A real-life Batman has been spotted on the streets of Japan, and he's been dubbed "Chibatman", due to the Chiba prefecture sightings. The residents seem to know as much about Chibatman's real identity as your average Gothamite knows about Batman's, but that hasn't stopped them from making him an internet sensation. Unlike other real-life superheroes that loiter in Times Square, there have been no reports of "Chibatman" attempting to fight crime. On the other hand, unlike the real Batman, there have been several pictures and videos posted where he's seen waiting patiently (like any good citizen) in traffic. Continue reading for another video and more information.
According to the BBC, "Like his strikingly similar-looking comic book counterpart Batman, the 41-year-old, who works as a welder during the day, keeps his identity closely-guarded. But like the famous hero, the reason he keeps putting on his cape is just as honourable."