clichés and stereotypes is what you'll get if you watch Kite Liberator
on DVD. Even though it contains sexily clad girls kicking ass, it's
actually a rather enjoyable story that is the sequel to the original
1988 movie called Kite.
original movie was quite interesting which revolved around a
sexually abused girl who became an assassin. Unfortunately Kite
Liberator seems to cash in more on this premise and even though I
enjoyed the movie, it was lacking the uniqueness of that "X" factor
from the first film.
story of Kite Liberator follows Sawa or the assassin known as the Angel
of Death/Monaka. Although Sawa has been killing for
several years now, she has found no clues to the murder of her
parents... until now. Revenge has been soul food and if anyone gets in
her way, friend, foe or loved one... hell hath no fury like the Angel of
Without spoiling the story, her trail of her parents murder is quite
close to home and while she is an "average" teenage high school student
during the day, at night, she is a vicious killer who will stop at
nothing to revenge her parents death. What I do like about Kite
Liberator is the dual personality of Sawa/Monaka which works extremely
well with this concept.
What I didn't enjoy as much are the anime
clichés which dumbed down the story a little. The characters are well
fleshed out and the story will keep you glued from start to finish. Add
in some really cool animation and choreographed battles and this is what
anime is all about.
Video, Audio & Special Features
2008 release of Kite Liberator boasts some decent video quality with
sharp images, vibrant colours and deep blacks. There are no errors
whatsoever. Add in a Dolby Digital 5.1 track and when the action starts
flying so do your speakers. Unfortunately Kite Liberator has no special
features which does make it a little steep compared to some other anime
Nonetheless, Kite Liberator is an above average anime story with a kick
ass character that borders on a split personality. It features high
drama, action and some great animation... check it out!