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The story takes place in 1999, the Year of Destiny, and the beginning of the end of the world. The future of the universe rests on one young man, Kamui Shiro, who must destroy either the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tôru Furusawa ...
Seishirô (voice)
Alan Marriott ...
Kamui Shirou (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ...
Kamui (voice)
Adam Henderson ...
Fuma Monou (voice)
Larissa Murray ...
Kotari Monou (voice)
Ken Narita ...
Fûma (voice)
Denica Fairman ...
Kanoe (voice)
Stacey Gregg ...
Hinoto (voice) (as Stacey Jefferson)
Junko Iwao ...
Kotori (voice)
Mike Fitzpatrick ...
David Harris ...
Aoki Seiichirou (voice)
Atsuko Takahata ...
Kanoe (voice)
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Shuogo Asagi (voice)
Yûko Minaguchi ...
Hinoto (voice)
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Yuto Kigai (voice)
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The story takes place in 1999, the Year of Destiny, and the beginning of the end of the world. The future of the universe rests on one young man, Kamui Shiro, who must destroy either the Dragons of Earth or the Dragons of Heaven - two opposing armies. He alone must decide whether humanity should be destroyed to create a purified universe, or whether it should be protected to preserve civilization. Two oracles, the sisters Hinoto and Kanoe foresee the coming of the Dragons and predict opposite outcomes. Each sister gathers strength and ammunition to insure her own vision for the future. However, neither sister realizes that there is one man who has an even greater power than the Dragons, and that ultimately he will determine the fate of the earth. Which sister will prevail and how does Kamui fit into their struggle? The answer to this question will forever affect humanity. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence/gore and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend:

$6,672 (USA) (10 March 2000)

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$142,544 (USA) (8 September 2000)
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The ending song for the X movie is sung by a group X (also known as X-Japan). The song they sing is Forever Love, and when guitarist Hide died, Toshi, X's vocalist, sang it at his funeral. See more »

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[a great red dragon appears before Fûma and Konoe, and Fûma draws back in fear]
Kanoe: Don't worry! That dragon is one of us. Why, it might even be you!
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After the credits, there is a brief aerial shot of Tokyo, with everything save the Tokyo Tower in rubble as sakura blossoms flutter by. See more »

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References Tokyo Babylon 1999 (1993) See more »

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Forever Love
Lyrics by Yoshiki Hayashi
Music by Yoshiki Hayashi
Arranged by Yoshiki Hayashi
Performed by Yoshiki Hayashi, Toshimitsu Deyama, Hideto Matsumoto,
Tomoaki Ishizuka, and Hiroshi Morie (as X Japan)
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Literally hair-raising psychic warfare.
1 May 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Whenever one of the psychic warriors in this bit of fluff goes into battle, his long hair shoots straight up as waves of power radiate out. This happens a lot and the visuals here are pretty cool, but everything else is a negative.

The story comes off as weak and derivative: Psychic heroes battle bad guy psychic to prevent mayhem spree. Yawn. Seen it. There are multiple psychic factions caught up in the main conflict (Dragons of Earth, Dragons of Heaven, two competing sisters, etc.) which makes for a multi- fronted war, and (I suppose) is meant to add complexity to the drama, but really it just makes it harder to keep straight who is doing what. There are so many competitors the viewer needs a scorecard and it does not help that nobody has much more life or individuality than characters in an arcade kick-boxing game. They fight. They pout. They bicker. They fight some more. Not a bad time waster but the viewer won't take much away from the experience.


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