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Kite (1998)

Video  -  Animation | Crime | Drama  -  25 April 2000 (USA)
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She may be cute. She may be young. She may seem innocent and naive, but don't be fooled. She's a cold-blooded killer, and if you're on the wrong side of the law, you may be her next target.... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Konami Yoshida ...
Sawa (voice) (as Kotomi Naruse)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hiroshi Aida ...
Comedian A (voice)
Scott Bailey ...
Detective 1 (voice)
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Oburi (voice)
Douglas Cartwright ...
Bodyguard A (voice)
Ann Connel ...
Old Lady (voice)
Chuck Denson Jr. ...
Kanie (voice) (as Charles Denson Jr.)
Bob Edwards ...
Detective 2 (voice)
Tomoko Furakawa ...
Reporter (voice)
Naho Hirokawa ...
Street Kid A (voice)
Les Jenkins ...
Molester (voice)
Paul Johnson ...
Prosecutor, Additional Voices (voice)
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Comedian A (voice)
Heather Laska ...
Reporter (voice)
Michael Leigh ...
Manager (voice)
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She may be cute. She may be young. She may seem innocent and naive, but don't be fooled. She's a cold-blooded killer, and if you're on the wrong side of the law, you may be her next target. After being orphaned at a young age, her parents victims of a brutal double murder, Sawa was taken in by the detective assigned to her case. Not content to just watch as the imperfect justice system let more and more criminals go loose every day, he's decided to train her to be his instrument of justice. After all, who'd suspect a pretty college student of being a deadly vigilante? Written by Anonymous

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The retail price of the Japanese Laserdiscs of Kite were ¥6,800 each. See more »

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Comedian A: You're really a lucky little girl, you know that? Those ugly dogs in my fan club don't even know about this place. I'm gong to do things to you that they never even dreamed of.
Old Lady: Disgusting, vulgar arrogant punk, touching sweet young girls like that in public, just because you think your some big TV star you think you can do anything you want, who do you think you are bringing young girls up o your apartment to do who knows what. Shame on you!
Comedian A: Shut up!
Old Lady: *in pain*
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Dark, erotic tale of underaged assassin
27 December 2004 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

Director and storyboarder Yasuomi Umetsu's high octane visuals hang from KITE's basic, unoriginal storyline, but don't let that put you off this pleasing document.

An assassin forced to kill and driven into occasional sexual servitude by perverted bosses is the basic set-up of this excuse for subversion (nothing wrong with that).

That the assassin looks twelve (despite her concessionary breasts) is why KITE is questionable material in more conservative circles.

The shoot-outs are beautifully realized and the sound effects are sharp and effective. Umetsu has a passion for the domino effect of violence as one grisly atrocity begets another until the Tokyo streets and subways resemble a hellish inferno.

The erotic sequences, cut or softened in some versions, are as explicit as you can possibly get and gorgeously drawn.

The 2004 Kitty Media DVD (the only one to get) is totally uncut, as is a German disc released a couple of year's ago (sans English subs).

KITE is juvenile in spots, slow in others, but it's a good animated co-feature if you're thinking of screening Luc Besson's THE PROFESSIONAL for your comrades.


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