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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 »

Also Known As:

Kite See more »

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Arms,Arms,Beam Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

(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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The version released in Italy by Yamato Video is the uncut version. See more »

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References Cool Devices (1995) See more »

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Dark desperate mood, but still a failed anime
5 November 2014 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

The animation was a little strange, although I couldn't say it was bad. The problem was with the depiction of emotions on the characters faces, they all looked a little off. The same issue can extend to the characters themselves, though. It is difficult to empathize with any of them and the rushed nature of the script doesn't help.

The story is about young assassins, trained by people with no scruples. The violence scenes are really complicated, but also amateurish. They often end in the assassin almost failing and managing to survive by using some prop. Then you find yourself wondering why they didn't use that from the start. There are also a lot of sex scenes, bordering on rape, but they are kind of pointless after a while.

Bottom line: the atmosphere was great and the sense of desperation and dark foreboding was clearly why so many people liked this. However the story itself, while predictable and simple, was clearly meant to be more and the anime failed to capture it. The animation is simplistic as well. I watched the 2014 movie a week ago and, frankly, I think that the movie was better, moving the story in a different but good direction, while being clearly more carefully created.


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