X is a supernatural thriller that takes place in the near
future of modern Japan. It portrays an epic battle between
mystical forces vying to control the earth. The character
designs, fluid animation, gorgeous background scenes, haunting
music, and overall high quality of this stunning animation
guarantees it the title of "classic." Rintaro directed the
X movie with the art direction and character development handled
by Nobuteru Yuuki of "Record of Lodoss War" fame. X was serialized
in Japan in the monthly shoujo (girl's) manga magazine "ASUKA."
Rintaro's latest animated feature film is "Metropolis"...
a wonderful film based upon a manga by the "Father"
of manga and anime, Osamu Tezuka.
Comics have published the X manga in English under the title;
"X/1999" and have serialized it in its publication "Animerica."
Two compiled volumes of the manga series have also been published
in English by Viz. Also, subtitled and dubbed versions of
this incredible movie are available to the English speaking