On Thursday, Netflix debuted a new character trailer for its upcoming anime series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, revealing that it will be directed by Eiichiro Hasumi, with Yugo Kanno serving as composer.
While a specific premiere date has not yet been set, the series will debut on the streamer in July.
“Being involved in a work with such a long history and so many fans gave me more joy than it did pressure,” said Hasumi in a statement. “While this is a full CG anime, I strove to adjust the camerawork and lighting atmosphere to resemble the live-action filming I usually do to instill this work with a sense of realism. I hope that both fans of the Resident Evil series and non-fans alike can enjoy watching the series in one go.”
“I inherited the spirit of the many people who worked on the previous Resident Evil titles and took on the challenge of creating a new atmosphere through trial-and-error,” added Kanno of his work. “I was keenly aware that this work would be released on Netflix, so I focused on the scale of a Hollywood film so that overseas viewers could also enjoy this. Since I received the same detailed orders as usual from Director Hasumi, I was not particularly conscious of the fact this was an animation during its production. In fact, it feels like I am only now realizing that this is an animated series.”
Known for directing some of Japan’s biggest live-action hits, such as The Sun Does Not Move, Hasumi makes his entrée into the world of anime, with Infinite Darkness. A versatile musical artist, whose credits range from documentaries to games, films, TV dramas and animation, Kanno has previously scored projects including Batman Ninja and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
Based on Capcom’s hugely popular franchise of zombie survival horror games, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, CG anime series Infinite Darkness picks up with Resident Evil 2 protagonists Leon S. Kennedy (Nick Apostolides) and Claire Redfield (Stephanie Panisello) in the year 2006.
In the character trailer released today, American federal agent Leon reunites with TerraSave staff member Claire at the White House. Subsequently, a strange drawing from a little boy and an unexpected power outage bring on the infinite darkness referenced in the title, with Leon and the SWAT team working to take down a horde of zombies.
Produced by Capcom Co. and TMS Entertainment, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is being animated by Quebico. Hiroyuki Kobayashi of Capcom executive produces, while Kei Miyamoto serves as CG Producer.
Check out the latest trailer for the Netflix Original Anime Series above.
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