The caped crusader is getting the royal treatment these days. First with the upcoming Dark Knight film and now with this straight-to-video anthology of six anime shorts. The anthology will be entitled Batman: Gotham Knight and will directed by Bruce Timm, producer and co-creator of television’s long running Batman: the Animated Series and will take place between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Twitch is reporting that Satishi Kon of Perfect Blue and Millennium Actress may be directing one of the segments. The anthology is being written by David Goyer (writer of Blade and Batman Begins), Josh Olson, Brian Azzarello, Greg Rucka, Jordan Goldberg and Alan Burnett
This is very cool but the great part about this is who will be responsible for the animation. Madhouse, Studio 4°C and Production I.G. of Japanese Manga and anime fame are partnering with DC Comics to bring their unique visions of Batman to life. I have been waiting to see Batman brought to life through anime for a long time. From the above video, this looks very good. I can’t wait to see that Deadshot segment. If you don’t know your anime, check back later this week for our Anime Starter-Kit. There will be a movie on that list beginning and ending with the letter A. Take a guess as to which film that is in the Comments section below.