Toei Continues to Drop Sailor Moon’s Name in New Halo Venture

Yesterday at the San Diego Comic-Con, Microsoft announced plans to create a series of short anime films based on it’s hugely popular Halo franchise. Halo Legends will feature the direction of legendary anime directors Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell) and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed). Much like Batman: Gotham Knight, many animation studios are collaborating on this production. They are: Bones, Casio Entertainment, Production I.G., Studio 4 Degrees C, and Toei. Previews will be released on XBox Live in the Fall, with the series being released on disc and digital in 2010. Fans can check out the trailer here! Interesting to note here is how Toei in this press release once again drops Sailor Moon’s name in a list of anime which were hits globally. Three out of four of those series are currently available in the North American market. Who knows why Toei continues to name a series we can’t even see in their press releases?

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