Sega Reveals Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle TV Anime for This Year
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Sega Games announced at the "Phantasy Star Kanshasai 2019" event in Chiba on Sunday that its Phantasy Star Online 2 game is inspiring a new television anime titled Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle. The anime will recompile the story of "Episodes 1-3" of the original game, and will also include an original story. The anime will premiere this year.
The game previously inspired a television anime titled Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation. The anime features a completely original story. The 12-episode series premiered in January 2016, and Sentai Filmworks and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. Sentai Filmworks released the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in March 2017.
More recently, the game's official Puso Ni Comi: Phantasy Star Online 2 Comic web manga inspired a series of web anime shorts that began streaming weekly on the Phantasy Star channels on YouTube and Niconico on January 8.
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 debuted on PlayStation 4 in April 2016. The most recent episode in the game, "Episode 5," launched in July 2017.
Update: Sega announced at the same event that the game's "Episode 6" update will launch on April 24. Source: 4Gamer
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