X is one series that has been a long time coming to the
UK, after all it was produced in 2001 in Japan. So has it been worth the
From episode two onwards, the narrative falls into a more conventional style of
storytelling. It begins with Kotori dreaming that an old friend of hers, Kamui
has come back to Tokyo. She tells her brother Fuma of her exciting dream
not knowing that it was about to come true. Meanwhile, Kamui, is
travelling to his new school when he is attacked by some minions of the dragons
of Earth. It is quickly apparent that he is no ordinary school boy as he
uses his power to easily dispatch these enemies before arriving at school.
At first when Kotori realises that Kamui has returned she is happy as she has
good memories of the two of them. However, she quickly comes to realise
that it is not the same Kamui before her as his reaction to her is far from
friendly; so much so that he tells her to leave him alone in their first
meeting. It is after this that you realise that Kamui is being watched
from afar by Hinoto one of the seven dragons of heaven. Kamui, who is
angered by this destroys the spell that allows her to watch and sends a warning
out that anyone who follows him will die.
Kamui, as the main character in the first couple of episodes,
is hard to like. He is hard headed and more willing to kill people than to
listen on how they can help him. His character is very distrustful of others.
For example, in the final episode of the first disc he does not believe that his
Auntie is telling the truth of the real reason why his mother died. It is
lucky though that there is a good supporting cast along side Kamui, which helps
to balance out the series. In this first disk you get the opportunity to
meet both a few of the dragons of Earth and Heaven. It is through these
dragons that you learn more about Kamui's involvement in the story.
Trailer for the first episode and 2 trailers for other MVM titles.