04 August 2007

UPDATE:Coming Soon - Batmanimé

UPDATE: News from AICN.com:

Set in the period between BATMAN BEGINS and THE DARK KNIGHT, this brand new adventure follows BATMAN as he unravels a mystery over six original stories done in the style of Japanese Anime. Each of the six original stories has been written by a highly respected screenwriter or comic book creator. The talent includes Academy Award nominee Josh Olsen (The History of Violence), screenwriter of the BLADE films and BATMAN BEGINS David Goyer, and famed comic book writer Brian Azzarello, among others. The Batman Anime DVD is viewed as a perfect companion piece to BATMAN BEGINS and THE DARK KNIGHT. The original stories introduce a number of classic characters from the DC Comics BATMAN universe as well as following up on characters and storylines that were introduced in BATMAN BEGINS.

This sounds like it could be really cool for a small group of geeks like me that like Batman and animé, but I am not sure if it will be a big hit with the mainstream. I like the idea of this Animatrix style approach that offers several takes on the same characters, hopefully this DVD is a big enough success to warrant further creative approaches like this in the future. And by the way, I think my coined name Batmanimé is what they should really call it.

This Batman DVD in animé form promises to fill in the gaps between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. This sounds like it could be pretty cool, and by the look of things the scarecrow will be in it.

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