Halo Legends Anime Debut Trailer

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We've seen the screenshots. Now, let's see the Halo Legends anime in motion. Microsoft is teaming with five production houses for a series of seven separate short films called Halo Legends.


The creative director overseeing the production is Shinji Aramaki, director of Appleseed and Appleseed Ex Machina. The shorts will be available on DVD and via digital media next year, but will preview on Xbox LIVE this fall on the Halo Waypoint. Waypoint will also feature content including podcasts, trailers and screen shots, some of it exclusive to the "experience." Microsoft will also offer fans a "career system" and player rankings tied to "in-game and out-of-game accomplishments."



I'm not really sure what the purpose of this anime is. Halo is about as Western a videogame as you can find, so going down the anime route doesn't appear to make much sense, demographically speaking. Canonically, the story was meant to be told through games.