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Halo Anime Coming Early 2010
Written Thursday, July 23, 2009 By Dan Webb
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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.


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Comment #1 by Sk8er_0208
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 06:18:20 AM
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this sounds good. Is it only going be in a certian country though? like amercia or japan?

I love the second picture.

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Comment #2 by Emfulz
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 06:18:30 AM
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I love Halo and am glad they are making some sort of video on it, but I'm personally getting tired of all these anime shows now a days. Hopefully they throw in an episode of the universe when John was just a kid. :P

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Comment #3 by Hand of Blood52
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 06:19:57 AM
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wow halo anime holy.. this SUCKS i love halo but making anime about it? neh just shows how desperate they want yo squeeze more money from a good series u___u

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Comment #4 by darkdeath174
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 06:20:31 AM
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Comment #5 by Panda
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 06:21:39 AM
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Comment #6 by Judivarious
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 06:23:01 AM
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Now they need Halo Hentai, and I will be happy....

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Comment #7 by Bearded Bugs
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 06:23:22 AM
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A Halo anime is the greatest news I've heard in a long time... wow, seriously awesome.

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Comment #8 by Giptuc
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 06:25:34 AM
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Lol lame

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Comment #9 by Panda
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 06:26:55 AM
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Although, it is western anime.

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Comment #10 by master hec0
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 06:28:21 AM
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i am disappointed and wtf #6

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Comment #11 by Thicketford
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 06:29:10 AM
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Reminds me of the Animatrix. The Toei one should be interesting. I'm hoping for some Dragon Ball style humour poking fun at the Halo universe.

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Comment #12 by Andreas_loel
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 06:36:09 AM
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WHY? :( I know im gonna watch this shit but i don´t want a fucking halo anime :/

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Comment #13 by Astrex
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 06:38:35 AM
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I thought anime was porn???

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Comment #14 by Talon of Dragon
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 06:40:44 AM
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wow............. and i realy hope they dun make halo homo cuz of this

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Comment #15 by AsILayDying
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 06:42:35 AM
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Comment #16 by El-Gringo-Loco
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 06:50:11 AM
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Wtf?! Anime?! Crap.

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Comment #17 by dooky
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 06:52:22 AM
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WoW why are you worried about it. it is western so it will be like a good action one and @6 there is i have seen it.

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Comment #18 by MAXIBHOY
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 07:03:31 AM
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i have a suspicion this will suck, big time,

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Comment #19 by rowtheboat
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 07:15:17 AM
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no more halo

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Comment #20 by vaughny_69
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 07:15:35 AM
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lol at #6

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Comment #21 by Noxious qc
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 07:15:46 AM
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Just go watch Applessed:Ex machina trailer !!!! you will understand !!!

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Comment #22 by GamesB2
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 07:20:16 AM
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appleseed director? this has potential...

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Comment #23 by FinTacular
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 07:31:50 AM
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Great news.

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Comment #24 by Requiem Kata
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 07:35:18 AM
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@6 lmao

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Comment #25 by griftercjn
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 08:00:42 AM
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LMAO @ 6 & 13!!

The rumor is that if District 9 does well, the same companies involved will finance the Peter Jackson live action Halo trilogy. To get an idea of what the director wants to do, watch Halo: Landfall on xbox live or YouTube. Same director for Halo movies and District 9. FYI: Landfall takes place right before the begining of Halo 3.

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Comment #26 by dylanmannen
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 08:13:45 AM
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cool:D but if this not in sweden... it rely sucks xP

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Comment #27 by iruhlman
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 08:18:14 AM
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no Acti is milking GH. People actually want more Halo stuff.

This on Blu-ray would most likely look amazing.

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Comment #28 by NightUlf
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 08:19:19 AM
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Sounds Cool.
Got some geat studios and names behind it from the anime world.
Look forward to seeing this. And to see what it will be like. : )

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Comment #29 by CraigChaotic
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 08:32:58 AM
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Sorry,what the hell?
I think it will be good but odd,i never expected a halo anime.
Well halo has everything now books/comics,anime,games,a movie,clothing,figurines,game controlers,console casings,DLC - Etc.

