WIXOSS

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WIXOSS
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Promotional image for the selector infected WIXOSS anime series, featuring Ruko (front), Tama (on Card) Chiyori, Hitoe, Yuzuki, Akira, and Iona (back, left to right).
ウィクロス
(Wikurosu)
GenreDark fantasy,[1] psychological, science fiction[2]
Anime television series
selector infected WIXOSS
Directed byTakuya Satō
Written byMari Okada
Music byMaiko Iuchi
StudioJ.C.Staff
Licensed by
Original networkMBS, Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, AT-X, BS11
Original run April 3, 2014 June 19, 2014
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
Manga
selector infected WIXOSS -peeping analyze-
Written byMari Okada
Illustrated byManatsu Suzuki
Published byShueisha
DemographicSeinen
MagazineUltra Jump
Original runJuly 19, 2014May 19, 2015
Volumes2
Manga
selector infected WIXOSS -Re/Verse-
Written byMari Okada
Illustrated byMeki Meki
Published bySquare Enix
DemographicSeinen
MagazineMonthly Big Gangan
Original runAugust 25, 2014October 24, 2015
Volumes2
Anime television series
selector spread WIXOSS
Directed byTakuya Satō
Written byMari Okada
Music byMaiko Iuchi
StudioJ.C.Staff
Licensed by
Original networkMBS, Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, AT-X, BS11
Original run October 4, 2014 December 20, 2014
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
Anime film
selector destructed WIXOSS
Directed byTakuya Satō
Written byMari Okada
Music byMaiko Iuchi
StudioJ.C.Staff
ReleasedFebruary 13, 2016
Runtime91 minutes[3]
Anime television series
Lostorage incited WIXOSS
Directed byKatsushi Sakurabi
Produced byTomo Yamaguchi
Jun Fukuda
Yuichiro Siji
Written byMichihiro Tsuchiya
Music byMaiko Iuchi
StudioJ.C.Staff
Licensed by
Original networkBS11, Tokyo MX, KBS, Sun TV, TV Asahi Channel 1
Original run October 7, 2016 December 23, 2016
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
Original video animation
Lostorage conflated WIXOSS -missing link-
StudioJ.C.Staff
ReleasedDecember 14, 2017
Anime television series
Lostorage conflated WIXOSS
Directed byRisako Yoshida
Written byMichihiro Tsuchiya
Music byMaiko Iuchi
StudioJ.C.Staff
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, BS11
Original run April 6, 2018 June 22, 2018
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
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WIXOSS (ウィクロス, Wikurosu, short for "Wish Across") is a Japanese multimedia franchise produced as a collaboration between Takara Tomy, J.C.Staff, and Warner Entertainment Japan. The franchise revolves around the eponymous trading card game and follows girls known as Selectors who battle against each other in order to have their wishes granted. The trading card game by Takara Tomy launched in Japan in April 2014. An anime television series by J.C.Staff, titled selector infected WIXOSS, aired in Japan between April and June 2014, with a second season, selector spread WIXOSS, airing between October and December 2014. A compilation film, titled selector destructed WIXOSS, was released on February 13, 2016. A sequel anime series, titled Lostorage incited WIXOSS, began airing in October 2016. A new anime TV series titled Lostorage conflated WIXOSS, began airing in April 2018. Several manga spin-offs, a novelisation, and a smartphone app have also been produced.

Premise[edit]

WIXOSS 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. Certain LRIGs are able to communicate with their owners, and the girls chosen to wield them are known as "Selectors" (セレクター, Serekutā). Selectors are given the chance to have any wish granted by winning battles against other Selectors, but should they lose three times, their wish will be reversed into a curse instead.

The main series, selector infected WIXOSS, follows a girl named Ruko Kominato, who becomes a Selector after receiving an LRIG that she names Tama. 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 price to pay.[5]

In Lostorage incited WIXOSS, Suzuko Homura, a girl who had just returned to her hometown, finds herself drawn into new kind of Selector battle alongside her LRIG Riru. In these battles, which now include male Selectors, players must wager coins representing their memories, and should they lose them all, they will lose all of their memories and effectively disappear.

