Way back in about 2008 or so, shortly after the release of The Dark Knight, Warner Bros. Animation released a compilation DVD of six anime short stories featuring the one and only Kevin Conroy as the voice of the Goddamned Batman. That was pretty badass. The animation varied from good to amazing, the voice acting was, for the most part, superb, and the storylines added a new set of dimensions to the greatest hero in the DCU. (I don't care what anyone says - Superman is a blue-pill Boy Scout shmuck compared to the Dark Knight, and here is why.)
Now the DCAU has gotten a new, time-travelling version of Bats, who gets sent back to feudal Japan to take on an alternate universe ruled by the Joker, and... ah, hell, just watch this:
And THAT, Marvel, is how you make a badass comic book character really come to life. You don't turn him into a fearful whiny overemotional little bitch who has to be rescued by a woman - as was done to Tony Stark in Iron Man 3.
Instead, you give him a freakin' samurai sword, and turn him loose to go break shit and restore order.