Halo Anime Coming Early 2010
Written Thursday, July 23, 2009 By Dan WebbView author's profile
The LATimes are reporting that Microsoft are set to announce its latest Halo project at Comic Com today, Halo Legends - a series of seven anime shorts set in the Halo universe, which is to be overseen by Appleseed director, Shinji Aramaki.
Microsoft will oversee the project through 343 Industries, their internal division that sees to everything Halo, who are currently planning to be preview them on Xbox Live, and sell them on Blu-ray and DVD in early 2010.
There are five studios working on the project; Bones, Casio Entertainment, Production I.G., Studio4 C, and Toei Animation. Studio4 C are working on a two part episode that is about 30 minutes long in total and tells the story of the Halo universe ... all 100,000 years of it. Toei in contrast are working on a short outside of the official scope, and one that "pokes fun" at some of the game's characters. The last short detailed was one being directed by Arakami himself and is said to tell the history of the Spartans.
Halo Legends is coming early 2010 and we should see a short trailer come out of Comic Com today. In the meantime, I'll leave you with some art from the shorts, which looks pretty slick. Count me in for this one.