X/1999


X - The Movie

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: X 1999, X (1996)
Japanese: エックス, X/1999
English: X - The Movie
German: X - The Movie
Spanish: X La Película
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 3, 1996
Licensors: Manga Entertainment
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 1 hr. 37 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Score: 6.571 (scored by 1862618,626 users)
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Ranked: #63082
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Popularity: #3549
Members: 38,613
Favorites: 134

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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.

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Maruyama, Masao
Producer
Rintarou
Director, Script, Screenplay
Endou, Takuji
Episode Director, Assistant Director
X Japan
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"Forever Love" by X Japan




Reviews

Jul 16, 2021
The movie is a much better adaptation than the series. It has excellent storytelling, huge proportions, and one of the best endings of its time. The entire point of the movie is that human actions are ultimately pointless. Keep in mind that I saw the movie before the horrible anime series that was a complete betrayal. The movie is very dark and fatalistic, it is about the future being inevitable and human actions being insufficient to prevent it from coming about. Everyone who is pulled into this cycle of death and destruction in the never ending war between the Dragons of Heaven and the Dragons ...
Jul 24, 2019
Mixed Feelings
So, I finally found a full version of this movie and I can't say I like it much more than the first time around. The only reason I'm giving this the overall rating that I am is because the animation and art is lovely to look at. If you love animation, this is a great-looking movie.

Aside from that, I can't say it does well as a film. Even if I was more familiar with the characters (and had watched the tv show prior to this), I don't think I would be all that satisfied when barely anyone has a decent amount of time. It just ...
Sep 22, 2010
Let me be clear: this review is NOT for the 24-episode series "X", or even for the short prequel that was released just prior to it. Both of those are excellent animes. This is for a full length movie version that was released even before that.

Frankly, it looks like a class project done by animation students. Seriously. If a friend of mine was studying animation, and showed it to me as part of his "demo reel," I would be impressed. But it's nowhere near the quality you would expect from a distributed anime made in the 90's.

Secondly, the ...

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