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Review: Batman Ninja

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In the 1950s, Batman was transformed into a variety of beings or wore a colorful assortment of costumes to goose sales. Thankfully, that silliness was retired with the New Look and wasn’t resurrected until the Elseworlds what if stories of the 1990s. That same approach has now crept from the page to the screen with Batman Ninja, out now on DVD from Warner Home Entertainment.

This anime-style adventure comes from director Junpei Mizusaki, (producer of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), working from a script by Kazuki Nakashima and character designs from Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai). As a result, it comes with a strong pedigree for the creative approach.

Rather than a posit an ancient Japan that needed a protector styled in the form of a bat, this gonzo story actually takes the heroes and villains of Gotham City and transports them into the past. It’s weird, wild, wacky and
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Red Hood, Bane, Deathstroke And More Confirmed For Batman Ninja

We’ve long had a soft spot for stories that transplant Batman to different times. The best is probably Gotham By Gaslight, which imagines a Victorian Batman tangling with Jack the Ripper, but we also enjoyed Grant Morrison’s time-hopping miniseries Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne, in which we see Caveman Batman, Witchhunter Batman, Pirate Batman, Cowboy Batman and 30s Gumshoe Batman. So, naturally, we’re over the moon with excitement for Batman Ninja.

First announced at the New York Comic-Con last year, the project is the brainchild of DC and a number of anime and manga superstars. Namely, Junpei Mizusaki (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure), Takashi Okazashi (Afro Samurai), and Kazuki Nakashima (Gurren Lagann). It’ll feature a bold story, too, that’ll see – get this – the Dark Knight being thrown back through time to medieval Japan. There, he’ll be joined by a host of supporting characters, which
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The Truly Intense, Must-See Batman Ninja Trailer

Prepare for a completely new look for Bruce Wayne.

Jumpei Mizusaki (a producer on JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) and Takashi Okazaki (the creator of Afro Samurai), known as some of anime’s top creators, are bringing you Batman Ninja: the film you never knew you always wanted (and after the underwhelming “Justice League”, you’ll likely want this movie more than ever). A new, thrilling trailer, fresh off of the presses from New York Comic Con, is below.

The lone warrior of Gotham City is getting a genre-twisting makeover in this upcoming release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, reimagined as a vigilante samurai in medieval Japan.

Other characters like the Joker, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Robin, Gorilla Grodd, and other names from the DC canon are getting the shogun twist with Batman Ninja, directed by Mizusaki with character designs by Okazaki. The voice cast includes Koichi Yamadera as Batman,
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"Batman Ninja" Revealed

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Sneak Peek footage, plus images from "Batman Ninja", the new Japanese animated 'anime' feature film directed by Junpei Mizusaki for Warners, sshowcasing DC Comics' "Batman", available in 2018:

" 'Batman Ninja', some years after 'The Joker' was stopped in 'Gotham City'...

"...the 'clown prince of crime' is still alive, and is planning to attack the city.

"Then in an alternative 'Victorian Age' Gotham, Batman begins his war on crime while he investigates a new series of crimes..."

Voice cast includes Kôichi Yamadera, Wataru Takagi, Rie Kugimiya and Ai Kakuma.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Batman Ninja"...
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