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A Kite

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
Duration: 26 min. per episode
Rating: Rx - Hentai
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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.


Episodes  0 / 2
Aired  Feb 25, 1998 to Oct 25, 1998
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Sequel: Kite Liberator

Characters & Voice Actors

Yoshida, Konami
Yoshida, Konami
Shibusawa, Gorou
Shibusawa, Gorou


Umetsu, Yasuomi
Director, Character Design, Creator
Ishihama, Masashi
Principle Drawing
Hata, Shouji

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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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Oct 22, 2013
Kite is I mean that in terms of the curious history attatched to it as well as in the actual content.

For those who don't know the story, Kite is a rather controversial movie, so much so that it's been banned in several countries, most notably for the sex scenes involving Sawa. Despite the official word describing her as a college student, her appearance is that of a girl much younger in age, combine that with full penetration sex scenes and it's not too tough to understand the problems.

So, if you're not too keen on that, and you still want to watch it, you have read more
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Apr 9, 2008
Story: Well, first things first. This isn't a Hentai in the 'traditional' sense. To call it so would be a misrepresentation of the movie. It's more of an action-packed drama which happens to feature nudity which actually fits with main plot. The synopsis pretty much sums it up and is essentially about a 'hit-girl' (as opposed to hitman).
For what is essentially and hour-long anime, it really packs a lot in there. Lots of bloody violence which is nicely balanced with the more emotional side of things (plus some nudity to add to the dimension of things). I felt the plot moved at a nice 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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Female main characters, similar storyline. Both deal with assassins doing their jobs. Large amount of sex and violence. Surprisingly good ova's even if they took out the sex.  
A few moments into watching Kite I was immediately reminded of Gantz. Both full of bad language, gore and sex while keeping a interesting story going.  
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Both about assassins with a strong girl lead role and a boy assassin. lots of action [there's explicit sex scenes as well however] both slaves at their job and doing what they're told by upper bosses. 
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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both animes are packed with action violence and interesting characters. Moreover both are a little hentai-ish - one more than the other ;-) 
Both are hentai/action OVAs with female assassins as main characters. Both are pretty violent and have decent stories.  

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