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Halo Legends (2010)

The universe of the Halo video game series is expanded in seven short animated films from Japan's greatest anime directors and studios.

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Kid A (segment "Odd One Out") (voice)
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Female Soldier (segment "Prototype") / Kelly (segment "The Package") (voice)
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Sister (segment "Odd One Out") (voice)
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Dr. Halsey (segment "The Package") (voice)
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Haka (segment "The Duel") (voice)
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Captain (segment "Odd One Out") / Sergeant Hauser (segment "Homecoming") (voice)
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Big Brother (segment "Odd One Out") (voice)
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Spartan (segment "The Babysitter") (voice)
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Sarge (segment "Prototype") / Joseph (segment "Homecoming") (voice)
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Solider (segment "Prototype") (voice)
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ONI Commander (segment "Prototype") (voice)
Kenta Miyake ...
Sergeant Hauser (segment "Homecoming") (voice)
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The Prophet (segment "The Duel") (voice)
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Cortana / Dr. Halsey (segments "Origins" "The Package and "Homecomming") (voice)
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A collection of seven stories from the Halo Universe created by Japan's most creative minds. First up is "Origins" a two part episode showing the expansive history of the Halo Universe and the history of the 100,000 year long franchise timeline, told through the eyes of Cortana. Second comes "The Duel" Taking place long before the Human-Covenant War, it tells the story of an Arbiter, Fal 'Chavamee, who refuses to accept the Covenant Religion. Taking a turn to the Spartan side of the story "Homecoming" focuses on the tragedies involving the Spartan-II recruitment in 2517, and the Spartans coming to terms with their origins. Taking a turn in tone comes "Odd One Out" a non-cannon parody of the Halo storyline. "Prototype" tells the story of a Marine who goes against his orders to destroy an advanced prototype armor and uses the suit to buy time for civilians evacuating from the planet. "The Babysitter" tales of the the rivalry between the Spartan-II Commandos and the Orbital Drop Shock ... Written by arorashadow_2003

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"The Duel" took a great amount of themes from the life of historical Samurai, Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645. Much of his art and philosophy was a great influence to creative director Mamoru Oshii. Interestingly, Oshii was also working on an animated chronicle of the life of Musashi with Production I.G at the same time as he was working on Halo Legends; titled: Miyamoto Musashi: Sôken ni haseru yume (2009). See more »

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Hell-No Legends!
1 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

Other reviewers here have gone into the plot details each of the 7 animated stories so I wont bother. Halo Legends is a mess. From the beginning of the film up to the point where I pressed the stopped button (halfway though story 3) it's mess.

The story telling (narration) is painfully, painfully slow. The Anime is just simply awful. Halo Legends had the look and feel of Ulysses 31 [1981] A great animated cartoon in it's time but released as it is today would look dreadful because technology and animation techniques have moved on clearly the artist/animaters involved in Halo Legends haven't. I just couldn't connect or relate to anything I heard or saw in Halo Legends because the look and narrative pace is so wrong.

I gave Halo Legends a go because I'm a fan of the games and thought the story from the games was impressive sci-fi so hoped to learn more about the Halo Universe.

I learnt that Anime feature films suck. (and the technique should only be used on the cartoon network) Halo Legends is a blatant cash in that was made without care or love.

Avoid at all costs.


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