a visual novel game created by Nitroplus, and distributed by Hirameki International (a subsidiary of the Japanese visual novel publisher Hirameki). It came out for PC in Japan in 2000 and was ported for DVD in 2001 and for PS2 in 2003. It was distributed in America as an AnimePlay DVD title in 2002. The story can take either a dark action/drama path or can turn into a romantic drama depending on the choice of the player. A remake for the Xbox 360 console was released in 2012[1] and ported on PC in 2013.Nitroplus and Kadokawa Shoten have adapted the story into an anime series produced by Bee Train under the direction of Koichi Mashimo, titled Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom. Staff members include writer Yosuke Kuroda, who co-wrote and supervised the scripts from the staff writers Gen Urobuchi, Hideki Shirane, Noboru Kimura, Tatsuya Takahashi and Yukihito Nonaka and designed by Bee Train artists Yoshimitsu Yamashita, Mutsumi Sasaki, Minako Shiba, Yoshiaki Tsubata, Tomoaki Kado and Yoko Kikuchi.[5] The series features music by Hikaru Nanase and theme songs by Kokia and Ali Project.[5]

The series went on air on April 2, 2009 and ended its run on September 24, 2009 on TV Tokyo. Subsequently the show also airs on AT-X, TV Aichi, and TV Osaka.[6] The anime series is now available for internet streaming by FUNimation Entertainment.[7] The complete series was released in English on two DVD sets January 18, 2011.

The series made its North American television debut on February 8, 2010 on the Funimation Channel.[8]Phantom is an interactive (choose your own adventure) video game and its adaptations: a three-part OVA anime series, a 26-episode TV anime, and a three volume manga.