X (manga)

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X, also known as X/1999, is a Japanese shōjo manga series created by Clamp, a creative team made up by Satsuki Igarashi, Nanase Ohkawa, Tsubaki Nekoi, and Mokona.wikipedia
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Clamp (manga artists)

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X, also known as X/1999, is a Japanese shōjo manga series created by Clamp, a creative team made up by Satsuki Igarashi, Nanase Ohkawa, Tsubaki Nekoi, and Mokona.
In December 1990, Monthly Asuka ran Clamp School Detectives, and in May 1992, it began serializing X.

Madhouse (company)

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It has been adapted into a series of audio dramas, a 1996 animated feature film and a television series in 2001 with the two latter produced by Madhouse.
The company has animated a number of CLAMP's titles, including Tokyo Babylon, two versions of X (a theatrical movie and a TV series), Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits and ''CLAMP in Wonderland.

Kamui Shirō

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In 1999, a teenager named Kamui Shirō returns to Tokyo after a six-year absence.
Kamui Shirō is a fictional character created by Clamp introduced as the protagonist of the manga series X.

Monthly Asuka

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It premiered in Monthly Asuka's May 1992 issue and ran there until the magazine's editors showed concern in the increasingly violent stories. After the success of Tokyo Babylon and Clamp School Detectives, the members of Clamp were approached by their editor at Monthly Asuka to script a longer series.
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Subaru Sumeragi

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The ensemble cast, inspired on Kyokutei Bakin's Nansō Satomi Hakkenden, includes Subaru Sumeragi and Seishiro Sakurazuka from Tokyo Babylon and the main characters of Clamp School Detectives.
In Clamp's series X, Subaru becomes one of mankind's seven protectors as well as Seishiro's rival.

Tokyo Babylon

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The ensemble cast, inspired on Kyokutei Bakin's Nansō Satomi Hakkenden, includes Subaru Sumeragi and Seishiro Sakurazuka from Tokyo Babylon and the main characters of Clamp School Detectives. After the success of Tokyo Babylon and Clamp School Detectives, the members of Clamp were approached by their editor at Monthly Asuka to script a longer series.
The manga is also notorious for its open and tragic ending which is followed in Clamp's manga X.

Seishirō Sakurazuka

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The ensemble cast, inspired on Kyokutei Bakin's Nansō Satomi Hakkenden, includes Subaru Sumeragi and Seishiro Sakurazuka from Tokyo Babylon and the main characters of Clamp School Detectives.
The character returns in the apocalyptic manga X as a combatant in the battle of Armageddon, a Dragon of Earth and Subaru's rival.

Viz Media

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Viz Media published all 18 volumes in North America, while the film and the TV series have released in DVDs by Manga Entertainment and Geneon, respectively. The North American version of the manga, retitled X/1999 in its initial printing, was serialized in Viz Media's Animerica Extra and released in form under the Shōjo imprint.
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Kadokawa Shoten

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Kadokawa Shoten collected and published the individual chapters in 18 tankōbon volumes, with five chapters published in the book "All about Clamp".
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Clamp School Detectives

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The ensemble cast, inspired on Kyokutei Bakin's Nansō Satomi Hakkenden, includes Subaru Sumeragi and Seishiro Sakurazuka from Tokyo Babylon and the main characters of Clamp School Detectives. After the success of Tokyo Babylon and Clamp School Detectives, the members of Clamp were approached by their editor at Monthly Asuka to script a longer series.
A 6th grade student and the Elementary School Board Chairman. The youngest son of the Imonoyama zaibatsu, the founders of Clamp School, he has inherited the family fondness of doing absurd things just for the sake of doing them. Nokoru has one of the top IQs in a school full of geniuses and NASA has been vying for the mind of the elementary schooler. He also has the unique ability to detect a lady in distress from two kilometers away. He is also infamous for being a flirt. For this reason, he established the Clamp School Detective Agency, although this was also an incentive to get out of his Chairman duties. He is also the only one out of the three young detectives that doesn't play a sport. Nokoru also appears in Clamp's Duklyon: Clamp School Defenders, Man of Many Faces, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle and X/1999.

Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction

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The series is a foray into apocalyptic fiction; it combines elements from various end of the world scenarios, both secular and religious, with its own mythos.
The anime and manga X by Clamp features a supernatural apocalypse.

List of X characters

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The series follows Kamui Shirō, a young esper who returns home to Tokyo after a 6-year absence to face his destiny as the one who will determine humanity's fate.
This article describes the fictional characters of the X manga series by Clamp.

Naoki Satō

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The music for the series was composed by Naoki Satō with two original soundtracks being released.
Naoki Satō is a Japanese composer who has provided the music for several popular anime series including the first five Pretty Cure series, X, Eureka Seven, Sword of the Stranger, and Blood-C.

Silent Jealousy

X² features a slideshow of X artwork set to a medley of X Japan's "Silent Jealousy," "Kurenai" and "Endless Rain" and the "X" music video directed by Shigeyuki Hayashi.
On November 21, 1993, SME Records released, a short film based on the manga series X by Clamp and set to X Japan's music.

Orgasm (song)

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X² features a slideshow of X artwork set to a medley of X Japan's "Silent Jealousy," "Kurenai" and "Endless Rain" and the "X" music video directed by Shigeyuki Hayashi.
On November 21, 1993, SME Records released, a short film based on the manga series X by Clamp and set to X Japan's music.

Dream world (plot device)

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Kakyo of the Dragons of Earth is a dreamgazer in a permanent coma who lives in the dreamscape, always dreaming of the future and knowing there is nothing he can do about it. Although he hopes for a better future, he cannot get involved and is convinced all is predetermined, including Kamui's return.
In Clamp manga series such as X/1999, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle and xxxHolic, the dream world is very important to the events that occur within each story.

Yoshiaki Kawajiri

The episodes from X anime television series were directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, being first announced on October 18, 2000.
X (2001) – director, script, storyboard

Christ figure

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Kamui is established as a Christ figure.
Kamui Shirō in the manga series X. The story takes place at the end of days. Kamui Shirō returns home to Tokyo after a six-year absence to face his destiny as the one who will determine humanity's fate. The construction of Kamui as a messiah is reinforced by his miraculous birth and given name. "Kamui" (a spiritual or divine being in Ainu mythology), like "Christ", doubles as a title that alludes to the character's divine nature.

Forever Love (X Japan song)

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X Japan's song "Forever Love" is the movie's theme song.
"Forever Love" appears on the soundtrack of the 1996 animated feature film X.

Bandai Visual

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A total of twelve DVD volumes from the series, each containing two episodes, were released in Japan from February 25, 2001 to January 25, 2002 by Bandai Visual.

Endless Rain

X² features a slideshow of X artwork set to a medley of X Japan's "Silent Jealousy," "Kurenai" and "Endless Rain" and the "X" music video directed by Shigeyuki Hayashi.
On November 21, 1993, SME Records released, a short film based on the manga series X by Clamp and set to X Japan's music.

Wowow

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The series premiered October 3, 2001 on WOWOW satellite television and finished on March 27, 2002, totaling twenty-four episodes.
Wowow mostly rebroadcasts movies, but is also well known for showing (and even co-producing and/or assisting in the production of) original anime series such as Big O, Brain Powerd, Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran, Trinity Blood, Cowboy Bebop (the complete uncut version), Shinreigari/Ghost Hound, Crest of the Stars, Ergo Proxy, X/1999, SHUFFLE!, Paranoia Agent, Now and Then, Here and There, Le Chevalier d'Eon, the 2016 Berserk series as well as the Anime Complex block.

Rintaro

X² features a slideshow of X artwork set to a medley of X Japan's "Silent Jealousy," "Kurenai" and "Endless Rain" and the "X" music video directed by Shigeyuki Hayashi.

Kurenai (song)

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X² features a slideshow of X artwork set to a medley of X Japan's "Silent Jealousy," "Kurenai" and "Endless Rain" and the "X" music video directed by Shigeyuki Hayashi.
On November 21, 1993, SME Records released, a short film based on the manga series X by Clamp and set to X Japan's music.

Animerica Extra

The North American version of the manga, retitled X/1999 in its initial printing, was serialized in Viz Media's Animerica Extra and released in form under the Shōjo imprint.
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