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Killing Bites
Killing Bites volume 1 cover.jpg
Cover of Killing Bites volume 1 by Shogakukan featuring the character Hitomi Uzaki
キリングバイツ
(Kiringu Baitsu)
Manga
Written byShinya Murata
Illustrated byKazasa Sumita
Published byShogakukan
DemographicSeinen
MagazineMonthly Hero's
Original runNovember 2013 – present
Volumes13 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byYasuto Nishikata
Written byAoi Akashiro
Music byYasuharu Takanashi
StudioLiden Films
Licensed byAmazon Video (streaming)
Original networkMBS (Animeism), TBS, AT-X, BS-TBS, SBS
Original run January 13, 2018 March 31, 2018
Episodes12
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Killing Bites (キリングバイツ, Kiringu Baitsu) is a Japanese manga series written by Shinya Murata and illustrated by Kazasa Sumita. It has been serialized since November 2013 in Shogakukan's seinen manga magazine Monthly Hero's. It has been collected in thirteen tankōbon volumes. A 12-episode anime television series adaptation by Liden Films aired between January 13 and March 31, 2018, on MBS TV's "Animeism" programming block.

Plot[edit]

When attacked by some college students, Hitomi kills all of them except Yūya, who is shocked to see her transform into a beast and battle a lion monster at an abandoned waste facility. These strange people are "Brutes", fighters that have been created to combine the brains of humans and the fangs of beasts. The "Killing Bites" battles have been the decisive turning points in the Japanese economy since ancient times. Hitomi is assigned to protect Yūya.

Characters[edit]

Hitomi Uzaki (宇崎 瞳, Uzaki Hitomi)
Voiced by: Sora Amamiya[1]
A girl with white hair who is a Honey Badger hybrid. Her honey badger DNA means she does not feel fear even when facing opponents far larger, stronger and faster than herself in death matches. Her fighting strategy usually involves insulting her opponents into attacking her first than counterattacking with lethally fast slashing cuts. She has an obvious crush on her guardian, Reiichi Shido, becoming lovestruck in his presence and immediately following any order he gives her. She treats anybody but Reiichi with mild contempt and indifference, frequently forgetting people's names even if they are opponents she has fought in the past, such as Leo. After the Killing Bites tournament, Shido orders her to assassinate Nomoto, much to her resistance.
Yūya Nomoto (野本 裕也, Nomoto Yūya)
Voiced by: Wataru Hatano[1]
A second year university student who was forced into a plot by several classmates to kidnap Hitomi. Following this incident he is forced by Hitomi's guardian, Reiichi Shido, to allow Hitomi to live with him as his bodyguard. In return Yuya must act as Hitomi's financial backer to allow her to take part in death matches against Hybrids belonging to the four Zaibatsu. After the battles, Hitomi attempts to assassinate him, but survives. Learning that he is officially dead, Yuya takes refuge among that hybrids and plans his revenge against Shido and Hitomi. After the series' timeskip, he becomes a Crow Hybrid and starts conspiring to get his vengeance against those who betrayed him, demonstrating a more mature and resolute personality.
Pure Inui (戌井 純, Inui Pyua)
Voiced by: Minami Tanaka
She is a Beagle Hybrid. After a car accident, her dog Nanuupi's DNA has been joined with her to save Pure's life, making her an hybrid; this makes Pure able to speak with her dog, which is now part of her body. Despite her lack of experience, Pure is quickly turned by Yuya into a powerful warrior thanks to a special training, during which she has learned to fight while instinctively obeying the commands Yuya sends her with a special dog whistle. She tends to trust the others easily (even if she acts with hostility against whoever she senses as a threat for Yuya, following her canine instinct to protect her owner), and despite everyone's skepticism she proves being a powerful and dangerous fighter.
Tasuku Kuroi (黒井 佑, Kuroi Tasuku)
She is a Tasmanian devil Hybrid. She has a strong personality and her sole purpose is to become stronger than her idol Hitomi. Her dream comes true the moment they fight during the Second Killing Bites, becoming one of the few Hybrids that succeeds in seriously wounding Hitomi while in her final form. Sometimes irritable to Pure's attachment to her, she initially takes the duty to protect her only by Yuya's order, but with time she seems to start becoming attached to her. The Tasmanian devil in her DNA provides her with endless evolution abilities, making her body capable of increasing or decreasing her animal powers according with the opponent's strength.
