A Kite


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Alternative Titles

Japanese: A KITE(カイト)
English: Kite
German: Kite
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 25, 1998 to Oct 25, 1998
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: Arms
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, HentaiHentai
Themes: DetectiveDetective, GoreGore
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: Rx - Hentai


Score: 6.551 (scored by 3051030,510 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #2384
Members: 60,415
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After her parents were brutally murdered, school girl Sawa was taken into custody by Akai and Kanie, a pair of detectives assigned to her case. Corrupt and immoral, they train the girl to become a weapon, dangling the promise of vengeance in front of the hapless orphan. From celebrities and politicians to influential businessmen, Sawa is tasked with assassinating targets selected arbitrarily by her crooked overseers. She executes every mission without fail, and her distinctive weapon has become infamous among the city's police officers.

Physically abused by Akai, who is no more righteous than her victims, Sawa begins to dream of a life unhindered by the shadow of her "guardians." One day, Sawa meets Oburi, a fellow orphan and vigilante. They quickly form a bond born of desperation and disgruntlement at the unjust world, envisioning a future free from the stain of murder.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


This OVA has been released in three versions: a censored version; a "director's cut," with an extra fifteen minutes of footage; and the original "uncut" version, which remains uncensored. The uncut version contains graphic sexuality and graphic nudity, which led to the OVA in its original state getting banned in many countries.

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Umetsu, Yasuomi
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Screenplay, Creator, Character Design, Animation Director
Ishihama, Masashi
Original Character Design, Principle Drawing
Hata, Shouji
Ooshiro, Tsutomu
Key Animation


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Apr 9, 2008
5hreddy (All reviews)
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
Aug 10, 2008
Sick_Bastard (All reviews)
MAL rates this as an 'Rx - Hentai' but I would say that it is still an Rx, but not strictly a hentai. It has scenes of full penetration sex, and nudity, but it serves only to further the plot and help you understand the characters. Take this into mind that this is not a hentai, but has the graphic sexual content of one.

Story: - 8/10 - Very Good
The story in this OVA is rather hard to describe without giving many spoilers, but essentially it is about a teenage girl who is involved with a crooked cop after her parents are murdered, who makes her read more
May 1, 2016
literaturenerd (All reviews)

Kite is one of the strangest anime I have ever seen. It isn't the over the top gore, poorly drawn hentai, or strange choice of Bebop freestyle sax to play over the sex scenes. What makes Kite special is its insane level of tonal inconsistency. This is one of the few anime that I viscerally dislike, but at times actually wanted to like!


I'm pretty sure Kite was the result of 5 directors getting in a massive brawl and playing "King of the Mountain" with the directors chair. It would explain why the feel and tone of the OVA shifts completely every 5 minutes. The first read more
Mar 31, 2015
lawlmartz (All reviews)
"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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