Kite (OAV)

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©1998 YASUOMI UMETSU/GREEN BUNNY. 


 
Alternative title:
A Kite 
Domination Nakite (French) 
Kite - Ein gefährliches Mädchen (German) 
Kite: Angel of Revenge 
Sexo Letal (Spanish) 
Кайт - девочка убийца (Russian) 
カイト (Japanese) 
Genres: action , drama , erotica , psychological 
Themes: assassins , girls with guns , police , rape 
Objectionable content: Pornography
Plot Summary: 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. 
User Ratings: 1196 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 59 votes (sub:37, dub:19, edit.dub:2, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Excellent: 129 votes (sub:90, dub:32, ?:2, raw:1, others:4
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Very good: 240 votes (sub:151, dub:74, edit.dub:2, ?:2, raw:1, others:10
5 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Good: 328 votes (sub:220, dub:83, ?:6, raw:3, edit.dub:3, others:13
3 Russian dubbed
3 Russian subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
)
 Decent: 210 votes (sub:152, dub:47, edit.dub:3, ?:3, raw:1, others:4
1 Japanese edited subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 German dubbed
)
 So-so: 73 votes (sub:44, dub:25, ?:1, raw:1, others:2
1 Russian dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Not really good: 52 votes (sub:37, dub:13, raw:1, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Weak: 47 votes (sub:37, dub:7, edit.dub:2, others:1
1 German dubbed
)
 Bad: 28 votes (sub:22, dub:4, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Awful: 20 votes (sub:14, dub:5, others:1
1 German dubbed
)
 Worst ever: 10 votes (dub:5, sub:4, others:1
1 Arabic dubbed
)
Seen in part or in whole by 2125 users, rank: #484 (of 6084)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.703 (Good−), std. dev.: 2.0062, rank: #3046 (of 6076)
Weighted mean: 6.638 (Good−), rank: #3114 (of 6076) (seen all: 6.67 / seen some: 5.04 / won't finish: 3.09)
Bayesian estimate: 6.647 (Good−), rank: #2881 (of 4580)
Running time: 26 minutes per episode 
Number of episodes: 2 
Vintage: 1998-02-25
Release dates: We have 19
Links: We have 34
Trivia: We have 5
Comment:
Two versions were initially released: a "General Release" version (rated 16-Up) and a "Director's Cut" version (rated 18-Up), which contains nearly 10 minutes of explicit footage. This Director's Cut version, however, is missing some scenes found in the original Japanese release. A third release, labeled "Special Edition", contains Kite in its original, uncut form. 
Review:
Kite (Jan 1, 1970)
News: Show:
Media Blasters (Sep 1, 2003)
Live Action Kite (Apr 7, 2003)
Anime Weekend Atlanta 7 (Sep 25, 2001)
Media Blasters at AX (Jul 6, 2001)
ACen 2001: Media Blasters (May 11, 2001)
Kite Uncut (Sep 21, 2000)
EDITORIAL (Mar 16, 2000)
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Kite (Blu-Ray) 2013-02-26 (from $11.67)
    Kite [Uncut] (Blu-Ray)
DVD (Region 1)
    Kite (DVD) 2000-03-14 (from $3.99)
    Kite - Director's Cut (DVD) 2002-01-29
    Kite - Special Edition [Uncut] (DVD) 2004-09-28 (from $22.46)
    Kite - Special Edition [Uncut with T-Shirt] (DVD) 2006-02-14
    Kite and Mezzo Forte - Double-Disc Umetsu Collection (DVD) 2008-03-04 (from $14.60)
    Kite and Mezzo Forte - Double-Disc Umetsu Collection [Uncut] (DVD) 2008-03-04
    Kite Collection (DVD) 2014-11-11 (from $8.75)
    Kite Dualogy (DVD) 2009-03-24 (from $7.99)
    Kite Remastered (DVD) 2009-03-24 (from $4.99)
    Kite [with T-Shirt] (DVD) 2006-02-14 (from $6.99)
VHS
    Kite (Dub.VHS) 2000-03-07 (from $9.98)
    Kite (Sub.VHS) 2000-03-07 (from $24.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yasuomi Umetsu 
Script: Yasuomi Umetsu 
Music: An Fu 
Character Design: Yasuomi Umetsu 
Art Director: Shigeru Ikehata 
Animation Director: Yuki Iwai 
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka 
Director of Photography: Yosuke Moriguchi 
Producer:
Osamu Ecchu 
Taro Miyabi 

