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8:00 AM on 06.15.2014

Holy Snap! Kamen Rider Gaim's setting resembles Gotham City

Have you ever watched a show where you came across an unexpected observation that blew your mind? Well, Kamen Rider Gaim 33rd episode featured a surprising discovery no one saw coming. Long story short, a map of Zawame C...

Salvador GRodiles


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




4:17 AM on 11.20.2008

Podtoid-san 74: We is Alive! Edition

This is a triumph, we are still alive! Well, at least for another week we are. Welcome to another brand-spankin’ new edition of Podtoid-san, the internet’s greatest podcast about anime and Japanese pubic hair (or ...

God Len

11:12 AM on 11.11.2008

Quick, Robin! Get the Bat-PR to take care of this Bat-controversy!

The Internet is ablaze with controversy over Chip Kidd not including Batman manga author Jiro Kuwata on the cover credits for the book. He's mentioned on the inside flap and throughout the book, but not on the cover. Many peo...

Brad Rice



Japanator review: Bat-Manga! The Secret History of Batman in Japan photo
Japanator review: Bat-Manga! The Secret History of Batman in Japan
by Brad Rice

I've been a longtime fan of the Caped Crusader, ever since my childhood. I grew up watching the animated series, reading Knightfall, and dressing up for him at Halloween. As I've grown and learned more about Batman, I've come to know him by his darker and grittier titles: The Long Halloween, Knighfall, All Star Batman and Robin. So, I don't have the greatest attachment to the earlier Golden and Silver Age titles, nor to the old Adam West Batman TV series, which is closely tied to the stories encased within Bat-Manga.

And so, today I present to you Bat-Manga! The Secret History of Batman in Japan. It's a collection not only of original Batman manga issues as done by Jiro Kuwata, the creator of 8 Man, but also of 1960s Batman merchandise and advertisements. This book really takes advantage of its coffee table book nature -- but enough ranting and raving about it here. There's got to be some content left after the jump for you to enjoy, right?

Well, let's check it out.

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12:29 AM on 07.23.2008

Tuesday Otaku Debate: Lelouch vs. Batman

Last week we had an epic debate between two megalomaniacal leaders who also happen to be fan favorites in villainy; Gendo of Neon Genesis fame vs. Final Fantasy VI’s Kefka. If these two ever fought, you know the world w...

God Len

5:23 PM on 07.18.2008

Podtoid-san 67: "I am the Bat" edition

So I'm sure I had plenty of other things I wanted to talk about... but then I watched Batman. Sweet symphonies from serendipitous sirens have descended upon me, so now we're gonna talk about Gotham Knight. For those unaware, ...

John Martone

10:15 AM on 06.25.2008

The only thing scarier than Batman is Batman on fire

  MTV got the exclusive on this clip from the upcoming Batman anime, which you all should be excited about. Otherwise, Batman will come and take your children away, because you're a bad person.Anyways, we've got Bat...

Brad Rice