Breaking the Chain of Darkness Together
- Episodes : 12
- Genre : Game, Drama, Psychological
- Airing Date : April 2018 - June 2018
- Studios : J.C. Staff
Lostorage conflated WIXOSS Introduction
Kiyoi Mizushima finally seems to be out of the shadows and living her life productively. That is… until she notices that there is something evil lurking in the shadows. Selector battles are back and this time, they feature a new card, the key card, which allows battlers to summon a second LRIG to the board or even become the second LRIG themselves. Kiyoi cannot do this along and now, Suzuko, Chinatsu, Hanna, Ruuko, Yuzuki, Hitoe and more are gathered to once again participate in breaking free of this unending chain of darkness.
1. Resolution. Finally...
After giving us Lostorage Incited WIXOSS, which, honestly felt like a series from left field, it has been revealed that it was a preamble to set the stage for this series. Finally, after getting a slew of characters who did make a compelling story on their own, the whole series is brought full circle and it makes a bit more sense why it took four years to wrap up this series. All of the girls come together to fight against former LRIGs as well as right the wrongs that have been inflicted over time via the cruel game of WIXOSS.
2. Villains That Are Actual Villains
The villains of Lostorage conflated WIXOSS are really villains who strive for nothing more than complete and utter chaos. Rather than having a plot of revenge, although Akira does get her mini-arc, the villains, who are more or less LRIGs in human bodies, desire chaos, violence, and pain. While we did not cheer them on as they’re the villains, the series did a good job of painting them as chaotic individuals out to serve their own greed and nothing more. This made for a much more interesting dynamic than say, the villains just being cute girls playing around for status.
3. A Twist!
One thing we didn't see coming was the presence of the key card. In fact, it takes like four or five episodes for it to even be explained. Then, it just gets darker as the villains realize that they can use this to their advantage. Suddenly double LRIG battles are now a thing and every character is caught off guard at least once by the new card.
1. It’s not Really That Innovative
Sure, they key card is a new invention that places a twist on the series and game itself, however, considering how late it was introduced and how it just happened to be whipped around, it left a rather bland taste in our mouths. It was immediately clear that the characters would jump at the chance to use it as soon as possible, someone would lose and become trapped, while others would collect all the trapped characters and then use them to win. The other thing, too, is that although Incited had an open ending, the villains here were all, save for the final boss, from the previous incarnations of WIXOSS meaning it ended up becoming a them against us thing with the heroes forced together.
2. The Story Took Forever to Start
Four to five episodes were used just to re-introduce characters that you already know the entire backstory about? How stupid do the writers think the viewers are? Yes, there is a very slim chance that there are brand new viewers starting out with conflated, but to waste time and money re-introducing the characters makes zero sense. We all know the characters. They should have made a few more battle episodes or shown more of the battles rather than cutting those short.
Lostorage conflated WIXOSS was… alright for a sequel anime. Good enough that we enjoyed it, but definitely not without its pitfalls. It’s great to see the series come to a close on the note that it did because unless there is some ancient card about to be awoken, then the series is beyond a doubt, over. What are your thoughts on Lostorage conflated WIXOSS ? Be sure to let us know down below. Till Next Time,