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Kite 

A kaito (original title)
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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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Series cast summary:
Konami Yoshida ...  Sawa 2 episodes, 1998
Kinryû Arimoto Kinryû Arimoto ...  Akai 2 episodes, 1998
Kôsuke Okano ...  Oburi 2 episodes, 1998
Tatsuo Matoba Tatsuo Matoba ...  Kanie 2 episodes, 1998
Naho Hirokawa Naho Hirokawa ...  Street Kid A 2 episodes, 1998
Itsumi Sawada Itsumi Sawada ...  Street Kid B 2 episodes, 1998
Charlie Watson Charlie Watson ...  Sawa 2 episodes, 1998
Dave Underwood ...  Akai 2 episodes, 1998
Shane Callahan ...  Oburi 2 episodes, 1998
Chuck Denson Jr. ...  Kanie 2 episodes, 1998
Larry Tobias ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 1998
Tamara Mercer ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 1998
David Richani David Richani ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 1998
David Alan Pickelsimer David Alan Pickelsimer ...  Boy 2 episodes, 1998
Rachel Seidman-Lockamy Rachel Seidman-Lockamy ...  Girl 2 episodes, 1998
Paul Johnson Paul Johnson ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 1998
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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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Dangerous things come in small packages... See more »


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Country:

Japan

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

7 March 2000 (USA) See more »

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Kite See more »

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(censored) | (uncut) | (director's cut)

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Dolby SR

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original USA DVD is available in both a stand alone version or with a XL T-shirt. See more »

Alternate Versions

Originally, Kite was a 2-episode OVA (Original video animation, also known as straight-to-video in the U.S.) running approximately 60 minutes. Each episode got it's very own uncut VHS and DVD release in Japan in 1998. In 2000, Kite was re-released in Japan in a slightly edited version, removing questionable sexually explicit scenes, known as the International Version/Director's Cut which was the foundation for the first U.S. release of Kite. See more »

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Referenced in The Matrix (1999) See more »

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A lot better than the live-action U.S. movie adaptation!!!
28 April 2016 | by xgray-03873See all my reviews

This is movie is the primary example of why Hollywood needs to stop making terrible live-action U.S. film adaptations based off of certain anime shows and movies. This anime OAV is basically a simple concept to follow, but the filmmakers of the U.S. live-action version just wanna make it a repeat of Dragonball Evolution. Now the story is actually interesting to watch and the characters have a lot more to offer since it's basically Sawa out to get revenge on only one guy that she had known who was the murderer of her family. Now if the live-action U.S. movie had gotten rid of so many unnecessary crap and just stay true to the original, I would've been fine with that. But, nope. They just made it obvious that I should just stick with the anime, instead.

Overall, I actually like this version a lot more than the live- action U.S. version.

8 out 10!!!

Definitely a must see.


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