Kitty Pride is one of the founding members of the X-Men, and with genius level intellect, and the power of phasing, Kitty is one of the most powerful X-Men.
Kitty was born in Deerfield, Illinois, and when she turned 13 she began to have headaches which were a effect of her powers beginning to manifest. While her powers were growing, she was offered to join the X-Men and The Hellfire Club, by both leaders, Charles Xavier and Emma Frost. However, Kitty didn't really like Emma's response and attitude, and she decided to go to the X-Men. When joining, one of her first friends there was Storm, who explained to Kitty what the X-Men stood for.
One of the first adventure Kitty went on with the X-Men was when Emma Frost sent soldiers to fight the team. Near the climax of the battle, Emma foze everyone telepathically. However, Kitty was able to slip away and contact other active members like Cyclops, Nightcrawler, and Jean Grey. They arrived quickly after Kitty contacted them, and helped Kitty rescue the captured team members.
When Kitty's parents found out what she had been doing, they were furious and told her and Charles Xavier that she wouldn't be allowed to join the X-Men. However, Jean Grey erased there memories and replaced them with positive ones about Charles, so Kitty was allowed to join the X-Men officially, becoming there youngest member.
Kitty Pryde was first written by Chris Claremont and John Bryne was the artist, this appearence being in comics. Her first anime appearence is the X-Men anime series. Her first manga appearence being in X-Men: Misfits # 1.
When Kitty first joined the X-Men, she was quite shy and felt uncomfortable around mutants that looked irregular or strange, such as Nightcrawler. She eventually grew out of this fear, and ironically became great friends with Nightcrawler.
Even though Colossus and Kitty always remained close, Kitty started to take interest in Douglas Ramsey. She was attracted to him for several reasons, but mainly because of there similar interests and backgrounds. Just like Kitty, Douglas had a high level intellect, on par with Kitty herself, and both shared the same interests like computers, technology, and science. As Kitty continues to grow, she learns more to control her powers, and become excellent at hand-to-hand combat, with training from Wolverine and other notable hand-to-hand fighters from the Marvel Universe, her skills were shown in her first and only manga appearence, X-Men: Misfits.
Kitty only appears in X-Men: MIsfits, where she is involved with Iceman and other characters from the Marvel Manga Universe. It has been noted that she is to be expected to appear in more manga's in the future.
Kitty has appeared in only one anime series, though the character itself has been in various animated shows affiliated with the X-Men.
Even though Kitty has appeared in a few anime's and manga's throughout her years, most of her appearences revolve around her involvement in the X-Men comics. Kitty's character is expected to branch out more into the anime world along with other X-Men characters with the new X-Men Anime series.
Pryde of the X-Men
Originally a pilot episode animated by Toei Animation for an X-Men Animated series but never made it as a full series.