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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 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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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
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It's not good to squeeze a story
7 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first watched it, I thought it was one of the best movies I've ever seen. I mean, the story is great. I absolutely love the storyline. I still think so today. But as for the movie, that's another story.

I've read the mangas. I'm not exactly a big fan of CLAMP's work, but this one is the first that I got into with the mangas. I fell in love with one of the characters in the story name Subaru Sumeragi. Favorite character for obvious reason, but if you like any character other than Kamui or Fuuma, then you're in for the biggest disappointment if you watch this movie. OK, to get to the point, this is basically stuffing all the series of the manga into one movie. You won't have time to get to know the characters if you didn't know them already. You just won't get to. Well, they at least explain a bit of their purpose in life for a few seconds. Also, they failed to explain a lot of things about the movie, so that's another big disappointment. Er, and another big disappointment is that, they change some of the character's personality! ANOTHER big disappointment is that they didn't put some of the good story lines in the mangas into the movie. I know that doesn't seem like a big deal and I would like to give an example. There's this one character who loves another character from the other angel (they're enemies angels), but in the movie, they hate each other. So that's what I mean.

But wait, there's a good! The good is that the animation is great. Beautiful and artistic like all of CLAMP's work. It's realistic in animation, and the way it was done was just, wow. even though they lack everything else, but it was still nicely done in animation wise. Now if only the series was done the same way. Oh yeah, the music is great also.

Even though I like the story and how it was animated, I just didn't want to sit through it anymore. Once was enough. So I gave it a 4/10


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