Jack, for his part, has become an expert in using the boys’ fear of the beast to enhance his own power. He claims that Simon really was the beast, implying that the boys have a better grasp of the truth in their frenzied bloodlust than in their calmer moments of reflection. This conclusion is not surprising coming from Jack, who seems almost addicted to that state of bloodlust and frenzy. Jack’s ability to convince the other boys that the state of bloodlust is a valid way of interacting with the world erodes their sense of morality even further and enables Jack to manipulate them even more.
On May 1, 2000, an issue of the manga was released as an original video animation through VHS.   Produced by Maxell e-cube and distributed by Art Port,   the release format was called "manga video", which consists of the original manga images with sound effects and dubbing added.  It was followed by an anime television series produced by Magic Bus and broadcast by AT-X in 2002.  Most voice actors of the "manga video" were replaced for the anime, except for Susumu Chiba who played the role of Ryo Utsugi.   As the manga was still unfinished, Nagai allowed the anime staff to create its own end.