A Kite


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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: 6.541 (scored by 3409534,095 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #2510
Members: 68,331
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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.

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Yoshida, Konami


Oyamada, Shingo


Shibusawa, Gorou




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


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Mar 23, 2023
Kite is a controversial anime that tells the story of Sawa, an orphaned teenage girl who is trained by a corrupt police detective named Akai to become an assassin. The series is divided into two parts, with the first part exploring Sawa's past and how she became an assassin, while the second part focuses on her mission of revenge against those who wronged her.

The storytelling in Kite is masterful. The series expertly navigates complex themes such as revenge, redemption, and the moral ambiguity of vigilantism. The series doesn't shy away from topics like pedophilia or sexual violence. Instead, it dives headfirst into them, exploring the ...
Apr 10, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Kite is a film that can only be described as instant gratification, it's a film that sets up nothing, develops nothing, but manages to deliver some nice action and a stylish color pallet. This is one of the few films that I wished had a longer runtime, Kite clocks in at a measly 50 minutes, crippling itself by being much too plot and character driven, with developments and payoffs that lack any sort of emotional potency due to the lack of depth in every character. Some plot points kind of just happen without much build up and a few of the "twists" just made me ...
May 15, 2021
There is something to be said for aesthetic value, but Kite shows that aesthetic value alone will not make an anime bearable.

To preface this, I am sure the version I was able to get my hands on cut out most of the nudity and sex, if other reviews are to be believed, as I saw no explicit sex scenes, simply small clips of nudity or the implication of sex. If that influences my review in any way, I apologize in advance.

Story- 2

What is Kite about? After watching it I can tell you this: violence. That's it. That's the entire plot, too. It's challenging ...


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David R. Ellis to Direct Live Action 'Kite' Remake

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Kite Episode 2 Discussion ( 1 2 )
MaxCrazy7 - Apr 23, 2009
50 repliesby Drumbottle »»
Jul 12, 3:05 AM
"Sex scenes were necessary to the story"
Blackouting - Mar 8, 2014
28 repliesby LoveLikeBlood »»
Dec 18, 2022 4:53 AM
Poll: Kite Episode 1 Discussion
MaxCrazy7 - Apr 23, 2009
20 repliesby RosenThornWolf »»
Nov 27, 2022 6:42 AM
LAME ass ending
mugwump - Jun 17, 2008
33 repliesby BerKing00 »»
Sep 6, 2022 4:03 PM
So who's here from Dr Henti's video
nhl2004 - Aug 5, 2021
14 repliesby E2WHvX6yZPFHNCed »»
Nov 12, 2021 6:52 PM
It’s time to ditch the text file.
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