Alto And Soprano Sax: Atsushi Ikeda 
Animation:
Kazue Ohno 
Kazuha Aihara 
Animation Inspection: Kawatatsu 
Assistant producer: Yuki Ogata 
Color setting: Haremi Miyakawa 
Dramatization:
Monjiro Kogarashi 
Yuki Iwai 
Production Assistant: Shintaro Nozaki 
Production Coordination: Yasuyuki Kogoshi 
Recording: Shoji Hata 
Sound Effects: Daisuke Jinbo 
Special Effects:
Futoshi Kirifuki 
Han Kum Su 
Supervision: Dr. Pochi 
Goro Shibusawa as Akai 
Kinryuu Arimoto as Akai 
Konami Yoshida as Sawa 
Kotomi Naruse as Sawa 
Kousuke Okano as Oburi 
Shingo Oyamada as Oburi 

Rokuro Naya as Kanie 
Tatsuo Matoba as Kanie 

Douglas Cartwright as Bodyguard A 
Gary Wynn-Jones as Bodyguard C 
Hiroshi Aida as Comedian A 
Itsumi Sawada as Street Kid B 
Jackie Sylvester as Twin A 
Michiko Yamaguchi as Old Lady 
Naho Hirokawa as Street Kid A 
Nobuyuki Takano as Comedian B 
Richard O'Sallivan as Twin B 
Takayuki Hiramatsu as Investigator 
Tomoko Furakawa as Reporter 
William Rain as Bodyguard B 
Japanese companies
Animation Production: ARMS 
Backgrounds: Jiwoo Production 
Development: Tokyo Laboratory 
Editing: Inoue Editing 
Photography: Studio Wood 
Publicity: Tomoko 
Sound Production: Rakuonsha 
Title Production: Yonchome Factory 
VTR Editing: Studio Brain 
English cast
English staff
Translation: Tokyo Rose 
Executive producer:
Gary Sierra 
John Sirabella 

5.1. Surround Mix: Joe Mendelson 
Acquisition Liaison:
Megumi Kikuraku (Blu-ray release) 
Yoko Hayama (Blu-ray release) 
Additional Translation: Duane Johnson (Blu-ray release) 
Audio Engineer: Nick Stuteville 
Communications: Billie Houle 
Dialogue Mixer: Ron Abfalter 
Duplications: B.J. Toney 
Editing:
Justin Ramos (Blu-ray release) 
Scott Marchfeld 
FX Designer: Skip Bowerman 
Graphic Design:
Merideth Mulroney 
Steven Vargas (Blu-ray release) 
Music & Effects Editor: Kevin Turner 
Packaging Design: Merideth Mulroney 
Post-Production Supervision:
Carl Morano (Blu-ray release) 
Justin Ramos (Blu-ray release) 
Production Assistant: Clark Cheng 
Production manager: Sam Liebowitz 
Production Supervision:
Carl Morano (Blu-ray release) 
Sean Molyneaux 
Script Supervision: Scott Simpson 
Subtitling: Clark Cheng (Blu-ray release) 
Voice Direction: Scott Houle 
Charlie Watson as Sawa 
Dave Underwood as Akai 
Shane Callahan as Oburi 

Charles Denson Jr. as Kanie 

Ann Connel as Old Lady 
Bob Edwards as Detective 2 
Daniel Richani as Bodyguard 1 
Heather Laska as Reporter 
J.R. Rodriguez as Bodyguard 2 
Jeff Johnston as Comedian A 
Kevin Potts as Bodyguard 3 
Les Jenkins as Molester 
Marc Matney as Comedian B 
Michael Leigh as Manager 
Paul Johnson as Prosecutor 
Rick Sisk as Twin B 
Scott Bailey as Detective 1 
Sean P. O'Connell as Investigator 
Suzan Somerz as Office Girl 

English companies
5.1 Surround Mix: Gramercy Post 
Distributor:
AnimeWorks (Regular Version) 
Kitty Media (Director's Cut/Special Edition) 
Madman Entertainment (Australia) 
Editing Studio: RG Video 
Internet Streaming:
Google Play 
Hulu 
Netflix 
Licensed by: Media Blasters 
Recording Studio: Coastal Carolina Sound Studios 
French staff
French companies
(none)
Distributor: Banzaï 
French cast
(none)
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
(none)
Distributor: Jonu Media (Spain) 
Spanish cast
(none)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Fabrizio Mazzotta 

Dubbing Assistant: Elvy Scalise 
Mixing: Fausto Achilli 
Daniele Raffaeli as Oburi 
Romano Malaspina as Akai 
Valentina Mari as Sawa 

Roberto Stocchi as Kanie 
Italian companies
Distributor: Yamato Video 
German staff
German cast
(none)
Joachim Rudolph as Akai 
Marco Steeger as Oburi 

Nina Marschke as
Frau(ep 2) 
Yun Ogata(Reporterin) 
Sascha Kaufmann as S. Sasayaki 
German companies
Broadcaster: VOX 
Distributor:
ACOG 
Animaze Germany (new release) 
I-ON NEW MEDIA (new) 
OVA 18 (OVA Films label; expired) 
Dubbing: Aaron Synchros 
Russian staff
Russian companies
(none)
Production: MC Entertainment 
Russian cast
(none)
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