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Kite (1998)

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

Credited cast:
Konami Yoshida ...
Sawa (voice) (as Kotomi Naruse)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hiroshi Aida ...
Comedian A (voice)
Scott Bailey ...
Detective 1 (voice)
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Oburi (voice)
Douglas Cartwright ...
Bodyguard A (voice)
Ann Connel ...
Old Lady (voice)
Chuck Denson Jr. ...
Kanie (voice) (as Charles Denson Jr.)
Bob Edwards ...
Detective 2 (voice)
Tomoko Furakawa ...
Reporter (voice)
Naho Hirokawa ...
Street Kid A (voice)
Les Jenkins ...
Molester (voice)
Paul Johnson ...
Prosecutor, Additional Voices (voice)
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Comedian A (voice)
Heather Laska ...
Reporter (voice)
Michael Leigh ...
Manager (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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Trivia

Two versions were initially released: a "General Release" version (rated 16-Up) and a "Director's Cut" version (rated 18-Up), which contains nearly 10 minutes of explicit footage. This Director's Cut version, however, is missing some scenes found in the original Japanese release. A third release, labeled "Special Edition", contains Kite in its original, uncut form. See more »

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*
Comedian A: So how does it feel being kicked ...
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User Reviews

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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