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Kite Liberator [2 Discs] [Special Edition] [DVD] [2007]-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Psuedo-Kite

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    Dval
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    Genre: Action, Horror Length: 58 minutes "Years after the events that transpired in KITE, Sawa's whereabouts are a mystery. Soon, rumors of a new killer begin to circulate the city. They call her the Angel of Death, an unfeeling assassin who eliminates her targets with grace and precision, leaving only a flurry of feathers behind as her calling card. What the public is unaware of is the fact that this notorious hitman is actually a polite young lady named Monaka. Like her spiritual predecessor, Monaka has lost most of her family, and her father's duty as a astronaut keeps them literally worlds apart. Despite the physical distance, her father promises her that he will return someday. Until then, the mundane daily routine for the timid and clumsy Monaka is school and a part-time waitress job- except when she receives an assignment and instantly becomes a cold-blooded killer!" Kite Liberator; the only one installment in the series I didn't have! I didn't have any thoughts on this one going into it, and for that I'm glad. The movie/OVA has plenty of strong points, but it also has its flaws that make it imperfect. The content is similar to Kite, however it's definitely more toned-down in the naughtier aspects and just carries a 16+ rating. There's plenty of blood, murder, and gore to go around as well as just one topless shot. The action definitely carries Kite Liberator as its strongest element as it's very well-detailed, smooth, and just gorgeous to watch. Sawa makes her appearances in this one as well even if no one else knows about her. Very little is said about her except for talk about the new angel of death being very similar. Really liked the English voice dub as well here. Very likeable and tuned to the characters except for maybe the café owner. The big drawback here is on the story itself. There's a really sci-fi twist on it that I never would have seen coming when hearing the Kite name. It helps bring everyone together... literally. Also, you don't get much of a background on the characters. Monaka's dad is an astronaut and she's a schoolgirl. One guy that asks her out is a cop. Very little else is revealed about their past. With Sawa, you knew why she became a killer, but we never find out why Monaka is. Lastly, the ending: I won't spoil it. More could have been done, though. Overall, I liked this one. An extra 30-60 minutes definitely would have helped to flesh out the story a bit more. Great action sequences and enjoyable characters kept it very interesting for me at least. For the price, pick it up if you're familiar with Kite.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Pretty Weak Follow-Up to the Original

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    Sanji
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    I'm a huge anime fan, and I have a high tolerance for "meh" titles. However, I had heard negative things about Kite: Liberator since the beginning. After finally buying it, I can see what people meant. It starts off seeming nothing like anything related to Kite, and the ending is abrupt w/o any kind of true resolution. Is it the most terrible thing ever? Not at all. The visual and audio quality is good, and the extras are decent. But if you're expecting something on par w/ the original Kite, then this will not satisfy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great anime movie

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    Rogueleader17
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    Pretty good stuff for its time, but doesn't stand out much today.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really Good!

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    ActuallySusie
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    Really good anime!!! It is a very very cool show!!

    I would recommend this to a friend