Kite (OAV)

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©1998 YASUOMI UMETSU/GREEN BUNNY.


Related anime:
    Kite (live-action movie) (remake)
    Kite Liberator (OAV) (sequel)

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)
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: 1170 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 58 votes (sub:37, dub:18, edit.dub:2, others:1
1 French subtitled
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 Excellent: 126 votes (sub:88, dub:32, ?:2, raw:1, others:3
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Very good: 236 votes (sub:151, dub:70, ?:2, edit.dub:2, raw:1, others:10
5 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
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 Good: 321 votes (sub:215, dub:81, ?:6, raw:3, edit.dub:3, others:13
3 Russian dubbed
3 Russian subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
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 Decent: 205 votes (sub:148, dub:47, edit.dub:3, ?:3, raw:1, others:3
1 Japanese edited subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 German dubbed
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 So-so: 70 votes (sub:41, dub:25, raw:1, ?:1, others:2
1 Russian dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Not really good: 50 votes (sub:36, dub:12, raw:1, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
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 Weak: 46 votes (sub:36, dub:7, edit.dub:2, others:1
1 German dubbed
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 Bad: 27 votes (sub:21, dub:4, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Awful: 20 votes (sub:14, dub:5, others:1
1 German dubbed
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 Worst ever: 11 votes (dub:6, sub:4, others:1
1 Arabic dubbed
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Seen in part or in whole by 2090 users, rank: #487 (of 5920)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.702 (Good−), std. dev.: 2.0176, rank: #2994 (of 5913)
Weighted mean: 6.637 (Good−), rank: #3047 (of 5913) (seen all: 6.67 / seen some: 5.03 / won't finish: 3.09)
Bayesian estimate: 6.646 (Good−), rank: #2777 (of 4462)
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) (from $14.38)
    Kite - Uncut (Blu-Ray) 2012-02-28
DVD (Region 1)
    Kite - Director's Cut (DVD) 2002-01-29 (from $22.46)
    Kite - Special Edition Uncut (DVD) 2004-09-28
    Kite (DVD) 2006-02-14 (from $8.99)
    Kite - Special Edition Uncut - w/ T-Shirt (DVD) 2006-02-14 (from $26.21)
    Kite - w/ T-Shirt (DVD) 2006-02-14 (from $17.26)
    Kite Remastered (DVD) 2009-03-24 (from $11.28)
    Kite Remastered/Kite: Liberator (DVD) 2009-03-24 (from $7.99)
    Kite/Mezzo Forte Double Pack (DVD) 2008-03-04 (from $14.38)
    Kite/Mezzo Forte Double Pack [uncut] (DVD) 2008-03-04
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
Alto And Soprano Sax: Atsushi Ikeda
Animation Inspection: Kawatatsu
Assistant producer: Yuki Ogata
Color setting: Haremi Miyakawa
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
Konami Yoshida as Sawa
Kotomi Naruse as Sawa
Shingo Oyamada as Oburi

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 staff
English cast
Translation: Tokyo Rose
Executive producer:
Gary Sierra
John Sirabella

Audio Engineer: Nick Stuteville
Communications: Billie Houle
Dialogue Mixer: Ron Abfalter
Duplications: B.J. Toney
Editing: Scott Marchfeld
FX Designer: Skip Bowerman
Graphic Design: Merideth Mulroney
Music & Effects Editor: Kevin Turner
Packaging Design: Merideth Mulroney
Production Assistant: Clark Cheng
Production manager: Sam Liebowitz
Production Supervision: Sean Molyneaux
Script Supervision: Scott Simpson
Voice Direction: Scott Houle
Charlie Watson as Sawa
Dave Underwood as Akai
Shane Callahan as Oburi


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
Distributor:
AnimeWorks (Regular Version)
Kitty Media (Director's Cut/Special Edition)
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Editing Studio: RG Video
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
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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