"At the millennial edge, the concluding battle for humanity's future is staged. Kamui Shirou's destiny has been decided as he returns to Tokyo to face his ultimate challenge. The DRAGON OF HEAVEN, defenders of the Earth, stand ready to protect the world from the DRAGON OF EARTH, the seven angels of legend, who embrace the devastation of the planet to bring about its purification."
"Now Kamui must decide which side to fight for although he's very reluctant to. It isn't until realising that his two childhood friends, Fuma and Motori Monou, are in grievous peril that Kamui decides to step into his fated position in the climatic struggle of the Year of Destiny."
"Although depicting the end of the world, 'X' is not the usual hyper-paced battle of psychic powers. The film favours a dreamy almost hallucinogenic approach that lends it more of a European art-house feel than traditional anime. Visually it is absolutely stunning."
"'X' was directed @ The Madhouse studios in Japan (named after its crazy collective of employees) by industry veteran Rin Taro. Having worked as Director of Animation on such titles as 'Astro Boy' and 'Kimba the White Lion', Taro worked exclusively in TV before directing Galaxy Express 999, his first animated theatrical feature."
Original story: Clamp Director: Rintaro Screenplay: Mami Watanabe, Nanase Ohkawa, Rintaro Character design: Nobuteru Yuhki Music: Yasuaki Shimizu Copyright: Clamp/Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd. - Bandai Visual Co., Ltd. - Marubeni Corporation - Shelty Co., Ltd. - Sega Enterprises, Ltd. - Victor Entertainment, Inc. - Animation Studio Mad House Co., Ltd. - Movic Co., Ltd. VHS version: Language: English Label: Manga Video Running time: 100 mins Certificate: 15 Catalogue no: MANV 1237 Price: £13.99 Release Date: 14th August 2000 DVD version: Languages: Japanese and English with optional English subtitles Label: Manga Video Running time: 100 mins Certificate: 15 Catalogue no: MANG 4046 Price: £16.99 Release Date: 11th February 2002