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, and June 19, 2014, and was simulcast by Funimation in North America[6] and Crunchyroll in other territories outside Japan.[7] The opening theme is "killy killy JOKER" by Kanon Wakeshima[8] 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 aired between in October 4, 2014, and December 20, 2014. The opening theme is "world's end, girl's rondo" by Wakeshima, whilst the ending theme is "Undo -Ashita e no Kioku-" (Undo -明日への記憶-, Undo -A Memory For Tomorrow) by Cyua. An animated film, selector destructed WIXOSS, was released in Japanese theaters on February 13, 2016.[9]

A new anime project featuring new characters, titled Lostorage incited WIXOSS, began airing from October 7, 2016, and is being simulcast by Crunchyroll.[10] Katsushi Sakurabi is directing the new anime at J.C.Staff, with Michihiro Tsuchiya writing the scripts, Takamitsu Satou designing the characters, Maiko Iuchi composing the music, and J.C.Staff returning to produce the animation.[11] The opening theme is "Lostorage" by Yuka Iguchi while the ending theme is "undeletable" by Cyua. Another season, Lostorage conflated WIXOSS[12] began airing in Japan from April 6, 2018. The first episode was released as an original video animation bundled with the SP-32 Selector Collection trading card set on December 14, 2017. The opening theme is "Unlock" by Iguchi while the ending theme is "I" by Cyua.[13][14][15]

Manga[edit]

Four manga spin-off series, written by Okada, are being produced. selector infected WIXOSS -peeping analyze-, illustrated by Manatsu Suzuki, was serialized in Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine between July 19, 2014, and May 19, 2015. selector infected WIXOSS: Maya no Oheya (selector infected WIXOSS 〜まゆのおへや〜, selector infected WIXOSS: Maya's Room), illustrated by Nini, began serialization in Ultra Jump from August 2014. selector infected WIXOSS -Re/Verse-, illustrated by Meki Meki, was serialized in Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine between August 25, 2014 and October 24, 2015. selector stirred WIXOSS, illustrated by Monaco Sena, began publication in Hobby Japan's WIXOSS Magazine from April 25, 2015.[16]

Trading Card Game[edit]

A card game titled "WIXOSS" by Takara Tomy has started on April 26, 2014.[17]

Other media[edit]

A novel written by Madoka Madoka and illustrated by Meiji, titled WIXOSS: Twin Wing, was released in Japan on September 30, 2015.[18] A smartphone game, selector battle with WIXOSS, was released in Japan for Android and iOS on March 31, 2015, and June 8, 2015, respectively.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "selector infected WIXOSS Box 3 [DVD+CD] [Limited Release]". www.cdjapan.co.jp. CDJapan. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "Selector". Funimation. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  3. ^ "劇場版 selector destructed WIXOSS (2016)". allcinema (in Japanese). Retrieved March 21, 2016.
  4. ^ "Crunchyroll Announces Winter 2017 Anime Lineup". Crunchyroll. January 20, 2017. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  5. ^ Anime: Selector Infected WIXOSS
  6. ^ "Funimation Streams Selector Infected Wixoss Anime". Anime News Network. 2014-04-02. Retrieved 2014-07-05.
  7. ^ "Crunchyroll to Stream Selector Infected Wixoss, Mushishi: The Next Chapter Anime". Anime News Network. 2014-04-02. Retrieved 2014-07-05.
  8. ^ "Steins;Gate's Satō, anohana's Okada Make selector infected WIXOSS Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  9. ^ "WIXOSS Film's Title, February 13 Date, Visual Unveiled". Anime News Network. July 17, 2015.
  10. ^ "New Lostorage incited WIXOSS Anime to Air This Fall". Anime News Network. 2016-04-16. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  11. ^ "New WIXOSS TV Anime's Teaser Video Reveals Cast, Staff, Story". Anime News Network. August 7, 2016. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  12. ^ "Takara Tomy's WIXOSS Franchise Teases New Project". Anime News Network. December 23, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  13. ^ "Lostorage conflated WIXOSS Anime Project Revealed as December OVA, 2018 TV Series". Anime News Network. August 6, 2017. Retrieved August 6, 2017.
  14. ^ "Lostorage conflated WIXOSS TV Anime Reveals Visual, Spring 2018 Premiere". Anime News Network. December 17, 2017. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  15. ^ "Lostorage conflated WIXOSS Anime's Promo Video Reveals April 6 Premiere". Anime News Network. March 4, 2018. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  16. ^ "Selector Infected Wixoss Card-Game Anime Gets 2 Spinoff Manga". Anime News Network. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2014-07-05.
  17. ^ "Card Game official website". Takara Tomy. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  18. ^ https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4798609196
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-09. Retrieved 2016-02-20.

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