Published on July 23rd, 2009 | by Aykut D.0
Anime Halo Series Announced
Earlier today at comic-con in San Diego Microsoft announced a Halo anime series, the cartoon will be a seven-part series to be released on DVD and Digital Download. Microsoft also reveled the series will be released in early 2010, and that most of the production will be done in five different animation studios in Japan, however Microsoft’s creative staff will approve the story-telling of the series.
When interviewed, Microsoft’s Frank O’Connor stated that the company wants to control the growth and direction of the Halo Universe similar to how George Lucas is doing with the Star Wars animated series. Not many other details were reveled but Microsoft assured there will be more info to come soon.
A Halo anime series, sounds like it could be an excellent idea for the Halo franchise. Being someone whose played every Halo game I’m still not too clear on the story, and frankly nor am I interested in it while playing the games, as I’m sure it was with many gamers. Halo isn’t originally meant to provide an expansive story like say Mass Effect, but with a little research you’ll find that there’s a story line thats just as deep and interesting. As of now the only way to experience the more interesting parts of the Halo story line are through the half dozen novels, which are surprisingly well received by readers, but not many people who play Halo aren’t exactly avid readers so the anime series might just be what the Halo franchise needs to boost it’s story from a typical FPS plot to a whole new world of characters, adventures and settings.