The upcoming Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness CG-animated series on Netflix will receive a manga-style graphic novel from TOKYOPOP. The news was released during a panel at New York Comic Con.
Details regarding the creative team and release schedule for the Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness manga will be revealed at a later date.
The full press release for the manga-style Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness graphic novel can be found below.
Official Press Release
RESIDENT EVIL: INFINITE DARKNESS MANGA TO BE RELEASED BY TOKYOPOP
Full Color Manga-Style Graphic Novel to Be Released Alongside Netflix CG Animated Series
LOS ANGELES, CA —TOKYOPOP®, a POP Media Holdings company and global manga leader, is thrilled to announce their release of a manga style graphic novel to accompany the RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness CG animation, as revealed at their New York Comic-Con Metaverse panel.
A survival horror franchise, RESIDENT EVIL has been a favorite of gamers since its first launch in 1996, and the series has sold over 100 million units cumulatively. With 2021 marking the 25th anniversary, Capcom and TMS Entertainment recently announced original CG animated series is exciting news for horror fans, and the graphic novel series will follow protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield in an adaptation of the CG animation.
“I'll never forget back in the beginning of my career, when as a young correspondent for an American gaming publication, I interviewed Capcom’s game director before the first game's release,” said Stu Levy, TOKYOPOP’s Founder and CEO. “He and his R&D team were so excited to bring cinematic horror storytelling into the video game world. And now we at TOKYOPOP can contribute to the incredible franchise built on their original vision. It's a dream come true!”
“We’re very excited to be teaming up with TOKYOPOP to expand the world of RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness,” Masami Tokunaga, Senior Vice President of TMS Entertainment USA, Inc. stated. “We can’t wait to see what horror adventures await Leon and Claire in the graphic novel adaptation.”