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
Theme: GoreGore
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: Rx - Hentai


Score: 6.541 (scored by 3611536,115 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: N/A2
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2562
Members: 72,309
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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Yoshida, Konami


Oyamada, Shingo


Shibusawa, Gorou


Yamada, Tatsuo


Umetsu, Yasuomi
Director, Storyboard, Creator, Animation Director, Character Design, Screenplay, Key Animation
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Kusakawa, Keizou
Episode Director
Simpson, Scott


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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 ...
Aug 28, 2011
Mixed Feelings
Short and to the point. The Action as is the best part of the anime well done and animated (aside from one or two parts). The art is the second best part of the anime it holds up even in 2011 with its nicely detailed world and characters. If you're a fan of the late 90s art style you're going to love the nostalgia factor.

Sadly it misses out on what I believe would have made the anime great, the relationship between the two protagonists. At just 56 minutes it's barely enough time to allow the viewer to see the two protagonists connect with each ...
Oct 17, 2011
There is one main reason why people watch Kite, and that is because it is controversial. It has become a "cult classic" and has gained a reputation for being raunchy, violent, and graphic; thus, people endlessly continue to talk about it and seek it out.

For the love of God, please do not even bother seeking it out.

Boring, incoherent, disturbing, disgusting, and incompetent, Kite is neither fun to watch nor even fascinating as "so bad its good" cinema. The one positive aspect is the art, which is all the keeps me from failing it, and it is otherwise a disaster. The characters are bland, the story ...


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Amazing action scene quality, looking for more like this.
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"Sex scenes were necessary to the story"
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Dec 18, 2022 4:53 AM
LAME ass ending
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