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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)
...
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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3 August 1996 (Japan)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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Sorata Arisugawa: Hey, buddy! You're a friend of Kamui, aren't you? Kamui is looking for you!
Fûma Monô: Kamui... I AM KAMUI!
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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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Surprisingly good
23 April 2003 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

The film starts very confusing. You get a small intro on each of the characters. Through these 'intro's' the threat is somewhat explained. You have two party's 'The dragons of the Earth' & 'The dragons of Heaven'. The movie chooses well between alignment. Tho the dragons of the earth are symboled as 'the bad guys' and heaven is good, the characters of both party's are real individuals (You could side up with both teams). I'd really liked the intelligence in the movie, nice fighting - scene's. Tho I can imagine that this movie isn't for everybody, if you like manga, story & drama... this really is one to watch!


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