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.
On board a cloaked human ship, a group of elite super-soldiers called Spartans (John-117/Master Chief, Frederic-104, Kelly-087, Arthur-079 and Solomon-069) are briefed by an intelligence officer about their mission. A Covenant fleet is momentarily trapped in the system, and is carrying an important “package” the Spartans must retrieve.
Halo Legends Series
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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.