BIOHAZARD UMBRELLA CHRONICLES: Prelude to the Fall (バイオハザード アンブレラ・クロニクルズ ～崩壊への序曲～ Biohazard: The Umbrella Chronicles ~Hōkai he no Jokyoku~ ) is a two part manga miniseries published in Akita Shoten's weekly Shōnen Champion magazine in Japan. It is a prequel to the main events of Umbrella Chronicles, the setting of which is detailed in Wesker's Extra Report.
The first chapter was released on November 8, 2007, the second on November 15, the same day the game came out in Japan. Masaru Miyazaki wrote the plot for the manga. The illustrations were done by Naotsugu Matsueda.
Its story is based on the game, taking place just before the invasion of the Russian Umbrella facility, using a fictional Russian village as setting. Protagonists Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine are drawn into various strange occurrences where they encounter the village people already infected and the only survivor, a little girl known as Anna, they eventually come face to face with their nemesis, Albert Wesker.
The manga is a single volume with two issues released of the manga (comic) in the Shōnen Champion magazine: