Sun, 14 Mar 2021 - 05:15 GMT
CAIRO - 14 March 2021; Resident Evil is coming to Netflix for the year of its 25th anniversary
The anime series will be produced and supervised by Capcom's Hiroyuki Kobayashi
Known as the gold standard of survival horror games with over 100 million units shipped worldwide, Resident Evil is coming to Netflix for the year of its 25th anniversary. The original CG anime series, RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness, will launch exclusively on Netflix later this year.
The new anime series will be produced and supervised by Capcom's Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who has been responsible for bringing numerous titles in the Resident Evil series to life. TMS Entertainment, which has birthed various anime series like "Lupin the 3rd" and “Detective Conan” , is leading production, with Quebico, led by Kei Miyamoto (Resident Evil: Vendetta),in charge of 3DCG animation.
In the new teaser art, Leon S. Kennedy is pictured in a suit, a first for the “Resident Evil” series, holding a gun with a serious expression. Meanwhile, Claire Redfield is searching for something with a flashlight in one hand. This teaser art gives a glimpse of Leon and Claire in action, while a horde of zombies are headed towards one of the major sites of the series: the White House. The new stills of Leon and Claire show their coincidental reunion at the White House.
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, TerraSavestaff 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.
Voice casts of the main characters
Leon S. Kennedy will be voiced by Nick Apostolides, and Claire Redfield will be voiced by Stephanie Panisello, well known to fans as the voice actors from the reimagined Resident Evil 2 from 2019.
About "Resident Evil"
The first "Resident Evil" game was released in 1996. Skillfully creating the fear of trying to find weapons and items amidst a hopeless situation, this famous series gave rise to the entirely new gaming genre of “survival horror.” The series has spawned over 140 different titles on consoles, phone apps, and more to become one of Capcom's most popular brands. With a huge fanbase around the world, more than 100 million total copies from the game series have shipped worldwide. Heading toward its 25th anniversary in 2021, the series is nearing the release of its newest upcoming game, “Resident Evil Village” on May 7, 2021.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including groundbreaking franchises Resident Evil™, Monster Hunter™, Street Fighter™, Mega Man™, Devil May Cry™ and Ace Attorney™. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan
About TMS Entertainment
By maintaining a balance of creativity and business production, TMS Entertainment provides a one-stop shop for services from IP creation to consumer satisfaction improvement, centered around its animation production, licensing, and content businesses. TMS Entertainment has continuously produced much-loved anime titles in Japan, including "Lupin the 3rd," "Anpanman," and “Detective Conan” while connecting its library of over 12,000 episodes across a total of 420 titles to its global business.
Quebico is an animation studio newly established in 2017 by Kei Miyamoto, who managed the production of high-end game movies and full 3DCG feature-length animations, including “Resident Evil: Vendetta.” This studio was established with the goal of finding a new way to produce full 3DCG animation. Armed with its accumulated knowledge of video production and a uniquely developed cloud-based production infrastructure, this studio is collaborating with highly skilled creators both in and outside Japan to create high-end full 3DCG animations which had only been possible at major studios up until now.