What You Need to Know:
- WE ARE X, the critically acclaimed documentary film about the rock group X JAPAN from the production team behind the Oscar-winning Searching for Sugar Man, will receive a special screening at the Anime Expo in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 2 (12:00PM-2:00PM at JW Marriott, L.A. Live).
- The screening of WE ARE X will be followed by a live Q&A with X JAPAN's YOSHIKI. Later that night, WE ARE X will be sponsoring the Anime Expo Masquerade & World Cosplay Summit U.S. Finals (8:00PM-10:00PM at LACC Main Events-Hall B).
- YOSHIKI and X JAPAN have contributed music to several historic anime titles, including X, X - X2 Double X, Buddha: The Great Departure, and Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary. YOSHIKI also served as the inspiration for Blood Red Dragon comic created by Stan Lee, with creative direction from Todd McFarlane.
From the producers of the Oscar-winning film Searching for Sugar Man and director and documentarian Stephen Kijak (Stones in Exile, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man), comes WE ARE X, a captivating and transcendent rock 'n' roll documentary about one of the most successful bands in history, X JAPAN. WE ARE X profiles the blockbuster Japanese rock band and its enigmatic frontman YOSHIKI - composer, classically trained pianist, drummer and the creative force behind the band's wild success. Featuring interviews with Gene Simmons, Marilyn Manson, Stan Lee and more, WE ARE X dives into YOSHIKI's life and X JAPAN's attempt to break into the American music industry. Supported by concert footage, band interviews and fan photos, the compelling film takes a look at X JAPAN's hardships and conflicts including suicide and cultism. Also spotlighting the band's triumphs, WE ARE X explores the X JAPAN's phenomenal success, boasting more than 30 million albums and singles sold, countless sold-out concerts around the world and fans in North America, Europe, Latin America and South East Asia. 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.
WE ARE X Synopsis