Genres: Game, Psychological
Aired: Oct 8, 2016 to Dec 24, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Producers: Warner Bros.
Source: Card game
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
High school student Homura Suzuko has returned to Ikebukuro, the town where she grew up. “We’re friends forever!” She treasures her memories of her old friend from when she was little, Morikawa Chinatsu, and she’s excited at the prospect of meeting her again. But when she gets to school, she finds she has trouble fitting in with the rest of the class. One day, she decides that if she learns to play the card game WIXOSS, she might be able to make some friends. She stops at a card shop on her way home and buys a deck set. When she takes the set home and opens it, the girl on one of the cards begins to move, and speak.
Humans chosen as Selectors must battle for control of the five coins that hold all their memories. If they can retake all the coins, they win, and can leave the game. But if they lose, as a penalty—”Lostorage”—What will become of Suzuko as she’s caught up in this insane game? And just like Suzuko, Chinatsu finds herself drawn into the game as well… (Source: Crunchyroll)
I was so happy to see the Wixoss series back. Lostorage Incited WIXOSS is the 3rd season of the Wixoss series. It’s in the same universe and it follows events that happened after the second season. However, this season has 2 new main character with a heavier yuri story. In all honesty, I thought last season yuri was the heaviest yuri/yuri subtext there is but I stand corrected.
The most noticeable thing about this season is the cards characters’ design which is more beautiful than the last season and the fact than boys can play this card game too now. I didn’t like the fact that boys could join the game because it changed the whole essence of the game. If you have seen the previous seasons you will know that this game only allowed girls to play it because of the wish rule and how it worked. However, the game wish rule mechanism changed in this season.
So, the overall story takes off from where the last season ended but with a lot of changes. I loved the psychology in the story. it’s one of the main reasons why I like the series. I also liked how gay the two main characters are to each other (under the name of friendship). The anime is by J.C.Staff studio which is responsible for anime like Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, and Golden Time. Therefore, the animation is absolutely beautiful. It also has more animation than other anime which is rare when it comes to anime. I mean even the CGI blend was a job well done. The music was good. I did enjoy it.
In all honesty, though, the overall is that the anime is average. I mean total cliché and you will guess every single thing that will happen. To me it was good, if you like psychological anime go watch it.
Overall Rate: 7/10
2 thoughts on “Anime Review: Lostorage Incited WIXOSS”
I really loved the previous series so I will check this out eventually, even if it is average. Shame that it is predictable because the last anime surprised me on a couple of occasions.
You might be surprised then, the last one was predictable for me as well