Haiji Gotoh (護藤 ハイジ, Gotoh Haiji)
She is an Ibex Hybrid. She has an apatic personality, and since childhood she has always found at ease with high places, until when she met a young Hitomi and they became friends. Both her outstanding agility and ibex' DNA make her able to climb even the steepest slopes without problems, while her powerful horns (which are her pigtails while not transformed) are strong enough to be deadly dangerous for almost any other hybrid.
Eruza Nakanishi (中西 獲座, Nakanishi Eruza)
Voiced by: Maaya Uchida[1]
She is a Cheetah hybrid specialising in speed type attacks. She is the younger sister of Taiga and represents the Yatsubishi Zaibatsu alongside her brother Taiga. She loses the final match of the first destroyal against Ui in a very unexpected way, and since then her main purpose is to get vengeance against her for having been humiliated in that occasion.
Ui Inaba (稲葉 初, Inaba Ui)
Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka[1]
She is a Rabbit hybrid who has never won a fight and prefers to run away from danger. After the destroyal she becomes worldwide known as the strongest hybrid ever seen, and one of the most respected member of the underground and unrecognized Killing Bites matches. For the same reason however she becomes also a puppet for the elite controlling the new hybrids community, that can force her to do whatever they want to not see her secret about how she won the destroyal publicly revealed.
Mai Shinozaki (篠崎 舞, Shinozaki Mai)
Voiced by: Chinatsu Akasaki[1]
She is an overseer of the Death Matches.
Yōko Mitsukado (三門 陽湖, Mitsukado Yōko)
Voiced by: Megumi Han[1]
She is the granddaughter of Yozan and believes the Killing Bites have been corrupted by Shidoh's influence. After her defeat at the destroyal, the other Zaibatsu conspire to destroy the Mitsukado family, sending her in ruin and subsequently abandoning her in the hands of Yūgo Tani, that makes her his personal slave.
Kaori Rikujō (六条 香織, Rikujō Kaori)
Voiced by: Yū Asakawa[1]
A civet hybrid that uses her pheromones to control others. She represents the Yatsubishi Zaibatsu.
Kaede Kazama (風間 楓, Kazama Kaede)
Voiced by: Takako Honda[1]
A sadistic gecko hybrid who represents the Sumitomo Zaibatsu. After having been defeated by Taiga during the first destroyal she manages to survive the battle, only to be defeated again during the next Killing Bites preliminary round, this time by Haiji Gotoh.
Yōzan Mitsukado (三門 陽参, Mitsukado Yōzan)
Voiced by: Hidekatsu Shibata[1]
He is the President of Mitsukado Zaibatsu. He is Yoko's Grandfather. After his death, the other Zaibatsu organize themselves to gain monopoly over the hybrids-making business, sending the Mitsukado in ruin.
Reiichi Shidō (祠堂 零一, Shidō Reiichi)
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama[2]
Hitomi's legal guardian who orders her to live with and protect Yuya. He frequently uses Hitomi's crush on him to make her obey his orders without question or hesitation. He uses the Death Matches as the testing grounds for his own hybrid research. After obtaining power from the four zaibatsu, he orders Nomoto's assassination and orders Hitomi to execute him, as Nomoto knew too much as well as wanting Hitomi to remove all attachments; not realizing, he would soon make an enemy out of the young man.
Nodoka Uzaki (宇崎のどか, Uzaki Nodoka)
A human hybrid born by Shidō's experiments of injecting human DNA into a South American sloth. The experiment gave her a human's body and intelligence, but she still presents some traits of her original being (for example, she tends to get tired quickly). In a second moment, Shidō injected her even the DNA of a megatherium, the prehistoric ancestor of the sloth, making her both the first hybrid with three different kinds of DNA and the first one made with the genes of an extinct species. During the Second Killing Bites' preliminary round, the Zaibatsu leaders secretly release her on the fighting field to test her strength, and even if she befriends Pure saving her from other participants she quickly goes berserk, revealing her true form.
