Selector Infected WIXOSS

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Selector Infected WIXOSS
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Promotional image for the anime, featuring Ruko (front), Tama (on Card) Chiyori, Hitoe, Yuzuki, Akira, and Iona (back, left to right).
Genre Dark fantasy, Psychological
Anime television series
selector infected WIXOSS
Directed by Takuya Satō
Written by Mari Okada
Music by Maiko Iuchi
Studio J.C.Staff
Licensed by
Network MBS, Tokyo MX, TVA, AT-X, BS11
English network
Original run April 3, 2014June 19, 2014
Episodes 12 (List of episodes)
Manga
selector infected WIXOSS -blue appli-
Written by Mari Okada
Illustrated by Manatsu Suzuki
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Ultra Jump
Original run July 19, 2014scheduled
Manga
selector infected WIXOSS -Re/Verse-
Written by Mari Okada
Illustrated by Meki Meki
Published by Square Enix
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Big Gangan
Anime television series
selector spread WIXOSS
Directed by Takuya Satō
Written by Mari Okada
Music by Maiko Iuchi
Studio J.C.Staff
Licensed by
Network MBS, Tokyo MX, TVA, AT-X, BS11
English network
Original run October 4, 2014December 20, 2014
Episodes 12 (List of episodes)
Portal icon Anime and Manga portal

selector infected WIXOSS (pronounced "we cross") is a Japanese television anime series produced by J.C.Staff in collaboration with Takara Tomy and Warner Entertainment Japan. The first season premiered in Japan between April and June 2014, with its second season, selector spread WIXOSS, airing from October 4, 2014. Two manga spin-offs have been produced, and a trading card game by Takara Tomy, titled simply WIXOSS, was launched in Japan in April 2014.

Plot[edit]

WIXOSS (short for "Wish Across") is a popular trading card game in which players battle against each other with fighters known as LRIGs (ルリグ Rurigu?) ("GIRL" spelled backwards), using cards to support them. Ruko Kominato, who receives a WIXOSS deck from her brother, discovers that her LRIG, which she names Tama, can speak. She soon learns that she has been chosen as a 'Selector', girls who must battle against other Selectors. Should they be victorious in battle, they will be able to have any wish granted, but should they lose three times to other Selectors, they will lose that chance and lose all memory of the game. As she and various other Selectors battle it out for the sake of their wish, Ruko finds herself drawn into the dark sinister world of WIXOSS, discovering that win or lose, there is always a cost.

Characters[edit]

Selectors[edit]

