Identity of Japanese Batman Unveiled
Bohs Hansen / 4 years ago
There have been going reports around for a while about the mysterious Batman spotted in and around Chiba Prefecture in Japan. When the mysterious caped crusader was captured on camera and uploaded to YouTube, the whole thing went viral.
There were a lot of speculation about who it could be, rumours and false claims from people saying they had talked to the masked hero. At first it was believed to be a “wealthy commuter” riding around on his modified tricycle. As so many times rumours get blown out of proportion on the internet and for a while it was believed the modifications had cost ¥9 million (about £882.000).
[youtube width=”800″ height=”540″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plJMAh6KDvs[/youtube]
The Japanese morning news team quickly became interested in this masked stranger too and set out to find him. And not only did they find him, they also convinced him to give an interview in his secret “Batcave”. All the speculations and rumours turned out to be wrong when it was revealed that the Japanese Batman is a 41-year old bachelor that does repair work at the port. The modifications from tricycle to Batpod weren’t as expensive as expected either, as the modifications only cost about 600.000 Yen (roughly £3500).
His motivation wasn’t crime fighting either, nor was it to become a viral superstar. It is way more simple then that, all he wanted was to put a smile on people’s faces when they see him. He surely succeeded with me.
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