Official Trailer for 'We Are X' Doc About Japanese Rock Band X Japan

"If you put everything into something, you don't lose." Drafthouse Films has debuted an official trailer for the documentary titled We Are X, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. We Are X is about the Japanese rock band known as X Japan, "the world’s biggest and most successful band you’ve never heard of…yet." They're a Japanese rock band formed in 1982 by childhood friends Yoshiki and Toshi with "glam rock" music dubbed "psychedelic violence crime of visual shock." This doc tells their story, not only about their formation, but about their rise to fame and journey to play Madison Square Garden. This looks like a wacky, weird, but fun doc about a one-of-a-kind band. It's being released by Drafthouse Films which means there's definitely an edge to this that will make it worth watching. Check out the trailer below.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Stephen Kijak's documentary We Are X, direct from YouTube:

We Are X Poster

Under the enigmatic direction of drummer, pianist, composer, and producer Yoshiki, X Japan has sold over 30 million singles and albums combined — captivating such a wide range of admirers as Sir George Martin, KISS, Stan Lee, and even the Japanese Emperor — and pioneered a spectacle-driven style of visual rock, creating a one-­of­-a-kind cultural phenomenon. Chronicling the band’s exhilarating, tumultuous, and unimaginable history over the past three decades — persevering through personal, physical, and spiritual heartache — the film culminates with preparations for their breathtaking reunion concert at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden. We Are X is directed by documentarian Stephen Kijak (Stones in Exile, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man). This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and played at SXSW and London. Drafthouse Films will release We Are X in select theaters starting October 21st. Interested?