Clamp, Japan's acclaimed all-female animation group, created this futuristic animated adventure with veteran anime director Rintaro. As the Year of Destiny dawns, the fate of the universe rests on the shoulders of Kamui Shiro, a young warrior whose destiny is to defeat one of two armies, the Dragons of Earth or the Dragons of Heaven. His choice will determine whether humanity survives or is banished from the Earth; meanwhile, two oracles, Hinoto and Kanoe, have seen opposing visions of the future, and they struggle to make their dreams a reality. X was a hit in Japan in 1996; it received a limited theatrical release in the United States in 2000 shortly before its release on home video. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
The series I saw of X was like an 8 of 9 movie set that I rented on Netflicks. I dont know how they could condense all of that info into one movie, and If they did I doubt it could represent how great this series is. It is one of my favorite movies I have ever seen, and one of the few I am going to buy.
If you're interested in X because you heard someone raving about it, watch the SERIES, not this movie. The movie is an ultra-condensed version wtih little to no character development, horrible voice acting and overly-dark scenes. It even lacks the stirring and beautiful music of the series. Bah.