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Kite: Liberator to ship to North America days after Japan

by Darkanger
Jan 15, 2008 11:48 AM | 12 Comments
The sequel to the 1998 science-fiction OVA Kite, Kite: Liberator will be released on DVD in Japan on March 21 then four days later it will be released in North America on March 25. Originally it was planned to release in late January in Japan, but that date was pushed back due to unspecified production issues. The distributor, Media Blasters, who holds the North American license to the original Kite, co-produced Liberator and will be distributing this 57-minute film.

There have been few anime to premiere in both Japan and North America in the same week. Among those is Akitaro Daichi's Grrl Power, which was officially scheduled in North American two days before the Japanese release. And Afro Samurai aired on Spike TV four months before it aired on Japan's WOWOW channel (in a director's cut edition).

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wow i havent watched kite in ages. i'll defenitely have to look out for this release.

Jan 16, 2008 8:26 PM by katsup

mitamaking said:
Good job, now do it with bigger stuff, I for one am still waiting for Hell Teacher Nube, Mamotte Shugogetten, and Mahoraba.


I totally agree.

Jan 16, 2008 10:12 AM by Darkanger

Good job, now do it with bigger stuff, I for one am still waiting for Hell Teacher Nube, Mamotte Shugogetten, and Mahoraba.

Jan 16, 2008 7:40 AM by mitamaking

AnomalousOne said:
CanadaAotS said:
more often then not, fansubs > 'official' subs lol. Also, if they can get it subbed before it comes out in north america, then they win right? xD

I'd say fansubbers win when they can finish subbing something that's unlikely to get a licensed release. There are lots of awesome, obscure shows that are getting neglected for new, obviously going to get licensed stuff.


Moyashimon need subs NOW !!!

Jan 16, 2008 7:27 AM by pitman

CanadaAotS said:
more often then not, fansubs > 'official' subs lol. Also, if they can get it subbed before it comes out in north america, then they win right? xD

I'd say fansubbers win when they can finish subbing something that's unlikely to get a licensed release. There are lots of awesome, obscure shows that are getting neglected for new, obviously going to get licensed stuff.

Jan 16, 2008 3:53 AM by Anomalous

CanadaAotS said:
more often then not, fansubs > 'official' subs lol. Also, if they can get it subbed before it comes out in north america, then they win right? xD

Not really. Japanese release it as censored, and NA as uncensored. So if that matters to you... ;P

Jan 16, 2008 3:15 AM by martino

more often then not, fansubs > 'official' subs lol. Also, if they can get it subbed before it comes out in north america, then they win right? xD

Jan 15, 2008 10:46 PM by CanadaAotS

AnomalousOne said:
Five bucks say that someone tries to fansub it anyway. -_-


most likely ;D

Jan 15, 2008 10:13 PM by chryseis

Five bucks say that someone tries to fansub it anyway. -_-

Jan 15, 2008 7:29 PM by Anomalous

Makes sense, Kite did really well over here. Looking forward to it :D

Jan 15, 2008 3:40 PM by ScrumYummy

Sounds good- I'll be trying to pick this up as it comes out.

Jan 15, 2008 3:12 PM by otakuman706

Nice, one day later's my b-day so that's cool. Looking forward to it.

Jan 15, 2008 11:55 AM by cyruz