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February 13, 2018
 

‘Batman Ninja’ Trailer Gives Us A Look at Anime-Style Characters

In a brilliant move, Warner Bros. Japan, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have teamed up to bring to you Batman Ninja. Batman Ninja is an upcoming anime-style feature-length film starring the caped crusader. The English trailer and details on its in-home release have been revealed.

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.

Batman Ninja arrives on Digital starting April 24, 2018, and Blu-ray Steelbook $29.98 SRP, Blu-ray Combo Pack $24.98 SRP and DVD $19.98 SRP on May 8, 2018. The film will be available in 4K UHD for Digital only in a release planned for Summer 2018.

Blu-ray Steelbook, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital Features:

“East / West Batman” (Featurette) – Batman meets the anime medium, as this documentary looks into some of the Western tropes and archetypes, meshed into the world of feudal Japan.  East meets West, swords, samurai and giant robots, all playing into the clash between Batman and his Rogues gallery.

“Batman: Made in Japan” (Featurette) – To make a special film about Batman requires just the right artist to bring the mix of style and energy that is unmistakably anime.  The filmmakers discuss the Japanese character models, influences and design that create a fusion experience into this hyper real world.

“New York Comic Con Presents Batman Ninja” – Meet the talented filmmakers behind Batman Ninja as they discuss their inspirations and challenges in bringing an anime version of Batman to life during a panel discussion unveiling Batman Ninja during New York Comic Con 2017.

The film will feature a huge cast of voices including Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins) and Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise), Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke), Fred Tatasciore (Family Guy), Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10: Omniverse), Adam Croasdell (Reign) Will Friedle (Boy Meets World), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Eric Bauza (The Adventures of Puss in Boots).

Batman Ninja is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and for some suggestive material.

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Chris Salce
Chris Salce
I'm a pop culture fanatic based out of Southern California. My collection of comics and pop culture memorabilia would even impress The Collector. When I'm not busy writing about pop culture news, doing film reviews or interviewing celebs, my brother and I work on a comic book called Blood-RED (And yes, that was a cheap plug). I have a certificate of completion for a children’s storybook writing program.



 
 

 

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‘Batman Ninja’ Trailer Gives Us A Look at Anime-Style Characters

In a brilliant move, Warner Bros. Japan, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have teamed up to bring to you Batman Ninja. Batman Ninja is an upcoming anime-style feature-length film starring the caped crusader...
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