Microsoft has announced that it will be releasing an anime based on the Halo franchise, employing some of the top names in the anime industry.
The five companies involved in the actual production are Bones, Casio Entertainment, Production I.G., Studio 4°C, and Toei Animation. The director will be Shinji Aramaki, of Appleseed fame.
The anime will be released on DVD and online (doubtless through Xbox Live) in early 2010.
It is not clear precisely what kind of visual style the production will adopt, but given the subject matter, and involvement of Aramaki, 3D CG seems a likely and appropriate choice…