Exciting news for Phantasy Star Online 2 fans. Part of Sega's celebration for the Phantasy Star Online series turning 15, the popular online multiplayer game will receive an anime based on it with all new characters, new story, and familiar monsters.
Teaser trailers have been released earlier this year, presenting a slice-of-life story about high school students obsessed with the Phantasy Star Online 2 game. In the anime, characters appear to live in a world outside of the PSO2 universe, implying that PSO2 is a game and not part of their reality (Much like 2014's stage drama, PSO2 On Stage). Real life segments have hand-drawn art, while in-game fights are animated with 3D models of the characters.
The anime will be legally streamed with English subtitles on Crunchyroll starting Saturday, January 9 at 12 AM Central Standard Time, and will be simulcast every Saturday following.