Ruko Kominato (小湊 るう子 Kominato Rūko?)
Voiced by: Ai Kakuma
The main protagonist, who possesses the LRIG card, Tama. She is unsure of what kind of wish she wants and is generally the spectator of the dark nature of WIXOSS. Despite becoming more and more aware of the terrible nature of the Selector battles, she often finds herself enjoying battles. Ruko later finds her own wish, which is to free the LRIGS from their cards and return them to their own lives. In the end of season 1, Ruko loses Tama, and her new LRIG card becomes Yuki. In Spread, she adds the condition to turn all LRIGS into humans so that even those who were originaly LRIGS can also become human, which she does in the final episode. She starts looking for Tama some time afterwards.
Yuzuki Kurebayashi (紅林 遊月 Kurebayashi Yuzuki?)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura
One of Ruko's friends at school, who possesses the LRIG card, Hanayo. She has feelings for her twin brother, Kazuki, and desires to use her wish to make such a relationship possible. She is straightforward and bad at containing her emotions. She fulfils the conditions of her wish and enters a ritual with Hanayo. However, Hanayo takes over Yuzuki's body to receive the benefits of her wish, whilst Yuzuki becomes Hitoe's second LRIG. She is freed after Ruko has her wish granted in the last episode of Spread.
Hitoe Uemura (植村 一衣 Uemura Hitoe?)
Voiced by: Ai Kayano
A shy and timid girl, who possesses the LRIG card, Midoriko. Her wish is to have friends, which she appears to fulfil herself after Ruko and Yuzuki befriend her. However, upon losing three battles, she becomes unable to make friends, losing her memories and becoming pained by any thoughts or attempts at friendship. Later on, she receives another LRIG card containing Yuzuki and becomes a Selector again, while becoming a bit more cold after her next fight with Ruko. In her final fight with Ruko, Hitoe reveals to have gotten her memory back a while back, revealing her cold act to be a facade, and wanted to become an Eternal Girl to help free Yuzuki from her card. She becomes friends with them again after this.
Akira Aoi (蒼井 晶 Aoi Akira?)
Voiced by: Chinatsu Akasaki
A fashion model who, despite having a cute personality in public, is actually incredibly sadistic. She has a strong hatred towards Iona, her wish being to ruin her life. She possesses the LRIG card, Piriluk. She ends up losing three battles and receives a large scar on her face, ruining her modelling career. In Spread, she receives another LRIG, Milulun, and falls for Ulith, following anything she orders her to do. In the series finale of Spread, she is shown to be working by Iona's side, and has a book about her resolution on blue WIXOSS Decks.
Iona Urazoe (浦添 伊緒奈 Urazoe Iona?) / Yuki (ユキ?)
Voiced by: Asami Seto
A fashion model at the same agency as Akira, who can sense what a Selector's wish is. She has a keen thirst for battles and takes an interest in Ruko, feeling that she is just like her. She possesses the LRIG card, Ulith. After becoming a Eternal Girl, she becomes Ruko's LRIG, while Ulith takes over her body as part of her wish is to become the LRIG of a Selector who is stronger than her. In Spread, It is later revealed that Mayu is her mother, who created her, as well as being the 'Girl of Dark", and her true name is Kuro. Iona also begins to bond with Ruko, and later becomes her friend, and like Tama desires to help Mayu become their friend as well. She, like Tama was originaly an LRIG that Mayu created. After the original Iona Urazoe manages to return to her original body, Ruko gives Iona the new name of Yuki to distinguish them. The original Iona's wish was to no longer be Iona. After Ruko does her wish in the last episode of Spread, although Yuki is not shown, she is assumed to also have become human, as Ruko's wish was to turn even those who were originaly LRIGS into humans.
Chiyori (ちより Chiyori?)
Voiced by: Mako Morino
An energetic school girl who possesses the LRIG card, Eldora. She is delusional about WIXOSS believing that it is her destiny to be the heroine in the game just like in the novel she likes to read, not taking the consequences of the game seriously. As such, her wish is to become a LRIG much to Eldora's annoyance. She is eliminated when she suffers her third loss in a battle against Hitoe that Eldora lost on purpose to spare her the pain of battles by having the reverse of her wish become reality. In the series end of Spread, she is seen with a note as Ruko passes her.
Fumio Futase (ふたせ 文雄 Futase Fumio?)
A novelist who is the author of the WIXOSS novel that Chiyori likes to read. It is later revealed that Futase was previously the real Fumio's LRIG, who took over her body after Fumio became an Eternal Girl, her experiences serving as inspiration for her book. In the last episode of Spread, both Futase and Fumio returns to their own bodies.

LRIGs[edit]