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Comment #30 by Etown Scarface
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 08:47:16 AM
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In english?? I can't do subtitles.

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Comment #31 by Gackt
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 08:54:36 AM
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lol @#6

Definitely going to check this out

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Comment #32 by xCHICKEN DIXx
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 08:59:26 AM
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why waste money on making an anime on a crap game

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Comment #33 by Tixter
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 09:11:25 AM
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I want that this comes out here in mexico looks great..

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Comment #34 by Groznia
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 09:16:11 AM
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-_- I'll pass, them announcing Halo Reach was enough for me.

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Comment #35 by ASJ07
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 09:21:14 AM
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Halo is great, but anime is retarted.

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Comment #36 by Deadly Noob92
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 09:22:27 AM
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Comment #37 by SetsunaFSeiei
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 09:32:00 AM
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This anime might be interesting if the animation matches that of the anime Apple seed, otherwise i cant really imagine a Halo anime

@All "Anime is (Negative comment here)"
Rephrase yourself and say that you yourself dont like anime, i have anime alot better than the crap on T.V nowadays unless you like stupid retarded stuff like coughMTVcough , granted i love Family Guy and a couple others on FOX , but thats about it

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Comment #38 by Mrs Cliffton
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 09:49:30 AM
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Comment #39 by xCHICKEN DIXx
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 09:58:34 AM
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gears would be better i can imagine all the blood n people being cut n half with the chainsaw

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Comment #40 by LordHershebel
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 10:06:08 AM
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im quite exicted, at least they came to their senses and realized a film would be atrocious

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Comment #41 by STC9892
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 10:27:37 AM
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Just what Halo needed. A fuckin' anime.....

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Comment #42 by unkee888
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 10:28:32 AM
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This is garbage

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Comment #43 by Darth MaIak
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 10:53:41 AM
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lolocaust @ #6

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Comment #44 by BeheldBryan
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 10:53:50 AM
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I agree with #33.

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Comment #45 by metal kid125
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 10:57:55 AM
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are they x-wings in the second pic lol?
look similar to me

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Comment #46 by Aelarin
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 11:05:51 AM
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Thumbs-up to #6.

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Comment #47 by Epilogue of Euphoria
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 11:18:08 AM
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Very interesting. No love from Gonzo?

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Comment #48 by Almsivi
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 11:26:58 AM
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First a comic, then this...?

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Comment #49 by estbarul14
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 11:46:06 AM
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Don´t like it

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Comment #50 by Spartan BJW
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 11:53:56 AM
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Anime? Why couldn't they just do it normal?

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Comment #51 by SpartanNinja79
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 12:06:35 PM
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I think this is a STUPID IDEA people go on and on about HALO MOVIES? and now an anime. Plus Everyone i know thinks animes are gay now halo isnt just a video game but a gay anime. Why couldnt they just leave it the way it was suposed to be A VIDEO GAME.

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Comment #52 by B1ue Smoke
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 12:23:59 PM
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As long as its a good anime I don't see a problem with it. To the haters.....if you don't like it then DON'T BUY IT! simple as that.

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Comment #53 by John Januarius
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 12:41:05 PM
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Honestly, i love anime, but halo is not that good. I think gears, left 4 dead, or just about any other game would be better for an anime. Than agian, i just hate the online in halo. The story's fine...i guess.

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Comment #54 by Ulquiorra14405
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 12:44:33 PM
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has some good names behind it so hopefully its good. and for some of the people who think it will suck/thinking their milking the series :

Devil May Cry beat them to the punch by a couple years and it did pretty good

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Comment #55 by Slegger
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 12:46:04 PM
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Are they on fucking crack? Do a Halo movie before this shit! Microsoft is sooooooooooooooooo stupid.

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Comment #56 by Ryot Control
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 01:07:15 PM
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They got a World of Warcraft movie if it makes you feel any better...


