Has hearing all about We Are X and Yoshiki’s recovery made you curious? The documentary about supergroup X Japan has toured the world, showing up at conventions in Japan, the US, and Europe. Other than that, it had a short run in the US via Drafthouse. But if you’re itching to see it, don’t worry — because now you can!
Exclusively on Hulu
Magnolia Pictures and Hulu have worked together to bring the film to a global audience. Previously you had to make it to a big con — or just be really lucky. But now you can watch right from home, on Hulu’s Magnolia Pictures channel.
As Magnolia’s sole streaming carrier, Hulu offers a variety of films from the studio. Its landing page includes a wide array of documentaries, star-led features, and cult hits. You can hit up the entire Ong Bak trilogy while you’re there, incidentally.
This means Hulu is the only place you’ll get to see the X Japan documentary online.
So What’s the Big Deal?
Well, besides the fact that X Japan is a big deal themselves, the film has garnered serious acclaim. We’ve talked in previous articles about its popularity, but that doesn’t even begin to hit on its actual accolades.
It’s picked up awards at Sundance and SXSW, and was one of the first ever “Best Music Documentary” nominees at the Critics’ Choice Awards. Oh, and did we mention its ending theme, “La Venus,” was shortlisted for an Oscar?
The film follows the ups and downs of X Japan through the eyes of group founder Yoshiki. It deals with success, failure, hope, and tragedy. There are more than a few suicides surrounding the group and its loved ones. But in the end, it all comes together, even after the group disbands and loses a member. Footage is backed up with interviews from celebs like Stan Lee and Marilyn Manson.
Excited yet? Watch it here and let us know what you think in the comments!