Selector Infected WIXOSS Episode 7: So…Iona is the enemy?

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It looks like Akira hit three losses as well at the hands of Iona. So far, it looks like Iona and Ruuko have a light vs. dark thing going on, but I still wonder if she’s supposed to be the antagonist here. We still don’t have a clear one and she’s been fitting the role so far. That being said, it just doesn’t feel quite right. And isn’t that other girl supposed to be involved in all of this too? What’s her role?

I guess Iona has found something in Ruuko. It’s not something cheesy like “a worthy opponent” or “someone who can grant my wish”, right? I can’t think of much else. It looks like next week will be threatening failure on Yuzuki? Is she the next one that will have her wish tainted? If so, there’s a high likelihood that Ruuko will find the “heal everyone’s wishes” ending eventually…

Selector Infected WIXOSS Episode 5: This is where the card games get serious

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So they are running with the “you’ll never get your wish” thing after all. Well, Hitoe ended up serving the purpose I expected her to serve, revealing the dark nature of the LRIGs. It does make it curious what Ruuko’s role will end up being given that she has no wish. The obvious way to deal with that contradiction is to make her penalty something to the effect of “you suddenly have wishes, but they can never be granted”, but that might be stretching things a bit too far.

I assume that Ruuko will now start crusading to save all of the Selectors from the cruel fate of losing their wishes. From the preview, it almost looks like she loses to Akira despite her big talk (though I would have expected her to be the character that never loses in this show). That being said, Akira looks like she’ll have to confront Iona again as well.

Selector Infected WIXOSS Episode 4: Something dark’s going to happen soon, right?

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It looks like my prediction of the early wish forced on Ruuko has a fairly low chance of happening. It looks like this show wants to milk the fact that she’s a wish-less player in a wish-granting game. A possible direction for the show would be watching the other Selectors find out about Ruuko’s lack of wish, so they avoid her until her thirst for battle overcomes her and Tama somehow. That might be too extreme, though.

Next week looks to delve into the darkness surrounding Hitoe. She managed to get her wish without completing the game and now has no reason to battle. There were hints that this would end poorly for her this week, and they’ll probably be put into play next week based on the title of the next episode. Is it as simple as losing her LRIG? I don’t expect it to be something extreme like “she’ll never be able to get her wish now”, right?