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We Are X (2016)

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A documentary film about the legendary Japanese rock band X JAPAN.

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Stephen Kijak
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yoshiki ... Himself
Toshimitsu Deyama ... Himself (as Toshi)
Tomoaki Ishizuka ... Himself (as Pata)
Hiroshi Morie ... Himself (as Heath)
Sugizo Sugizo ... Himself
Hideto Matsumoto ... Himself (archive footage)
Taiji Sawada ... Himself (archive footage)
Gene Simmons ... Himself
Wes Borland ... Himself
Richard Fortus Richard Fortus ... Himself
Marilyn Manson ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dir en Grey ... Themselves
Glay ... Themselves
Stan Lee ... Himself
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Storyline

From the production team behind the Oscar® winning Searching for Sugar Man comes We Are X, a transcendent rock and roll story about X Japan, the world's biggest and most successful band you've never heard of...yet. Under the enigmatic direction of drummer, pianist, composer, and producer Yoshiki, X Japan has sold over 30 million singles and albums combined--captivating such a wide range of admirers as Sir George Martin, KISS, Stan Lee, and even the Japanese Emperor--and pioneered a spectacle-driven style of visual rock, creating a one-of-a-kind cultural phenomenon. Chronicling the band's exhilarating, tumultuous and unimaginable history over the past three decades--persevering through personal, physical and spiritual heartache--the film culminates with preparations for their breathtaking reunion concert at New York's legendary Madison Square Garden. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Stephen Kijak (Stones in Exile, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man), We Are X is an astonishingly intimate ... Written by wearexfilm.com

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Taglines:

The Death and Life of X Japan

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

23 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,526, 23 October 2016

Gross USA:

$45,270

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$548,126
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Color
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Soundtracks

Xclamation
Performed by X Japan
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We are X
22 July 2019 | by emilylee-93201See all my reviews

I could see story of X JAPAN. I miss HIDE and TAIJI.


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