What You Need to Know:
- X Japan leader Yoshiki will host a special screening of the documentary film We Are X at Anime Expo on July 2. In his first USA public appearance since his surgery last month, Yoshiki will participate in a live Q&A with fans to discuss the award-winning film and the past, present, and future of X Japan.
- As a special gift to fans, Yoshiki will also present the first-ever public screening of the We Are X featurette, “The Birth of Yoshikitty", which includes things like a video interview with Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi, an inside look at the creation and design process explained by Yuko Yamaguchi herself, among much more!
- “Yoshikitty” is the first Hello Kitty character to be based on a living person. Fans who attend the We Are X screening at Anime Expo will be the first to see this in-depth featurette on the big screen with live commentary by Yoshiki himself.
- 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. To see the latest WE ARE X film trailer, be sure to scroll down below!
Source: Official Anime Expo Press Release
WE ARE X | FILM TRAILER
Watching that trailer made me feel so emotional. Hide was truly an icon for his time, and his legacy can still be felt in Visual Kei today.
It's great that the band is still carrying the torch and performing, especially after being in the business for more than 25 years. Much respect!