It is the anniversary of Fragglepuss.com! I started reviewing anime a year ago and time has just flown by. I would like to thank my fellow contributors, Breanne Evans, Lindsay Evans, and Brittany Evans for all of their contributions to the website over the past year. I would also like to thank all of the readers that have been coming to the site to check out the content. It has been a fun year, and the next year will be even better!
As part of the one-year anniversary, I will be clearing out the anime review warehouse and posting additional reviews this week!
Selector Infected WIXOSS
Review By: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Drama, Card Game, Psychological, Mystery, Evil
First aired: Spring 2014, 12 episodes. Season two of the series is names Selector Spread WIXOSS, but this review focuses on season one.
Summary: WIXOSS is a card game that is popular with teenagers. Supposedly there are “LRIG Cards,” character cards with wills of their own. Special girls can hear the voices of the LRIGs, and those who possess the cards are called Selectors. The Selectors have card battles in a dimension that other people cannot see or get to. Whoever wins the battle will have their wish granted, but if you lose three of these battles, you lose your right to be a Selector. Ruko Kominato is the latest girl to find an LRIG card. She names her card Tama and without any further explanation is thrown into a life as a Selector.
Selector Infected WIXOSS gives several twists on the classic “Card Game” anime. The card game itself is not explained in detail, but the basics are fairly obvious as more battles occur. However, the anime is not focused on the actual card game, but more on the lives of the Selectors that are in possession of the LRIG cards.
You might enjoy this if: You want a dark fantasy version of the card game genre. If you are not a fan of card games but enjoy the psychological genre, check out Selector Infected WIXOSS. If you enjoyed Madoka Magica, you will like Selector Infected WIXOSS. It is basically the same plot, but with a card game instead of magical girls…
You might not like it if: You want a light-hearted anime that will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside after each episode.
Note to the Viewer: Do not be fooled. Even though the Selectors are younger girls, this is an anime with some mature themes.