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Like most MMOs, Phantasy Star Online 2 comes with a robust character creator. And with its sci-fi setting, it's perfect for making all sorts of futuristic characters. I, for one, made Kotaku's very own anthropomorphic avatar, Kotaku-tan, as my character.

Of course, I am not the only one to re-create a character. Japanese players have made characters from across many different sci-fi anime and games. Check out the gallery above to see their work.

Phantasy Star Online 2 was released on July 4, 2012, on the PC in Japan and will be released outside of Japan early next year. The Japanese version is free to play and can be set up following our guide here. If you would rather just mess around with the character creator, it can be downloaded here (via 4Gamer).

Kotaku-tan image courtesy of Meat Bun, creator and merchant of fine gaming shirts.


Hatsune Miku from Vocaloid

As seen on ブログ名とか思いつきません


Major Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell

As seen on 色々アニメ・ゲーム感想+気まぐれ園芸日記+風景写真+聖地訪問


Rei Ayanami from Neon Genesis Evangelion

As seen on LOGSTAR


Gundam from Mobile Suit Gundam

As seen on 月に叢雲 花に風


Blue Rose from Tiger & Bunny

As seen on PSO2プレイ日記になったらいいなという程度のブログ


Ranka Lee From Macross Frontier

As seen on Kotaku Japan


President Barack Obama

As seen on ネットゲーム速報