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Funimation Streams Selector Infected Wixoss Anime

posted on 2014-04-02 16:10 EDT
Anime about girls caught in dangerous game premieres April 3

North American anime distributor FUNimation Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it has acquired the rights to stream Selector Infected Wixoss (stylized as selector infected WIXOSS). The first episode will be available for subscribers on Thursday, April 3 at 2:49 p.m. ET, and will be available a week later for free.

The tagline of the anime is:

Hope, desire, greed.

Girls with each of these feelings in their hearts are being swallowed into the vortex of a dangerous game…

WIXOSS is a hugely popular card game, particularly among middle school children. But few know of LRIG Card, "the card of girls who possess will." Only special girls can hear the voice of LRIG, and those who possess this card are called selectors.

A Girl prayed to fulfill her wish.
Scattered strange gene "wixoss"
all around the world [fused] into one form.
Searching in vain for a fight…
Victory will be the only way for her
wish to [revolutionize].
Now, shall her "Wish Across" be conquered.

Takuya Satō (Steins;Gate, Armitage III, Say, "I Love You"., Strawberry Marshmallow) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff. Mari Okada (anohana, Hana-Saku Iroha, Amazing Twins) is charge of the series scripts, based on an original story by LRIG (Warner Entertainment Japan, Takara Tomy, J.C. Staff). Kyuta Sakai (When They Cry - Higurashi, Steins;Gate, Strawberry Marshmallow) is designing the characters, and Yoshikazu Iwanami is directing the sound. Maiko Iuchi (A Certain Magical Index , Dog Days, Waiting in the Summer) is composing the music, while Wakeshima (Vampire Knight, To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness, Strike the Blood) is contributing the opening theme song. Kentaro Akiyama (Studio Pablo) is the art director, and Yukiko Itou is the color key artist. Shingo Fukuyo is the director of photography, and Masahiro Goto (REAL-T) is editing.

The toy and game maker Takara Tomy is launching the WIXOSS (pronounced like "wi-cross") card game in April.


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