Kite Liberator is a Japanese animated film mixed with fiction, thriller and action. It was released on 21st March 2008 on DVD and 25th November 2014 on Blu-ray. It is the second part of the movie “Kite”.
Story of the movie
The movie takes place ten years after the events of the first and foremost “Kite” film. The second part i.e. Kite Liberator starts with a researcher for Defy foods names Koichi Doi going back to his space station. He researches about the methods to preserve bone mass through diet in zero gravity. Just after a crew member and Orudo Noguchi are found to experience some exposure of space radiation, they are asked to discontinue the mission further.Noguchi asks Doi to deliver a birthday package to her daughter Monaka. Monaka is clumsy and messy girl who goes to school and also works in a café. As she returns back home from work she finds the package sent by her father. It has a bracelet made out of the rocks of the mars.
At the space station,Orudo and the other crew member kill most of the crew as well as ISS police units. Though Monaka is an average girl of high school but she definitely has some dark secrets in her past. Mukai keeps on hinting Monaka what all dangers she might have to face while she lives a double life.
Characters of the movie
- Monaka Noguchi
She is the main lead of the movie Kite Liberator. She works in a restaurant when she’s not on a mission. When she’s on a mission, she wears blue contact lenses instead of her spectacles. The character was dubbed by Marina Inoue in the Japanese version and for the English version it was dubbed by Xanthe Huynh.
- Manatsu Mukai
She is a single mother. Also, she is the senior of Monaka Noguchi in the restaurant where she works in. Her character was dubbed in Japanese by Akemi Okamura and in English by Tara Platt.
Koichi Doi is a researcher for Defy foods who finds methods to preserve bone mass through diet in zero gravity. His voice was dubbed in Japanese by Setsuji Satō and English version by Doug Erholtz.
- Rin Gaga
He is the police officer that chases the pedophile. His voice was dubbed in Japanese by Masakazu Morita and in English by Grant George.
- Orudo Noguchi
He is the father of Monaka Noguchi. His character was dubbed by Rikiya Koyama for the Japanese version and Jamieson Price dubbed the English version.
Overall the movie is a must watch with a great cast and characters. Also the story makes much more sense than the first movie of the series. The scenes in the movie are very straightforward hence can be understood very easily by anyone. All the genres have been put to use wisely.