News New WIXOSS TV Anime's Teaser Video Reveals Cast, Staff, Story
posted on 2016-08-07 05:00 EDT by Egan Loo
The staff for the WIXOSS trading card game franchise debuted a teaser promotional video and new visual for this fall's Lostorage incited WIXOSS television anime on Sunday. The tagline in the visual reads, "The price this time is ... memories."
The video notes that "in 2016 ... the curtains rise on a new selector battle" that will determine the fates of two girls named Suzuko and Chinatsu. The video and the accompanying newly launched website also confirm the October premiere and reveal the brand-new cast and staff. (The character name Romanizations have not yet been confirmed.)
- Chinami Hashimoto as Suzuko Homura
- Yuka Iguchi as Chinatsu Morikawa
- Shizuka Itou as Lil
- Hisako Kanemoto as Mel
- Shiori Izawa as Nanashi
- Yurika Kubo as Hanna Mikage
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Shō Narumi
- Shinsuke Sugawara as Shōhei Shirai
- Yuri Yamaoka as Aaya
- Aya Suzaki as Dōna
- Saori Goto as Guzuko
- Junji Majima as Sō Sumida
- Natsumi Hioka as Rio Oshiba
- Asuka Nishi as Kagari Yukino
- Hitomi Nabatame as Yukime
- Yūichi Nakamura as Satomikō
Katsushi Sakurabi (Flying Witch, Lunar Legend Tsukihime) is the new director at J.C. Staff, and Michihiro Tsuchiya (Major, PriPara) is taking over series scripts. Takamitsu Satou is adapting Yomi Sarachi's original character designs for anime, and Hitoto* is credited with Lil's original character designs.
Yuka Iguchi is not only starring in the voice cast, but also singing the opening theme song "Lostorage" heard in the video above. The theme's CD single will ship on October 26 in three different editions, including one with a music video that Iguchi shot in Shanghai. Singer Cyua is returning to perform the as-yet-untitled ending theme song, which will also go on sale on October 26.
Asuka Hino and Shingo Fukuyo are returning as a color key artist and director of photography, respectively. Also returning are editor Masahiro Goto (REAL-T) and sound effects artist Yasumasa Koyama. Takayuki Yamaguchi is handling sound recording adjustment. Yoshikazu Iwanami is directing the sound, and Maiko Iuchi is composing the music. Tomo Yamaguchi is credited as "WIXOSS supervisor."
The toy and game maker Takara Tomy launched the WIXOSS (pronounced like "wi-cross") card game in April 2014. The Selector Infected Wixoss anime series also premiered that month, followed by a second season, Selector Spread Wixoss, in October of that same year. The Selector Destructed WIXOSS anime film then opened in Japan this past February.
North American anime distributor FUNimation Entertainment streamed both of the previous television anime seasons as they aired in Japan. Funimation then released the first season on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in September.
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