Halo Legends


#1

[size=16]Halo Legends[/size]

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[quote]Genres: action, drama, science fiction
Themes: anthology, mecha, military, power suits, war
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: An anthology collection of seven stories from the Halo Universe.
Number of episodes: 8
Vintage: 2010-02-16[/quote]
ANN Info Page


[size=20]Halo Legends to be Animated by 5 Japanese Studios[/size]
posted on 2009-07-23 09:15 EDT
Bones, Casio, Production I.G, Studio 4°C, Toei, Shinji Aramaki
Update: Ghost in the Shell’s Mamoru Oshii also attached; trailer to premiere at Comic-Con, Spike TV today

The Bones, Casio Entertainment, Production I.G, Studio 4°C, and Toei Animation anime studios are animating Halo Legends, a DVD anthology of seven short films based on Microsoft Studios’ Halo game franchise. Microsoft’s creative staff is approving the visuals and storytelling. Three of the creative directors are Frank O’Connor of Microsoft’s 343 Industries, Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed), and Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, The Sky Crawlers). J-Spec Pictures’ Joseph Chou (Appleseed) is producing.

Aramaki’s short will cover the history of the Spartan warrior class from the games. Studio 4°C will animate two 30-minute shorts about “the entire 100,000 year history of the Halo universe.” Toei’s short “is outside of the official canon and pokes fun at some of the game’s characters.”

Warner Brothers will release the anthology on DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and digital distribution in early 2010. A trailer is planned for the Halo panel at San Diego’s Comic-Con International (CCI) on Thursday, and Xbox 360 users can see a preview this fall on the XBox Live service. Aramaki, Production I.G president Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, and Studio 4°C president Eiko Tanaka will attend the CCI panel, and the panelists will sign autographs after the panel at the Warner Brothers booth. The first trailer will also premiere on television on the Spike TV channel’s GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley.

Not coincidentally, Studio 4°C also worked on Animatrix and Batman: Gotham Knight, two other Japanese-animated Warner Brothers anthologies based on American entertainment franchises.


Microsoft and Warner Brothers tap Seraphim Digital Studios (formerly ADV Studios) to dub and adapt Halo Legends

Full Story: http://www.sxanimedia.com/2009/11/microsoft-and-warner-brothers-tap.html

[quote]Excerpt:
Along with a number of sources that confirmed the information with SXAniMedia previously - today, Warner Home Video unveiled information that Seraphim Digital Studios (formerly known as ADV Studios and Amusement Park Media) has been tapped by Microsoft’s 343 Industries and Warner Brothers to handle English co-production…[/quote]


#2

Aramaki and Oshii - The Dream Team!

Though I’m not much of a Halo fan (I’m so over FPS), the amount of respected titans of the Japanese anime industry and studios attached to this is very impressive.

Trailer looks interesting in that every studio involved seems like it’ll have its own unique approach and presentation to it.

This is gonna be a monster release and unlike people hating on anything popular, I think it’s a very good thing that something like this may make the mainstream more interested in Anime. New fans, expanding the fan-base? All great things in my view, we sure could use more, couldn’t we? At least gamers are supporting franchises they love. :wink: The more people that hopefully monetize the industry is always a good thing, and given how rabid and hardcore the Halo fanbase is, this should be pretty huge.

Final thoughts, for a franchise with amazing music, I thought the music in the trailer wasn’t as good as the videogame series’ music.

Can’t wait to see animation and art in the Production IG and BONES’ episodes.


#3

What dragoon? You mean we might be drawing in people that actually pay for stuff? This could be awesome…


#4

Wow, that comes out of nowhere. Wonder if those guys are fans of Halo themselves. I can’t see that trailer on my phone though :frowning: On a side note, whoever oversaw the creation of Halo’s online multiplayer? Love to crack that guy in the jaw.


#5

Sounded like cheesy trailer music to me, it didn’t even have the classic halo chant-like music that’s constantly in play.

That being said, I might check this out, depends on what the future brings.


