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Original Appearance:

.hack//INFECTION (2002)

Platform of Origin:

PlayStation 2




BlackRose (Project X Zone)
Haseo (Project X Zone 2)

Cross appearances:

Project X Zone
Project X Zone 2

Voice Actor:

Sayaka Aida

First Chapter Appearance:

Chapter 7 (PXZ)
Prologue 4 (PXZ2)
Chapter 8 (PXZ2 Joins Party)

"I have a feeling it is somewhere in... The World!"

Kite (カイト Kaito?) is the main protagonist of the original .hack series and is a playable unit in the two Project X Zone games.


In the .hack//Games, Kite was invited by his real life friend Yasuhiko to play an online game called The World. Orca, Yasuhiko's character, and Kite adventured in a dungeon where they encountered a mysterious girl named Aura. Aura was going to give Orca a mysterious book until a monster called Skeith appeared and killed Orca. Skeith was about to attack Kite as well, but a mysterious hacker named Helba saved Kite and booting him from the server with the book. After the encounter, Kite learned that his friend Yasuhiko had fallen into a coma in the real world. This prompted Kite to investigate The World thinking it may be related to their encounter with Skeith, which soon turn out to be a bigger crisis that he had ever thought.

Throughout his quest, he met a Heavy Blade character named BlackRose and she eventually becomes one of his best partners, as both having the same problem. Throughout his quests, he meets characters such as Mia, Elk, Mistral, Piros, and Wiseman. He also encounters a character named Balmung, Orca's partner in The World who used to think Kite was a hacker.

Not long after Yasuhiko got comatosed, Kite encounters a Data Bug at the Hulle Granz Cathedral. After Balmung attacks with no effect, he opens the Book of Twilight and his character is altered and gains the ability to Data Drain and Gate Hack to fight the unknown threat. As they continue their quest, they meet Skeith again and this time they manage to defeat Skeith. As he and his friends began unraveling the mysteries surrounding The World, they encounter more of the Epitaphs of Twilight and even met The World's creator, Harold Hoerwick, who explained the true purpose of The World: the creation of the ultimate AI, Aura. However, the Morganna program has been trying to stall it's creation with the Epitaphs and sealing Harold's mind inside the network, as well as using Cubia, the shadow sealed in the Twilight Bracelet. After forming an alliance with master hacker Helba and Lios, one of The World's admins, the group .hackers was created to stop the threat of Morganna.

They execute "Operation: Wavebreak" to access The World's core and fight against the final phase, Corbenik. As everyone fights, they find themselves deleted one by one when it got close to defeat. Just then, Aura makes the ultimate sacrifice and disappears...becoming The World's ultimate AI. After a few months, those that were in a coma, including Orca, woke up and The World was restored.


Kite .hack//SIGN

Kite and Black Rose are reoccurring characters for the .hack series. Their first appearance in the anime is in episode 28 of .hack//SIGN: Unison where after resolving some lingering problems in the game they along with the main characters of the anime series (Tsukasa, Mimiru, Subaru, Bear, BT, Crim, Silver Knight and Sora) join Helba and Lios for a party in Netslum. Aura, another character from the .hack games also appears. Later in the anime series, .hack//Legend of the Twilight, a duplicate of Kite and BlackRose's character models are used by the real life twins Shugo and Rena Kunisaki, instead of the original protagonist of the .hack games. As Shugo and Rena continue to play inside the online game called the World, their enemies are trying to seek Shugo/Kite's bracelet, which has an ability to drain the enemy's data using its ability the Data Drain. Kite's character design also used as apart of the individuals Tri -Edge (Also known as Azure Flame Kite, but abrv. Azure Kite) from .hack//Roots and Sakuya from .hack//Quantum.

Crosspedia Entry[]

One of the legendary PCs (player characters) called ".hackers" from the online game "The World." Once used the power of the "Twilight Bracelet" entrusted to him by Aura to resolve a far-reaching virus incident whose repercussions stretched even into the real world. He is currently equipped with a new Twilight Bracelet. Has a warm and calm personality, and is an excellent leader, though he can worry too much about things. In real life he's a junior high school student.


