Let me preface this review by saying that while I played Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic a lot, I have never played any game of WIXOSS and I am unaware of the rules and culture behind the game other than it is starting to gain popularity. I find it interesting that we are getting a card game anime that doesn’t involve male protagonist and a male-centric universe. It is quite interesting to have a card game that focus on female competitor and a female/innocent protagonist.
I must say that Selector Infected WIXOSS looks really good for a card game, the art style for the show is really interesting, it brings a certain sense of calm but real moment. Combined with the well made animation and the soft, sad and deep music, this show really bring a dramatic and sad aura to the show that you normally don’t get in more shounen card games show. I must say this is by far the most interesting card game anime I’ve seen so far in my extensive experience with anime.
Having said all this, I don’t think this show will actually interest me because it is much more focus towards younger girls than adult male. The show looks great, sound great, the story seems fun, but I am not really interested in having 16 year old girls fight battle to go out with their twin brother. The feeling of the show has this certain, scariness and dramatic element to it that compels me to watch the show, but this is all cancelled by the premise of young girl wishing for foolishly young dream and causes. The characters are all a bit too innocent for me to take the show seriously, I have a rather hard time looking at foolish teenage girls having shallow thought and dreams.
Overall I think this show could do great with a female audience, but I think that while everything in the show is really well made and has great tone, maybe they should have picked a more precise target audience for it. It feels a bit odd to have very serious environment and feelings mixed with the very mundane and ridiculously shallow mind of a high school teenage girl. This show will probably be great if you are a girl and into a darker, more dramatic kind of card game show, but I doubt it will be able to reach a wide audience because of the setting. I will not be blogging the show, but I still think it will be an interesting watch for people who likes either the game or fits into the audience target age.
ZeroGhj signing off