By Quinn Hopkins
– JIRO OSAMU: Batman Japan. Manga shop owner. Former student of crime-fighter Mr. Unknown.
– DAISUKE YAGAMI: Jiro’s best friend since childhood, and the only one who knows he’s Batman Japan.
– MISAKI HASEGAWA: Jiro’s ex-girlfriend and the daughter of his former sensei, Mr. Unknown. Attending The University of Tokyo.
– CASSANDRA WU SONG-CAIN: Black Bat, daughter of the world’s deadliest assassins, and a former Batgirl.
– STEPHANIE BROWN: Gold Bat, daughter of unrepentant criminal, and (also) a former Batgirl.
– HIRO OKAMURA: Thirteen year-old genius, engineering professor at the University of Tokyo.
– VINCENTE BARBOSA: The Crow, a Japanese-Brazilian entrepreneur with a love for industrial espionage.
– KAKALINA “KITTY” KATO: Beckoning Cat, a Japanese pop star turned vigilante, and twin-sister of the villainous Forked Cat (Tabby Kato).
– MR. MUJINA: No Face (“the Japanese Clayface”) is a faceless pimp who prostitutes pieces of himself, The Claydolls; he is protected by his golem, Dogu.
– KAPIKA “TABBY” KATO: Forked Cat, the undead sister of Kitty Kato; loyal devotee of the undying Lord Death Man.
– RASHOMON: A baby orphaned at a playground near the remnants of Kyoto’s ancient gate, Rashomon, channels the psychical energies of every corpse and unwanted baby ever abandoned at the gate.
– RED CLAW: Red Claw, wealthy heiress, and Japan’s #1 assassin.
– BRUSHOGUN: Brushogun, a man with the ability to paint things into life via his ink-brush spear, Irezumi.
“Welcome to Japan, Batman. You wont’ survive the experience.”
– Zaibatsu (aka Most-Excellent Super-Bat)
The symbol of the Bat has taken hold of Japan, and not everyone is happy about that.