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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: 7.391 (scored by 3579335,793 users)
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Ranked: #22902
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Popularity: #2355
Members: 84,073
Favorites: 759

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

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"eX Dream" by Myuji

Ending Theme

"Secret Sorrow" by Kohei Koizumi

Episode Videos


Jan 1, 2009
X was a pretty interesting series, which had pretty much all of the ingredients needed to make a classic, yet at the same time the ingredients sometimes don't seem to mix properly, making it miss just that last little edge.

Still, it has become one of my favorites, because it has exactly those things that appeal to me in an anime show: a good storyline with enough twists and changes, excellent animation, a great soundtracks and amusing and diverse characters.

Of course the series has CLAMP all over it, which shows mainly in the characyer design and story, both of which are on par of the average ...
Sep 4, 2008
Mixed Feelings
This series highlights some of the wonderful reasons why you shouldn't make an anime for a manga that isn't finished.

STORY - Honestly, X has a pretty decent story, even if most of its themes are far from original. It is, essentially, another battle between humanity and the planet they live on, of man against nature. This conflict has been addressed over and over again throughout history in century-old novels and vintage films, in addition to a wide splattering of anime and manga. Mostly-unexplained supernatural powers and angel/demon parallels, both rather characteristic of CLAMP, aren't very new either, and really, even combining the two doesn't add ...
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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