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Chiba Batman

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A 41-year-old man going by the name of Chibatman poses in his room before going on the road on his "Chibatpod" (photo below) in Chiba on Sunday. The man, who dresses up as the comic book superhero Batman, came up with his moniker after adding a prefix of the first three letters of the name of the city where he is often seen roaming on his three-wheeled motorcycle. However, unlike the hero from the Batman series, he rides around in his machine, designed from inspiration of the "Batpod" from the movies "The Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight Rises," delivering smiles instead of fighting crime.

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Ha! That's fantastic! Good on him.

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Chibatman should do some crime fighting also. There is crime in Chiba that needs fighting.

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He needs to tidy up his Bat Cave.

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Chibatmanchild.

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This is actually quite disturbing! He is in his 40's and pretends to be batman? C'mon people! This guy is a nut case!

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Let the dude have his fun! He's not hurting anyone... just criminals! Ride on Chiba Batman!

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@Serrano

How about sending him to Saitama?

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You, my friend, are AWESOME!!!!!

Movie Quote:

Batman-Wannabe: What gives you the right? What's the difference between you and me? [Batman lowers himself into the Batmobile] Batman: I'm not wearing hockey pads!

J/K

*There's a guy at T.G.I.Fridays in Shinagawa who dresses up as the Joker every Halloween. Spitting image of him too. You guys should hook up.

P.S: Japan really loves Cosplays

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Toys just paid off- people are paying attention! Dude just won the emotional lottery!

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Is he standing up?

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harvey pekarSEP. 01, 2014 - 08:11AM JST Let the dude have his fun! He's not hurting anyone... just criminals! Ride on Chiba Batman!

This. There are a lot of hobbies out there that are far more negative than this.

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Something awkward with this pic, is he on his knees or something ?!

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At night he dresses as the predator apparently.

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Can the Luigi helmet be worked into this costume somehow?

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I would like to know how he built the bike

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Batman:Chibatman where they both reside - a good illustration of the differnce in meaning of the word "mansion"

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Something awkward with this pic, is he on his knees or something ?!

It's just the angle from which the pic was taken. He's standing up normally.

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His breasts are sagging?

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I think he's sitting on something, a stool maybe. I've seen this guy on his Batpod (really nice ride) he's plenty bigger than this pic.

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His room seems very fitting of a Chiba Batman. I just hope Bane doesn' t try and mess up his gig!

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Guess he gets the girls then..:-)

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I think that is a 4-wheeled vehicle, not a 3-wheeler.

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So, a man in his 40's is pretending to be batman and people think it's cool? Really?

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its actually a 3 wheeled trike, only two wheeled bikes require helmets in Japan www.youtube.com/watch?v=plJMAh6KDvs

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fantastic man!

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I don't know how he finds the time to do that with all the girls he must get...

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Is that Michael Palin's shield from Monty Python's Holy Grail and Satchel's head from Evangelion!? This guy has some very obscure collectables. O_o

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criminal: Who are you?!?!

chibatman: I'm Chibatman.

criminal: (laugiing uncontrollably) No. Seriously. Come on. Hahahaha. Who are you really.

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Not going to lie this guy has some straight up cool stuff in his apartment. Alien skull, predator head. Eva angel face etc. Looks like he has some items from a lot of great great 80's film. Neat.

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I want to see him put on that Predator mask and go out riding. I wonder how many people would say "You're one..."

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Because he is the hero Japan deserves, but not the one it needs right now.

Go Chibatman!

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Go go Chibatman.

He's happy, he's not hurting anyone, so why moan about it? He's also got some cool props in there.

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@CrazyJoe, I think Saitama is under the jurisdiction of Saitaman.

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In some states in the US he would probably be arrested for disguising his identity. Glad I'm in Japan!

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In some states in the US he would probably be arrested for disguising his identity. Glad I'm in Japan!

he is not disguising his identity, he is Chibatman.

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@CrazyJoe How about sending him to Saitama?

Enough with the Saitama bashing. Don't base judge Saitama off of a few news articles posted on Japantoday.

Look at the facts. Per 100,000 people, Saitama has only .016 of a percent more crime than Tokyo.

http://area-info.jpn.org/CrimPerPop.html

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The only thing that concerns me is; where the heck is his side-kick, the much loved "RobbinChiba"?

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Where was he when my bike was stolen? He never answered the Bat Signal from Nagoya Commissioner Okada.

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Look how small his appartment is, why doesn`t he get a real job?

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My question here is.... is he Japanese? Seriously, is he?

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Not much of a Bat cave or Batmobile. And is it just me, or is his bat cape waaaay too long for his body? Anyway, A for effort!

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Look how small his appartment is, why doesn`t he get a real job?

when people will stop blame others who are so brave to follow their dreams?

go hero go!

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Look how small his appartment is, why doesn`t he get a real job?

His HOUSE looks just fine

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29006188

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Shortman? Batmanchild? Batboy? Little-people-man? It looks like the cape is for an adult but not fitted for his height.

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Brought a smile to my face a few weeks ago

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Here is a video of him in action on his bike. He is living the life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ElDZ3ZPgflQ

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COOLNESS!!!

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Shortman? Batmanchild? Batboy? Little-people-man? It looks like the cape is for an adult but not fitted for his height.

I'm almost sure you have been bullied hard in your childhood, take a breathe, have some pride and fight the monsters inside on you ;)

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