Ichinosuke Okajima (岡島 壱之助, Okajima Ichinosuke)
Voiced by: Tōru Ōkawa[2]
He is a burly man who is a Hippopotamus Hybrid. He represents the Ishida Zaibatsu with Seira Son as his sponsor.
Taiga Nakanishi (中西 獲座, Nakanishi Taiga)
Voiced by: Yuichi Nakamura[2]
Eruza's older brother and a Tiger hybrid. He represents the Yatsubishi Zaibatsu and sees Yuugo as his rival.
Oshie Nodoguro (乃塒 押絵, Nodoguro Oshie)
Voiced by: Sayaka Harada[2]
A minor character used for comic relief after the credits. She has a crush on Hitomi and is portrayed as being similar in behaviour to the Greater honeyguide, a species of bird thought to cooperate with honey badgers by leading them to bees nests. However, Oshie usually ends up injured as a result of being around Hitomi because, as the narrator frequently points out, Oshie is human, not a Therianthrope.
Takeshi Kido (城戸 剛, Kido Takeshi)
Voiced by: Ryōkan Koyanagi[2]
A Pangolin hybrid representing the Mitsukado Zaibatsu. He has an unusual fondness for trees and is known for being especially merciless against opponents who have damaged trees during the matches.
Shōta Yabe (矢部 正太, Yabe Shōta)
Voiced by: Yūsuke Kobayashi[2]
A bespectacled young man and a Gorilla hybrid from the Mitsukado Zaibatsu.
Jerome Hongō (ジェロム 本郷, Jeromu Hongō)
Voiced by: Taketora[2]
He is a Bear hybrid specialising in Sumo Wrestling who represents the Mitsukado Zaibatsu.
Den Ōnuma (大沼 電, Ōnuma Den)
Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino[2]
He is a Cobra hybrid with a sadistic personality who enjoys sexually assaulting his female Hybrid opponents while in his transformed Cobra body. He represents the Sumitomo Zaibatsu.
Ryūji Shiina (椎名 竜次, Shiina Ryūji)
Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi[2]
He is a Crocodile hybrid representing the Sumitomo Zaibatsu.
Yūgo Tani (谷 優牛, Tani Yūgo)
Voiced by: Yūki Ono[2]
A Lion hybrid representing the Mitsukado Zaibatsu. He was the first opponent Hitomi faces in the series. While ruthless in battle, he can be friendly outside of it.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Shinya Murata launched the series, with art by Kazasa Sumita, in Shogakukan's seinen manga magazine Monthly Hero's on November 30, 2013.[3] It has been collected in thirteen tankōbon volumes.

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 September 5, 2014[4]ISBN 978-4-8646-8379-1
2 October 4, 2014[5]ISBN 978-4-8646-8383-8
3 March 5, 2015[6]ISBN 978-4-8646-8402-6
4 September 5, 2015[7]ISBN 978-4-8646-8431-6
5 March 5, 2016[8]ISBN 978-4-8646-8452-1
6 September 5, 2016[9]ISBN 978-4-8646-8472-9
7 March 4, 2017[10]ISBN 978-4-8646-8493-4
8 October 5, 2017[11]ISBN 978-4-8646-8521-4
9 January 25, 2018[12]ISBN 978-4-8646-8535-1
10 March 5, 2018[13]ISBN 978-4-8646-8545-0
11 August 4, 2018[14]ISBN 978-4-8646-8582-5
12 December 29, 2018[15]ISBN 978-4-8646-8608-2
13 June 5, 2019[16]ISBN 978-4-86468-650-1

Anime[edit]

A 12-episode anime television series adaptation by Liden Films aired between January 13 and March 31, 2018, on MBS TV's "Animeism" programming block. The opening theme is "killing bites" by fripSide, and the ending theme is "Kedamono Damono" (ケダモノダモノ) by Kitsunetsuki.[1] Amazon Video streamed the Director's Cut version worldwide.[17] The 4 Blu-ray releases were released from March 28, 2018 to June 26, 2018. Each release has 3 episodes inside the disc for a total of 12 episodes.[18]

No. Title[a] Original air date
1"The One With The Sharper Fangs Will Win"
Transcription: "Kiba no surudoi hō ga katsu" (Japanese: 牙の鋭い方が勝つ)
January 13, 2018 (2018-01-13)
