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BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT (2008) (V)
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Directed By:
Yasuhiro Aoki (segment "In Darkness Dwells")
Yuichiro Hayashi (co-director) (segment "In the Darkness Dwells")
Futoshi Higashide (segment "Crossfire")
Toshiyuki Kubooka (segment "Working Through Pain")
Hiroshi Morioka (segment "Field Test")
Jong-Sik Nam (segment "Deadshot")
Shoujirou Nishimi (segment "Have I Got a Story For You") (as Shojiro Nishimi)

Starring:
Kevin Conroy, Corey Burton and Jim Meskimen
Rated PG-13
Genre: Comic Book Action/Fantasy
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Language, Graphic Violence
Country: Japan
Dubbed
Also Known As:
Batman Anime (USA) (working title)

THE PLOT:

Six interlocking stories done in anime style dealing with the return of the Scarecrow, an assassin named Deadshot and a blood feud between two rival mobs that takes place on the street of Gotham.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

As you may know that I am a big anime fan and I got to admit I enjoyed this movie and found it interesting how the stories came out. The cast does a great job and it's a cool link between Batman Begins and the Dark Knight. But is the movie perfect, no, afraid not. As you know I like staying loyal to the source material and one major goof in this is the bad guy's masks. Scarecrow and Deadshot. Their masks are like Batman's. You don't see their mouths in their mask. Scarecrow's mask as a mouth that moves when he talks and Deadshot is straight metal. So, that's a hit on the main grade which is still 8 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree with Zedd on the mask part and wanted to add that my least favorite story is HAVE I GOT A STORY FOR YOU, about the skater kids encounters with the Dark Knight and some mask guy. The animation was sub standard and apparently all these kids need to wear helmets, one too many hits to the head or something because all their accounts of their story made no sense, what so ever. 8 STARS as well.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ ANIMATION (Most of the animation was good.)
+ STORIES (Most of the stories were good.)
+ ACTING (The cast does a great job.)
+ EXCITING (Just like most anime, rarely slows down.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- DEADSHOT AND SCARECROW (You don't see their mouths in their masks.)
- STORY 1 (Not the best story.)

...AND FINALLY...

- FAN BASED (If you aren't into Batman or anime then this isn't for you.)

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