Dead Rising is a series of open world survival horror video games. It was the second game in the Dead Rising series. Game company CAPCOM was seeking a new approach for the promotional campaign. We pitched an idea of spin out the animated film with some twist. Change the timeline from the present day to the Samurai era in Japan. With help from our friend producer Umezaki, We could get legendary animator Norio Shioyama as a character designer, and animator. It was one of the greatest experiences I've ever had.
Client:  CAPCOM
Directed/Produced/Writer:  Manabu Gaku Inada
Animation director: Norio Shioyama
Music: Shohei Narabe
Compositor: Kentaro Sasaki
Year:  2010

Early concept drawing of zombie crowd. Concept art by Manabu Inada

Storyboard by Manabu Inada

Imageboard for the background image. The drawing was inverted to emphasize the more haunted mood. Pencil drawing by Norio Shioyama, Art direction and color rendering by Manabu Inada.

Image drawing of Samurai. Drawing by Norio Shioyama.

Various image drawing. Drawing by Norio Shioyama.
Norio Shioyama at his Atelier
Meeting with Norio Shioyama at his studio in west Tokyo, Japan. July 2010.

Title logo design by Manabu Inada

In Memory of Norio Shioyama
1940-2017 

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