We Are X is now available for the first time in the U.S. on Prime Video! From the Oscar-winning production team behind Searching For Sugar Man, this documentary is an astonishingly intimate portrait of a deeply haunted but truly unstoppable virtuoso and the music that has enthralled legions of the world’s most devoted fans.
The film culminates with preparations for X JAPAN’s historic one-off reunion concert in 2014 at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden.
Hailed as a “fascinating and assured documentary” by The New York Times and “the most dramatic rock story you’ve never heard” by MTV UK, this film chronicles the exhilarating, tumultuous, and unimaginable history of X JAPAN over the past three decades. It has captivated a wide range of admirers including Sir George Martin, KISS, and Stan Lee. Released theatrically in over 30 countries and featuring a worldwide chart-topping soundtrack, the film has won awards at the Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals and was an official selection at over 30 international film festivals.
X JAPAN — led by YOSHIKI (composer, drummer, pianist), TOSHI (vocals), PATA (guitar), HEATH (bass), and SUGIZO (guitar, violin) — is the most successful rock group in Japanese history. Their 1989 album Blue Blood was named one of the 100 Greatest Japanese Rock Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone Japan. In the band’s early days, their look and sound sparked a global interest in the Japanese cultural rock phenomenon “Visual-Kei”, a wild fashion and music movement X Japan pioneered that spread worldwide.