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Shogakukan Confirms Anime Adaptation for Killing Bites Manga

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga from Witchblade Takeru illustrator launched in 2013

The April issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Hero's magazine confirmed on Wednesday that illustrator Kazasa Sumita (Witchblade Takeru) and storywriter Shinya Murata's (Jackals) Killing Bites manga is getting an anime adaptation. Shogakukan has opened a website and a Twitter account for the franchise.

Japanese online retailer 7net had previously previewed the cover of the issue earlier this week, which featured the anime announcement on the cover, but the official website for Monthly Hero's previewed a cover image that didn't include the text about the anime adaptation. The website now features a cover image with the anime announcement text.

The official English website for Monthly Hero's describes the manga:

Killing Bites are underworld duels between human-animal hybrids.
One beast who knows no fear will fight in this animalistic world full of fear and insanity.

This ultimate battle of the beasts will shock you to your core!

Sumita and Murata launched the manga in Monthly Hero's in November 2013. Shogakukan published the manga's sixth volume on September 5, and will publish the seventh volume on March 4.

Bandai Entertainment published Sumita's Witchblade Takeru manga in North America. Top Cow Productions also released a flipped and color version with different content in North America.

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