CAPCOM announced during its “Resident Evil [Biohazard] Showcase April 2021” live broadcast on Friday that the Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness CG anime series will premiere in July. Netflix released a new character trailer in English and Japanese and announced the musical director and composer.
Live-action film director Eiichirō Hasumi (Umizaru, Assassination Classroom, Wild 7, Mozu, The Sun Does Not Move) is directing the series, and Yūgo Kanno (Psycho-Pass, Ajin, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders and later series) ) is composing the music.
- Nick Apostolides (English) and Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese) as Leon S. Kennedy
- Stephanie Panisello (English) and Yuko Kaida (Japanese) as Claire Redfield
Netflix describes the series:
In 2006, there were traces of improper access to secret Presidential files found in the White House’s network. American federal agent Leon S. Kennedy is among the group invited to the White House to investigate this incident, but when the lights suddenly go out, Leon and the SWAT team are forced to take down a horde of mysterious zombies. Meanwhile, TerraSave staff member Claire Redfield encounters a mysterious image drawn by a youth in a country she visited, while providing support to refugees. Haunted by this drawing, which appears to be of a victim of viral infection, Claire starts her own investigation. The next morning, Claire visits the White House to request the construction of a welfare facility. There, she has a chance reunion with Leon and uses the opportunity to show him the boy’s drawing. Leon seems to realize some sort of connection between the zombie outbreak at the White House and the strange drawing, but he tells Claire that there is no relation and leaves. In time, these two zombie outbreaks in distant countries lead to events that shake the nation to its very core.
Known as the gold standard of survival horror games with over 100 million units of the game series shipped worldwide, “Resident Evil” has now been transformed into a Netflix original CG anime series.
This series is scheduled for a global release in 2021 exclusively on Netflix. Three years after the 2017 CG movie “Resident Evil: Vendetta,” the technology has evolved even further, creating the foundation for an unprecedented full new 3DCG animation series.
Since the first game was released in 1996 on Sony PlayStation, the Resident Evil series is nearing its 25th anniversary. With the series continuing to evolve even now, a new title is inscribed in the history of the series. This series is titled “RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness”.
This new series will be produced and supervised by Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who is responsible for bringing numerous titles in the Resident Evil series to life. TMS Entertainment, which has produced several anime series, will produce the series, while Quebico, directed by Kei Miyamoto, the producer of Resident Evil: Vendetta, will be in charge of the full 3DCG animation production.
This will be an action-horror series based on the stories of two popular characters, Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield. By adding suspense to dynamic action scenes, this series will reveal a world of Resident Evil unlike anything seen before.
Source – Biohazard Showcase April 2021, press release