Are these creators conflating two different anime formats for one big project? Yes. Yes they are.
Earlier today, hundreds of fans gathered to the “WIXOSS Expo”, a celebration of all things in Takara Tomy’s popular franchise. At the event, the WIXOSS anime staff account revealed the format for upcoming anime project Lostorage conflated WIXOSS.
The series will make its debut on December 14, when OVA Lostorage conflated WIXOSS -missing link- hits stores in a bundle with the “WXSP Gorgeous Set.” A TV series will hit Japanese TV in 2018, though a specific date has yet to be revealed.
The news later hit the official WIXOSS Twitter account, teasing that the show will feature a “new gimmick.” The account also tweeted an image from the event, which you can check out below:
— WIXOSSアニメ公式 (@wixoss_anime) August 6, 2017
Earlier this year, it was announced that Lostorage conflated WIXOSS would hit Japanese TV this fall.
The most recent entry in the anime franchise, titled Lostorage Incited Wixoss aired in Fall 2016. The twelve-episode title was directed by Katsushi Sakurabi (A Certain Magical Index, Lunar Legend Tsukihime) at J.C. Staff, with Takamitsu Satou providing character designs. Michihiro Tsuchiya (PriPara, ClassicaLoid) was in charge of seires composition.
Crunchyroll streamed Lostorage Incited Wixoss as the show aired in Japan. They describe the series as:
High school student Homura Suzuko has returned to Ikebukuro, the town where she grew up. But when she gets to school, she finds she has trouble fitting in with the rest of the class. One day, she decides that if she learns to play the card game Wixoss, she might be able to make some friends. She buys a deck set, and when she opens it, the girl on one of the cards begins to move, and speak. “Welcome, Selector.” Selectors must battle for control of the five coins that hold all their memories. If they can retake all the coins, they win, and can leave the game. But if they lose, as a penalty…