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Batman: a name known throughout the streets of Gotham City, a name kids tell urban legends about and criminals fear. Batman continues to purge Gotham City from the filth that is roaming the streets. After having received Lt. Gordon’s complete trust, he is implicated in all kinds of police affairs, the first of which is the capture of the mysterious robber referred to as the "man in black". Through this ordeal and many others including an encounter with the Killer Croc and Scarecrow, Batman will try to find out more about the dark city’s underground and make his way to become Gotham’s Dark Knight.
Witness the true beginning of the Matrix: how men created the machines and how those machines stood up against their masters, and the effects of the great war that waged between them, which in the end led to the fall of mankind. Watch the ship Osiris and its efforts to warn the remaining humans of the imminent attack; follow a champion who happens to break free from the Matrix; explore the exploitation of a glitch in the overall system; observe the story of the Kid and how he was found by Neo; travel with an investigator who tracks the well-known hacker Trinity; and learn the secrets of the Matrix in other wondrous ways.
Animatrix and Gotham Knight both have the same basic feel of individual stories told in a grim and gritty world. Some are uplifting, some are depressing, and some just leave you wondering. If you liked the feeling of loss and desperation in Animatrix, but crave for someone to protect it, then I highly recommend Gotham Knight.
Batman: Gotham Knight and the Animatrix both take recognisable characters from a much larger franchise and build a series of animated shorts around them. This means both series are broadly episodic but still enjoyable despite or because of this.
The style of animation varies in each short meaning that each episode in both series offers something new and different, although similar studios are used. An example of this would be Studio 4.C Tokyo doing A Kid's Story in the Animatrix and Have I Got A Story For You in Batman: GK.
My personal favourites are Have I Got A Story For You in Batman: GK and Beyond in the Animatrix.
Two shows that I think are perfect for someone who has a very wide range of tastes in anime. From very different animation styles, to the emotional reactions caused by each mini episode.
Both are based on an American series, but feature visuals from Japanese studios. The result is an easy watch that compliments the original movies perfectly.
If you enjoy a little back story and beautiful animation, I highly recommend both of these shows.
The aniatrix is also a short OVA series with meny short storys both show diffrant art style and ways of story telling it is somewhat flawed but I loved both for those reasons.
Both these shows are several mini stories, based off american movies (Batman and The Matrix). They have farmiliar characters from the movies, which is perfect for fans, expecially american ones. Because the shows are based off american media, there's a feel of american animation, along with japanese animation.
Both OVAs have the same premise: 6 different anime studios put their spin on a pre-existing American franchise. It is interesting to see new perspectives on well-established worlds. Both OVAs feature top-notch animation and voice tallent. Both are good jumping-off points for someone new to anime.
These series of short OVA's are very similar in terms of design and production, both relating short stories of the Matrix and Batman universe, giving them some more background. Each episode are produced by different studios with a different artwork. Both packs are very enjoyable to watch even if you're not a big fan of the main sources.
The wealthy, famous Tony Stark of Stark Industries has plans to finally retire from his Iron Man persona, leaving the glory to a new kind of hero. However, when testing his newest development, Iron Man Dio, the suit malfunctions and goes berserk. What's worse, a mysterious monster that calls itself Scorpio, a mighty warrior of the Zodiac, nearly kills him. Retirement, it seems, is out of the question for Mr. Stark...
The above is a preliminary synopsis that will be updated once more episodes of the anime have been released.
They're both created from marvel comics and have a decent story line that all marvel fans will like.
They're both filled with action, super powers and geniuses!
They are both inspired by American comic books. Although they originate from different publishers (DC for Batman and Marvel for Iron Man), they share a common view on superheroes.
More over, Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark have many things in common, from the playboy appeareance to their investment in suits, gadgets and cutting edge technologies.
If you like japonese anime style applied to western comics, then you will enjoy these two great examples of established superheroes being turned into perfect anime material. Have fun!
Iron Man and Batman: Gotham Knight both stemmed from Marvel comics taking on the same heroic type of aspects and humans with superpowers.
The fight against the Covenant continues, touching the lives of countless soldiers and innocents. Discover the legends of a group of SPARTANs that must intercept an invaluable package; a lone soldier who struggles with the demons of his past; four Orbital Drop Shock Troopers that must assassinate a Prophet with the help of an unlikely ally; and many other heroic and tragic tales.
It might seem cliche to recommend one franchise's compilation anime for another, but the tone, variety of story and overall dark themes will definitely appeal to fans of either title.
These series of short OVA's are very similar in terms of design and production, both relating short stories of the Batman and Halo universe, giving them some more background. Each episode are produced by different studios with a different artwork. Both packs are very enjoyable to watch even if you're not a big fan of the main sources.
In present day England, a war is being fought. The average citizen does not notice, but vampires are running rampant among the populace, and it's up to the Hellsing organization to contain the bloodsucker threat, using even their own weapons against them. Alucard, a vampire himself, is the best agent the organization has to offer, answering only to Integra Hellsing herself. No one knows much about this mysterious figure fighting against the occult, but things starts to change after he “recruits” a new agent to the establishment...
Gotham Knight is a bit more substantial in plot and (generally) features better animation - but the appeal is the same: A dark, violent comic book atmosphere where a badass is hitting back at his enemies.
Both have an anti-hero you love to have and hate how much you love them, which for some- such as myself- is a very important aspect of any drama.
Unbeknownst to humans, demons from an overlapping dimension walk amongst them in the streets of Tokyo. The balance between the worlds is kept by the crow guardian Karas and Yurine, its master and voice of the living city. However, the time of harmony nears the end as the once-Karas Lord Eko returns. Seeking to purge humanity for its evils, he terrorizes the city with his minions that feast on human blood. The ultimate battle between good and evil awaits; can Yurine and her newly initiated Karas prevail against Lord Eko and protect their city against his monstrous horde?
Karas is essentially a darker, Japanese version of Batman Begins - so it makes sense why it would fit perfectly with Gotham Knight, a collection of side stories which take place after Batman Begins. If you liked one, definitely try on the other for size.