In Japan four Zaibatsu Conglomerates sponsor underground death matches between genetically engineered hybrids called Therianthropes who combine the intelligence of humans with the power of animals. A high school girl named Hitomi Uzaki is kidnapped by several men intending to rape her with college student Yūya Nomoto forced to drive the van. Before he can save her, Yūya finds that Hitomi has easily killed her attackers and is forced to drive to an arena for a fight between herself and a lion hybrid. Hitomi wagers that she will win, betting the money that Yūya's organs would fetch if harvested and sold. Hitomi reveals she is a hybrid of a honey badger, the most fearless animal in the world, and easily kills her opponent. Yūya is informed by Hitomi's guardian, Reiichi Shidō, that the Zaibatsu use death matches to attract wealthy investors and gain political and economic influence. Due to Hitomi betting his organs, Yūya is technically the only investor she has allowing her to take part in matches. Hitomi is ordered to protect Yūya, who is given Hitomi’s prize money, 100 million, to bet on future fights. Later, Yuuya is attacked by another Hybrid wanting to learn about Hitomi.
2"Shit, I Might Fall For You"
Transcription: "Yabbai horechai sō" (Japanese: やっばい惚れちゃいそう)
January 20, 2018 (2018-01-20)
Hitomi arrives to save Yuya. The Hybrid reveals herself as Ryoko Araka, a porcupine Hybrid from the Yatsubishi Zaibatsu, who uses metallic quills as stabbing weapons. She had intended to kill Yuya so Hitomi would have no investor for future matches but decides to kill Hitomi instead. As they battle it is revealed that Hitomi’s honey badger skin is too tough to pierce, even with metal weapons. As Ryoka prepares another attack she is knocked out by a Hippopotamus Hybrid named Ichinosuke Okajima who asks Hitomi to join the Ishida Zaibatsu. Hitomi angrily refuses, until she receives a message from Reiichi, and agrees to fight her next death match as a representative of the Ishida. Hitomi transfers to Yuya’s university where she meets Eruza Nakanishi, a Cheetah Hybrid also from the Yatsubishi. She enrages Hitomi by stealing her underwear, goading her into a fight. They are interrupted by a representative of the Mitsukado Zaibatsu who informs them that as Hitomi is representing Ishida in the next Death Match they are forbidden from fighting beforehand. Unknown observers of the fight reveal that all four Zaibatsu’s are targeting Hitomi and they will most likely strike during the upcoming Death Match.
3"I Really Have No Redeeming Quality"
Transcription: "Hontto nan no torie mo nain desu" (Japanese: ほんっと何の取り柄もないんです)
January 27, 2018 (2018-01-27)
To hide their Hybrid identities Hitomi and Eruza end up wearing cosplay while students from the photography club photograph them. As Yuya returns home he finds Leo the Lion Hybrid alive, along with Yoko Mitsukado, the granddaughter of the Mitsukado Zaibatsu’s president. Yoko reveals that Hitomi’s guardian, Reiichi, is using the matches to test his Hybrid research and Yuya must participates in the match as Hitomi’s strategist. Yoko is angered when he agrees to take part; having hoped his cowardice would make him withdraw. She decides to take part in the match to ensure Hitomi’s death. As the match requires 3 team members Ichinosuke attempts to recruit another Hybrid but the only one available is Ui Inaba, a Rabbit Hybrid who has never won a match. Ui is attacked by Akemi Kishimoto, a Horned Lizard Hybrid, who has been preventing other Hybrids from joining the Ishida. Ui is almost shot by the blood bullets from Akemi’s eyes but is saved by Hitomi. Ui uses her sensitive hearing to deduce Akemi has a twin sister shooting from another location, allowing Hitomi to defeat but not kill them. As fighting before the match is forbidden Hitomi blackmails the sisters into claiming they were defeated by Ui. Ui, excited by her first ever victory, joins their team.
