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Selector Spread WIXOSS – 9 – 12 (END)

The colorless end of all things and beginning of everything.

A fitting end to a dark and windy road, with a mostly happy ending.

Mayu died along and unloved, and while it took an insane amount of persuasion and comfort, eventually she was won out to Ruu’s love which has shown it can even trancend the land of WIXOSS in a way that nobody thought was possible. While Mayu has faded, her feelings of anguish, despair, and eventually love live on with Ruu, Tama, and Yuki.

Ruu, Yuzuki and her brother, and Hitoe lived their days happy with one another and in peace, although Ruu still wonders where in the world Tama might be. What about Yuki, too though? Poor Yuki was such a tortured soul that longed for love not unlike any of the other girls. Given that we’re unsure what all of their original bodies look like, I’m unable to determine whether she was present in the show’s final montage. I like to think that her, along with Hitoe’s old LRIG and Yuzuki’s old LRIG all got together with our main group and became friends. I’m sure that they were wondering what became of them and catch up from time to time.

So, essentially, the show handles the evils of WIXOSS in a satisfying way, ties up all loose ends with Mayu and mostly Tama/Yuki, and concludes that Ulith is an irredeemable, festering evil that is completely destroyed. I’m satisfied.

But wait, what about Akira, you ask? Who really gives a shit? All we know about her is that Ulith defeated her and had her wish granted, and we quite honestly never see her again (although she is mentioned in this show’s epilogue sequence, seen as a model alongside the real Iona).

This show warmed my heart, made me gasp, had me caring about all of the main characters, and feeling just awful for poor Iona/Kuro/Yuki (She has so many names). I laughed, I cried. Mostly cried. I’ll miss our friends, but all we can do is hold out hope that Ruu and Tama are reunited with one another. In the meantime, at least she’s got Yuzuki and Hitoe.

At the center of WIXOSS, at least for me, was a strong longing for that one scene of solidarity – Tama, Ruu, Yuzuki, and Hitoe eating ice cream on that small park bench on the side of that house in the summer. That was what they were fighting for, and I can’t say why but it felt so strong to me. The fact that the entire show closed on that? I can ask for no better conclusion. Bravo, Wixoss.

Selector Spread WIXOSS – 5 – 8

This is the longest I have ever gone without posting something to here, and I’m very sorry for that. As usual, shit has been crazy and I haven’t had the time – although I have kept up on every show I’ve been watching, somehow. Yeah, I don’t really know how I did that. But let’s talk Selector WIXOSS shall we? Some amazing stuff has happened since we last met.

Futase Fumio was already aware of the existence of Mayu, the white room, and the truth of what happens to girls that have their wishes granted – that is, they become LRIG’s. A dark tale that she decided, for some reason, to weave on paper and have it published. Thankfully, she isn’t retarded and reveals that her very intention was to draw other selectors to her so that she could battle them. She’s also never lost a battle. Neither has Ruu, and we know how this goes – she stomps her. I was satisfied.

Most importantly, we have Iona and Tama’s past revealed – and what a revelation it is. They are actually beings created by Mayu, who is by extension their mother. As a lonely, sick, abused girl in a room by herself, she made friends for her to play against – Shiro, the girl of white, and Kuro, the girl of dark. Shiro is the one we know as Tama, while Kuro is in fact Iona. Iona is just the name of the body that Kuro possessed when we first encountered her. Trust me, this gets confusing if you’re not keeping up, but it IS well explained, at the very least.

Ruu also loses her first battle, although it is to Ulith with Tama, going to level 6. It was kind of a cheap win they wouldn’t have managed otherwise though. I don’t really like Mayu – so Iona spills the beans and she decides to take out her anger on her? Poor Iona. Did you ever think we’d be on her side? I have always loved Iona, even if she was initially fairly twisted. Ulith has clearly taken all that we know to another level.

We’re getting closer and closer to the truth. All that remains is to get to the white room and confront Mayu. How long until we get there?

Oh yeah, one of my two least favorite characters stabbed the other with an exacto knife. Take that, bitch. Stab yourself with one too while you’re at it, you looney.

Selector Spread WIXOSS – 4

The never ending battle between angsty teenage bitches continues – but this time Tama is here too. Ruko is just happy to see that Tama is okay and, in fact, doesn’t hate her, which does much to bolster her spirits. But what exactly is Ulith’s motivations, given that Iona’s wish has technically already been fulfilled? We’re not sure, but Ulith issues a challenge to Ruko – if you want Tama back, you’ll have to defeat me.

