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English: X
Synonyms: X/1999
Japanese: X


Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 158
Status: On Hiatus
Published: Mar 24, 1992 to Mar 24, 2003
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Psychological Psychological, Super Power Super Power
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Asuka (Monthly)
Authors: CLAMP (Story & Art)


Score: 8.111 (scored by 76537,653 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5032
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Popularity: #629
Members: 20,556
Favorites: 912

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Six years ago, Kamui Shirou and siblings Fuuma and Kotori Monou were inseparable childhood friends. After the sudden, gruesome death of the Monou siblings' mother, Kamui was taken away from Tokyo by his own mother. In the years that passed, the two lived peacefully while Kamui strengthened his innate telekinetic abilities. When his mother passes away in 1999, her dying wish prompts him to return to Tokyo to face his "destiny."

When Kamui reappears in the city, his attitude has taken a drastic turn, and he displays the growth of his powers through violent confrontations in the streets. Various opponents come after him asking if he is "Kamui," but they seem to be demanding something far more significant than his name. These fighters represent two opposite factions—the Dragons of Heaven and the Dragons of Earth—who each wish to recruit him to their cause. Piecing together clues about the apocalyptic "promised day," Kamui realizes that he holds the fate of the world in his hands. Depending on which group of Dragons he allies himself with, he can either choose to save the world—or end it.

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X is written and illustrated by the four-person team of CLAMP. It is currently incomplete, but CLAMP has stated their intention to one day conclude the series if they can. It started serialization in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Asuka shoujo manga magazine in May 1992 and stopped serialization in March 2003. Events depicted in the manga were too similar for comfort to real-life disasters that occurred in Japan, which contributed to the series' halt.

Chapters of X have been collected in eighteen and a "half" volumes, out of a total twenty-one volumes expected. X has been adapted into various anime that speculate about events that occurred before the manga started or after the point where the manga left off.

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Aug 14, 2008
SailorCardKnight (All reviews)
(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
May 2, 2011
Suzuhana (All reviews)
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
Jul 11, 2009
SpiritualWolf (All reviews)
I'd recommmend this manga if you're into tragic, supernatural, fantasy & end of the world sort of thing. X/1999 has an amazing storyline (don't count the movie!)

I haven't read the whole manga but I have read certain bits, mainly bits I wanted to see, but still, in some ways the manga is better than the anime because they left out some parts like in the manga, there is a lot more gore & torture.

I do hope it'll be finished with the publishing soon, it's been so long (though not for me but in general.)
Jul 3, 2011
-FourDauntless- (All reviews)
I love this series the most of all CLAMP works next is Tsubasa Chronicle. It might not be others like because of the tragic and violent events that happened through out the story.

About the story, I could score it as 10 since I love action, drama, supernatural, and end of the world theme. Well, the most is I love the story on how the main character, Shirou Kamui moves on accepting his destiny. Since, no one could accept such a cruel destiny on the near future. Well, I finished reading the manga and I find it interesting the most. I really hope that this manga read more

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