4"That's Why I Told You To Stop, You Scum!"
Transcription: "Da kara yamero to itta no yo kuzu ga!" (Japanese: だから辞めろと言ったのよクズが!)
February 3, 2018 (2018-02-03)
Before the start of the matches Hitomi’s team meet Nakanishi Taiga, a Tiger Hybrid fighting for the Yatsubishi. His sister, Eruza, decides she wants to kill Hitomi. Reiichi Shidoh is announced as the director of the match on Hotei Island in the Philippine Sea. During the match the hybrids are forced to follow instructions from their investors who move them around the map like pieces on a chessboard. Yuya is initially treated with contempt by his investor opponents who know he has no idea how to play the game but they are forced to take him seriously when he makes an expert move and it is revealed Hitomi has been sending him hand signals via the CCTV monitors, telling him which locations to move her to. Hitomi faces her first opponent, Jerome Hongo, a Bear Hybrid representing the Mitsukado. Hitomi shocks the investors by incapacitating Jerome in less than a second with only a single move. Elsewhere on the map Ichinosuke is placed into a temporary alliance with Shota Yabe, a Gorilla Hybrid from Mitsukado, and Ryuji Shiina, a Crocodile Hybrid from Sumitomo to take down Taiga as a team.
5"I'm Free to Have Sex In Any Way I Want"
Transcription: "Don'nafūni-hanruu to, jiyū" (Japanese: どんな風に犯るうと, 自由)
February 10, 2018 (2018-02-10)
Taiga, using the jungle terrain to his advantage, incapacitates Ryuji and Shota with ease. Eruza is manoeuvred into an area not covered by the cameras, allowing Kaede Kazama, a Gecko Hybrid, and Den Omuna, a Cobra Hybrid, to restrain her with Den planning on raping her. Ichinosuke resolves to die fighting but Taiga is suddenly ordered to move to another area by his investor so he can save Eruza. Before Taiga can leave he is immobilised by Ryuji who traps Taiga’s leg in his jaws. Yuya realises Ryuji had planned this as Hybrids failing to follow instructions within a time limit are executed via explosive collars. Ui is shown alone elsewhere on the island digging a burrow. As Den prepares to rape Eruza he is attacked by Hitomi who had been moved there by Yuya to save Eruza. Yuya is mocked by the investors for making a foolish move to save an opponent. As cameras are moved to the area Hitomi struggles to counter Kaede’s fighting style which utilises the sticky skin on her fingers. Den, having being distracted by Hitomi, has his face slashed by Eruza. Reluctantly deciding to team up Hitomi decides to fight Den while Eruza fights Kaede.
6"Who Cares?"
Transcription: "Sonna koto, watashi ga shiruka" (Japanese: そんな事、私が知るか)
February 17, 2018 (2018-02-17)
A flashback shows that Den and Kaede were hired to fight in the match by Sumitomo. Yuya learns that when Shidoh took control of the matches he changed the rules so criminals like Den could volunteer to become hybrids and compete. Elsewhere Taiga is suddenly freed from Ryuji’s jaws by Ichinosuke, allowing Taiga to quickly flee to his ordered destination and cancel the explosion that would have killed him. Ryuji swears to kill Ichinosuke. Ui is shown underground digging a complicated tunnel. Hitomi tricks Den and tries to attack on his blinded right side but doesn’t realise Den can still see her using his snake tongue to track her body heat. Hitomi suddenly collapses, paralysed by breathing Den’s venom. Kaede also further transforms into a monstrous Gecko and overpowers Eruza. Den prepares to rape Hitomi but at the last second Hitomi overcomes the paralysis and cuts his genitals off with a single slash. Enraged, Den attacks but Hitomi easily cuts his body in half, severing his tail and incapacitating him. Kaede is left to fight both Eruza and Hitomi alone. As Ichinosuke is about to lose against Ryuji their fight is interrupted by Kido, a hybrid sponsored by Yoko.
7"Because... That's What I Feel Like!"
