Archive:Halo Waypoint/2009 to 2014/Universe/Halo Legends

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Halo Legends: Concept Art[edit]

A look at some amazing concept art from Halo Legends.

Featuring the best anime studios in the world, Halo Legends tells seven unique stories across the enormous breadth of the Halo universe. With these images, Waypoint gives you a look behind the scenes with a gallery from the earliest stages of the development of Halo Legends. Renowned anime designer and director Shinji Aramaki's concept art presents some of the initial inspiration behind this effective and visceral melding of anime and Halo goodness.

Halo Legends: Concept 1[edit]

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Halo Legends: Concept 2[edit]

Halo Legends: "Homecoming"[edit]

A look at the Halo Legends episode "Homecoming."

From visionary anime studio Production I.G, Halo Legends brings us the story of "Homecoming." Here we discover the dark origins of the SPARTAN-II project and the fateful events which forever changed the lives of 75 chuldren-eventually transforming them into battle-hardened warriors and the last hope for humanity.

Get a sneak peek at this episode from the talented artists at Production I.G. Halo Legends will be available in February 2010; please visit halolegendsdvd.com for more information.

"Homecoming" Art 1"[edit]

"Homecoming" Art 2"[edit]

"Homecoming" Art 3"[edit]

Halo Legends: "Odd One Out"[edit]

A look at the Halo Legends episode "Odd One Out."

From renowned anime studio Toei Animation, Halo Legends brings us the non-canonical tale of SPARTAN-1337-the 26th century super-soldier whose destiny brings him to a remote platet with a old secret and a new Covenant threat.

Get a sneak peek at this episode from Toei Animation, Halo Legends will be available in February 2010; please visit halolegendsdvd.com for more information.

"Odd One Out" Art 1"[edit]

"Odd One Out" Art 2"[edit]

Halo Legends: "Prototype"[edit]

A look at the Halo Legends episode "Prototype."

When a UNSC Marine is sent to destroy a prototype weapon on a remove colony world, he's forced to use it against the Covenant in defense of the planet's population. From the famed anime studio Bones, Halo Legends brings us the story of "Prototype."

Get a sneak peek at this episode from the talented artists at Bones. Halo Legends will be available in February 2010; please visit halolegendsdvd.com for more information.

"Prototype" Sketchbook 1[edit]

"Prototype" Sketchbook 2[edit]

"Prototype" Sketchbook 2[edit]

Halo Legends: Sketchbook Redux[edit]

Artwork originating from "The Babysitter," "The Duel," and "The Package."

"The Babysitter" Art[edit]

Concept art from the Halo Legends episode "The Babysitter."

An impressive gallery of concept art culled from the development of STUDIO4°C's "The Babysitter."

STUDIO4°C's "The Babysiter" tells the story of four Helljumpers sent on a mission to eliminate a key Covenant Prophet on a distant planet. Their biggest pre-mission concern: the Spartan who has been assigned to accompany them.

In this episode, director Toshiyuki Kanno gives us a glimpse into the tense relationship between the tough, battle-hardened ODSTs and the SPARTAN-II super-soldiers.

  • Source: N/A only available on Halo Waypoint 360

"The Duel" Art[edit]

Concept art from the Halo Legends episode "The Duel."

A look at he innovative concept art behind Production I.G's "The Duel" from Halo Legends.

Director Hiroshi Yamazaki, visionary creative director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell), and Prodoction I.G bring this moving story to life with a unique visual style developed specifically for this feature. "The Duel" provides a rare glimpse into the Elite culture, a militaristic feudal society driven by honor and shrouded in mystery.

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"The Package" Art 1[edit]

Concept art from the Halo Legends episode "The Package."

A look at the iconic and stunning concept art behind Casio Entertainment's "The Package" from Halo Legends.

In "The Package," renowned anime director Shinji Aramaki and Casio Entertainment present an action-packed adventure as the Master Chief and an elite squad of SPARTAN-II super-soldiers perform a top secret mission to retrieve a highly valuable UNSC asset. Failure is not an option-even in the face of a seemingly endless Covenant fleet.

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"The Package" Art 2[edit]

Concept art from the Halo Legends episode "The Package."

A look at the iconic and stunning concept art behind Casio Entertainment's "The Package" from Halo Legends.

In "The Package," renowned anime director Shinji Aramaki and Casio Entertainment present an action-packed adventure as the Master Chief and an elite squad of SPARTAN-II super-soldiers perform a top secret mission to retrieve a highly valuable UNSC asset. Failure is not an option-even in the face of a seemingly endless Covenant fleet.

  • Source: N/A only available on Halo Waypoint 360

"The Babysitter" Guide[edit]

A guide to the Halo Legends episode "The Babysitter."

STUDIO4°C's "The Babysitter" tells the story of four Helljumpers, members of the infamous 105th division of ODSTs, sent on a mission to eliminate a key Covenant Prophet on a distant planet. The catch is that they are accompanied by SPARTAN Cal-141, who is assigned as the ranking officer for the mission. To add to their frustration, the Spartan is also carrying out the actual assassination, relegating the squad's own skilled sniper to backup.

In this episode Toshiyuki Kanno peers into the tense relationship between the tough, battle-hardened ODSTs and the SPARTAN-II super-soldier, leaving the audience to wonder who is babysitting whom.

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"The Duel" Guide[edit]

A closer look at the Halo Legends episode "The Duel."

Director Hiroshi Yamazaki, visionary creative director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell), and Prodoction I.G bring the moving story of Fal 'Chavamee to life with a unique visual style developed specifically for this feature.

"The Duel" provides a rare glimpse into the Elite culture, a militaristic feudal society driven by honor and shrouded by mystery. Set during the maturation of the alliance between the Sangheili (Elites) and the San 'Shyuum (Prophets), the episode focuses on the doubts of one warrior, Fal, about the true nature of the Covenant. Fal's skepticism about the Great Journey and the purpose of the alliance puts his exalted status and his family at risk. But his sense of honor prevents hum from blindly following the new world order.

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"The Package" Episode Guide[edit]

A guide to the Halo Legends episode "The Package."

In "The Package," renowned anime director Shinji Aramaki and Casio Entertainment present an action-packed adventure as the Master Chief and an elite squad of SPARTAN-II super-soldiers perform a top secret mission to retrieve a highly valuable UNSC asset. Failure is not an option-even in the face of an endless Covenant fleet.

Using specialized EVA Booster Frames, strength, speed and a little bit of luck, the team must penetrate the enemy's defenses and recover the package before the Covenant realize exactly what they've got. This fast-paced episode combines CG with more traditional anime techniques as well as Aramaki's signature design aesthetic to create a style unique in the Halo Universe.

  • Source: N/A only available on Halo Waypoint 360