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Kite (1998)
"A kaito" (original title)

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Konami Yoshida ...
Sawa (voice) (as Kotomi Naruse)
Goro Shibusawa ...
Akai (voice)
Shingo Oyamada ...
Oburi (voice)
Michiko Yamaguchi ...
Old Lady (voice)
Tatsuo Matoba ...
Kanie (voice)
Hiroshi Aida ...
Comedian A (voice)
Nobuyuki Takano ...
Comedian B (voice)
Jackie Sylvester ...
Twin A (voice)
Richard O'Sallivan ...
Twin B (voice)
Douglas Cartwright ...
Bodyguard A (voice)
William Rain ...
Bodyguard B (voice)
Gary Wynn-Jones ...
Bodyguard C (voice)
Naho Hirokawa ...
Street Kid A (voice)
Itsumi Sawada ...
Street Kid B (voice)
Tomoko Furakawa ...
Reporter (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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Quotes

Oburi: Sorry Akai, I hate to inconvenience you.
Akai: Oburi. Looks like you got something on your mind.
Oburi: Oh, fuck you! I should kill you know you son of a bitch!
Akai: Just relax, kid.
Oburi: Relax? Who the fuck was that fat pig on the train?
Akai: Just a cop. Just some stupid fucking cop from the SWAT team. I thought Kanie told you that. I swear!
Oburi: Well, that cop had a piece. He tried to take me out.
Akai: Sorry kid. Maybe he didn't wanna die?
Oburi: Shut the fuck up Akai. I'm sick of your bullshit. You can kiss my ass goodbye. I'm out. And...
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Cliché, but what isn't?
11 December 2004 | by (London) – See all my reviews

To put it out flat, if you are into chick flicks, or movies with commendable plots, you probably won't like this anime.

But if you are simple in your tastes, this anime is good. It has just about everything you could hope for. Its especially good for a late Friday night rental.

Revenge, violence, unique love story sub-plot (I believe), and a slightly dramatic ending. And even though this anime showcases the wonderfully cliché components of a naked girl, guns, and action violence, the plot itself is very interesting and different from your run-of-the-mill mecha or Tokyo-pop girl/boy out to save the world, or at least the city of Japan.

8 out of 10.


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