Transcription: "Datte... Sōiu kibun nan dakara" (Japanese: だって...そういう気分なんだから)
February 24, 2018 (2018-02-24)
Kido is revealed to be Shota's teammate and kills Ryuji with a single punch without transforming into his hybrid form. Kido shocks the investors by mercilessly beating Ryuji’s corpse. Ichinosuke is attacked by Shota, only to suddenly disappear. Kaede is ordered to flee from the area. Eruza and Hitomi happily begin fighting each other. Ichinosuke is shown to have fallen into one of the tunnels dug by Ui who surfaces next to Shota causing her to flee in panic. Eruza pins Hitomi, intending to kill her but instead they begin kissing passionately. They are shown to be drugged by Kaori Rikujo, a Civet Hybrid from Yatsubishi who can produce a pheromone that causes uncontrollable lust. This enrages Yoko who considers such tactics shameful and without honour. Kaede is manoeuvred into fighting Taiga but is killed instantly. The investors get more excited watching Eruza and Hitomi until Yoko angrily demands the game continue. Her true intention is revealed, to humiliate Shidoh by beating his hybrids and tactics and ending his influence over her beloved grandfather. Hitomi suddenly breaks free from her lust by focusing on her real lust for Shidoh. She attacks Kaori just as Taiga reaches them.
8"Shit...Shit shit shit shit!!"
Transcription: "Yabai... Yabai Yabai Yabai Yabai!!" (Japanese: やばい...やばいやばいやばいやばい!!)
March 3, 2018 (2018-03-03)
The Presidents of the four Zaibatsu’s discuss corruptly legalising hybrids, turning matches into a legal business owned solely by the zaibatsu that wins the current game. Shidoh, as the head of the hybrid creation project, has been manipulating events so that no matter which zaibatsu wins, he will be the one with all the power. Taiga insists on fighting Hitomi alone without Eruza or Kaori. Shota manages to trap Ui but damages several trees doing so, forgetting that Kido despises anyone who damages the forest. Kido rips Shota in half but leaves Ui alive. Ui becomes determined to help Hitomi. Taiga reveals that his ultimate goal is to defeat Leo and that Leo is far stronger than people think. Leo had only pretended to lose to Hitomi as her strength was so far below his he didn’t take the fight seriously. Taiga, knowing Leo only seriously fights those he considers his equal, strove to become stronger so he could kill Leo in a fair fight. As Hitomi had insulted Leo by believing herself capable of killing him, Taiga became determined to kill Hitomi for the insult. Hitomi and Taiga prepare to fight to the death.
9"I Will Never Change My Mind About That"
Transcription: "Sore dake wa zettai ni magenai!" (Japanese: それだけは絶対に曲げない!)
March 10, 2018 (2018-03-10)
Yuya thinks about how his life was empty until he met Hitomi. Hitomi takes several hits from Taiga waiting for the best time to counterattack. Ui arrives to warn Hitomi about Kido, not realising Taiga is behind her. As she flees she is caught by Kaori’s pheromones and collapses. Yuya is mocked by the investors for killing Hitomi with his playing style but overcomes his fear by focusing on his friendship with Hitomi and decides to forgo his turn to move Hitomi elsewhere, allowing her to continue fighting Taiga. Hitomi almost manages to counter Taiga’s next attack but is suddenly attacked by Kido’s transformed tail, covered in heavy protective scales. Yuya realises Yoko emotionally manipulated him into keeping Hitomi in the fight so Kido, who she had likewise emotionally manipulated into hating Hitomi, could kill her. Despite being overwhelmed with lust Ui manages to trick Kaori into falling into one of her tunnels. Hitomi attempts to fight back but cannot cut Kido’s armoured skin. As Kido is about to kill Hitomi he is attacked from behind by Taiga, but even he cannot cut Kido’s skin. Everyone is shocked as Kido fully transforms, covering his entire body in thick scale armour, revealing himself as a Pangolin hybrid.