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Comment #57 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 01:22:56 PM
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Cortana anyone ;-D

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Comment #58 by Thrall320
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 02:01:34 PM
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6 and 13, fail.

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Comment #59 by Zmoke
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 02:09:57 PM
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The pictures look impressive!

I think it's stupid they make those spinoffs all the time instead of going to Halo 4 which would be possible (MC landed onto a Forerunner planet). Master Chief could reveal some things from the beginning of the universe or possibly time travel from there, they sure would come up with something.

Still, these Halo spin-offs are great and I can't blame them. I'll most probably buy the anime series because it'll tell something new of the story and the quality seems to be ten out of ten.

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Comment #60 by Suzuka Miyamoto
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 02:19:48 PM
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Japan+Halo=Anime ^( ^.^ )^

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Comment #61 by WTF H3AD5HOT
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 03:14:47 PM
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This is probably being made in the West in which case it's pretty much just another cartoon that will get mistaken for an Anime like Avatar.

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Comment #62 by WTF H3AD5HOT
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 03:22:08 PM
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Ahh guess I was wrong it would seem the studios are japanese, now I'm happy. :)

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Comment #63 by Cloak
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 03:25:49 PM
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lolwut at people complaining anime when it's art style
not just a type of eastern cartoon. all cartoons fall under the vague term anime Jude anime was used for animated mangas and because became synonomonous with eastern cartoons. so cry moar

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Comment #64 by CyberPunch83
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 03:43:03 PM
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Without sounding like a nerd, I want the second picture as a poster. NOW.

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Comment #65 by Giptuc
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 04:10:10 PM
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Rofl #58, 6 @ 13

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Comment #66 by Steel Metternik
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 04:37:21 PM
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Gaytarded, thats what this is. Apparently Bungie has no self respect and only cares about making stupid sequils instead of doing anything new.

P.S. Anime is cartoons for children.

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Comment #67 by toonsage
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 05:00:40 PM
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oOo wow looks awesome wonder what language itll be in =P and #67 anime is not cartoons for children, anime is for anyone really, so dont be a douche -.-

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Comment #68 by berserkerninja
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 05:13:03 PM
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Comment #69 by Gloiner
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 05:20:21 PM
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fuck that, give us halo 4!!!

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Comment #70 by Boba Fartt
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 07:40:37 PM
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I love Halo, but hate anime, what sould I do?

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Comment #71 by Captain Urahara
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 07:50:25 PM
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There are already enough bad animes in the world. We do not need another one, especially this garbage.

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Comment #72 by Immortaltekniqq
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 10:34:15 PM
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It seems you've reached an impasse.

Kill yourself.

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Comment #73 by Devil Sora
Friday, July 24, 2009 @ 01:04:48 AM
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Ah yes. . . a Halo anime. . .I knew something was amiss at the later article. . . could be interesting now all we need is that major motion picture

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Comment #74 by blayde
Friday, July 24, 2009 @ 07:19:42 AM
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W00t will watch this. hope it's in english don't mind subbies though, I love all the haters nothing wrong with anime honestly. #38 is right it's better than a lots of crap on tv atm people just assume it will be rubbish coz they're arses I agree some are bad but this looks rather well draw.

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Comment #75 by psychoganksta
Friday, July 24, 2009 @ 07:24:02 AM
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i love halo but this is gotta stop halo channel on xbox live halo anime halo reach halo3 odst halo comics whats next halo cereal with grunt and brute marshmallows and halo tooth paste and cortana in next issue of playboy leave it alone already m$ come with something new.

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Comment #76 by Sonoki
Friday, July 24, 2009 @ 10:26:38 AM
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this looks awesome!!

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Comment #77 by ST3A1TH NINJ4
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 11:47:10 PM
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can't wait, all the studios working on this project rock. Plus the director of Appleseed is working on it.:)

#69 their will be NO Halo 4, so quit Hoping.

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Comment #78 by Blue4509
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 05:19:02 PM
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awesome! nice pictures

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Comment #79 by punisher4lyf
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 05:48:06 AM
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halo anime sounds good

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