Kite first appears in Chapter 7: The .hackers along with BlackRose. He armed with his signature blades, utilizes most of his Twin Blade moves from the original .hack games and a few from .hack//link, including his Tri-Edge mark. His special finisher is his signature Data Drain, which played heavily into the main plot of the original .hack games. He is partnered with BlackRose, his first ally after Orca's death. In Project X Zone 2, he is partnered with Haseo from its sequel series .hack//G.U.

Stats at Level 50 (Project X Zone)[]

50 12574 366 348 148 160

Stats at Level 99 (Project X Zone 2)[]

99 44368 743 388 282 268

Project X Zone 2 Ultimate Equipment[]

Gear: Ticking Death (ATK +326, TEC +20, DEX +20, HP +5000, Absorbs SP)

Accessory: Aura's Cloak (ATK +10, DEF +249, TEC +30, DEX +30, SP +50)

Attack List[]

Project X Zone Attack List[]

Name Strength XP Rate Effect
Sparrow Counter & Gun Drive C 6% None
Solo Whirlwind Dance & Cyclone B 4% None
Gale Blade & Tiger Blitz A 6% None
Tiger Ring Blade & Xth Cross Chain B 6% Down
Tri-Edge & Harpoon B 5% Stun & Critical+
Special: Data Drain S 100% Cost Stun
MA: Meteor Strike (2-4 enemies) C 100% Cost Stun
Support: Tri-Edge & Cyclone C None

Project X Zone 2 Attack List[]

Name Strength Effect
Flame Dance & Tiger Blitz A None
Moonlight Blade & Lotus Flower B Down
Double Gale Blade C Stun
Ghost Falcon & Charge Slash A None
Tri-Flame & Reaper's Dance C Poison
Special: Data Drain S Down
MA: The Terror of Death S None
Support: Tri-Flame & Reaper's Dance C Poison

Skill List[]

Project X Zone Skill List[]

Skill Name XP Cost Target Effect Description
Repth 30% Ally Heal HP 30% Healing Magic
Rip Teyn 10% Ally Heal all ailments Magic that cures ailments
Ap Do 20% Self Range +2 Magic that increases speed
Ap Corv 30% Self Attack +15% Magic that increases physical strength
Protect Break Auto Self Nullify enemy block (30% chance) Kite only

Project X Zone 2 Skill List[]

Name SP Cost Target Effect Description
Repth 20 Ally HP Recovery 30% Kite's magic that heals the energy all adventurer's rely on.
Backstab 70 Self Back Attack +50% Haseo can earn a damage bonus when hitting a foe from behind.
Rip Teyn 30 Ally Heals Poison, Stun, and Bind Kite's magic that heals status ailments, always helpful in a pinch.
Surprise Attack 70 Self Side Attack +75% Haseo sneaks up on an unwitting foe, keeping out of sight before striking.

Project X Zone 2 Auto Skill List[]

Name CP Cost Activation Rate Effect Description
Speed Talisman 0 After Action: SP 50% or less Move +1 Kite's talisman boosts his movement speed.
Armor Pierce 0 Start of Turn: 100% Block Damage +25% Haseo's weapon-based combo strike can even break tough armor.
Quick Rengeki 300 After Action: XP 100 or more Extends Cross Freeze Haseo's weapon-based skill lets him string normal attacks together more easily.
Protect Break 400 Start of Turn: 100% Block Crush Damage +25% Kite's attack crushes the protection place on foes, dealing major damage.
Vengeful Blade 500 After action: HP 50% or less Attack +10% The vengeful Haseo's attack power is at its highest when the need is strongest.
Rengeki Finish 600 Start of Turn: 30% Absorbs XP (EP) Haseo's tension rises after beating foes with a Rengeki combo.
Data Drain 700 Start of Turn: 20% Collects SP The power of the bracelet Aura gave Kite drains the status of defeated foes.


