Batman Ninja is a Japanese anime made in collaboration with Warner Bros. Japan and DC Entertainment. The project is directed by Jumpei Mizusaki, written by Kazuki Nakashima and animated by Kamikaze Douga. Now we have we have seen the Batman go up against the Joker a million times but not like this. Ninja Batman looks to be a fresh take on the two characters never ending grudge as it is set in the middle ages of Japan. I know it sounds crazy right? Believe me after just watching the trailer it looks crazy too (in a good way) Only the Joker could think of a plot like this. Batman Ninja is focused on a Batman who is stripped down to the bone as he no longer has his gadgets to rely on such as the Batmobile or Batwing. This will force Batman to channel inner abilities to once again again overcome the Joker. I did get a lot of flashbacks to Batman Begins while watching this trailer especially with the fighting and training montages. Most importantly this isn’t just Batman and the Joker by themselves. Batman Ninja will include familiar characters from the Batman universe such as Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Alfred, Nightwing (I think I saw Robin too not 100% sure on that). Having not watched an anime in years I personally can’t wait to see this, plus its Batman going against the Joker you just know its going to be great.
Batman Ninja is set to be released in Japanese theatres sometime in 2018. We can also expect a home release for the rest of the world shortly after.
Let me know what you thought of the trailer below