July 8, 2021

Yugo Kanno scores Netflix anime series RESIDENT EVIL: INFINITE DARKNESS

RESIDENT EVIL: INFINITE DARKNESS is a Japanese horror-action CGI animated series based on the RESIDENT EVIL game franchise by Capcom. The series stars RESIDENT EVIL 2 protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield.

Set between the events of RESIDENT EVIL 4 and RESIDENT EVIL 5, the series takes place in 2006 after a hacking incident is uncovered at the White House. Leon S. Kennedy is ordered to investigate the incident, but he encounters zombies when the White House is targeted in a mysterious attack. He later meets Claire Redfield, who’s been investigating a strange drawing made by a child refugee while working on a TerraSave-led mission to oversee construction of a welfare facility.

The series has been composed by Yugo Kanno (not to be confused with anime film composer Yoko Kanno). Yugo is a Japanese composer and musician also known for his work on many television dramas, anime series, and movies.

“The music consists of a wide range of content, including a powerful and impressive main theme that enlivens the epic story of the series, and music that expresses the eerie and terrifying worldview of the series,” reported Corey Prasek at the otaquest website on July 6th. A soundtrack is said to be forthcoming, at least in Japan. “There has been no announcement if the soundtrack will be seeing an international release but [Capcom] did state that it will be on major streaming platforms such as Apple Music and Spotify at launch,” added Prasek.

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