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Anime Profile: Batman: Gotham Knight

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Title
Batman: Gotham KnightBatman: Gotham KnightBatman: Gotham Knight
Released
1 OVA (6 Short Films)1 OVA (6 Short Films)
Dates
July 8, 2008
Company
Warner Bros. PicturesMadhouse (In Darkness Dwells), Production IG (Crossfire), Studio 4AΒ°C (Have I Got a Story for You, Working Through Pain), Bee Train (Field Test)
Creator
Bob Kane
Director
Multiple (see below)
Genre
Action, DramaAction, Drama
Related
Batman: The Animated Series
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Batman Beyond
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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth βŠ•Alfred Pennyworth βŠ•
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Anna Ramirez βŠ•
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-- more listed below ---- more listed below --

Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon.

Characters: Batman: Gotham Knight

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Alfred Pennyworth βŠ• Alfred Pennyworth βŠ• James Gordon βŠ• James Gordon βŠ•
Anna Ramirez βŠ• --?-- Killer Croc βŠ• Killer Croc βŠ•
Batman/Bruce Wayne βŠ• Batman/Bruce Wayne βŠ• Lucious Fox βŠ• Lucious Fox βŠ•
Cassandra βŠ• --?-- Martha Wayne βŠ• Martha Wayne βŠ•
Crispin Allen βŠ• Crispin Allen βŠ• The Scarecrow βŠ• The Scarecrow βŠ•
Deadshot βŠ• Deadshot βŠ• Thomas Wayne βŠ• Thomas Wayne βŠ•

Description: Batman: Gotham Knight

Like the Animatrix, Batman: Gotham Knight is the collaboration between DC Comics and anime industry's most famous directors and producers. This anthology is told in six short films all taking place in between "Batman Begins" and the upcoming sequel "The Dark Knight." All six stories tell of Batman's transition from tormented vigilante to the Dark Knight and the protector of the crime-riddled Gotham. Some of the topics discussed include the mythos of the Batman told by children, the race to protect his future friend James Gordon from a deadly assassin, and the physical and mental torments Bruce Wayne endures as he develops as the Batman.

Have I Got a Story for You
This short tells the story of a group of teenagers and how their impressions change after chance encounters with Batman.
Crossfire
A duo of Gotham City Police Detectives must overcome their distrust of Batman after being attacked by the Mafia.
Field Test
While experimenting with new technology that could aid Batman's war on crime, he discovers some methods that are too much even for him.
In Darkness Dwells
The Scarecrow has returned to terrorize Gotham City with his fear toxin. However, he must also contend with the deformed criminal known as Killer Croc.
Working Through Pain
During Bruce Wayne's training in his early years, he meets a beautiful and mysterious Indian woman named Cassandra who helps him deal with the physical and spiritual consequences of his actions.
Deadshot
Batman must contend with the malicious assassin Deadshot.

Directors:

  • Yasuhiro Aoki (In Darkness Dwells)
  • Futoshi Higashide (Crossfire)
  • Toshiyuki Kubooka (Working Through Pain)
  • Hiroshi Morioka (Field Test)
  • Shoujirou Nishimi (Have I Got a Story for You)
  • Jong-Sik Nam (Deadshot)

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