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Oshi no Ko Teams Up with Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis

Oshi no Ko, HIDIVE’s top launch and the anime whose opening song keeps making records, is now teaming up with the RPG Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis for a limited time.

The game’s official website explains:

In addition to Ai’s idol costume and outfits inspired by Aqua, Ruby, and Kana Arima’s Yoto High School uniforms, the Scratch Ticket lineup has tons of collab items, including avatar items like hairstyles, accessories, and more!

It also noted, “Aside from collaboration items, the lineup will consist of items that have been released in AC Scratch Tickets in the past.”

While it has made it clear that Ai and her offspring will only be around in the game world for a limited time, it has not announced dates for how long.

Meanwhile, a second season of the anime is in the works, though we don’t know yet when it will debut.

Xbox gave this description of the game:

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis, the latest chapter in the Phantasy Star Online 2 series, is here at last!

It’s time to jump into adventures beyond imagination!

This new adventure takes place on a vast open field! Up to 32 people can enjoy the adventure in a new world with beautifully-evolved graphics!

The simple and intuitive controls developed in the series up to now have also evolved! A new dimension of battle with a variety of powerful enemies awaits! The new actions Photon Dash and Photon Glide allow you to traverse across the vast open field with ease!

Of course, the ultimate in character creation has also evolved. Create your own main character that will be unique throughout the world, and head out to a new adventure!

Yen Press publishes the Oshi no Ko manga by Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari and gave this description for the first volume:

Gorou is a gynecologist and idol fan who’s in shock after his favorite star, Ai, announces an impromptu hiatus. Little does Gorou realize that he’s about to forge a bond with her that defies all common sense! Lies are an idol’s greatest weapon in this outrageous manga from Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and Mengo Yokoyari (Scum’s Wish).

You can check out Otaku USA’s review of the manga here.

Source: ANN


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