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Jun.24.2021

Get to know more about Claire Redfield and Shen May in RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness New stills of the cast members released!

Known as the gold standard of survival horror games with over 110 million units shipped worldwide, Resident Evil is continuing its 25th anniversary celebration with the upcoming premiere of the original CG anime series, RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness, launching exclusively on Netflix on July 8 this year.

In the Resident Evil series, there have been many strong female characters who have been fighting against far-reaching evil organizations and vicious creatures. In the games, many notable female characters with a variety of personalities have captured the hearts of fans, such as Jill Valentine, Ada Wong, Rebecca Chambers, and others.

Ahead of the launch of RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness, the first CG drama series in Resident Evil history, let’s take a closer look at two female cast members: fan-favorite Claire Redfield, who is expected to play a big part in the story after her long-awaited reunion with Leon S. Kennedy, and the mysterious U.S. federal agent Shen May, a brand-new character for this series!

Claire Redfield

In Resident Evil 2, Claire was just a college student when she encountered the zombies in Raccoon City. In this series, she appears as a member of Terra Save, a nongovernmental organization that aids victims of bio-terrorism and chemical attacks. Having escaped Raccoon City together with Leon, the two share a bond like comrades-in-arms. This close relationship is on display as they joke around together when they meet again after a long time.

In the Resident Evil series, Claire has played the role of a big sister whose kindness calms the other characters who are terrified by the crises they face. At the same time, she has a lively personality and has escaped many dangerous situations through her bold decisions. Deeply influenced by her older brother, who was a member of special forces, she is also a strong and skilled fighter who possesses various combat skills despite being a civilian.

In the newly released stills, Claire wears a familiar red jacket. She is facing another dire situation as she appears to have been captured by someone. A new look for Claire features her wearing a red tank top and red glasses in a room where she is investigating the Penamstan incident. Claire is seen staring at a computer screen with a grave expression. She will play a large role in uncovering the truth in this series.

Shen May

Shen May is a U.S. federal agent debuting in this series. She is a skilled computer scientist who is dispatched overseas along with Leon to uncover the cause of a hacking incident at the White House.

In this series, Shen May infiltrates a massive facility with Leon, demonstrating courage and high-level physical capabilities as an agent. However, her true nature remains shrouded in mystery. What is the goal of this federal agent who works alongside Leon and Jason?

The newly released stills show a scene that clearly demonstrates that she has what it takes to be an agent. In the darkness, she has a composed expression on her face and holds a gun with a practiced hand. This image is proof of her reliability and places her firmly among the characters of the Resident Evil series who have achieved incredible feats!

What fate awaits Claire and Shen May? All eyes are on them as excitement builds ahead of the release of Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.

MORE ABOUT RESIDENT EVIL: INFINITE DARKNESS:

Six years ago (2000), the helicopter belonging to the U.S. special forces who were intervening in the Penamstan civil war fell from the sky. The U.S. Army Mad Dogs, who were in the same battleground, refused orders from the command center to stand their ground and instead went to save survivors of the crash. However, the special forces were already annihilated. The Mad Dogs, led by their captain Jason, were also forced to escape in order to survive. 

However, in that place, Jason and his unit saw the supposedly dead special forces moving in strange ways...

In the present (2006), a hacking incident occurs on a top secret White House file. Four agents, including Leon S. Kennedy and Jason, the “Hero of Penamstan,” are invited to the White House to investigate this incident. However, when the lights suddenly go out, they are forced to take down a horde of mysterious zombies alongside the SWAT team. Afterward, the top secret file is found to be related to a biology laboratory in Shanghai, which Leon and the other three agents decide to investigate for clues. As they head to Shanghai in a cutting-edge submarine, a swarm of rat-like Bio Organic Weapons (B.O.W.)  suddenly attacks, pushing them into a life-or-death situation.

Meanwhile, while staying in Penamstan to provide support for refugees, Terra Save staff member Claire Redfield encounters a strange image drawn by a nonverbal boy. Haunted by this drawing, which appears to depict a victim of viral infection, Claire starts her own investigation. She eventually finds a terrifying experiment that was conducted during the Penamstan civil war.

Leon and Claire draw closer to an unimaginable truth that all began in Penamstan. They also discover that a terror that can shatter peace is slowly approaching...

Netflix Original Anime Series
RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness (Netflix global launch in 2021)

(Note: RESIDENT EVIL is all in capital letters,
followed by a colon, and a space between "Infinite" and "Darkness")

titles:
“The Way of the Househusband”, “Eden”, “RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness”
Original Work/Production/Supervision:
Capcom Co., Ltd.
Director:
Eiichiro Hasumi
Story:
Shogo Mutoh, Eiichiro Hasumi
Executive Producer:
Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Capcom)
Producer:
Hiroyasu Shinohara (TMS Entertainment), Atsushi Furuya (ROBOT)
CG Producer:
Kei Miyamoto (Quebico)
Full 3DCG animation production:
Quebico
Production:
TMS Entertainment
Creative Advisor:
Tony Ishizuka (Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions)
Music Composer:
Yugo Kanno
Copyright:
©CAPCOM CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Launch Date:
Netflix global launch on July 8, 2021
Links
Netflix title page

About Netflix

Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 204 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

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.

About Quebico

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.

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