Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation Episode 3

Roleplay

Check out previous “reports” here.

As always, light spoilers ahead!

Itsuki begins to develop some social skills, in both real and virtual worlds.

This episode goes hard on the social/power dynamics within the student council (always a fun anime trope). Itsuki shares some responsibility with a struggling member of the council, but then makes it all weird.

Meanwhile, he learns a valuable gaming terminology lesson.

While this discussion serves a story purpose for both the characters and viewer, there’s a touch of rumination on the way people show up in virtual spaces.

There’s a bit of “hurt people hurt people” here, and it plays out in a predictable, but resonate way.

It’s cool seeing a show like this approach topics like these, even if the resolution feels a bit convenient.

You can watch Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation on Crunchyroll or buy the Blu-ray set from SentaiRight Stuf, or Amazon.

Published by ryan

@VayaMalay

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