Halo Legends is a collection of seven short stories relating to the Halo universe. Announced at Comic-Con and financed by 343 Industries, the animation was created by five Japanese production houses: Bones, Casio Entertainment, Production I.G., Studio 4°C, and Toei Animation. Shinji Aramaki, creator and director of Appleseed and Appleseed Ex Machina, serves as the project's creative director. Warner Bros. will release Legends on DVD and Blu-ray on February 16, 2010. Six of the stories are officially part of the Halo canon, with the seventh, made by Toei, is intended to be a parody of the universe.