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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 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 ...
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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

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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Anime Americans will like
1 January 2001 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this film, it was the edited American version (its missing nearly 1/2 hour), and I instantly fell in love with it. I am a huge fan of anime, but I prefer actual movie format (like that of "Perfect Blue") as opposed to the OVA format (like the "Slayers" series). This movie had an excellent plot, rapid-fire animated sequences, and alot of violence and weapons-play. I personally didn't care much for the animator's style, but that is more than made up for in the fluidity of the frames. Watching the movie in its original Japanese will help answer alot of questions that, due to mouth-syncing shortcomings, were not really addressed. And, although "Kite" (pronounced "kah-ee-toe", if one were to read the katakana on the boxfront... pronouncing it like "kee-teh" will mean something entirely different in Japanese) is missing that 1/2 hour of footage, there is nothing really lost in the plot or motif. Anyone who does not watch this film superficially will put the missing details together by context clues throughout. Overall I say that if you can, get the video in its original Japanese, with subtitles in English if necessary...get the raw feel for the film. However, the full unedited version, if you're interested, is only available in Japan, and Hong Kong, I believe. The video and DVD formats used there aren't programmed to play on American players. So, if you want to see it uncut, you'll have to see it in the country of origin.


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