Batman Ninja Coming in 2018

The Warner Bros. Japan  feature-length anime movie Batman Ninja, was unveiled at panel on the NYCC Main Stage. The panel featured Takashi Okazaki, director Jumpei Mizusaki, screenwriter Kazuki Nakashima and English-language screenwriters Leo Chu & Eric Garcia. No voice actors from the Japanese or English cast were revealed, but Miereanu promised the cast will be “voices you’ll recognize.”

The description for the event reads:

“Warner Bros. Japan and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment team for an eye-popping addition to the Batman animated legacy with Batman Ninja, a spectacular, all-new anime film coming in 2018. Be among the first to witness the premiere of colorful footage from this imaginative take on Batman and many of his connected characters. Panelists will include director Jumpei Mizusaki, character designer Takashi Okazaki, screenwriter Kazuki Nakashima, English-language screenwriters Leo Chu & Eric Garcia and some potential special guests.”

 The premiere teaser trailer revealed a Batman in bulky Samurai-inspired armor confronting the Joker. The fest of the teaser gave the audience quick glances of Batman’s friends and foes: Nightwing striking a blow against the Penguin. Robin brandishes a sword. Poison Ivy whips out her own. Catwoman takes on Harley Quinn. A men-yoroi – a facial armor – is removed, revealing the scarred visage of Two-Face. Then, Gorilla Grodd looking like a feudal lord.
The Blu-ray will include both the subtitled original Japanese version as well as the version with performances recorded in English.The film will be rated PG-13 for “intense action.”

Set for a 2018 release, following Batman: Gotham By GaslightBatman Ninja hails from director Jumpei Mizusaki, character designer Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) and writers Kazuki Nakashima, Leo Chu and Eric Garcia.

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