WINTER ANIME SEASON 2015/2016 PREVIEW: Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation (ファンタシースターオンライン2 ジ アニメーション)

Phantasy Star Online 2: The AnimationPhantasy Star Online 2: The Animation is not a direct adaptation of the original games. Instead, it will be a new story, based on the original works. The setting will be on Earth and we will follow three school mates (Itsuki, Rina and Aika) as they uncover the truth about the world and the dangers that lie ahead.

Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation will premiere this 7th January on TBS at 01:46!

Later, the show will premiere also on:

CBC on 7th January 2016 at 03:00

MBS on 8th January 2016 at 03:10

BS-TBS on 9th January 2016 at 01:00.


This is the eight project to play part in the commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the entire franchise. When the new anime was announced, there were more than 3.6 million registered users in the fantasy game.

Characters and Cast

(left to right, top to bottom)

Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation
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Shouta Aoi (Kimi to Boku’s Ryunosuke Matsushita) as Itsuki Tachibana

Ayaka Suwa (Yowamushi Pedal’s Miki Kanzaki) as Rina Izumi

M.A.O. (Durarara!!x2’s Vorona) as Aika Suzuki


Nobunaga Shimazaki as Kouta Kayano

Takuya Satou as Masaya Kudou

Rie Murakawa as Mika Kanoe

Aki Kanada as Yutaka Sasaki

Shun Horie as Seiya Urizaka

Minami Kobayama as Mayu Urisaka

Tessyo Genda as SORO

Kikuko Inoue as Yumiko

Katsuyuki Konishi as the Last Samurai

Emi Nitta as Silva

Kazuhiko Inoue as KID

Hiroki Takahashi as Mamoru Monzen

Marika Kouno as Marika

Riko Kohara as Riko

Yurika Takagi as Yurika

Staff and Music

Director: Keiichirou Kawaguchi at Telecom Animation FIlms

Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami

Screenwriter & Series Composition: Mitsutaka Hirota

Character Design: Miyako Takasu


The theme song will be performed by Shouta Aoi, the protagonist’s seiyuu.

Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation official website

There are many anime in the winter 2015/2016 season that may come out just right. Check them out here.

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I am sure it will be ingenius.


SAO was ibgenius enough. :D


Not sure what ‘ibgenius’ means, so I will accept your word for it being so.


They all look very nice :)