His theme is "Stairs of Time" from .hack//link, which is shared with his partner, BlackRose.


List of Quotes - Kite & BlackRose

List of Quotes - Kite & Haseo

List of Quotes - Kite (Story/PXZ)

List of Quotes - Kite (Story/PXZ2)



  • Kite and the .hack// franchise are the only Bandai representatives for Bandai Namco in the Project X Zone series.
  • Kite, BlackRose, and Haseo are the only playable units to originate from an anime.
  • Kite, BlackRose, KOS-MOS, T-elos, and Neneko are the only playable units from the PS2 whose games haven't been ported to modern consoles.
    • Haseo's games, the G.U. series, had a remaster in 2017.
  • Kite is the only .hack character who is the dominant member of a pair.
  • In English, Kite is voiced by Mona Marshall.
  • In both games, Kite joins the party in Hulle Granz Cathedral. However, each game takes place in a different revision of it.
  • Kite, Sakura, Ogami, Demitri, KOS-MOS, X, and Zero are the only characters who appeared in both Project X Zone games that join the party at a stage from their home franchise in both games.
Project X Zone
Playable Characters
Akira - Alisa A. - Alisa B. - Arthur - Bahn - Batsu - BlackRose - Bruno - Chris - Chun-Li - Cyrille - Dante - Demitri - Devilotte - Erica - Estelle
Flynn - Frank - Gemini - Haken - Heihachi - Hsien-Ko - Ichiro - Imca - Jill - Jin - Juri - Kaguya - Ken - Kite - Kogoro - KOS-MOS - Kurt
Lady - Leanne - Lindow - Mii - Morrigan - Neneko/Neito - Pai - Reiji - Riela - Rikiya - Ryu - Sakura - Sänger - Saya - Servbots - Soma
T-elos - Toma - Tron - Ulala - Valkyrie - Vashyron - X - Xiaomu - Xiaoyu - Yuri - Zephyr - Zero
Rival Characters
Nemesis - Lord Raptor - Jedah - Seth - Vile - Astaroth - Shielder - Selvaria - Aya-me - Ciseaux - V-Dural - V-Dural (Statue)
Riemsianne - Coco ★ Tapioca - Skeith - Skeith Zero - Phantom - Vajra - Dokugozu - Dokumezu - Meden - Due - Eins - Drei
Non-Playable Characters
Aura - Iris
Project X Zone 2
Playable Characters
Akira - Alisa - Aty - Axel - Captain - Chris - Chrom - Chun-Li - Ciel - Dante - Demitri - Erica - Estelle - Felicia - Fiora - Flynn - Gemini
Goro Majima - Haseo - Heihachi - Hibana - Hotsuma - Ichiro Ogami - Ingrid - Jill - Jin - June - Kage Maru - Kazuma Kiryu - Kazuya - Ken - Kite
KOS-MOS - Leanne - Leon - Ling Xiaoyu - Lucina - Maya - Morrigan - Nana - Natsu - Pai - Phoenix - Reiji - Ryo - Ryu - Sakura - Segata
Strider Hiryu - Ulala - Valkyrie - Vashyron - Vergil - X - Xiaomu - Yuri - Zephyr - Zero
Juri - M. Bison - Nelo Angelo - Nemesis - B.B. Hood - Lord Raptor - Pyron - Sigma - Vile MK-II - Tong Pooh - B. Hayato - V-Dural - V-Dural (Statue) - Dural - Aya-me - Ciseaux - Ranmaru - Dokurobo - Shadow - Coco ★ Tapioca - Robot Axel - Unknown - Zagi - Marduk - Vajra - Skeith - Azure Kite - Saya - Dokugozu - Dokumezu - Sheath - Nine Nine - Byaku Shin - T-elos - Kamuz - Metal Face
Ustanak - Solo - Shtrom Jr. - Shtrom - Druk - Kurohagane α
Non-Playable Characters
Ada - Aura - Chizuru Urashima - Garigliano - Miyuki - Miles Edgeworth - Otohime - Sylphie - Tarosuke - Tiki