Sentai Filmworks Licenses Killing Bites Anime

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posted on 2020-10-23 00:02 EDT by Alex Mateo

Anime premiered in January 2018


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

Sentai Filmworks describes the anime:

Manji, the Slayer of Hundreds, has been cursed with eternal life — but in the dark of his existence shines a final glimmer of hope. If he can slay 1,000 evil men, Manji will finally be able to end his life of infinite misery. When a young girl named Rin asks him to help her take revenge on the group of master swordsmen who slaughtered her family, Manji finds some resemblance to his lost younger sister in her and decides to come to her aid.

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.

Source: Sentai Filmworks


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