Halo Anime Due

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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…

Via Kotaku.


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    Comment by Chris
    06:49 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll watch it

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:50 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Halo invented Anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:54 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's apparently going to be like the Animatrix. That's good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:00 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    japanese people dont like western shooting games.
    because they are too cruel

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:00 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    America always goes to Japan for some animation work! Anime is God of Animation!

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    Comment by Nyarth
    06:15 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is more likely to be using the traditional 2D styled animation...
    With the screencap below.

    http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/9/2009/07/504x_haloanime_01.jpg

    Comment by DOOM
    07:16 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you look at how George Lucas held on to 'Star Wars,' not just to make money from action figures but to control the direction the universe went in, you can see why they think it's pretty vital to make an anime series.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:32 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would rather watch a Left 4 Dead anime with Louis screaming "Pills here!" in japanese.

    Comment by yousir
    07:49 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    why the hell? would they make an anime about that?! god. so friggen lame~ but they made an anime about Devil May Cry... they should make a FF7 anime just to top off the cake~!! [PS I don't approve]

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:32 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Obviously, you've never heard about FF7: The Last Order.

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    Comment by Doriinatrix
    05:39 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This will be pretty interesting to see
    Something to bond over with my guy friends at the very least

    Comment by Everian
    03:50 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Im a Halo Fan but: F**K NO!

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    Comment by tingle
    03:52 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Halo 1 and 3 were fun and i realize some people like the books but DAMN! Oh well, I'll probably watch it in passing.

    Comment by d_Spair
    03:58 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    whats the point of this if we knew the ending already??

    Comment by Garyuu
    03:59 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I heard before that they were making a Red vs Blue Anime. A RVB would rock, but not just a regular Halo anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:07 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They did. It's in the Reconstruction DVD. It's non-canon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:40 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow, an anime for a game with an absolutely shit storyline. why not zelda or okami? dammitall microsoft

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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:35 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Applessed + Halo = A good 2010 ( but i would have like if they would have gone thru with tha applessed series)

    Comment by PunchMyballs
    04:14 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lokks like robotech, Mospeada

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    Comment by Kyo
    04:56 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    *punches your balls*

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:17 03/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hated mospeda so much, and how they tried to make it into robotech. Epic fail on harmony gold, now no more chance of Macross Frontier in the US

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:25 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As long as they leave Mass effect,Fallout 1 or 2,Baldur's Gate,Planescape torment,Knights of the old republic or starcraft alone I don't mind.And of course warhammer 40000,command & conquer, and supreme commander included.

    Comment by Freedom III
    04:58 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please say this is going to be in english...as much as I insist on my anime and manga always being in Japanese (seeing as I AM Japanese), I hated the Japanese version of the Cortana...she pretty much lost all of what defined cortana...

    Comment by Freedom III
    04:59 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ^that post wasn't supposed to go there >.>

    Comment by Typewriter
    09:25 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Plansecape: Torment animation? Man, what would they animate besides mouth movements?

    Comment by Zacharov
    14:06 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What? Warhammer 40k anime would blow TTGL out of the water! All they need is Yarrick and his Steel Legion vs Goff Boyz. And lots of Space Marine vs Anything Else.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:37 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your brilliant idea made me ROLF thinking how japs try to speak orc language.

    Comment by Zacharov
    01:49 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, it is going to be hard to do the accent in Japanese. Unless every Ork speaks with Osaka dialect.

    Comment by Zarnak
    05:04 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    A lame attempt to try to higher their sales in the Japanese market, no doubt.

    Comment by anon
    05:24 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yes! omg yes yes yes! you have no idea how long I've waited for the animated (3D) version of the HALO storyline! wooooot! thx you god...and microsoft for making HALO...

    seriously it had better be 3D instead of 2D anime.

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    Comment by Kyo
    04:54 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE CORTANA!!!! ASDASWJKN%^%*&

    Comment by ravaholm
    18:25 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wouldn't be surprised if this 30% of the people who will watch this may receive a BSOD.

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    Comment by ajnac
    18:08 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Killzone, anyone? LOL!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:18 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is so good, I never even thought it would happen so unexpected but fuck yeah FUCK YEAH I will come when it comes out.
    They need to get John's voice right though if they fuck that up it will suck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:35 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    oi halo is a nice game!i prefer halo than the CS

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:29 23/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    But in order to make this point, one need not deny that language is for communication, or claim that it could just as easily be thought of as being for inner speech. ,

    Comment by zeeohsix
    18:03 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    that first line "Microsoft has announced that it will be releasing an anime" sounded weird.

    i wonder what the budget is.
    i don't think microsoft intends to make money off of this. i don't think it's to help halo and xbox sales since they don't need to worry about that.

    it's like they are just doing this "for fun".
    if that is the case, they probably also told them go nuts and "don't worry about money".

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:46 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kickass. Halo's better than 99% of anime anyhow.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    13:18 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope MC tbags someone in the anime :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:45 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not to make you people more butt-hurt or anything, but as a big Halo and Anime fan, I'm actually pretty psyched for this title, considering all the talent they collected. If they play their cards right, this might actually be good, maybe even have more fans interested in anime.

    Comment by hALOTOO
    13:46 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Crossing my fin..leg for Cortana fan service.Need more boobs and butt

    Comment by Zacharov
    14:07 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Meh, Cortana IS fanservice.....every time she leaves MC's helmet.

    Comment by Nimas
    03:23 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    oohh god please make it stop!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:40 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Too fast to conlude everything guys , the news might be bad , but whining too early wherein we can't see a fact to prove it yet is just so childish as a real Halo fan , let's see and wait , for sure THEY SHOULD KNOW what they are DOING for it CONCERNS THE MASSES. And i don't think Microsoft is the type of company who would ever dare to fail their reputation for this. Think about it first mates.

    Comment by SajinZero
    00:43 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Y'know it could be worse....at least they are having some actually capable people/companies work on it. And as stated numerous times already, at least Hollywood aint pokin its ass in the matter.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:44 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If the animation is as sick as that pic above , then they sure have lined-up the very best they could for such production , and i don't think they are stupid enough to toy w/ the franchise , seeing that those involve in the project does have a reputation to start to protect and to start with , let alone most of them have proven themselves respectively.

    Comment by Anonymous125
    00:34 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good thing this is not going to made by Hollywood, just imaging the fallout of angry fans if Hollywood attempted to make this

    Comment by SaruDa
    00:36 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope part of the contract is that Microsoft continues to fund said studios far into the future.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:46 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm about to say my thanks to Holly not taking a bite for this but meh , alot of you had stolen the line already , cheerios my brothers!






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