Animage and Animedia magazines have announced the staff and cast for the anime adaptation of Sega’s hit MMORPG, Phantasy Star Online 2. The anime adaptation, which celebrates the Phantasy Star Online franchise’s 15th anniversary, is slated for release some time in 2016.


The three main characters for this 15th anniversary anime adaptation will be voiced by Shouta Aoi (UtaPri’s Ai Mikaze), who previously played the main character for the Phantasy Star Online 2 stage play, Takuya. Joining him are M.A.O. (Brunhildr in the Darkness’s Kazumi Schlierenzauer and School Live’s Yuuki) and Ayaka Suwa (Absulute Duo’s Tomoe Tachibana and Riddle Story of Devil’s Tokaku Azuma).


The magazines also confirmed that Hayate the Combat Butler! director, Keiichiro Kawaguchi, will be directing the series over at Telecom Animation Film, with Mitsutaka Hirota (Persona 4 the Animation) writing and supervising the scripts. Full Metal Alchemist’s Minoko Takasu meanwhile, is doing the character designs.


Source: 0takomu, images via ANN