Original Artist: Katsuki Yousuke
According to the Los Angeles Times, Microsoft will give new life to their Halo franchise by introducing a 7-episode anime series entitled, 「Halo Legends」. Five of the biggest production studios will be behind the project: BONES, Production I.G, Studio 4℃, Toei Animation, and Casio Entertainment. A trailer is expected to be shown at this year’s Comic-Con event in San Diego, California, USA (July 23rd-26th.)
[UPDATE 07.24.2009] – Trailer now available below:
Frank O’Connor, creative director of 343, gave a peek at some of the other Halo Legend shorts. Studio4 C’s project, tentatively called “Origins,” is a two-parter that’s about 30 minutes long in total and tells the entire 100,000 year history of the Halo universe. Another, from Toei, is the only one outside of the official canon and pokes fun at some of the game’s characters.