Phantasy Star Online 2 still is not being localized, but the anime based upon it is

    
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Good news, Phantasy Star Online 2 fans! Or hypothetical fans of the game who still have not played it due to the fact that it’s never released on Western shores, thus requiring anyone with an interest in the game to futz about with a variety of prerequisites to download and play the game! You can now watch a show based on the game on Crunchyroll!

Reviews of the anime itself are rather mixed, with a split between people asserting that it’s a generic anime with predictable characters and others quite pleased with the anime as it exists now. If your hopes for this anime include a lot of storytelling in the real world of Japan, you can at least blow through the four extant episodes in a lazy afternoon.

Source: Crunchyroll; thanks to Rheem Octuris for the tip!
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Hachimaki
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Hachimaki

I
think it would also be relevant to mention the Blade & Soul anime from
2014. I have only watched a few episodes so far however it does not look very promising and it is not well reviewed anyway. But at least from the very beginning villains
are the same as in the game. Hurray for trans-media synergy! Defiance all over again
but less classy…

NoctisGray
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NoctisGray

Siphaed Greaterdivinity Can confirm. I fell in love with B&S like 4 years ago, and 4 years ago is when NCSoft should have brought the game over here. It’ would have been much more of a blockbuster then than now.
I love B&S, and it still has the best damn combat system in the entire genre to me, but it missed its chance to make its best impression here.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

DPandaren Sorenthaz Probably because they keep dropping the ball over here.

DPandaren
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DPandaren

Sorenthaz Sega is also still really really big in Japan. They had an anime that’s based around mascot versions of their consoles after all. Though a lot of PSO2 players are calling it, that the PSO2 anime is the ‘introduction’ to Episode 4 for PSO2.

kgptzac
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kgptzac

The trailer already bored me when that got out so… lolno.

Rheem Octuris
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Rheem Octuris

I just tipped it, I never said it was good. In fact I said it was kind of dull if I remember correctly.

Right now I’m more watching Gate, Konosuba, Erased, and a few other fillers to pass the time.

Neo_Wolf
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Neo_Wolf

The anime is fine although it is clearly aimed at promoting the game and gaming in general.  The episodes tend to focus on gaming concepts like socialising in game, working well in a group, not trolling, trying to get to know the players behind the characters etc…its all very “nice”.  There hasn’r been a huge amount of time in the existing four episodes spent in game, just bits and pieces and then a lot of juxtaposition with his real life and friendships.

ihatevnecks
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ihatevnecks

Oh neat, another unimaginative kids-in-school anime. Do anime characters just die of some anime disease when they become adults?

ihatevnecks
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ihatevnecks

Mitzruti Siphaed Hulu or Funimation.

BritoBruno
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BritoBruno

Silverlock Karl_Hungus FLCL is actually pretty good IF you understand that shit. I didn’t.