Ranked #4376


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: X - the Movie, X 1999, X (1996)
Japanese: エックス, X/1999


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 3, 1996
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 33 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.681 (scored by 12,515 users)
Ranked: #43762
Popularity: #1625
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At the millennial edge, the concluding battle for humanity's future is staged. Kamui Shirou's destiny has been decided as he returns to Tokyo to face his ultimate challenge. The Dragon of Heaven, defenders of the Earth, stand ready to protect the world from the Dragon of Earth, the seven angels of legend, who embrace the devastation of the planet to bring about its purification. Now Kamui must decide which side to fight for although he finds the idea utterly unappealing. It isn't until realizing that his two childhood friends, Fuma and Kotori Monou, are in grievous peril that Kamui decides to step into his fated position in the climactic struggle of the Year of Destiny: 1999.

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Director, Script, Screenplay
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Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Composition

Opening Theme

"eX Dream" by Myuji

Ending Theme

"Forever Love" by X Japan

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Sep 2, 2008
This movie is horrible. It is so bad that it's entertaining. If you've never read the manga or know nothing of the characters then it will make almost no sense. If you have however it's kind of amazing to watch it all pushed together. It's almost like watching a movie condensed into 30 seconds. Only it's a long overly complicated manga plot condensed to movie length with lots of barely explained fight scenes.

It's CLAMP, so it's pretty. This is a given. But that's about all it has going for it when it comes to technical merit.


Someone's head gets cut off practically every ten read more
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Aug 8, 2014
Don't make the mistake I made by watching this before the TV series and manga, which are both so much better than this disgrace of a movie!

The story is squashed up into this 1 film which is an impossible achievement to make it any good, because everything is rushed and there is near to zero on character development as well. The ending wasn't satisfying either.

However, I will say this, the art is beautiful, and seeing as this is CLAMP, that is to be expected, and for it's time it's gorgeous to look at and even today it looks really nice, but that's about as good read more
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May 26, 2013
To me, X the movie was far more enjoyable than the series, contrary to the belief of many viewers who will criticize on first thought what I just said

But this is true partly due to the f act that the (Shoujo) flair that was so prominent -and in my humble opinion- needlessly abundant in the variety of scenes in the series, was nearly diminished in the movie.

Truth is, I lamented -after seeing the movie- that the series was no so portrayed, but nothing is perfect, had the series been so much as close to the movie, the whole thing would have differed.

To me, it was read more
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Jul 5, 2009
I'll try to be objective without stating the conditions, my mood and my preferences when watching this movie. I'll just point out that when I wrote this review, I considered the fact that it is actually a summary of TV series compiled of 26 episodes and made in 1996 by CLAMP, a highly appreciated group of manga-ka.

How to define what is a good anime? You consider the story and its development as a main point, the characters' originality and description, the animation and the drawing (although this can be an subjective point of view) and the sound as a whole - the voice acting and read more
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