News Selector Infected Wixoss Card-Game Anime Gets 2 Spinoff Manga
posted on 2014-06-20 01:40 EDT
The July issue of Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine announced on Thursday that the Selector Infected Wixoss anime series will get a spinoff manga in the next issue on July 19. Manatsu Suzuki (World Conquest Zvezda Plot, Abe-kun no Nanakakan Sensen) will draw the tentatively titled Selector Infected Wixoss -Blue Appli- manga, and series' scriptwriter Mari Okada will write the story. The prologue will follow the untold story of the LRIG card Piriluk.
A second spinoff manga titled Selector Infected Wixoss -Re/verse- will launch in Square Enix's Big Gangan magazine. Mari Okada also drafted the series and Meki Meki (Fantasista Doll, Ketai Shoujo Re:dial) is handling the art. The manga will follow an original character.
The final episode of the Selector Infected Wixoss anime premiered on Thursday with an announcement that Selector Spread Wixoss will premiere on television this fall.
The anime takes place in world where middle school children play the immensely popular WIXOSS card game. But few know of LRIG Cards, "the female cards who possess their own will." Only special girls can hear the voice of LRIG, and those who possess these cards are called selectors.
Takuya Satō (Steins;Gate, Armitage III, Say "I love you.", Strawberry Marshmallow) directed the Selector Infected Wixoss anime at J.C. Staff. Mari Okada (anohana, Hana-Saku Iroha, Amazing Twins) was in 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) designed the characters, and Yoshikazu Iwanami directed the sound. Maiko Iuchi (A Certain Magical Index, Dog Days, Waiting in the Summer) composed the music, while Kanon Wakeshima (Vampire Knight, To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness, Strike the Blood) contributed the opening theme song. Kentaro Akiyama (Studio Pablo) was the art director, and Yukiko Itou was the color key artist. Shingo Fukuyo was the director of photography, and Masahiro Goto (REAL-T) edited the series.
The toy and game maker Takara Tomy launched the WIXOSS (pronounced like "wi-cross") card game in April.
The anime series premiered on April 3, and North American anime distributor FUNimation Entertainment streamed the first season as it aired in Japan.