X: The Movie

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Theatrical film adaptation of the CLAMP manga X. The Dragons of Heaven and Earth vie for the favor of the teenager Kamui, the one with the power to determine the outcome of their conflict, with Kamui's friends caught in the middle.

Two groups of psychic warriors, known as the Seven Seals of the Earth Dragon and the Seven Harbingers of the Heaven Dragon, fight to save the world or destroy it. The battle is fought in modern Tokyo but draws on landmarks of the city's historic and spiritual past as both shields for Earth and levers to trigger its destruction. Subaru and Seishiro (characters from CLAMP's earlier Tokyo Babylon) fight on opposing sides and end up by destroying each other without resolving the struggle. Kamui, a psychic of enormous power, witnesses the fight and is so devastated that he flees Tokyo. But running can't save him; it is his destiny to join one side or the other and decide the fate of Earth. He finally returns to Tokyo to avenge the death of his mother, but to protect his friends Fuma and Kotori (whom he has loved since childhood), he refuses to take sides in the decisive battle. But Fate has decided otherwise. Fuma is Kamui's opposite number, the balance to his powers in the scales of destiny. When Fuma is seduced by the Earth Dragon's powers and kills his own sister, Kotori, Kamui finally joins the other side. The two friends must fight each other to decide if the world survives or ends.

Based on the manga in Asuka magazine from the CLAMP collective, X was preceded by lots of hype and a 25-minute music video made with the rock group X-Japan, suitably titled X2. But the amount that has to be cut from a huge, unfinished saga to make it into a coherent feature-length script can destroy the subtlety of a story and alienate fans of the original. Faced with compressing the massive melodrama without upsetting its fans, director Rintaro opted for style and emotion over clarity and substance. The look and mood of the original are there, just don't expect it to make much sense in terms of plot. The "1999" was dropped from the title for its English-language release since it didn't reach video until 2000. Yoshiaki Kawajiri's X TV series followed in 2001, preceded by an "episode zero" released on video, which included teasers of the show to come, but also footage that was not re-used in the TV series proper. Put into production when the direction of the manga storyline was clearer, and taking advantage of the longer running time afforded by TV, the series revisits the story of the movie, but with greater opportunities for character development.

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Kotori Monou ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Junko Iwao ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Larissa Murray ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Fuuma Monou ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ken Narita ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Adam Henderson ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Kamui Shirou ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tomokazu Seki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Alan Marriott ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Kanoe ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Denica Fairman ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Atsuko Takahata ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Arashi Kishu ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Emi Shinohara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Teresa Gallagher ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Seiichiro Aoki ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hideyuki Tanaka ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Subaru Sumeragi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Issei Miyazaki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kusanagi Shiyu ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Jouji (George) Nakata ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Satsuki Yatoji ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kotono Mitsuishi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Sorata Arisugawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Koichi Yamadera ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Karen Kasumi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mami Koyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Toni Barry ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Nataku ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Rica Matsumoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Yuzuriha Nekoi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yukana Nogami ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Hinoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yuko Minaguchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Stacey Jefferson ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Inuki ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Seichiro Sakurazuka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tohru Furusawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Yuuto Kigai ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kazuhiko Inoue ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Toru Shiro ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Masako Ikeda ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Liza Ross ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)

Credits

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Takeshi Koike Key Animator An animator employed at Madhouse Studio.
Rintaro Director
Takashi Hashimoto Key Animator
Takuo Noda Key Animator
Tokuyuki Matsutake Key Animator Key Animator for a massive number of series, including many by Madhouse and Studio DEEN.
Tomihiko Ohkubo Key Animator Key Animator on Akira, X, and other significant films
Yasushi Muraki Key Animator
Yoshiaki Kawajiri Key Animator Director.
Yoshiharu Ashino Key Animator
Yoshimitsu Ohashi Key Animator
Yoshinori Kanada Key Animator
Yoshinori Kanemori Key Animator
Yuichi Tanaka Key Animator
Yuzo Sato Key Animator
Toshiya Niidome Key Animator Key Animator on Perfect Blue and X, Storyboard artist on Naruto Shippuden, and other projects
Masaharu Tada Key Animator Key Animator for Naruto, Naruto Shippuden (and related films), and other films, including Akira
CLAMP Original Concept One of Japan's most successful mangaka, CLAMP is actually four women who originally worked together creating doujinshi and then went pro.
Asako Nishida Key Animator
Akira Oguro Key Animator Key Animator for various films, including Gundam 08th MS Team and X The Movie
Hideki Futamura Key Animator Key Animator for various films and OVA series, including Halo Legends, Perfect Blue, and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust.
Hiroshi Hamasaki Key Animator
Hiroto Tanaka Key Animator
Hiroyuki Nishimura Key Animator
Jiro Kanai Key Animator Key Animator for Halo Legends, Detective Conan, the Silent Mobius Films, and the Fatal Fury OVAs and movies.
Koichi Chigira Key Animator
Koichi Usami Key Animator
Kouichi Hashimoto Key Animator Key Animator on Neon Genesis Evangelion, Akira, and other films and series
Kazumi Sato Key Animator Animation Director and Character Designer for various Pokemon films
Kumiko Kawana Key Animator Key Animator for Project A-Ko, Ghost in the Shell and 2nd Gig, Paprika, Paranoia Agent, and other films.
Kunihiko Sakurai Key Animator
Kunio Takahide Key Animator Key Animator for Ninja Scroll (TV), X, Vampire Princess Myu, and other films and series
Makoto Yamada Key Animator
Mamoru Kurosawa Key Animator
Masahiko Kubo Key Animator
Masahiro Okamura Key Animator
Masakazu Saito Key Animator Animation Director for Mitsudomoe, Key Animator for DearS, X, Planetes, and other projects
Masaru Kitao Key Animator
Minoru Yamazawa Key Animator
Morifumi Naka Key Animator
Naoki Murakami Key Animator
Norimoto Tokura Key Animator Key Animator on Phantom Quest Corp, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, The Girl Who Lept Through Time, and other Madhouse films
Satoru Utsunomiya Key Animator
Satoshi Tasaki Key Animator Animation Director for Devil May Cry, Highlander: The Search For Vengence, and Final Fantasy VII: Last Order.
Shinji Hashimoto Key Animator Key Animator on X, Perfect Blue, Paprika, Milennium Actress, and other films and series.
Shinji Ochi Key Animator
Shougo Furuya Key Animator Key Animator on various animated films, including Ninja Scroll and Pom Poko
Shuichi Shimamura Key Animator A japanese artist.
Shuichi Hirata Art Director Art Director and background artist on various anime films.
Mami Watanabe Writer
Yasunori Honda Sound Engineer
Futoshi Fujikawa Animation Director
Yutaka Minowa Animation Director
Nobuteru Yuki Animation Director
Hisashi Abe Animation Director
Kunihiko Hamada Animation Director
Satoru Nakamura Animation Director
Shigeru Fujita Animation Director
Masao Maruyama Producer Founder of Studio Madhouse.
Kazuhiko Ikeguchi Producer Producer of numerous anime films and television series.
Tsuguhiko Kadokawa Executive Producer Chairman and CEO of Kadokawa Shoten and producer of various anime series.
Kouichi Arai Key Animator for a boatload of series and films, most recently Trigun: Badass Rumble

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Name: X: The Movie
Release Date: March 10, 2000
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Romaji: X: 1999
Release Date: Aug. 3, 1996
Rating: None
Runtime: 98 (mins)
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