Batman: Gotham Knight
Two people sent this to me while I was at the con and I’m impressed. Batman: Gotham Knight is a direct to DVD six-part animated series that bridges the gap between Batman Begins and Dark Knight. Directed by Bruce Timm, it’s written by a who’s who of Batman comics, Brian Azzarello, Alan Burnett, Jordan Goldberg, David S. Goyer, Josh Olson and Greg Rucka.
The art is clearly anime and manga influenced. The character designs remind me a lot of Kia Asamiya’s version of Batman, Batman: Child of Dreams. Asamiya’s action sequences are some of the best Batman fights I’ve seen in a comic and it looks like they’re translating they style of hyper action in the animation. Although I like the house animated style that DC has established with its syndicated cartoons, I’m glad they’re trying something new with this series.