is the title of the Japanese shoujo manga X
. X/1999 is published by Viz
in America and is written by the women group CLAMP
. The series also gathers some characters from CLAMP's other series. Characters from both Tokyo Babylon
and CLAMP Campus Detectives
, grown up, show up in the series as rather major characters.
X/1999 is about a battle
for the Earth
. Two groups have come into being in present-day Japan, the Dragons of Earth
and the Dragons of Heaven
. Each have their own agenda
that seems morally correct in their eyes. The battle between the two forces will begin on the Promised Day
Current Graphic Novels in America:
Kamui Shirou - He returns to Tokyo after 6 years, because of his mother's dying words. His presence is watched by both sides. He has the choice to choose his destiny: to defend Earth or humans.
Kotori Monou - The innocent, younger sister of Fuuma, and childhood friend of Kamui. She is a dreamgazer, one who sees the future in their dreams. She foresaw Kamui returning to Tokyo. Her destiny seems to be sealed.
Fuuma Monou - Childhood friend of Kamui and strong, quiet, older brother of Kotori. Not much of a talker, but a nice and polite person. His future seems to be linked with Kamui in some way.
Dragons of Earth - the antagonists of the story, they fight for the belief that for the Earth to be saved from destruction all humans must die.
Dragons of Heaven - the protagonists of the story, they fight in the defense of all humans.