Halo Legends (2010): S01E06 – Prototype


Introduction

Halo Legends is a collection of 7 short films set in the Halo universe. Financed by the franchise’s overseer 343 Industries, the stories were created by six Japanese anime production houses: Bee Train, Bones, Casio Entertainment, Production I.G., Studio 4°C, and Toei Animation. Shinji Aramaki, creator and director of Appleseed and Appleseed Ex Machina, serves as the project’s creative advisor. Warner Bros. released Legends on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on 16 February 2010.

The idea for an anime compilation existed for years before there was momentum for the project. 343 creative director Frank O’Connor produced story outlines or finished scripts that the production houses animated in a variety of styles.

Outline

The story is focused on a marine who is sent to a distant planet to destroy a prototype powered armour. Upon his arrival, he finds the planet is still inhabited by humans who are under the control of the Covenant. With the suit being the only means for survival for the people, the marine disobeys orders and keeps the suit to be used for the good of the people.

Halo Legends Series

You can find a full index and overview of Halo Legends here.

You can find a full index and overview the Halo Franchise here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date:
    • Halo Waypoint: 07 November 2009 to 01 January 2010.
    • DVD: 16 February 2010 to 27 March 2010.
  • Rating: PG.
  • Running Time: 10 to 20 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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