Warner Brothers unveiled the first promotional video for Lostorage incited WIXOSS, the third television anime inspired by toy-maker Takara Tomy’s WIXOSS competitive card game. The video features the anime’s opening theme song, “Lostorage” by Yuka Iguchi, the voice of one of the show’s heroines, Chinatsu.
Text on Chalkboard: Suzuko Homura
Chinatsu: How many Selectors are there?
Suzuko: Why am I a Selector…?
Chinatsu: What do you mean by “annihilation”?
Suzuko: Why!? No! Chi-chan!
Chinatsu: Suzu… You disgust me.
Suzuko: I can’t quit being a Selector just by winning a battle?
Chinatsu: Just as you feel…
Suzuko: I don’t want to battle!
Chinatsu: Just one more time…
Suzuko: Chi-chan, I-!
Chinatsu: I told you to stop calling me that!
Chinatsu: I’m putting everything on this fight!
Suzuko: I don’t want to fight! Why do we have to battle!?
Text: The curtain rises on a brand new selector battle in 2016!
Text: The compensation this time is “memories.”
Text: Caught in the vortext of a new selector battle
Text: The destinies of two girls–Suzuko and Chinatsu–are tossed about.
Text: Battles testing the limits of WIXOSS!
Suzuko & Chinatsu: Lostorage incited WIXOSS
The anime will premire on Japanese television in October. Aside from Iguchi’s opening theme, Cyua will return from the previous WIXOSS television series to perform the ending theme.
The show will star:
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 Aya
Aya Suzaki as Dona
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 Kurenai Satomi
Flying Witch director Katsushi Sakurabi will direct the series at J.C.Staff with Michihiro Tsuchiya in charge of scripts and Takamitsu Satō serving as character designer. Yomi Sarachi and Hitoto* originally designed the characters. Maiko Iuchi of A Certain Magical Index fame will compose the anime’s score.
The story of the WIXOSS anime series revolve around girls who are chosen to become “Selectors,” chosen ones who must battle with other selected youths in card games. However, should they lose, there are serious consequences, and it seems that Lostorage incited WIXOSS will make its players put their memories on the table as compensation.
The previous WIXOSS anime series–Selector Infected Wixoss and Selector Spread Wixoss–inspired an anime film titled Selector Destructed Wixoss earlier this year. FUNimation streamed both television anime as they aired and also released seasons one and two on Blu-ray disc in North America.