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‘Batman’ Goes To Japan, Turns Into Ninja, In DC Animated Film’s Official Trailer
By Yoon Sann Wong, 14 Feb 2018
Warner Bros. sure got things right when it described Batman Ninja as “an eye-popping anime display you’ve never seen before.”
This three-way collaboration between anime titans director Jumpei Mizusaki (Opening animation of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), writer Kazuki Nakashima (Gurren Lagann), and character designer Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) brings you the ‘Dark Knight’ and his famous allies plus nemeses together for this refreshing feature-length animated film.
“Batman Ninja takes a journey across the ages as Gorilla Grodd’s time displacement machine transports many of Batman’s worst enemies to feudal Japan - along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies. The villains take over the forms of the feudal lords that rule the divided land, with the Joker taking the lead among the warring factions. As his traditional high-tech weaponry is exhausted almost immediately, Batman must rely on his intellect and his allies - including Catwoman and the extended Bat-family - to restore order to the land, and return to present-day Gotham City,” reads the trailer’s description.
The script from the original movie with Warner Bros. Japan was reinterpreted and rewritten for the English audience by screenwriters Leo Chu and Eric Garcia (Supah Ninjas, Afro Samurai).
Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins) voices ‘Batman’, while Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) breathes life into the ‘Joker’. Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise) is behind character ‘Catwoman’, Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke) channels ‘Harley Quinn’, and Fred Tatasciore (Family Guy) lends his voice to ‘Gorilla Grodd’.
Batman Ninja will be available on Digital come 24 April 2018, followed by Blu-ray™ Steelbook, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD releases on 8 May 2018.
Watch the official English trailer and enjoy stills of the badass anime graphics that are definitely a visual treat below.
[via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, images via video screenshot]
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