Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, 25-Episode Length, October Premiere
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The anime stars: (the cast members aside from Daisuke Ono are reprising their roles from the game)
- Daisuke Ono as the protagonist Ash
- Hiro Shimono as Afin
- Satomi Satou as Matoi
- Megumi Ogata as Xion
- Ryohei Kimura as Zeno
- Yōko Hikasa as Echo
- Takahiro Sakurai as Luther
- Nobuo Tobita as Gettemhart
- Kana Hanazawa as Melphonshina
Masaki Tachibana (Princess Principal, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0) is directing the anime at GONZO. Hiroshi Ohnogi (GeGeGe no Kitarō, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) is handling the series composition, and he is also writing the scripts alongside Shigeru Morita and Bunsei Asanuma. Shinpei Koikawa (guest character design for Aquarion Logos, sub-character design for High School DxD Hero) is designing the characters and Eriko Kimura (Tiger & Bunny, Lu over the wall, Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt) is the sound director. Felix Film is handling the 3DCG.
The anime premiere in October on Tokyo MX and BS11, and will have a total of 25 episodes. The show will recompile the story of "Episodes 1-3" of the original game, and will also include an original story.
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 6," launched on April 24.