#6

And now to break the story I’ve been sitting on…

More info at my site:

http://www.sxanimedia.com/2009/11/microsoft-and-warner-brothers-tap.html


#7

grats ADV. That’s freakin’ huge. Please use the profits to buy and dub toradora or other leet anime to distribute here.

you’ll lose all your money but still, I’ll buy it =)


#8

That is amazing and wonderful news! :slight_smile:


#9

If you have a disqus, facebook, twitter, openid, yahoo account please post in the news story post at my site since I’m sure a lot of your words as fans will be read by the powers that be.

It’s been well over a year since ADV dubbed something, so this is like a coming out party - and to land such a huge title is especially sweet. It feels like a coming out party in Houston. :smiley:


#10

That really is awesome news. Good for Seraphim(ADV). I will definitely spread the word.
As for your “Part 4”, I thought you said a glowing “clown” was seen. I didn’t know what to think.
Slick


#11

Halo = one of the Angel’s crown. :smiley:


#12

So this is part of what was coming? LOL If so, I guess this on another site, but not here. DAMN IT! LOL

Anyway, great news! Definitely can’t wait to see who they will be using for the roles. Of course, I know no matter who they pick, there will be people that complain about a project like Halo, but you can’t please everybody. And Steven Foster is usually pretty good at directing these kinds of things, so I’m really looking forward to it. And to think, I was at most going to give this a rental.


#13

Part 4, however I only started 4 a few min before I broke the news. :wink:

Part 3 is still not done.


#14

[quote=dragonrider_cody]
So this is part of what was coming? LOL If so, I guess this on another site, but not here. DAMN IT! LOL

Anyway, great news! Definitely can’t wait to see who they will be using for the roles. Of course, I know no matter who they pick, there will be people that complain about a project like Halo, but you can’t please everybody. And Steven Foster is usually pretty good at directing these kinds of things, so I’m really looking forward to it. And to think, I was at most going to give this a rental.[/quote]

Psst, Cody! (angels…) :stuck_out_tongue:


#15

[quote=Slowhand]

[quote=dragonrider_cody]
So this is part of what was coming? LOL If so, I guess this on another site, but not here. DAMN IT! LOL

Anyway, great news! Definitely can’t wait to see who they will be using for the roles. Of course, I know no matter who they pick, there will be people that complain about a project like Halo, but you can’t please everybody. And Steven Foster is usually pretty good at directing these kinds of things, so I’m really looking forward to it. And to think, I was at most going to give this a rental.[/quote]

Psst, Cody! (angels…) :P[/quote]

Tease! :stuck_out_tongue:


#16

Maybe they will dub Clannad soon.


#17

I don’t think they want to repeat the same mistakes they did in the last 2-3 yrs - spending too much on production costs for titles with small market size and for titles where mostly sub-only people buy or fansubbers pretend to like but don’t actually buy.

But this thread is about Seraphim getting back to Dubbing and Halo and celebrating the monster news, not Clannad.


#18

That’s just super. Seems Warners Bro. was pleased with the dub for Appleseed: Ex Machina. That means more money in their pockets for more yummie anime - like Toradora, K-On, Nyan Koi…etc, etc.


#19

Ahh this is great news. ADV did say they were aiming to do dub work for other things with their studio, besides just their anime. It’s nice they finally got work on something, like they did with Appleseed a few years ago. I wasn’t even ganna bother with halo, but now that it has an ADV dub, it’s an insta buy! Steven Foster directing? That right there is full of win. He’s had a lot of good dubs over the years, despite his “controversy” (which personally nothing he’s done ever bothered me). 5 Centimeters Per Second , Orphen, Milk Chan, Pani Poni Dash, Red Garden, Le Chevalier D’Eon…the list goes on. The man is very talented. He has his own style, and you can really tell when it’s a Foster dub :wink: . And although I said I had a few slight problems with the “Le Chevalier D’Eon” dub, I was being very critical of it. It’s still an amazing dub, far better then most studios could pump out.


#20

Now let the casting begin…