Batman Ninja Anime Announces Its Return

2024-05-30
Batman Ninja Anime Announces Its Return

Through a press release, Warner Bros. Japan announced the production of a sequel film for the "Batman Ninja" franchise. This new installment in CG animation will be titled "Batman Ninja vs. Yakuza League," but the statement did not indicate a scheduled release date.

Considering this is a DC Comics franchise, then it's evident that more details will be revealed during Warner Bros. Japan's July 4 panel at the Anime Expo convention.

Batman Ninja Anime Announces Its Return

The original "Batman Ninja" is an animated film directed by Junpei Mizusaki at Kamikaze Douga Studios and YamatoWorks, released in May 2018. Interestingly, there are two versions, as the U.S. version had Leo Chu and Eric Garcia changing Kazuki Nakashima's scripts from the original Japanese version, thus creating two different versions of the same film.

Production Equipment

  • Junpei Mizusaki, producer of animation sequences for "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" and "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders," returns to direct the feature film in conjunction with Shinji Takagi (Blood: The Last Vampire) at Kamikaze Douga Studios.
  • Kazuki Nakashima (Kill la Kill, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Brand New Animal) returns to write and supervise the scripts.
  • Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai, Star Wars: Visions, SK8 The Infinity) returns to handle character design and animation direction.
  • Yuugo Kanno (PSYCHO-PASS, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Fugou Keiji: Balance:UNLIMITED) returns to compose the soundtrack.

Batman Ninja Synopsis

At Arkham Asylum, Batman confronts Gorilla Grodd as he attempts to destroy Grodd's new invention: the Quake Engine. In the midst of the chaos, the engine kicks in and the entire insane asylum vanishes into thin air, and Batman with it. When the dust settles, Batman finds himself in the middle of an unknown road. He soon realizes that he is no longer in Gotham City, but in feudal Japan. The astonishment quickly fades when samurai descend on him to end his life. Later, Batman's investigation leads him to discover that the person responsible for the kill order is none other than his archenemy, the Joker.

After an encounter with Catwoman, he learns that the criminals of the insane asylum had teleported there two years earlier, each ruling a part of Japan, with Joker being the dominant warlord. To return home, Batman must reactivate the Quake Engine, located in the remains of the insane asylum, now known as Arkham Castle. There's a problem, though: aside from his gadget belt, the arsenal that was once within his grasp has all but disappeared. Batman Ninja follows the Dark Knight through a strange new environment, facing off against familiar foes in an attempt to bring Gotham back in one piece.

Source: Comic Natalie

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