Just came across the impressive re-imagining of Batman, Catwoman, and Bane in based in 1930’s Shanghai. I was more surprised to learn that this was created for the Cartoon Network’s DC Nation series by a local Shanghai animation studio named Wolf Smoke.
This is the kind of stuff that excites me: local artists merging the worlds of anime and comic books into something wonderful and uniquely Chinese. This is the stuff that’ll get the nascent but fast-developing Chinese animation industry noticed by the people who actually matter: the rest of the world.
And hopefully washes away some of the nasty taste that comes from stuff like this!