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SEGA Celebrates Phantasy Star’s 35th Anniversary with January 21st Concert

The player shooting enemies in Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis.

SEGA is celebrating the Phantasy Star series’s 35th anniversary and Phantasy Star Online 2‘s 10th with Sympathy 2023, an orchestral concert at Tokyo’s Bunkamaru Orchard Hall on January 21st! Players worldwide can attend via livestream and grab their tickets here! Check out a preview of the concert below.

Ticket prices appear to be fluctuating, but they currently go for about $39 USD, which is pretty reasonable! The concert begins at 1:00 AM PST on January 21st and will be available for viewing until January 29th. Attendees will receive a bonus item code that can be used in Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis to redeem a chat stamp, sticker, violin emote, and Mag Form.

Sympathy 2023 is a long time coming — it’s the series’s first orchestral performance in nearly two years. The concert will feature Azusa Tadokoro, who voices Nadereh in Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis. Tadokoro will be joined by vocalists Annette Marie Cotrill, Mika Arisaka, Aimee Blackschleger, Florence McNair, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Satomi Sato, and others. Masamichi Amano will conduct the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Attendees can expect to hear a range of series tunes, but SEGA has promised that Sympathy 2023 will include a vocal rendition of “Unfathomable Darkness,” one of the most-requested songs that fans cited in the song survey for the PSO2 10th Anniversary Project.

Are you planning to attend Sympathy 2023? Let us know in the comments! And stick with RPGFan for more on Sympathy 2023 and all things Phantasy Star!

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Cory Tischbein

Cory Tischbein

It took Cory a few decades to merge his passions for RPGs and writing, but better late than never! When he isn't playing or writing about RPGs, you can probably find him listening to podcasts, trying to corral his dogs, or exploring his new-ish home state.

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