Tama (タマ?)
Voiced by: Misaki Kuno
Ruko's LRIG, white in color. She has a cutesy appearance and lively personality. In battle, however, she displays a frightening bloodlust. After failing to form a contract with Ruko, she ends up becoming Ulith's LRIG. She at first forgot about Mayu, but remembers fully later in Spread. She is the 'Girl of Light', an LRIG created by Mayu, and her true name is Shiro. She later rejects taking over Iona's body, and returns to Mayu as a result, only to shortly after get locked up by Mayu. She is later freed and merges with Yuki. In the series end after Ruko's wish, Tama is shown to have become a human, sitting on a rooftop.
Hanayo (花代?)
Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi
Yuzuki's LRIG, red in color, composed and keen. After Yuzuki fulfills her battle conditions, Hanayo takes over Yuzuki's body in order to receive her wish. Initially approaches Kazuki only to fulfil Yuzuki's wish, Hanayo started to develop genuine feelings for Kazuki as they spent their times together. This makes her feel no longer able to fulfil Yuzuki's wish out of fear that she will become a Selector to wish to be happy with Kazuki and betray Yuzuki. She is freed after Ruko's wish in the series finale of Spread, seen as a human with short hair observing Kazuki and Yuzuki briefly near a play ground.
Midoriko (緑子?)
Voiced by: Minami Takahashi
Hitoe's LRIG, green in color, passionate and loyal. She is sent to another Selector after Hitoe lost her third battle. At the end of Spread, she is seen as a human, meeting Hitoe on a bus.
Piriluk (ピルルク Piruruku?)
Voiced by: Saori Ōnishi
Akira's LRIG, blue in color. Her personality is cold and indifferent, which, as Akira remarks, is reminiscent of Iona. Following Ruko's wish, she is seen as a human in the end of Spread reading a Magazine. Her backstory is revealed in the manga adaptation, Selector infected WIXOSS - Pepping Analyze. Her real name is Kiyoi Mizushima. She was cold and anti-social, refusing to socialise with anyone due to her experience being betrayed by her supposed friend during elementary school. She considered opening her heart when her classmate, Ayumi Sakaguchi, constantly trying to befriend her by inviting her to play WIXOSS. Kiyoi at first agreed, but quickly distanced herself again when her classmates called her "gross" due to her previously indifferent attitude. Kiyoi's attempt to avoid Sakaguchi indadvertedly resulting with Sakaguchi being hit by a truck and went into coma. Once realising that Sakaguchi truly want to becoming friends with her, Kiyoi determined to save her and became a selector with an LRIG named Remember who has an ability to read future.
Ulith (ウリス Urisu?)
Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya
Iona's LRIG, black in color. She has a sadistic personality similar to Akira and enjoys mocking weaker opponents. After Iona becomes an Eternal Girl, she takes over Iona's body, later becoming Tama's new Selector. She eventually becomes another Eternal Girl, with Iona's body returning to its original owner. She becomes Mayu's LRIG since her new wish is to become an LRIG of a selector who can bring greater despair to others. Ulith is destroyed some time after.
Eldora (エルドラ Erudora?)
Voiced by: Satomi Arai
Chiyori's LRIG, blue in color, who cares more for her well being than her own. She goes elsewhere after Chiyori loses her third battle.
Milulun (ミルルン Mirurun?)
Voiced by: Rina Hidaka
Akira's second LRIG. Also blue in colour.
Anne (アン?)
Voiced by: Juri Nagatsuma
Futase's LRIG, green in color.

Other characters[edit]

Kazuki Kurebayashi (紅林 香月?)
Voiced by: Yūsuke Kobayashi
Yuzuki's twin brother, who is one of the few non-Selectors to know about the secrets of WIXOSS. He had been oblivious of Yuzuki's feelings for him until after she had fulfilled her wish. He has reciprocated those feelings, unaware that Yuzuki's body had become inhabited by Hanayo until near the end of Spread.
Ayumu Kominato (小湊 歩 Kominato Ayumu?)
Voiced by: Haruki Ishiya
Ruko's older brother who gave Ruko her WIXOSS deck.
Hatsu Kominato (小湊 ハツ Kominato Hatsu?)
Voiced by: Tamie Kubota
Ruko's grandmother.
Mayu ( Mayu?)
Voiced by: Risa Taneda
A mysterious white woman who oversees the Selector battles, LRIGs, and Eternal Girls. She grew up in a secluded room and created the Selector battles as a consequence of her loneliness. This changes upon Ruko talking with her in the final episode of Spread. After being embraced by Ruko, Mayu is freed into the outside world.

Media[edit]

Anime[edit]

selector infected WIXOSS, produced by J.C.Staff, is directed by Takuya Satō and written by Mari Okada, with character designs by Kyuta Sakai and music by Maiko Iuchi of I've Sound. The first season aired on MBS between April 3, 2014 June 19, 2014 and was simulcast by Funimation in North America[1] and Crunchyroll in other territories outside of Japan.[2] The opening theme is "killy killy JOKER" by Kanon Wakeshima[3] and the ending theme is "realize -Yume no Matsu Basho-" (realize -夢の待つ場所- realize -Where Our Dreams Are Waiting-?) by Cyua. A second season, title selector spread WIXOSS begun airing in October 2014, and ended on December 20.

Manga[edit]

Two manga spin-off series, both written by Okada, are being produced. The first, selector infected WIXOSS -blue appli-, is being illustrated by Manatsu Suzuki and will begin serialization in Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine from July 19, 2014. The second, selector infected WIXOSS -Re/Verse-, is being illustrated by Meki Meki and will be published in Square Enix's Big Gangan magazine.[4]

Trading Card Game[edit]

A card game titled "WIXOSS" by Takara Tomy has started on April 26, 2014.[5]

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