Phantasy Star Online 2 Anime Reveals More Characters, Cast, January Debut
posted on by Egan Loo
The streamed "PSO2 Hōsōkyoku 15-Jikan Nama Hōsō Special" announced additional characters, cast members and the January 2016 television premiere for Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation on Saturday.
The new characters and cast members include:
Katsuyuki Konishi as Last Samurai
Emi Nitta as Silva
Kazuhiko Inoue as Kid
Hiroki Takahashi as Mamoru Monzen
Halko Momoi, Atsuko Enomoto, Ichitarō Ai as guest characters
Marika Kono as Marika
Riko Kohara as Riko
Yurika Takagi as Yurika
The show will star:
Ayaka Suwa (Assassination Classroom's Tōka Yada, Yowamushi Pedal's Miki Kanzaki) as Rina Izumi
M.A.O (School-Live!'s Yūri, Durarara!!×2 Shō's Vorona) as Aika Suzuki
Takuya Satō as Masaya Kudō
Rie Murakawa as Mika Konoe
Aki Kanada as Yutaka Sasaki
Shun Horie as Seiya Urisaka
Minami Kabayama as Mayu Urisaka
Tesshô Genda as SORO
The series will air on TBS, BS-TBS, and other stations.
Lead voice actor Shouta Aoi is performing the theme song.
The anime's first promotional video introduced the three main characters in August:
Text: With over 3.5 million user IDs
Text: Japan's largest online RPG
Text: Phantasy Star Online 2
Text: Is finally green-lit for its anticipated
Text: TV anime adaptation!!
Text: Shouta Aoi as Itsuki Tachibana
Text: Ayaka Suwa as Rina Izumi
Text: M.A.O as Aika Suzuki
Text: Broadcast premiere slated for 2016 on TBS, BS-TBS, and other stations!
The Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation series will have a completely original story, and the story will follow PSO2 players "who may be near you" on Earth in the near future.
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 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 is heading to PlayStation 4 in 2016.
The game inspired the "Phantasy Star Online 2-ON STAGE-" stage play in December 2014.
[Via Hachima Kikō]
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