News selector infected WIXOSS's AnimeJapan Promo Streamed
posted on 2014-03-23 10:05 EDT
The official website for the selector infected WIXOSS original television anime began streaming its AnimeJapan event promotional video on Saturday. The video features Kanon Wakeshima's opening theme song "killy killy JOKER."
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.
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 cast includes:
Ai Kakuma as Rūko Kominato
Ayane Sakura as Yuzuki Kurebayashi
Ai Kayano as Hitoe Uemura
Chinatsu Akasaki as Akira Aoi
Misaki Kuno as Tama
Ayako Kawasumi as Hanayo
Saori Onishi as Piruruku
Minori Takahashi as Midoriko
Asami Seto as Iona Urasoe Yūsuke Kobayashi as Kazuki Kurebayashi Rie Kugimiya as Urisu
The toy and game maker Takara Tomy is launching the WIXOSS (pronounced like "wi-cross") card game in April.
The anime will premiere on Friday, April 4 at 25:05 (effectively Saturday, April 5 at 1:05 a.m.) on the Tokyo MX TV station. It will then debut on BS11 on April 6.