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NBC Universal Japan Reveals First ‘Killing Bites’ Anime Blu-ray Artwork

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© Shinya Murata, Kazu Sumida, HERO’S / Killing Bites Production Committee

The winter 2018 anime series Killing Bites is having its home video releases handled by NBC Universal Japan and they’ve set a solid and tighter schedule for it. With it just over a month or so until the first volume arrives we now have a look at the cover artwork for it that will definitely appeal to fans of the show. And it’s easy to imagine how the rest of the run will look. The twelve episode series is getting a four-volume release on Blu-ray that begins on March 28th, 2018. The releases are all listed as limited editions with them priced at 9,200 yen each.

Nishikata Yasuto directed it based on the series composition by Aoi Akashiro. Kazuo Watanabe worked on the character designs and LIDENFILMS handled the animation production.

The Japanese cast includes Sora Amamiya as Hitomi Uzaki, Wataru Hatano as Yūya Nomoto, Maaya Uchida as Eruza Nakanishi, Sumire Uesaka as Ui Inaba, 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, Rikiya Koyama as Reiichi Shidou, Tooru Ookawa as Ichinosuke Okajima, Yuuichi Nakamura as Taiga Nakanishi, Sayaka Harada as Oshie Nodoguro, Ryoukan Koyanagi as Takeshi Kido, Yuusuke Kobayashi as Shouta Yabe, Taketora as Gérôme Hongou, Hiroyuki Yoshino as Den Oonuma, Katsuyuki Konishi as Ryuuji Shiina, Yuuki Ono as Yuugo Tani, Yoshino Nanjo as Seira Son, and Junichi Suwabe as Narrator.

The manga comes from writer Shinya Murata and artist Kazasa Sumita that began in the magazine back in the fall of 2013 with seven volumes released so far.

Plot concept: People have been created that are human-animal hybrids, and powerful businesses bet on the outcome of their duels. College student Yuuya Nomoto’s casual acquaintances ask him to drive them around to pick up girls one day, which he soon finds out means by force. The girl they kidnap is an animal-human hybrid named Hitomi, who slaughters all of them except Yuuya. Hitomi is a honey badger, which has been called the most fearless of all animals. Now Hitomi is assigned to stay with Yuuya, for his protection!

Volume Date Extras
1 03/28/18 Original Soundtrack
2 04/27/18 Booklet, DRama CD, Clean Oipening, Clean Closing, Promos, Commercials
3 05/30/18 Drama CD
4 06/27/18 Radio CD
Killing Bites Japanese Volume 1 Cover

[Source: Killing Bites]