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X/1999

X/1999

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 6.691 (scored by 11917 users)
Ranked: #44502
Popularity: #1434
Members: 19,600
Favorites: 114
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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action clamp drama fantasy

Synopsis

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.

(Source: AnimeNfo)

Related Anime

Adaptation: X
Alternative version: X
Prequel: X²: Double X

Characters & Voice Actors

Monou, Fuuma
Monou, Fuuma
Main
Narita, Ken
Japanese
Narita, Ken
De palma, Ivo
Italian
De palma, Ivo
...
Shirou, Kamui
Shirou, Kamui
Main
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Seki, Tomokazu
D'Andrea, Simone
Italian
D'Andrea, Simone
...
Nataku
Nataku
Supporting
Matsumoto, Rika
Japanese
Matsumoto, Rika
Turba, David
German
Turba, David
...
Hinoto
Hinoto
Supporting
Minaguchi, Yuko
Japanese
Minaguchi, Yuko
Guyot, Claire
French
Guyot, Claire
...

Staff

Maruyama, Masao
Producer
Rintaro
Director, Script, Screenplay
X Japan
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition
Yoshiki
Theme Song Composition



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Sep 2, 2008
Teatime
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.

SPOILER!!!

Someone's head gets cut off practically every ten read more
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Jul 5, 2009
poljaff
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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Aug 8, 2014
SpiritualWolf
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
ramimanify
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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Recommendations

Fans of Angel Sanctuary will love X, both the movie and the series. Similar themes: Post-apocalyptic, characters in high school, supernatural heavenly powers, very good storyline.
movies with supernatural as the main theme wether in outer space or just on earth, though x is more related to religion and folklore than locke, u can count on flashy fights!
Overarching gothic style with a dark palette. Drops you in the middle of an ongoing story with a surreal bent. Moody and contemplative.
X/1999 bears an uncanny resemblance to Demon City Shinjuku, pitting troubled characters against one another in spiritual combat against the shadowy backdrop of apocalyptic central Tokyo.
They are both about love in the midst of war, and have high-tension moments where you aren't sure the characters will survive. They are also about on the same quality level plot-wise.
Tokyo Revelations shares a few similarities to X/1999. Both are epic battles for the world, though they have different causes, they involve childhood friends taking opposing sides in the battle for what they believe is right. They also both have slight shonen-ai themes.
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Opening Theme

"eX Dream" by Myuji

Ending Theme

"Forever Love" by X Japan

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