Halo Legends (DVD)
Go deeper into the Halo universe than ever before with Halo Legends, an all-new, CG and traditional anime experience that presents enthralling new stories from one of the world's most popular video game franchises. Halo Legends is a seven-story anthology – told across eight spectacular episodes – that explores the origin and historical events of the Halo universe and its intriguing characters. DVD Special Features The making of HALO LEGENDS Halo: The Story So Far Audio commentary with directors Frank O'Connor and Joseph Chou Halo Reach videogame trailer STUDIOS Studios involved in the Halo Legends project include Bones Inc., Casio Entertainment Inc., Production I.G, STUDIO4°C and Toei Animation. Bones Founded in 1998, Bones has become one of the top animation studios in Japan in less than a decade. The studio is best known for its incredible body of work on mega-hit franchises such as Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Fullmetal Alchemist, Sword of the Stranger and Eureka Seven. Casio Entertainment Casio Entertainment was founded in 2004 and is renowned for its visual effects work on the movie Dai-Nipponjin (Big Man Japan), which was officially invited to the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for Best Visual Effects at the 2008 Asian Film Awards. Casio Entertainment is also known for its computer-generated animation support work on several top Japanese video games. Casio's HALO LEGENDS episode, THE PACKAGE, was directed by Shinji Aramaki, director of APPLESEED EX MACHINA Production I.G Production I.G has produced a number of acclaimed feature films, original video animation, TV shows and video games. For their storytelling and quality of animation, Ghost in the Shell, Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade and Blood: The Last Vampire have earned critical accolades in Japan and all around the world. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, directed by Mamoru Oshii in 2004, was the first Japanese animation feature ever to compete for the Palme d'Or at the Festival de Cannes. STUDIO4°C STUDIO4°C is one of the top animation studios in Japan. Founded by the industry veteran Eiko Tanaka and acclaimed animation artist Koji Morimoto, it has become globally known for its uncanny ability to marry the spirit of high art with mainstream anime aesthetic. STUDIO4°C is known for works including The Animatrix, Mind Game, Spriggan and Batman: Gotham Knight. Toei Animation Toei Animation, established in 1956, is the oldest animation studio in Japan. Toei has produced the largest number of global hit TV anime series for kids, such as Dragon Ball, Digimon, Sailor Moon, One Piece and many more.