The brand new WIXOSS anime, Lostorage incited WIXOSS has revealed its staff and cast in its first teaser along with a website and key visual.
The staff for the WIXOSS trading card game franchise have released a teaser for Lostorage incited WIXOSS, the latest anime in the WIXOSS series, which is set to air in Fall 2016.
They also opened a new website for the anime, featuring a key visual with the two main characters Suzuko and Chinatsu. The tagline on the right reads “The price this time is … memories.”
The cast and crew are as follows:
- 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 Honna 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.
Asuka Hino and Shingo Fukuyo are returning as a colour 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.”
One of the anime’s leads Yuka Iguchi, is also singing the opening theme song “Lostorage”, which you can hear in the teaser. The theme’s CD single will ship on October 26, 2016 in three different editions, including one with a music video that Iguchi shot in Shanghai. Singer Cyua is returning from the previous WIXOSS anime to perform the as-yet-untitled ending theme song, which will also go on sale on October 26.
A news flash video showing the behind the scenes of the music video shoot for “Lostorage” was also released, showing Iguchi and the crew in Shanghai:
The franchise is based around the card game WIXOSS, in which players battle against each other with fighters known as LRIGs, using cards to support them. Certain LRIGs are able to communicate with their owners, and the girls chosen to wield them are known as “Selectors”. Selectors are given the chance to have any wish they want granted by winning battles against other Selectors, but should they lose three times, their wish will be reversed into a curse instead.
The toy and game maker company Takara Tomy launched the WIXOSS (pronounced like “wi-cross”) card game in April of 2014. The anime tie-in series Selector Infected WIXOSS premiered that month, followed by a second season, Selector Spread WIXOSS, in October of that same year. The Selector Destructed WIXOSS anime film opened in Japan on February, 2016.
So what do you think of this news? Are you excited to see what this new WIXOSS anime has in store? Are you disappointed that its focusing on a brand new cast with a mostly different crew working on it? Let us know in the comments below.