Chibatman of Japan

Letzte Woche ging ein Bild von Batman auf seinem Batpod in Japan durchs Internet, jetzt hat die BBC den Herrn Chibatman besucht, das Wall Street Journal hat noch eine kleine Fotostrecke.

“I started doing this around three years ago,” he told BBC News, mimicking Christian Bale’s signature raspy voice. “As for my reasons, during the great earthquake [the 2011 Fukushima earthquake], people forgot how to smile. I wanted to help bring the smile back, and that’s why I started.”

He constructed the Chibatpod himself, importing most of the parts and customizing the bike himself, at a cost of about $5,700 U.S.

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