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Kite Liberator (2007)

Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Crime | Video 25 March 2008
Kite Liberator is a video starring Marina Inoue, Akemi Okamura, and Masakazu Morita. A teenage assassin is cleaning up the streets of Tokyo. The police call her the Angel of Death, an unfeeling assassin who eliminates targets with grace and precision, leaving only a flurry ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Monaka Noguchi (voice)
... Manatsu Mukai (voice)
Masakazu Morita ... Rin Gaga (voice)
... Orudo Noguchi (voice)
Setsuji Sato ... Koichi Doi (voice)
Kei Shindou ... Azuki Noguchi (voice)
Kenji Nomura ... Ichizo Noguchi (voice)
Mugihito ... Torokuro Amuzu (voice)
Yasuhiro ... Kai Tsuin (voice)
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Brian Breth ... Security Force (voice)
... Koichi Doi (voice)
... Rin Gaga (voice)
... Monaka Noguchi (voice)
... Akiyama (voice)
... Manatsu Mukai (voice)
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A teenage assassin is cleaning up the streets of Tokyo. The police call her the Angel of Death, an unfeeling assassin who eliminates targets with grace and precision, leaving only a flurry of feathers across the bloody crime scene as a calling card. What the public is unaware of is that this notorious hitman is actually a polite young lady named Monaka. Could the placid face of an innocent high school girl really disguise such a ruthless killer? Monaka seems to be just an average high school girl. But she has a dark and terrible secret linking her past to a murderous police detective and her future to a fatal duel with the one person she loves most in the world. Written by Anonymous

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An angel of death appears as demons descend from the heavens.


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There is a Mikura Suzuki (from Mezzo Forte and Mezzo DSA) PVC figure on the desk of one of the kids,in the classroom scene,when all their things are confiscated by the teacher. See more »

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Azuki Noguchi: [about Monaka 's bracelet] It's cute.
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Follows Kite (1998) See more »

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My Sweet Home
Performed by Marina Inoue
Lyrics by Saori Kodama
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Smooth and hot, but flawed
27 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

An average school girl has a part time job as a waitress and maintains an average life in an inner city home. However, what her friends and co-workers don't know is that she's also a cold blooded assassin. Nights she spends killing apparently evil men throughout the city. Her father works on a space station and longs to see her, also unaware of her moonlighting hobby.

Kite Liberator is sort of a sequel to Yasuomi Umetsu's film Kite. The mood is decidedly less depressing and the theme material is handled much less gratuitously. Kite, was more or less a hentai with some nice action fight scenes thrown in. Kite Liberator is more of an action film, with some comedy throughout.

The animation is quite smooth, the shootouts and chases are fast and the explosions are big. All this is good but the action never seems to reach the peak of it's potential. All the characters battling feel graceful and capable of prolonged conflict but none of the action scenes go on very long and even the climax at the end felt snubbed.

Any number of ideas are presented and not a single one is carried to term. Character arcs are started and begin to be flushed out, when the movie is suddenly and confusingly halted. This annoyed me mostly because i actually was liking the characters i saw. Just as i was getting interested in them the credits began to roll. In general, Kite Liberator ends feeling very premature and half baked.

See it of you like assassin's and some smooth action but don't have the time or desire to invest in layered characters or story.

7/10


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