaki Toujou from Diamond no Ace), Ayaka Suwa (Yuuji Kazami from Grisaia no Kajitsu) and M・A・O (Yuuri Wakasa from Gakkou Gurashi!) voice the leads in new series.
A new visual for the series was also leaked:
The Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation series will have a completely original story, and the story will take place on Earth in the near future. The anime will be the eighth project to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Phantasy Star Online franchise and will broadcast in 2016.
Phantasy Star Online 2 is a video game in the Phantasy Star series published by Sega. It was released for Microsoft Windows on July 4, 2012, and for PlayStation Vita on February 28, 2013. A spin-off game, Phantasy Star Online 2es, was released for Android on April 7, 2014 and for iOS on May 14, 2014. The game is currently only available commercially in Japan and the Pacific Southwest, but an English-language patch was released.
Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation is currently scheduled for a 2016 broadcast. Not much is known about the series and more information is expected to be released in the forthcoming months.
You can visit the website here: http://phantasystar.sega.jp/psportal/pso15anniversary/animation/
And follow the game on Twitter: @sega_pso2
I’m Jake Caprino, who is more commonly known by the online alias Swaps4. I’m a subcontractor based in Japan. I enjoy writing about anime, video games, and bits & pieces of Japanese culture.