Phantasy Star Online 2 TV Anime's Main Staff, Cast Revealed
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The September issues of Tokuma Shoten's Animage and Gakken Publishing's Animedia magazines are revealing the main cast and staff on Monday for Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation, the television anime adaptation of Sega's Phantasy Star Online 2 online role-playing game.
Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Hayate the Combat Butler, Psychic Squad, Sket Dance) is directing the series at Telecom Animation Film. Mitsutaka Hirota (The Prince of Tennis II, X-Men, Persona 4: The Animation) is writing and overseeing the scripts, and Minoko Takasu (O-jii-san no Lamp, key animator for Fullmetal Alchemist:Brotherhood) is designing the characters.
The show will star Shouta Aoi (Shōnen Hollywood - Holly Stage for 49's Daiki Tomii, Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 2000%'s Ai Mikaze), Ayaka Suwa (Assassination Classroom's Tōka Yada, Yowamushi Pedal's Miki Kanzaki), and M.A.O (School-Live! As Yūri, Durarara!!×2 Shō's Vorona).
The series will debut on TBS, BS-TBS, and other channels in 2016.
The anime will be the eighth project to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Phantasy Star Online franchise.
Sega released the free-to-play Phantasy Star Online 2 role-playing game for Windows PC in Japan in 2012, followed by a PlayStation Vita release in 2013, and an Android and iOS release in April and May 2014, respectively. The game has more than 3.5 million registered users.
The game inspired the "Phantasy Star Online 2-ON STAGE-" stage play in December 2014.