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(1996)

Ekkusu (original title)
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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Rintaro

Writers:

Mami Watanabe (script), Mick Nekoi (manga) (as Clamp) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tôru Furusawa 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 Ken Narita ... Fûma (voice)
Denica Fairman Denica Fairman ... Kanoe (voice)
Stacey Gregg Stacey Gregg ... Hinoto (voice) (as Stacey Jefferson)
Junko Iwao ... Kotori (voice)
Mike Fitzpatrick Mike Fitzpatrick ... Sorata Arisugawa (voice)
David Harris David Harris ... Aoki Seiichirou (voice)
Atsuko Takahata Atsuko Takahata ... Kanoe (voice)
Rupert Degas ... Shuogo Asagi (voice)
Yûko Minaguchi ... Hinoto (voice)
Nigel Whitmey Nigel Whitmey ... Yuto Kigai (voice)
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Manga Entertainment

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 August 1996 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

X/1999 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,672, 12 March 2000

Gross USA:

$143,355

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$266,914
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There is a Easter Egg for the Region 1 USA/Canada DVD released by Manga Video. To access it, go to 'Main Menu' and highlight the Manga Video logo. Click Enter to play the trailer for Blood: The Last Vampire (2000). See more »

Quotes

Kanoe: These obscenities that man has created, the corruption, the pollution, all these must be annihilated, nature will reclaim its dominion, the Earth will breathe again; but first must come the apocalypse.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

Nudity was blurred out when aired on when aired on the Sci-Fi Channel (Ani-Monday). See more »

Connections

References Blue Velvet (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Forever Love
Written by Yoshiki
Performed by Yoshiki (as X Japan)
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A Beautiful film with only a couple of flaws
2 June 1999 | by Trevor-12See all my reviews

Everything about this movie is great;the animation blends perfectly with the CG effects (unlike some American cartoons),the soundtrack is one of the best I ever heard and acting is top-notch.

This movie isn't complete without a couple of flaws however. The depressing and disappointing ending will only make you say "That's it?". This is due to the fact that the manga series is unfinished and still far from completion (the manga is said to be 22 books long and so far only 11 of them has been published as of this writing,with vol.12 coming soon).

Another flaw is that certain points of the storyline aren't explained in the movie,only in the manga,and most of the characters lacks development. You barely get to know a supporting character before they die.

It is still a good film,but I recommend you to read the Manga before watching the film (which is available in English through Viz Communications) in order to have a general understanding of the story.


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