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Synonyms: X the TV Series, X/1999, Ekksu, X (2001)
Japanese: X−エックス−
English: X
Spanish: X La Serie
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2001 to Mar 27, 2002
Premiered: Fall 2001
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 18:30 (JST)
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.401 (scored by 3483234,832 users)
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Ranked: #21572
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Popularity: #2258
Members: 81,175
Favorites: 758

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In the fight between the Dragons of Heaven and the Dragons of Earth, the dream seer Princess Hinoto predicts the end of humanity. A central entity, 15-year-old Kamui Shirou, is to choose whether to ally with the Dragons of Earth and destroy civilization to protect the planet or with the Dragons of Heaven to save mankind.

Following his mother's last wish, Kamui returns to Tokyo after six years of self-imposed exile. There, he attempts to steal the Sacred Sword from the temple protected by Kyougo Monou—the father of his childhood friends, Fuuma and Kotori. However, after Kamui's venture fails, a mysterious person manages to obtain the sword instead.

Believing Kamui to be the man in her prophecy, Hinoto sends the Dragons of Heaven after him to rally him to their cause. Although Kamui first rejects his destiny, the incessant attacks by the Dragons of Earth against those he holds dear push him to decide whether the lives of his friends should prevail over the fate of the Earth and finally pick a side.

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Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Director, Script, Storyboard, Key Animation
Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard


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"eX Dream" by Myuji

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"Secret Sorrow" by Kohei Koizumi


Jan 17, 2021
I love clamp, but they are awful at completing a story. I watched this as a teen growing up I enjoyed the art style, animation, and the different personalities of every character. When I watched it I thought it would have an amazing ending which sadly it didn't I had to search to even find the ending for the manga. it is disappointing to love an anime, but find out that the studio didn't finish it or came up with a rushed ending. The story honestly isn't the best what saves this anime is the art style, characters, and the era it aired in. If ...
Mar 21, 2016
Mixed Feelings
This series is the kind of anime that have anything to be great but for some reason at the end was a mess and kind of boring.

I Watched X just because it’s from clamp and since I´d enjoy Card Captor Sakura and also Magic knight Rayearth then give it a try… I have mixed emotions with this one, half of the series feel the hype the rest was so boring that only complete it because invest so much time on it to drop it and also because I was curious about the Big finale.

Story ( 5/10) : Plot is not bad, in fact ...
Oct 25, 2020
Preliminary (11/24 eps)
X is a frustrating experience. Kawajiri directed some of the most stylish anime features of the 90s, but X is proof that a good director can't save a poorly written story. For a story about an imminent apocalypse, there is a complete lack of momentum or tension. The 14 major characters mope around having lengthy flashbacks to their tedious backstories. Plot points are stated bluntly in dialogue ad nauseum (eg. when "Kamui's dark shadow" is identified, we are told, in those exact words, five times in the same episode). Entire scenes are repeated over and over. When the plot ...

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