Genres: Card game, Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural
Aired: Oct 2014 to Dec 2014
Summary: This is the second season of Selector Infected WIXOSS, so I highly recommend watching the first season if you want to have any idea what’s going on.
Review: That being said, knowing what happened in season one won’t really prepare you for what happens in season two. For those of you who have read Calvin and Hobbes, this season felt like I was watching Calvinball – the viewers have no idea what’s going on and it seems like participants were making things up as they went.
The trend of having the mechanics of the WIXOSS card game receive minimal explanations continues, which is a unique move for a card game anime. The drama is amped up as well as the yuri. Well, one of the girls making the moves on other girls is a sadistic sociopath, but still.
While the ED, “Undo: Ashita e no Kioku,” is pretty decent, I feel like the OP, “world’s end, girl’s rondo,” is amazing. If you have the chance, you should give Asterisk’s DnB remix a listen, too. You can find it here.
One thing that did change is the prominence of Chiyori and Eldora. They’re my favorite characters, but since they’re both rather goofy, it only makes sense that the two of them disappear as the series reaches a climax.
If you want to find out what happens to everyone after that tragic cliffhanger in season one, give Selector Spread WIXOSS a shot. The ending to this season is also bittersweet, but it neatly wraps everything up. This has me wondering how the third season of WIXOSS, Lostorage incited WIXOSS, which is airing this season, will fare.
4 thoughts on “Selector Spread WIXOSS – Anime Series Review”
Interesting review. I actually stumbled across this series but hadn’t had a chance to watch it. Overall (between the two seasons), do you highly recommend it? Do you feel as though they were cohesive?
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Hmm I enjoyed it since I’m a fan of trainwrecks where things go wrong. Others may not feel the same, however. Several characters are not very relatable, but some of the other girls will tug at your heartstrings.
The two seasons were cohesive, I felt – there was no obnoxious time skip and season two neatly continued from where season one ended and gave the viewers a fair amount of closure in the end.
I understand that some viewers really demand absolute closure in their shows (Karandi talked about this in last week’s Friday Feature, I believe), but I appreciate slightly ambiguous endings if they’re done right. This would be the case in regards to this series.
Thanks for dropping by and asking these thought-provoking questions. I’m going to have step up my game!