Former ADV Dubbing Studio Voices Halo Legends Project
posted on by Egan Loo
The third-party SXAniMedia blog reports and ANN has confirmed that Seraphim Studios, the company formed from the assets of A.D. Vision's Amusement Park Media dubbing outfit, is producing the English-language soundtrack for the Japanese-animated Halo Legends anthology. Halo Legends is a collection of seven short films based on Microsoft Game Studios' Halo science-fiction game franchise.
The BONES, Casio Entertainment, Production I.G, Studio 4°C, and Toei Animation anime studios are animating these side stories about the war between humans and the alien Covenant. The staff includes creative supervisors Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell); directors Aramaki (Appleseed), Hideki Futamura (The Animatrix), Daisuke Nishio (Dragon Ball Z), Hiroshi Yamazaki (Karas), Toshiyuki Kanno (Black Lagoon), Kōichi Mashimo (Blade of the Immortal) and Koji Sawai (Patlabor); directors/action designers Tomoki Kyoda (Eureka Seven, Evangelion 1.0) and Yasushi Muraki (Macross Plus, Vampire Hunter D); and writer Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop).
ADV Films founder John Ledford is serving as an executive producer for the English soundtrack. Before the assets of ADV Films were split up earlier this year, the company worked with Warner Home Video on the English dubbing of another high-profile Japanese-animated science-fiction title, Appleseed: Ex Machina.
Microsoft Game Studios previewed the anthology at Comic-Con International in July and again on the Spike TV network in September. The Halo Waypoint entry in Microsoft's online XBox Live service will post more previews on Saturday, November 7. Warner Home Video will ship the North American DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases on February 9, 2010.