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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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Joseph Staten (game), Frank O'Connor (screenplay cooperation) | 8 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Josh Grelle ... Haka (segment "The Duel") (voice)
Brittney Karbowski ... Sister (segment "Odd One Out") (voice)
Luci Christian ... Female Soldier (segment "Prototype") / Kelly (segment "The Package") (voice)
Greg Ayres ... Kid A (segment "Odd One Out") (voice)
David Matranga ... Sarge (segment "Prototype") / Joseph (segment "Homecoming") (voice)
David Wald ... Master Chief (segments "The Package" and "Odd One Out") (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka ... ONI Commander (segment "Prototype") (voice)
Atsuko Tanaka ... Dr. Halsey (segment "The Package") (voice)
John Swasey ... Captain (segment "Odd One Out") / Sergeant Hauser (segment "Homecoming") (voice)
Emily Neves ... Spartan (segment "The Babysitter") (voice)
Kenta Miyake Kenta Miyake ... Sergeant Hauser (segment "Homecoming") (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ... Brother (segment "Odd One Out") (voice)
Keiji Fujiwara ... Sarge (segment "Prototype") (voice)
Kazuhiko Inoue ... The Prophet (segment "The Duel") (voice)
Kikuko Inoue ... Han (segment "The Duel") (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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halo | spartan | anime | macguffin | mecha | See All (9) »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violent content throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Odd One Out director Daisuke Nishio was hesitant to join the project as he is a pacifist. See more »

Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Quotes

1337: Well... I'm one heck of a mama myself!
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Connections

Referenced in Halo: The Master Chief Collection (2014) See more »

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The origins stories of Halo are brought to glorious life.
25 October 2011 | by kevinxirauSee all my reviews

I must say, this was quite a surprise. About a decade ago, Halo: Combat Evolved revolutionized how games, specifically first-person shooters, should be played. What followed was a succession of sequels, each being better than the last one. Inevitably, a movie was not far away. With the possible live-action movie postponed by companies fighting over it, this anime was created help satisfy fans and keep them waiting for the live-action film. It does its job well.

In a style similar to "Batman: Gotham Knight", Halo Legends consists of several action-packed episodes, each made by a different studio, having its own unique artwork/animation, and basically revealing a certain aspect of the Halo universe. The episodes are Origins Part 1 and 2 (history of the Halo universe), The Dual (how the Arbiter became a title of shame), Homecoming (the horror of the Spartan II program), Odd One Out (a ridiculous non-canon episode), Prototype (the first Spartan armor), The Babysitter (ODST-Spartan rivalry), and the Package (Master Chief and company go in to retrieve a heavily-guarded package).

Odd One Out is the only flaw in this movie. Everything else is excellent. Beautiful animation, wonderful music, awesome action scenes, and great stories. This is as good as the games. Fans will most likely enjoy this and so will you. In the words of the Master Chief, "... we're just getting started," because soon enough the live action movie will arrive.


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Release Date:

16 February 2010 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chicago Illinois, USA

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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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