The official website of the anime adaptation of Sega’s Phantasy Star Online 2 began streaming a new promotional video and revealed the series to start premiere on January 7th on TBS with Shouta Aoi singing the theme song, now titled “Peerless Stargate.”

The series will premiere on the TBS station on Thursday, January 7 at 1:46 a.m., and then run on the CBC, MBS, and BS-TBS channels. A special pre-broadcast talk show with Aoi, the director, and the producers will screen the first episode at Tokyo’s Theatre Shinjuku on December 29. The “Zessei Stargate” CD single will go on sale on February 3.

A new visual was also revealed:

Phantasy Star Online 2 Anime visual 2

Many new members of the anime’s cast have been revealed and consists of:

  • Nobunaga Shimazaki (Haruka Nanase in Free!) will voice Kouta KayanoPhantasy-Star-Online-2-The-Animation-Character-Designs-Kouta-Kayano
  • Takuya Satou (Toshiki Kai from Cardfight!! Vanguard) as Masaya KudouPhantasy-Star-Online-2-The-Animation-Character-Designs-Masaya-Kudou
  • Rie Murakawa (Hotaru Ichijou in Non Non Biyori) voices Mika KonoePhantasy-Star-Online-2-The-Animation-Character-Designs-Mika-Konoe
  • Aki Kanada (Ginga Hagane in Metal Fight Beyblade) is voicing Yutaka SasakiPhantasy-Star-Online-2-The-Animation-Character-Designs-Yutaka-Sasaki
  • Shun Horie (First Major Role) will be voicing Seiya UrisakaPhantasy-Star-Online-2-The-Animation-Character-Designs-Seiya-Urisaka
  • Minami Kabayama (First Major Role) as Mayu UrisakaPhantasy-Star-Online-2-The-Animation-Character-Designs-Mayu-Urisaka
  • Tessyo Genda (Kyuubi from Naruto) will voice SOROPhantasy-Star-Online-2-The-Animation-Character-Designs-SORO
  • Kikuko Inoue (Sanae Furukawa in Clannad) is voicing YumikoPhantasy-Star-Online-2-The-Animation-Character-Designs-Yumiko
  • Katsuyuki Konishi (Luxus Dreher in Fairy Tail) is casted to voice Last SamuraiPhantasy-Star-Online-2-The-Animation-Character-Designs-Last-Samurai
  • Emi Nitta (Honoka Kousaka in Love Live! School Idol Project) will voice SilvaPhantasy-Star-Online-2-The-Animation-Character-Designs-Silva
  • Kazuhiko Inoue (Kakashi Hatake from Naruto) as KidPhantasy-Star-Online-2-The-Animation-Character-Designs-Kid
  • Hiroki Takahashi (Eiji Kikumaru from Prince of Tennis) voices Mamoru MonzenPhantasy-Star-Online-2-The-Animation-Character-Designs-Mamoru-Monzen
  • Marika Kouno (Rin Kohana in Sore ga Seiyuu!) will be voicing as MarikaPhantasy-Star-Online-2-The-Animation-Character-Designs-Marika
  • Riko Kohara (First Major Role) as RikoPhantasy-Star-Online-2-The-Animation-Character-Designs-Riko
  • Yurika Takagi (First Major Role) will voice YurikaPhantasy-Star-Online-2-The-Animation-Character-Designs-Yurika

They will join the previously revealed main cast that includes:

The main staff of the anime consists of:

  • Director: Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Minami-ke Tadaima, Sket Dance)
  • Series Composer and Scriptwriter: Mitsutaka Hirota (Persona 4: The Animation, Hero Company)
  • Anime Character Designer: Minoko Takasu (O-jii-san no Lamp)
  • Animation Studio: Telecom Animation Film (Aikatsu!, Lupin the Third)

Here is the first promotional video for the anime:

The first visual:

Phantasy Star Online 2 Anime visual

The announcement of the anime, titled Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation, was made at the offline ARKS Caravan event in Okinawa. The anime will have a brand new original story set in a near future Earth setting, within the universe of Phantasy Star Online 2. It will featuring stories from the players of the game, which is out on the PC, PlayStation Vita and mobile devices.

Phantasy Star is one of the longest running JRPG franchises in the industry. Developed and published by Sega, the first game in the series released in Japan on the Sega Master System in late December, 1987. Since the first game’s release, over 10 games have been produced. The series eventually grew internationally with the release of Phantasy Star Online in 2000, a MMORPG that released on the Dreamcast, Xbox and PC. Since its release, the Online games became its own series. All of the games are set in the near future in various solar systems and clusters. The latest game in the series is Phantasy Star Nova, a single player RPG based on PSO2 for the PlayStation Vita.

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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 will air from January next year during the Winter 2015/2016 anime season, on TBS and BS-TBS. Further information about the series will be revealed in the near future.

You can visit the website here: http://phantasystar.sega.jp/psportal/pso15anniversary/animation/
And follow the game on Twitter: @sega_pso2

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