10"Let's Go Together"
Transcription: "Issho ni ikou" (Japanese: 一緒に行こう)
March 17, 2018 (2018-03-17)
Hitomi is knocked unconscious. Taiga tries to break Kido’s scales but is tricked and loses his right arm. Taiga is saved by Ichinosuke, whose attack leaves Kido vulnerable long enough for Taiga to claw out his right eye. Despite this, both Taiga and Ichinosuke are impaled by Kido. Yoko happily declares her victory for the Mitsukado. However, Hitomi suddenly and explosively awakens and transforms further into her monstrous honey badger form. Shidoh reveals that while most hybrids are genetically modified humans, Hitomi was born with Hybrid DNA, making her an Origin Beast, a perfect fusion of human and animal. A flashback to seven years ago reveals Shidoh first encountered Hitomi living like a wild animal in Hong Kong. By feeding and spending time with her he gained her trust and named her Hitomi, despite numerous injuries to himself. Shidoh’s co-worker, Shibayama, ended up shooting her with a tranquiliser, causing her to collapse in an area controlled by the Liuman Mafia. They are eventually saved from the Mafia by match overseer Shinozaki and Hitomi begins to develop feelings for Shidoh for protecting her. Back in the present Hitomi attacks Kido with vastly superior strength and speed than her previous attacks.
11"Don't Bully Mom"
Transcription: "Mama wo ... ijimeru na" (Japanese: ママを...いじめるな)
March 24, 2018 (2018-03-24)
Hitomi manages to slash Kido’s unprotected chest before kicking him into several trees, destroying them. Kido’s flashback reveals he associates plants with his mother. Kido severs Hitomi’s right arm, forcing his protective scales outwards, becoming rows of knives. He beats Hitomi until she suddenly flings her own severed arm into his face as a distraction. During her next attack she smiles, tricking Kido into thinking for a split second that she was his mother, allowing her to thrust her remaining arm down his throat. As Yoko rages for having lost Kido manages to stand up only for Eruza to suddenly slash his throat, finally killing him and making her the Killing Bites Champion. Yoko passes out from shock. Surprisingly, Ui suddenly awakens. As she tries to flee from Eruza she accidentally performs a perfect somersault kick, knocking Eruza unconscious. Overseer Shinozaki declares Ui the Killing Bites Champion. The presidents of the four zaibatsu’s bicker fiercely, accusing each other of cheating. All the lights and monitors suddenly shut down. Unseen to the representatives the island has been infiltrated by Chameleon hybrids under orders to kill all surviving hybrids so the match will be declared void with victory going to no one.
12"Thanks for Everything"
Transcription: "Ima made Arigato na" (Japanese: 今までありがとな)
March 31, 2018 (2018-03-31)
The Chameleon hybrids, under orders from Sumitomo, attempt to kill all surviving hybrids but are stopped by match overseer Shinozaki who publicly declares Ui the victor. The Sumitomo Chairman is killed by Leo while Shidoh instigates a Coup d'état led by himself, the Ishida and Yatsubishi Chairmen and the Anti-Chairman faction of the Mitsukado. They kill Youzan, the Mitsukado president, to give civilian’s access to the Hybrid creation surgery. With her grandfather dead Yoko is left powerless. Leo takes revenge against her for abusing Hybrids by raping her and claiming her as his slave. With the match over Yuya returns to his normal life and Hitomi disappears. Two weeks later he receives a message from Hitomi asking him to come to the arena where she first fought Leo. At the arena Yuya thanks Hitomi for giving him confidence in himself while Hitomi thanks him for helping with her matches. Yuya almost confesses his feelings for her, but Hitomi suddenly attacks and kills him, his death having been ordered by Shidoh. As she leaves, Hitomi begins to cry. In the near future Hybrids are fully accepted into human society and have their own city built on an island in Tokyo Bay. Non-lethal Killing Bites matches become popular entertainment with many new young hybrids hoping to become champion. However it's revealed that Yuya is still alive, and he's apparently planning to make use of a couple of young female hybrids to get his vengeance against Hitomi, Shidou and the entire Zaibatsu organization.

Video game[edit]

A video game adaptation for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita was announced in 2015, developed by Nex Entertainment. The game was delayed in 2016 after the developer was dissolved, and the game's development was later suspended.[19]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All English episode titles taken from Amazon Video

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