Following the announcement in March, an official Twitter and a teaser site for the upcoming TV anime adaptation project based on Shinya Murata (story) and Kazuasa Sumida (art)'s battle action manga Killing Bites opened today, announcing its January 2018 premiere in Japan and main staff members. The site also reveals a first visual of the animal-human hybrid main heroine Hitomi Uzaki in her beast fighter mode.
Yasuhito Nishikata (The Heroic Legend of Arslan episode director) makes his TV anime series directorial
debut, alongside series composition writer Aoi Akashiro (Classroom of the Elite) and character designer
Kazuo Watanabe (The Heroic Legend of Arslan). Yasuharu Takanashi (Naruto, Fairy Tail) provides soundtrack
music, Liden Films works on anime production.
The story introduction on the site:
An ordinary college student Yuuya Nomoto encounters a mysterious girl Hitomi. At a deserted dumping
ground, he witnesses her transforming into a beast form and battling out against a lion monster. Their
identity are "Bruto," who have both a human brain and animal fangs, and Hitomi is "Ratel (Honey badger)"
with the strongest fighting instinct. "Bruto" have been given patronage by the four biggest financial groups:
Mikado, Yatsubishi, Sumitomo, and Ishida, since ancient times, and have fought against each other as their
representatives to struggle for supremacy. By meeting with Hitomi, Nomoto becomes involved in the
cutthroat battles by them, called "Killing Bites."
The manga has been serialized in Monthly Hero's magazine since its January 2014 issue and the latest
8th tankobon volume will be released on October 5.
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© Shinya Murata, Kazuasa Sumida, HERO’S/ Killing bites Production Committee