Valkyria Chronicles: Memorial Day

Welkin and Isara Gunther

Squad 7 members Welkin Gunther and his sister Isara.
From the videogame series Valkyria Chronicles


Another Spring Anime 2014 Series

Selector Infected WIXOSS

Yuzuki and Kazuki KurebayashiSelector Infected WIXOSS flew under my radar when I wrote my initial spring anime post, but this dark magical girl series is worth a look. Walking the path popularized by Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, the Neon Genesis Evangelion-esque deconstruction of the magical girl genre, WIXOSS differentiates itself by having its characters battle one another in a one-on-one tabletop card game tournament, instead of having them team up to fight witches. The prize? To become the Eternal Girl and to have any wish granted, and Yuzuki Kurebayashi, one of the main characters, is supported wholeheartedly in this endeavor by her twin brother, Kazuki. Given the premise, one wonders what she desires most of all…