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Resident Evil Anime Adaptation By Netflix: What To Expect?

Resident Evil is one of the most popular zombie movies. The live-action has a total of six released movies. Adapted from the popular Resident Evil games by Capcom, a CG-anime series was announced back in September of 2020. Before this, three animated movies were also released. The movies caught a lot of attention and so did the games. As expected, these are horror genre games with enough gruesome scenes to creep you out for days. However, they are enjoyed by a lot of gamers. The game was released in 1998 on PlayStation. It starred Leon S Kennedy and Claire Redfield. The game had different levels of puzzles, escape routes, adventures, and obviously, lots of zombies that the player had to escape from. The game is set in America and the leading characters are from the FBI.

An anime adaptation of the game was announced by Netflix. Six months later, Netflix has finally announced some exciting details about the upcoming anime series, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. On their official Twitter account, the Release date, Plot Summary, Characters and their Voice Cast, and Teaser Art were revealed. For those who were anticipating these details, here is everything you need to know about the Netflix original, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.

Resident evil anime adaptation announced by Netflix

The official poster of Netflix’s Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness – Teaser Trailer

The trailer was released in September 2020. In the trailer, we see Claire Redfield opening a wooden door. The wooden cabinet seems completely dark and her flashlight seems like the only source of light. There are some metallic tubes spread over the floor (Could this be the T-Virus?). This is followed by a zombie taking over the camera followed by a gunshot.

The scene changes to Leon, who is aiming at someone on the floor.

The trailer has enough eerie vibe to it to gather high expectations from the series. Unlike live-action movies, animated movies have always been a fan’s priority. A lot of people are highly excited about the upcoming movie. The art looks quite fine and well done. The CGI looks realistic too. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will probably provide the viewers with a completely realistic account of zombies.

Resident evil anime adaptation by Netflix

Claire Redfield and Leon S Kennedy in the teaser trailer of Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness– Release Date

The commotion has been high and Netflix is doing a great job hyping up the fans. Although a lot of details have been revealed, the release date is yet to be announced. However, there are a few things that have been confirmed.

The series will release in 2021, with the 25th anniversary of the Resident Evil franchise. The animation will be done by Quebico. TMS Entertainment will be producing this series.

The first Resident Evil game was released on 22 March 1996. Considering the date, the release date could be announced soon on the Twitter account.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness – Plot Summary

Netflix recently revealed the plot summary of the upcoming anime series. Evidently, the series is a prequel to the sixth Resident Evil movie, which was set in 2013. The series will take us back to 2006.

The first half of the plot gives us a brief preview of Leon. The FBI agent is leading a SWAT team to the White House to investigate some improperly accessed Presidential Files. They encounter a zombie attack when all the lights of the White House go down.

In the second half of the plot, we are introduced to Claire Redfield, a member of TerraSave. She is looking after refugees somewhere else in the country. Claire comes across a drawing that was made by someone who was infected. For reasons unknown, she finds it important to investigate the case. She then visits the White House where she meets Leon. Finding a good opportunity, she shows him the drawing but he denies having any information. However, it seems like Leon knows more than claims but prefers to keep quiet.

The plot indicates a connection between two zombie attacks in different areas: one that took place in the White House and the other that took place in the victim’s area who was the original owner of the drawing. The plot ends with:

In time, these two zombie outbreaks in distant countries lead to events that shake the nation to its very core.”

The plot sounds pretty interesting. Although a bit bland, it has quite a set of interesting questions emerging from it. Why was Claire so interested in the drawing? What does Leon know? Why did he hide it from Claire? What event would follow these consecutive attacks?

The only way to know the answers is by streaming the series on Netflix after its release!

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness –Characters and Cast

So far, only two characters have been announced. There has been no official announcement about the presence or absence of any other characters from the game or the previous movie.

The new Resident Evil animated series will return with Claire Redfield and Leon S Kennedy as the leading characters. They will be voiced by the same voice characters from the Resident Evil 2 Remake Game from 2019 in the English version. Claire Redfield will be voiced by Stephanie Panisello in the English version and Yuko Kaida in the Japanese version. Leon S Kennedy will be voiced by Nick Apostolides in the English version and Toshiyuki Morikawa in the Japanese version.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness – Official Art Release

Three teaser images have also been released along with the recent details. You can check them out on the link provided below!

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