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Batman: Gotham Knight

Batman: Gotham Knight

Alternative Titles

English: Batman: Gotham Knight
Synonyms: Batman Anime
Japanese: バットマン ゴッサムナイト


Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2008
Duration: 12 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.191 (scored by 8434 users)
Ranked: #25572
Popularity: #1899
Members: 12,849
Favorites: 37
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Anime-inspired direct-to-DVD anthology film. Comprised of six short stories, from diverse creators, including Academy Award-nominated Josh Olsen (A History of Violence), Batman Begins writer David S. Goyer, and comics scribe Brian Azzarello. It's planned for a release window of two to four weeks prior to the release of The Dark Knight, and would bridge the gap between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Wayne, Bruce
Wayne, Bruce
Miki, Shinichiro
Miki, Shinichiro
Genda, Tessyo
Genda, Tessyo
Menville, Scott
Menville, Scott
Balas, Javier
Balas, Javier
Inoue, Kikuko
Inoue, Kikuko
Nagra, Parminder
Nagra, Parminder
Killer Croc
Killer Croc


Hayashi, Yuichiro
Mashimo, Koichi
Ishikawa, Mitsuhisa
Kuroki, Rui

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Jul 8, 2008
As a big fan of Batman and an obvious fan of anime, Gotham Knight was definitely something I had been looking forward to. While fun to watch though, this series of shorts kind of left more to be desired... then again, considering it's to lead into The Dark Knight, that may be a good thing.

STORY - It's kind of hard to review six standalone works all at once while simultaneously trying to be succinct, but I don't think I have the attention span right now to detail each one individually (and I'm long-winded enough as it is). The shorts collected within Gotham Knight are supposed read more
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Jul 4, 2008
So, the much-anticipated series of animated batman shorts are finally upon us, and if you think it's just merely an excuse of the animators to flex their muscles while riding on the upcoming film's popularity, don't -- Batman: Gotham Knight is a great synthesis between visual artistry and storytelling, making it spectacle not to be missed.

The story of the six shorts follow the life of Bruce Wayne after he takes up the task of Gotham city's shadowy protector. Some of the them are closely connected chronologically, while others are temporally isolated from the events of the other shorts. While our hero still has to stop read more
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Jun 29, 2008
Gotham Knight is the best North American and Japanese collaboration in the production of an animation. It is neither an anime nor a cartoon, but a perfect blend of the two. After watching this it created even more anticipation for The Dark Knight live action film that will soon continue the story. The DVD has Japanese directors, American writers, Japanese and American Artists (who are also writers and directors, but also do animation and character design), and American Producers. One cool note that I found was that Emma Thomas one of the producers is Christopher Nolan's wife, and she produces most of the films that read more
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Mar 16, 2014
This anime gives a better portrayal of batman,not just as a crime fighting knight but also the very essence of bruce wayne. The awesome thing about this anime is that,the looks of batman changes and so his mentality.some of it's episodes reveals the beginning of batman and how he managed to become the greatest hero of all time .the story is great and so is it's animation.for an avid otaku Gotham knight is a must watch because it changes the perspective of what we call has potryed batman as the most badassed hero of all other anime character could ever reach read more
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Both are anthologies based on some source material and created by various studios and directors.
You could say that "The Skull Man" is Japans dark heroes tale in comparison to America's "The Batman". If you like dark hero series then the one you haven't watched may be for you.
A lot of ends justify means involved, action, masked vigilante trying to fight evil, gadget, same tone, different setting, suspense, and the true focus of the main character by showing his true character.
Both of these shows have protagonists who are vigilantes/outlaws who do not believe in killing their enemies.
For a starter, both Wolverine & Batman are based on famous comic book characters, created respectively by Marvel and DC comics. The characters are also quite similar: both vigilante anti-heroes, who are struggle to cope with their dark past, while still keeping their human nature and will to do good.
The stories also follow a similar path: both protagonists are usually seen fighting against groups of enemies while trying to save or protect someone.
Overall, I found these two anime to be quite similar, not only in the characters are storytelling, but also in the mood they create and their visuals.
Darker Than Black may be an anime but it has elements similar to superhero/detective/supernatural shows and Batman is one of them. Darker Than Black is a great addition to watch if you like Batman especially Gotham Knight because here are the similarities:
-Hei and Bruce Wayne are on a double life as Black Reaper and Batman
-Both deal with criminals
-Both have partners
-Both deal with crime scenes
-Hei is employed by the Syndicate to eradicate Contractors whereas Bruce Wayne takes down criminals as a vigilante
-Darker Than Black have supernatural powers and Batman deals with people with artificial powers

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