X (1996)

Japan,
97m
colour
Japanese

A Japanese animated fantasy film directed by Rintaro.

Plot Summary

In 1999, the Year of , Kamui Shiro must make a tough decision – the choose between two rival armies, the Dragons of Earth and the Dragons of Heaven who represent the destruction of Mankind in order to create a purified universe and the continued existence of the human race.

Credits

Crew
Director: Rintaro
Bandai Visual Co Ltd, Clamp, Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co Ltd, Marubeni Corporation, SEGA Enterprises Ltd, Shelty Company Limited, Victor Entertainment Inc, X Committee
Executive Producer: Tsuguhiko Kadokawa
Producers: Kazuhiko Ikeguchi, Kazuo Kokoyama, Masanori Maruyama
Planners: Nanase Ôkawa, Takeshi Tamiya
Script: Mami Watanabe, Rintaro
Comic: Clamp (Mick Nekoi, Satsuki Igarashi, Mokona Apapa, Nanase Ôkawa)
Animation Studios: Madhouse Ltd; Victor Entertainment Inc
Character Designer/Animation Director: Nobuteru Yuki
Director of Photography: Hitoshi Yamaguchi
Editors: Harutoshi Ogata, Yukiko Itoh, Satoshi Terauchi
Music: Yasuaki Shimizu, X Japan
Sound Director: Yasunori Honda
Art Director: Shuichi Hirata

Voices
Tomokazu Seki (Kamui Shirô)
Ken Narita (Fûma Monô)
Junko Iwao (Kotori Monô)
Tôru Furusawa (Seishirô Sakurazuka)
Masako Ikeda (Tôru)
Kazuhiko Inoue (Yûto Kigai)
Mami Koyama (Karen Kasumi)
Rica Matsumoto (Nakatsu)
Yûko Minaguchi (Hinoto)
Kotono Mitsuishi (Satsuki Yatôji)
Issei Miyazaki (Subaru Sumeragi)
Jôji Nakata (Kusanagi Shiyû)
Yukana Nogami (Yuzuriha Nekoi)
Toshihiko Seki (Shôgo)
Emi Shinohara (Arashi Kishû)
Junko Takahata (Kanoe)
Hideyuki Tanaka (Seiichirô Aoki)
Kôichi Yamadera (Sorata Arisugawa)

English language version voices
Toni Barry (Karen Kasumi)
Rupert Degas (Shuogo Asagi)
Denica Fairman (Kanoe)
Mike Fitzpatrick (Sorata Arisugawa)
Teresa Gallagher (Arashi Kishu)
Jeff Harding (Kusangi)
David Lucas [real name: David Harris] (Seichiro Aoki)
Adam Henderson (Fuma Summit)
Stacey Jefferson (Hinoto)
Annemarie Lawless (Yuzuriha Nekoi)
Alan Marriott (Kamui Shiro)
Larissa Murray (Kotari Summit)
Liza Ross (Toshiu)
Nigel Whitmey (Yuto)

Alternative Titles

X – The Movie – German title
X/1999 – US advertising title

Remake
X: Yocho (2001)

References

Periodicals
Entertainment Weekly no.551 (28 July 2000) p.161 – review (Video: X (C-)) by Marc Bernardin)