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MVM Acquires Killing Bites

posted on by Andrew Osmond
License previously announced for UK distribution by Sentai Filmworks

MVM has Tweeted that it licenced the series Killing Bites, with an "Early Bird deal" on April 12. No other details of the release were given as of writing.

Previously, in October 2020, Sentai Filmworks announced that it has licensed Killing Bites for home video and digital distribution in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Mexico.

Sentai Filmworks has described the anime:

By the time Yuya Nomoto discovers his so-called friends have duped him into a clandestine plot to kidnap a high school girl, they're already dead. Things go from bad to worse as Yuya is dragged into a cutthroat world of underground bloodsport known as Killing Bites, where Therianthropes — brutal gene-edited killing machines — fight to the death for rival, power-hungry forces who manipulate society from the shadows.

The television anime adaptation of illustrator Kazasa Sumita (Witchblade Takeru) and storywriter Shinya Murata's (Jackals) Killing Bites manga premiered on the Animeism programming block on MBS and TBS in January 2018. The anime's unaired "director's cut" streamed worldwide on Amazon Prime Video. The anime had 12 episodes.

Yasuto Nishikata (episode director for The Heroic Legend of Arslan, The Seven Deadly Sins) directed the series at LIDEN FILMS (Love and Lies, The Heroic Legend of Arslan). Aoi Akashiro (Classroom of the Elite, Fuuka) was in charge of series composition, and Kazuo Watanabe (The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Oku-sama wa Joshi Kōsei) designed the characters. Yasuharu Takanashi (Naruto Shippūden, Fairy Tail) composed the music. fripSide performed the opening theme song "killing bites," and Kitsunetsuki performed the ending theme song "Kedamono Damono."

Murata and Yanai launched the manga in Monthly Hero's in March 2017. Hero's Inc. published the manga's 16th compiled book volume on August 5.


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