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Batman and the Justice League Vol. 1 is the first collection of a manga series originally published in Akita Shoten's Champion Red/チャンピオンRED. This series is the first translation of the material.

This collection collects the first chapters, up to Batman's battle with Ocean Master.


Synopsis for "Chapter 1"

Rui Aramiya, a boy from Japan, arrives in Gotham City, being told by his taxi driver that crime has been at an all-time-high recently. He lets Rui off to cross the bridge by himself. Rui sees a police car, and looks inside, seeing a man he thinks is dead. He panics, before the man wakes up, and cheerfully asks Rui to pay the toll. Another thug dumps all of Rui's belongings on the ground, among them a large katana.

The thugs decide to kill Rui and dump his body in the river, but Rui defends himself by throwing down multiple smoke bombs. He takes his sword back, but is shot by one of the thugs. As he is about to be finished off, Batman comes to his rescue, beating the thugs, and saying how as long as he's alive, he won't let people die.

As Batman is examining the crooks' unconscious bodies, he deduces that they're under the influence of Gaia Juice. He leaves to confront the maker of the juice, the Joker, but not before encouraging Rui to leave Gotham. Rui remarks that Batman reminds him of his father.

In Joker Park, the Joker takes a drink of Gaia Juice, but says it tastes like crap, but he loves it because it makes people smile. He encourages his henchman to drink and smile, before shooting him. Batman enters the building to confront Joker, saying his scheme ends now.

Appearing in "Chapter 1"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Batman (First appearance)

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Amazons of Paradise Island (First appearance) (Cameo)
  • Gaia (First appearance; unnamed)
  • Justice League (First appearance; unnamed) (Cameo)
    • Aquaman (First appearance; unnamed) (Cameo)
    • Barry Allen (First appearance; unnamed) (Cameo)
    • Cyborg (First appearance; unnamed) (Cameo)
    • Green Lantern (First appearance; unnamed) (Cameo)
    • Superman (First appearance; unnamed) (Cameo)
    • Wonder Woman (First appearance; unnamed) (Cameo)

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  • Gaia Juice (First appearance)
  • Rui's Katana (First appearance)
  • Smoke bombs

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Synopsis for "Chapter 2"


Appearing in "Chapter 2"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Alfred Pennyworth (First appearance)
  • Gaia
  • Gotham City Police Department
    • Commissioner Gordon (First appearance)
  • Lois Lane (First appearance)
  • Superman (Clark Kent) (First full appearance) (Real name revealed)

Antagonists:

  • Akurou (First appearance)
  • Joker
    • Henchman (Appears only as a corpse)

Other Characters:

  • Joey (Flashback only) (Cameo)
  • Robin (Dies in flashback)
  • Martha Wayne (Dies in flashback)
  • Thomas Wayne (Dies in flashback)
  • Gods of Japan (Mentioned only)
    • Arahabaki (Mentioned only)
  • Justice League (Mentioned only)
  • Perry White (Mentioned only)
  • Sayuri Aramiya (Mentioned only)
  • Tatsumasa Aramiya (Mentioned only)

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Vehicles:

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Synopsis for "Chapter 3"


Appearing in "Chapter 3"

Featured Characters:

  • Batman (Flashback and main story)
  • Rui Aramiya
  • Superman (Flashback and main story)

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Joker (Flashback only)
  • Lex Luthor (First appearance)
  • Parademons (Flashback only) (Cameo)

Other Characters:

  • Robin (Jason Todd) (Dies in flashback)
  • Justice League (Flashback only) (Cameo)
    • Aquaman (Flashback only) (Cameo)
    • Cyborg (Flashback only) (Cameo)
    • Flash (Barry Allen) (First appearance as Flash) (Flashback only) (Cameo)
    • Green Lantern (Flashback only) (Cameo)
    • Wonder Woman (Flashback only) (Cameo)
  • Lois Lane (Mentioned only)
  • Tatsumasa Aramiya (Mentioned only)

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Synopsis for "Chapter 4"


Appearing in "Chapter 4"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Joker (Flashback only)
  • Lex Luthor
  • Ocean Master (Orm) (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Justice League (Flashback only) (Cameo)
    • Aquaman (Flashback only) (Cameo)
    • Cyborg (Flashback only) (Cameo)
    • Flash (Flashback only) (Cameo)
    • Green Lantern (Flashback only) (Cameo)
    • Superman (Flashback only) (Cameo)
    • Wonder Woman (Flashback only) (Cameo)
  • Amazons of Paradise Island (Mentioned only)
  • Guardians of the Universe (Mentioned only)
  • Rui's Grandfather (Mentioned only)
  • Thomas Wayne (Mentioned only)
  • Tatsumasa Aramiya (Mentioned only)
  • Wayne Foundation (Mentioned only)

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