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Killing Bites Anime Reveals Visual, More Cast, Staff

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official website for the television anime adaptation of illustrator Kazasa Sumita (Witchblade Takeru) and storywriter Shinya Murata's (Jackals) Killing Bites manga revealed a new visual, more cast and staff members, and the January 12 premiere date for the anime on Friday.

The newly announced cast members are:

  • Rikiya Koyama as Reiichi Shidō
  • Toru Ohkawa as Ichinosuke Okajima
  • Yūichi Nakamura as Taiga Nakanishi (Tiger)
  • Sayaka Harada as Oshie Nodoguro
  • Ryōkan Koyanagi as Takeshi Kido
  • Yūsuke Kobayashi as Shōta Yabe
  • Taketora as Jerome Hongō
  • Hiroyuki Yoshino as Den Ōnuma
  • Katsuyuki Konishi as Ryūji Shiina
  • Yuuki Ono as Yūgo Tani
  • Yoshino Nanjō as Seira Son
  • Junichi Suwabe as narrator

Yasuto Nishikata (episode director for The Heroic Legend of Arslan, The Seven Deadly Sins) is directing the series at Liden Films (Love and Lies, The Heroic Legend of Arslan). Aoi Akashiro (Classroom of the Elite, Fuuka) is in charge of series composition, and Kazuo Watanabe (The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Oku-sama wa Joshi Kōsei) is designing the characters. Yasuharu Takanashi (Naruto Shippūden, Fairy Tail) is composing the music. FripSide is performing the opening theme song "killing bites," and Kitsunetsuki is performing the ending theme song "Kedamono Damono."

Additional staff members include:

  • Art Director: Norihiko Yokomatsu
  • Art Setting: Yūji Ikeda
  • Backgrounds: Studio Wyeth
  • Color Design: Aiko Shinohara
  • CG Director: Taisuke Goto
  • Modeling Supervisor: Chung Nam Kim
  • 3D CGI: Shiitake Digital
  • 2D Design, Monitor Graphics: Natsuko Satou
  • Director of Photography: Yukihiro Masumoto
  • Photography: Graphinica
  • Editing: Mai Hasegawa
  • Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
  • Sound Effects: Yasumasa Koyama
  • Sound Production: Magic Capsule

The anime will premiere on the Animeism programming block on MBS and TBS on January 12 at 26:25 (effectively January 13 at 2:25 a.m.), and on BS-TBS on January 13 at 24:30 (effectively January 14 at 12:30 a.m.). The anime's cast will also appear on a special program for the anime on January 5. The anime will have an advance screening event for the first two episodes at Tokyo's UDX Theater on December 29, and the main cast will appear for a talk show.

The main cast includes:

Sora Amamiya as Hitomi Uzaki (Honey Badger)

Wataru Hatano as Yūya Nomoto

Maaya Uchida as Eruza Nakanishi (Cheetah)

Sumire Uesaka as Ui Inaba (Rabbit)

The cast also includes:

  • Chinatsu Akasaki as Mai Shinozaki
  • Megumi Han as Yōko Mikado
  • Yuu Asakawa as Kaori Rikujō
  • Takako Honda as Kaede Kazama
  • Hidekatsu Shibata as Yōzan Mikado

The cast members are reprising their roles from the 2015 drama CDs.

Yasuto Nishikata (episode director for The Heroic Legend of Arslan, The Seven Deadly Sins) is directing the series at Liden Films (Love and Lies, The Heroic Legend of Arslan). Aoi Akashiro (Classroom of the Elite, Fuuka) is in charge of series composition, and Kazuo Watanabe (The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Oku-sama wa Joshi Kōsei) is designing the characters. Yasuharu Takanashi (Naruto Shippūden, Fairy Tail) is composing the music. FripSide is performing the opening theme song "killing bites," and Kitsunetsuki is performing the ending theme song "Kedamono Damono."

The official English website for Shogakukan's Monthly Hero's magazine describes the original 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 released the manga's eighth compiled book volume on October 5.

The official website for the Killing Bites PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game announced in September that the staff have suspended development on the game. Developer Nex Entertainment announced the multiplayer game project in 2015, and it was slated for spring 2016. However, the developer was dissolved in 2016, and the game was delayed.

Source: MoCa News


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