Batman: Gotham Knight

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Synonyms: Batman Anime
Japanese: バットマン ゴッサムナイト
English: Batman: Gotham Knight
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2008
Producers: Cyclone Graphics
Licensors: Warner Bros. Japan
Source: Other
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure
Theme: Martial ArtsMartial Arts
Duration: 12 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.951 (scored by 1631116,311 users)
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Ranked: #41022
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Popularity: #3650
Members: 27,370
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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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Jul 8, 2008
kiriska (All reviews)
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
Jun 29, 2008
renegade (All reviews)
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
Jul 4, 2008
Chag (All reviews)
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
Feb 16, 2021
Bizancio (All reviews)
Excuse me, I don't usually write in English. If you want you can read my review in Spanish.

After Animatrix (2003) and Genius Party (2007), the next famous anthology is the one dedicated to the bat man. Surely more than one of them will find his existence curious, but it makes sense when you realize the popularity of the hero in the second half of 2000 with the Cristopher Nolan films like Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008) ). We are facing an American and Japanese co-production. On the one hand, these shorts were produced by various Japanese studios such as Bee Train, Madhouse, read more

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