Thankfully, the streaming giant, Netflix, disclosed additional information about the Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness CGI anime. Netflix unveiled the English and Japanese cast members, a new story synopsis, a new teaser visual, and stills for the Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness CGI anime series.
For the main cast, Nick Apostolides will voice Leon S. Kennedy and Stephanie Panisello will voice Claire Redfield. Both actors will be familiar to fans of the Resident Evil franchise.
Both the English and Japanese voices for Leon and Claire have voiced the characters in previous Resident Evil games in the respective languages, most recently in the 2019 Resident Evil 2 game remake.
Netflix describes the series as follows:
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.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE ANIME SERIES
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will be a part of Netflix’s presentation at AnimeJapan 2021 which will mark the fourth year the streamer has participated in the annual anime event.
The English and Japanese cast members are the following: Nick Apostolides (English) and Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese) as Leon S. Kennedy; Stephanie Panisello (English) and Yuko Kaida (Japanese) as Claire Redfield.
CAPCOM‘s Resident Evil producer, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, is involved in the production and story supervision of the franchise‘s “first serialized CGI drama”.
The anime studio, TMS Entertainment, is producing the project and Quebico is contributing to the full 3D CGI animation. Quebico is the CGI animation studio that Resident Evil: Vendetta co-producer, Kei Miyamoto, established in Tokyo in 2017. Netflix will exclusively stream the series worldwide in 2021.
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