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Halo Legends, an all-new, CG and traditional anime PG-13 experience
that presents enthralling new stories from one of the world’s most
popular video game franchises.
Warner Home Video will distribute Halo Lends on on February 16, 2010.

Produced by 343 Industries, a part of Microsoft Game Studios, the
exciting tales-beyond-the-games explore the origin and historical
events of the Halo universe and its intriguing characters. Halo
Legends has been created in the same breakthrough format as The
Animatrix and Batman Gotham Knight with each individual episode
imagined by a cutting-edge, renowned Japanese anime director/animator,
including Shinji Aramaki, Mamoru Oshii, Hideki Futamura, Tomoki Kyoda
and Yasushi Muraki. The stories are inspired and produced by the
creative minds of 343 Industries, including Halo franchise development
director Frank O’Connor and managing editor Kevin Grace.

The individual episodes fall within Halo’s 26th Century mythology as
the battle between humanity and aliens rages on in an attempt to
protect Earth and mankind’s expansive number of space colonies. The
dramatic, action-packed stories feature characters and locales
familiar to Halo fans, and episodes range in length between 10 and 17
minutes – resulting in nearly two hours of animated adventures.

The episodes are animated by some of the world’s most respected
studios and directors in anime today. The studios range from
Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell, Batman Gotham Knight), Bones
(Cowboy Bebop, Fell Metal Alchemist) and Toei Animation (Dragonball Z, Digimon) to Studio 4oC (The Animatrix, Batman Gotham Knight) and Casio Entertainment. The stellar roster of animation talent on Halo Legends is highlighted by creative supervisors Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell); directors Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed), Hideki Futamura (The Animatrix), Daisuke Nishio (Dragonball Z), Hiroshi Yamazaki (Karas), Toshiyuki Kanno (Black Lagoon), Koichi Mashimo (Blade of the Immortal) and Koji Sawai (Patlabor); directors/action designers Tomoki Kyoda (Eureka Seven, Evangelion 1.0) and Yasushi Muraki (Macross Plus, Vampire Hunter D); and writer Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop).

Halo is a centerpiece in the world of video games, selling more than 27 million units to a devoted legion of fans – including the latest
hit Halo 3:ODST. The Halo franchise has driven more than $1 billion in revenue from its award winning Xbox games, New York Times best-sellingnovels and comics and a wide variety of other merchandise.

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