Announced during New York Comic-Con 2017, Warner Bros. Japan and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment revealed both studios will partner on Batman Ninja, an all-new anime film coming in 2018. The animated film will be directed by Jumpei Mizusaki, and feature work from character designer Takashi Okazaki, screenwriter Kazuki Nakashima and English-language screenwriters Leo Chu & Eric Garcia. According to the creators of the film, Batman Ninja will show Batman through the eyes of the Japanese. A poster promoting the forthcoming title, featuring Batman, was made available and can be seen by clicking the thumbnail below.
The footage screened at New York Comic-Con featured footage of Batman fighting the Joker, Nightwing tussling with the Penguin, Robin and Poison Ivy brandishing swords, along with shots of Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Two-Face and Gorilla Grodd. The film will be rated PG-13 and will feature a host of Batman and DC Comics characters, though will leave room for appearances of other characters in possible sequels. Future Batman Ninja sequels and related projects will be dependent on the sales of the first release in the possible ongoing movie series.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment said that, when Batman Ninja arrives on home media next year, it will include both the subtitled original Japanese version as well as an English dubbed version.
Further details on this project will be released in early 2018. Stay tuned for more updates on Batman Ninja right here at The World’s Finest.