Z/X Ignition Card Anime Slated to Air Next January
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The November issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine is announcing that Z/X Ignition, the anime adaptation of Nippon Ichi Software's trading card game Z/X Zillions of enemy X (ZX is pronounced as Zex), will premiere on television next January.
The story is set in the not-so-distant future. Five "Black Points" suddenly appeared around the world as portals to parallel worlds. Immediately after, strange creatures began their invasion from these portals. These creatures are the inhabitants of five worlds — the same worlds in different timeframes. In order to ensure their own future timeframe survives, each of the five invasion forces battle to wipe the other future timeframes out. The key is one card-shaped device.
The game advertises itself as the "first free" trading card game system since a free deck is offered at meets held by card shops and events. A PDF file is even posted online so people can print them out themselves. The card game has also been adapted into a PlayStation 3 game and a manga series.