Add another property for Madman Entertainment to bring out in Australia as the distributor has revealed the acquisition of Phantasy Star Online 2 the Animation. With no dub being produced for the North American edition, this release is a subtitled-only release and a DVD-only release for Madman. It’s being priced at $49.95 for the three-disc set that will come with the Japanese commentary material, an episode 13 series mash-up piece, and the clean versions of the opening and closing sequences.
Sentai Filmworks is bringing out a North American release in March 2017.
The series comes from Telecom Animation Film with Keiichiro Kawaguchi directing based on the series composition from Mitsutaka Hirota and character designs by Miyako Takasu.
The main cast includes Mao Ichimichi as Aika, Ayaka Suwa as Rina, Shouta Aoi as Itsuki, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Kouta Kayano, Takuya Satou as Masaya Kudou, Rie Murakawa as Mika Konoe, Aki Kanada as Yutaka Sasaki, Shun Horie as Seiya Urisaka, Minami Kabayama as Mayu Urisaka and Tessyo Genda as SORO. The theme song will be performed by Shouta Aoi.
Plot concept: Phantasy Star Online 2 is the most popular game on the web, and almost everyone at Seiga Academy is deeply immersed in it. When the school administration begins to worry that the game is causing more harm than good, student council president Rina Izumi sets out to prove PSO2′s virtual positives. To confirm her opinion, she recruits Itsuki Tachibana, one of the few students who isn’t already hooked, and instructs him to learn how to play so she can study the effects. What at first seems like a brilliant and simple plan instead lifts the lid off a Pandora’s Box filled with unexpected complications. As Itsuki’s life undergoes a rapid transformation, it soon becomes clear that PSO2 may be much more than merely a game! In fact, a whole new world waits on the other side of the net in PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 – THE ANIMATION!
[Source: Phantasy Star Online 2 the Animation]