Anime Review Roundup
Killing Bites is set in a world where rival merchant families settle their differences through proxy wars using genetically engineered ‘therianthropes’; people crossed with animals. They’re able to transform, and use beastly abilities when they fight. A hapless college student gets pulled into the Killing Bites tournament when he encounters a girl with the power of the honey badger. Honey badgers are mean! This is one of those reviews that boil down to “if you enjoy this sort of thing, you’ll enjoy this”.
This Week I Have Been Mostly Rewatching...
No reason other than the fact that it’s extremely rare for a series digest movie to be as good as, let alone better than the series that it abridges. If you want to watch The Laughing Man, the 26 episode series will serve you a lot better than this 150 minute movie. It is still watchable though, and it doesn’t leave anything out. Here’s my review. Manga Entertainment released the DVD way back in 2008; the Blu-ray came much later. But seriously, go look for the DVD version of this one, as it’s much the better option and believe it or not, it is still available from some e-tailers.
MVM released Killing Bites on Blu-ray last Monday, 19th July.