Shiro Kamui has returned to Tokyo after 6 years, following the wish of his mother, and ultimately, his fate. It is 1999,
and Kamui, gifted with psionic powers, has been foretold to either save the world, or to destroy it. The Seven Seals
(Dragons of Heaven) wish to save humanity, while the Seven Angels (Dragons of Earth) wish to destroy humanity in order
to save the physical Earth and cleanse it. Kamui must choose a side, but unbeknownst to him, his twin star awaits to
serve whichever side will become his rival.
The world can only watch the destruction after the choice is made as time draws nearer to the Promised Day... and perhaps the Apocalypse.
Both the anime and Manga take their time building up the characters and back story, so, for all you shonen fans out there who like action packed flicks, this might not be the thing for you. Religious people might not enjoy the way the God theme is handled in this Manga, and the ambiguous sexuality of some characters. Insensitivity towards the earthquake victims are what got the Manga band in the beginning, so I guess they won't take to kindly to it either, and there's a loooooooot of violence in the Manga (Dismembered people are an every day occurrence there, just to give you a taste of what's ahead), so I'd recommend the anime if you're not into that kind of thing but still want to enjoy and engaging story with realistic character development and great payoff.
It is too sad that the manga was canceled. : ( Anyhow, the DVDs of this are a real eye opener on society and how mankind is harming the planet. There are those that love and protect the planet, then there are those that serve their own self interests.minayuri rated 7.00:
X/1999 Movie gets a 5 and the TV series gets a 9.
The movie is a poor adaptation of the series and it wasn't all that great, however the TV series allowed for the characters to be developed before we go into the confrontation of the Dragons of Heaven vs. the Dragons of Earth. So to get the best experience of X/1999, watch the TV series and forget the movie.Jigoku-Megami rated 10.00:
I love this anime/manga, it's amazing and has such beautiful graphics throughout it all. Never a dull moment. It gives
me the chills with how it's about the end of the world coming near, which makes it all the better.
*cough*I wanna have Kamui or Fuuma's babies~*cough* I highly advise anyone to watch/read this.
I just watch this anime recently even though this is an old anime. I can tell the story is good, but it feels kinda rushed. The happy ending isn't really a happy ending. The art looks good, but some guys on it looks too skinny. Well, I guess that was just the style of the mangaka. N the battle scenes r not so manly. Heheh. I can tell if whoever made them is not male. But female.Felcie rated 8.50:
Clamp are just great... Do I really have to add something ? Well, the idea of the end of the world is... old like the world but the way they build the plot around it is absolutely amazing and, at that time, original... <3 There's a looot of characters and I love them all, even if they are very different. Especially the main characters. I like the way they evolved, no matter when, I loved them... Nowadays, Lelouch and Suzaku remind me a lot of Kamui and Fuma, no wonder why ;)