Kite Volume 1
Manga chicks turning the law on it’s ear and
dispensing their own formidable form of justice! Sound familiar? Kite
is another tale in that genre about a young girl who orphaned at a young
age due to a double homicicide of her parents, is brought up by the
detective on the murder case. Raised to kill those whom her “carers”
indicate as targets, Sawa finally breaks free of her captors when
brought in to assist in a kill with another girl that is being trained.
The movie becomes a game of cat and mouse after that
point with Sawa and Oburi breaking free and then the pursuit that occurs
when you lose the ultimate killing machine. The premise behind the whole
tale, whilst done before, is nicely realised and the tale of the girls
is well told, keeping you interested for the whole film.
Video and audio is excellent and the extras that are
light on though and I would have loved to see a bit more. The
storyboards and original cells are the best of those on offer, I wish
there had been a commentary of some kind to work out what the creators
actually thought of the tale as well.
Please note the R rating on this title as it is well
deserved with a high level of gore and themes. Still highly enjoyable
but the warning is there for a reason.