Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle
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|Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle|
|Studio: Studio Gonzo|
|Number of seasons: 1|
|Number of episodes: 25|
|Original airdate: 2019-10-08|
|Original channel(s): TBS, Tokyo MX (JP), Muse Asia (SEA), FUNimation (US, Europe), AnimeLab (Oceania)|
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Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle (ファンタシースターオンライン2 エピソード・オラクル) is the second Japanese animted show based on Phantasy Star Online 2. Unlike Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation which featured a unique story, Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle is a retelling and restructuring of the game's "Oracle Saga" from Phantasy Star Online 2 (comprising of Episodes 1-3).
With the advent of Photon technology, the spacefaring Oracle fleet searches for new planets to explore. They combat the Falspawn, abominations that consume all life in their path, with the fearless heroes of the ARKS organization. When his graduation ceremony is crashed by a Falspawn attack, young Cadet Ash realizes that he’s just been thrust in the middle of a universal-scale conflict.
Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle was first unveiled on March 10th 2019 with a website going up the next day.
In Japan the anime began airing on October 7th, 2019 on TBS and Tokyo MX. For North American and European viewers, the anime is simulcast on the same day as Japan by FUNimation Productions on their streaming service. For South East Asian viewers, Muse Asia simulcast the anime on their YouTube channel hours after a Japanese episode airs. On October 23, 2019 the anime would begin simulcasting on AnimeLab for Australian and New Zealand viewers using the same subtitles as FUNimation's stream.
The official subtitles provided by FUNimation and Muse Asia have some notable differences in their translation, phrasing and terminology. The subtitles used on FUNimation and AnimeLab's simulcast terminology that will be used in the official Western version of Phantasy Star Online 2.
In comparison, Muse Asia's translation leaves most terminology untouched and spells character names much closer to the ARKS-Layer fan translation.
|No.||Title||Original Air Date||Episode Summary|
|1||"I've Been Waiting for this Day" (ずっとこの日を待っていた)||2019-10-08||In the year AP 238, the space-exploration fleet "Oracle" continues its journey. Upon the discovery of a new planet, ARKS descends to investigate and exterminate any Falspawn. Today, a new recruit named "Ash" takes his first steps into the vast universe.|
|2||"Eerie Naverius" (不気味なナベリウス)||2019-10-14||Though many perish, Ash and Afin return safely from their training. However, their first mission as new ARKS is to return to Naverius with their commander Kohana and the mysterious girl Matoi, and exterminate the rampant Falspawn.|
|3||"Perfect ARKS" (完全なるアークス)||2019-10-21||During a mission on planet Naverius, Ash learns about the battle between ARKS and Dark Falz after encountering a girl on the "Council of Six" -- The six most powerful ARKS in the entire organization.|
|4||"The Starting Weapon" (始まりの器)||2019-10-28||Back on an ARKS Ship, Ash and company are taking a breather when they meet Ulku, a girl who yearns to join ARKS. She talks about her childhood friend who joined ARKS without her and how he might be in the same class as them.|
|5||"Falspawn Full Assault" (ダーカー強襲)||2019-11-04||ARKS Ship 128, the "Themis", is attacked by Falspawn--the first such incident in 10 years. The ARKS soldiers can’t hide their panic as they sortie. Meanwhile, as Jig labors to repair the weapon...|
|6||"The Beginning of the End" (終わりの始まり)||2019-11-11||Ash reunites with Zeno and Echo on his way to the medical center to visit Matoi. He finds her well, but his relief is cut short when Gettemhult shows up out of nowhere.|
|7||"Dark Falz" (ダークファルス)||2019-11-18||His revival successful, Dark Falz Elder assaults the Oracle fleet. Desperate to defend the fleet and the universe, ARKS takes a stand against his dreadful power.|
|8||"I'm No Longer There" (もうそこにいないわたし)||2019-11-25||ARKS pays a great price in withstanding Elder's attack. As Theodor searches for Ulku, Echo fears for Zeno while pretending to remain strong. And distraught from losing Gettemhult, Melfonseana...|
|9||"Assassin and Rampaging Dragon" (アサシンと暴走龍)||2019-12-02||Having believed Elder was destroyed, Ash is deeply troubled after learning he still lives. Meanwhile, the search for Zeno on Naverius is called off after ARKS on the planet are slaughtered by a rampaging dragon.|
|10||"A Final Goodbye" (最後のさようなら)||2019-12-09||While searching for Zeno on Naverius, tales from an old man living in some ruins help Ash get closer to the truth of the ARKS-eating rampaging dragon which Quna is still trying to locate.|
|11||Change (改変)||2019-12-16||Ash and Afin are sent on a mission to investigate Planet Wopal. There they reunite with Echo, who has been throwing herself into battle with newfound determination.|
|12||The Past and Future (過去と未来)||2019-12-23||Ash decides to cooperate with Xiao in order to thwart Luther's ambitions. After Ash is shown remnants of Luther's experiments, Xiao tells him about Luther's goals and explains how Xion is the key.|
|12.5||Xiao's Report (シャオ'sリポート)||2019-12-30||TBD|
|Dark Falz Elder||Nobuo Tobita|
|Dark Falz Gemini||Rie Kugimiya|
|Dark Falz Apprentice||Shinya Ise|
- Original Work: SEGA Games
- Director: Masaki Tachibana
- Assistant Director: Junichi Ohata
- Series Composition: Hiroshi Onoki
- Screenplay: Hiroshi Onoki, Shigeru Morita, Fumio Asanuma
- Character Design: Shinpei Sasakawa
- Mechanical Design: Takehiro Ishimoto, Shishinobu Tsuneki
- Art Director: Yukihiro Shibuya
- Art Design: Isamu Imakake, Tatsuya Sakai
- Color Design: Miho Tanaka
- Director of Photography: Toshiaki Aoshia, Yohei Miyawaki
- Editor: Go Sadamatsu
- Sound Director: Eriko Kimura
- Music: Satoshi Ohma, Tatsuhiko Saiki
- Music Production: Nichion
- 3DCG Production: Felix Film
- CG Director: Hitomi Ito
- Producers: Kikuchi Hitoshi, Uema Yasuhiro, Jun Nakajima, Kenichi Kashimura, Hide Itabashi, Kasuhiro Asou, Shioya Yoshiyuki
- Animation Producer: Satoshi Yoshimoto, Shoji Moriya
- Animation Production: Studio Gonzo
- Production: PHANTASY STAR PARTNERS 2019 (SEGA Games, Studio KAI, Pony Canyon, Sammy, Frontier Works, ADK Emotions, Tokyo MX)
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- Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle Official Site
- Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle on FUNimation