Ranked #499
X (Manga)


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English: X
Synonyms: X/1999
Japanese: エックス


Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 158
Status: Publishing
Published: May 24, 1992 to Mar 24, 2003
Authors: CLAMP (Story & Art)
Serialization: Asuka (Monthly)


Score: 8.221 (scored by 5136 users)
Ranked: #4992
Popularity: #259
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Kamui Shiro is a young man who was born with the power to decide the fate of the Earth itself--a destiny he can barely bring himself to believe. But as other players in the prophesy begin to gather around him--the "Seven Seals," with the power to protect the Earth, and the "Seven Harbingers," who are fated to destroy it--he has no choice but to come to terms with his fate. (Source: Viz)

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Prequel: Tokyo Babylon
Adaptation: X/1999, X, X OVA


Monou, Fuuma
Shirou, Kamui
Aoki, Seiichiro

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May 2, 2011
If nobody could ever hurt or kill anybody, then why would people become blinded, to the most important things?
- A Dragon of Earth, X/1999

I can't imagine why anyone could dislike CLAMP or X. You don't have to like X I suppose, but they must have something you would like. Also, you should really read Tokyo Babylon before this one. It is a prequel to this and is just as beautifully tragic as this one, as well as a few of the characters in there and their stories coinciding in X that you may not understand or get if you don't read it. Check out read more
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Aug 14, 2008
(What?! Nobody has reviewed this CLAMP classic yet?! Shame on you people! So i'll do it, but please bear in mind this is my first review....)

Story: Out of all of the series that Clamp has created over the years, X happens to be their darkest, most violent series to date. As usual, Clamp manages to create some unique, and interesting ideas, as well as some surprizes. What I also find interesting is the whole conflict between the Dragons of Heaven and Dragons of Earth. To me, it feels like neither side is simply the "good guys" or "bad guys". The Dragons of Heaven wish to read more
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Same creators, so therefore, the art is the same. Plus, some characters in X/1999 make cameo appearances in Tsubasa.
Uragiri reminded me of X at first sight, as it is clearly a bad copy of Clamp's masterpiece.
Kamui & Yuki are both troubled, orphaned 15 years old boys with a power within them, and there are also similarities between other characters, such as Kusanagi & Tsukumo, both able to communicate with animals, and Kotori & Touko, which are both the sweet, blonde little sister of the situation.
Both manga have amazing art, lots of beautiful boys, plenty of angst, a similar mood, and they also have some themes in common, such as dreams, destiny, friendship, etc.
That said, X is unquestionably a deeper and far superior manga on every level.

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