Ranked #2742

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
Licensors: Warner Bros.
Source: Other
Duration: 12 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #27422
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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
Fox, Lucius
Fox, Lucius
Ikeda, Masaru
Ikeda, Masaru
Pennyworth, Alfred
Pennyworth, Alfred
Ogawa, Shinji
Ogawa, Shinji
Killer Croc
Killer Croc


Hayashi, Yuichiro
Hayashi, Yuichiro
Maruyama, Masao
Maruyama, Masao
Mashimo, Koichi
Mashimo, Koichi
Ishikawa, Mitsuhisa
Ishikawa, Mitsuhisa

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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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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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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 30, 2008
It's the goddamn Batmanime!

Just some quick comments here -- the first episode is probably the weakest of the lot, the art style is a 50/50 gamble. It's either gonna make it or break it for you. This is especially true you watch it with friends who don't see much anime.

Anyways, if you DO hate it, just keep watching -- you won't be dissapointed. It gets much better the more you watch. Each episode runs for about 12 minutes, done by a different art studio. My fave episode was probably the 5th one - "Working Through the Pain". Most of you will probably think the same. read more
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