Knowing what an asshole she is, I’m not surprised to see that she’ll be the end boss this season. Interested to see how things go down but Ruko is pretty unbeatable, it seems. Still waiting for her grandma to become the ultimate antagonist or something stupid like that.

How many times does Chiyori have to get assblasted before she realizes that she is out of her league? She’s going to continue to get slammed. One more loss and her ass is grass. I’d hate to see what becomes of the poor thing in that situation – but I’m quite happy she’s become friends with Ruko and Hitoe.

Iona is still the most interesting character in this show – obviously her motivations are to become the best LRIG to the best Selector, as she’s stated herself. But is that really all? Doesn’t she want something more from this? You can see her internal struggle but not unlike Teru Miyanaga, we are unable to get any introspection as to what she might be thinking (and if we do get it, it’s sparing). Anyone wonder if Iona will end up playing for team friendship by the end of this? I’m not sure if there is any redeeming her but there just might.

How is it that someone wrote a novel essentially encapsulating all of WIXOSS and nobody fucking knew about it? That seems very unlikely, you think someone would have at least mentioned it in passing last season. It seems this girl will know something about the white room and by extension Mayu, so here’s hoping it pays off!

Selector Spread WIXOSS – 2 & 3

In keeping with the Yu-gi-oh analogy, Mayu is Pegasus. What else will we find as we go down the rabbit hole? Maybe a fucking rabbit this time.

Iona and Ruko’s relationship takes center stage for me in both of these episodes as one of the more interesting character dichotomies I’ve seen in an anime in a while. They need each other in order to survive and they’re actually quite similar, going beyond the villain gambit of pointing this out, it holds true. Iona is honest with herself about it while Ruko is not – I do not doubt that she intends on finding Tama but there is no doubt a more feral, base need in her that is going to take center stage eventually. What is gonna give in the relationship that Ruko has with Iona, Hitoe, Yuzuki, and even her grandmother? I’m not sure but hopefully everything ends well.

Iona’s bit of introspection was also very interesting, although not that surprising given her convictions.

I was really impressed to see that Tama held her belief in Ruko so true despite being tested by Mayu’s distrust of the entire outside world. Being naive, I would have thought Ruko to be fairly impressionable, but like a good friend she held her convictions true. As watchers of the “Selector” series, we’re used to seeing pain and misery but this sequel series has certainly tried our emotions even more so than usual, no doubt.

Oh yeah, and Akira’s back. Whoop de-fuckin-do.

And guess what? She’s still a tremendous, ungrateful, worthless bitch. Yeah, harsh I know, but what can I say about someone who takes advantage of kind people like Hitoe, threatens to kill people, and cares about nobody but herself? There’s no saving her, and I hope karma comes to get her.

Ulith’s motives are dubious as usual – we don’t really know much about her other than that she’s snide as shit and hates Iona. I don’t really care if she manipulates Akira though, and I don’t think anybody else does either.

More drama next time.

Selector Spead WIXOSS – 1

Over the crazy last month or two I’ve had in my life I actually powered through Selector Infected, something that I meant to cover here on the blog but ultimately I ended up running out of time. That doesn’t mean I won’t be discussing the highly awaited sequel here though!

Selector Infected was an interesting bag; I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Ultimately what I got was a moody as fuck version of yu-gi-oh with no shortage of Urobutcher quality suffering. It was great and didn’t take the easy way out – We had suicide, incest, despair, grief, remorse – a bit of a superficial study of what we do as humans to better ourselves, often at the expense of others. I do mention superficial however because Selector Infected was never interested in delving into these subjects anymore than skin deep, and trust me, I am fine with that. It excels for that reason.

So with Iona as Ruuko’s LRIG, what sort of shenanigans are we to endure this time? It seems that the main objective is what I thought – Find Tama. Of course, the lady in the white room manipulated the naive little bugger into not trusting Ruuko at the last second – it’s clear she’s the main antagonist and a sinister entity. Ruuko is still intent on finding a way to save everyone, including the LRIG’s that are stuck and unable to explain the rules of the game; but finding Tama comes first!

Poor little Tama is probably locked away somewhere – or perhaps she became Iona’s LRIG. Time will tell for certain. I, for one, am just happy to see Yuzuki, Hitoe, and Ruuko all hanging out and being friends – the poor things went through a lot last season. Heck, I was even happy to see the little sprout that challenged Yuzuki last season (I recognized her as soon as she showed up!) Of course, I’m happy they explained things to her because she seems like just a naive little girl.

Next up – Find Tama! Then – get everyone the hell on outta WIXOSS and save everybody! Just good luck convincing Iona to go along with that. Interesting that we got a bit of introspection into her motivations (Although it was a bit disturbing).