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A Kite

Alternative Titles

English: Kite
Japanese: A KITE (カイト)


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 25, 1998 to Oct 25, 1998
Source: Unknown
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: Rx - Hentai
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Ranked: N/A2
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Sawa is a school girl, an orphan, and an assassin. She is being controlled by a corrupt cop who gives her targets to kill, detailing to her the crimes these men have committed in order to justify their death. Some of his power over Sawa has to do with her deceased parents and the promise of revenge. When another orphan, a teenage boy called Oburi, is brought in to assist Sawa, the two teenage killers form a bond of sorts. As they heal each other's emotional wounds, they begin to dream of a life that would not be spent under the shadows of murder.


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Umetsu, Yasuomi
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Nov 3, 2015
You want an anime that catches a whole lot of hell and has been accused of having no story or anything worthwhile at all? Then look no further than Kite. There are folks out there whom would have a person believe that if you so much as think this thing is decent, then you should be outright executed.

Kite which is directed by Yasuomi Umetsu has a tad bit more story than it first appears. Still, it could have been a much better title had the director focused more on the psychological thriller aspects of the movie, instead of dishing out mindless hentai that had read more
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Aug 16, 2015
I remember first seeing this when I was 12. My mom let me rent it from blockbuster without checking the rating, and I watched it that weekend. At the time I didn't understand much of it, so I never put it on my completed list. I did like it a lot (probably because it was gory and had fight scenes) back then though. So how do I feel about it 9 years later?

First off, the story isn't anything new. Even for its time, the concept of an assassin group raising teenagers/kids into killers was far from novel. I do feel that this OVA was a read more
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Nov 1, 2014
This is an interesting one.

Whilst commonly just referred to as a hentai, Kite is a lot more than that- it's more like a crime thriller/assassin drama that has a lot of (surprisingly fitting) sex in it. It belongs to the large family of hyper-violent oversexed OVAs the 90s birthed so many of. Unlike most of those, however, it's actually fairly good.

The story is fairly simple. Sawa, a girl with a mysterious and bloody past, is an assassin, trained to kill without mercy and leave no signs of her presence. She's also involved with a ring of killers and criminals, and is in a somewhat one-sided read more
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Mar 31, 2015
"A pencil looks better in my hand than a gun does." -Sawa


Well, I'll be honest, the pencil probably should have been in the hand of a writer who was a little more focused on characterization, but was instead passed off to a guy who knows how to write brutal, over the top action and hit you with the shocker. Exploitative, violent, and outrageous- this one is a cult classic among the ranks of your Violence Jacks and Mad Bull 34's.

Art: 8

To have appeared in 1998, the time at which animation had started the gold rush towards computers and getting away from the pencils and read more
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If you liked the episode "Yellow Star", which was worked on my Yasuomi Umetsu, then you'll also like this as it was directed by him, contains the same character designs and is longer and more enjoyable. In a way Kite seems like a expanded retelling of the "Yellow Star" episode. 
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