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‘Batman Ninja': Anime Batman Movie Gets Trailer (Video)
One of the things that has sustained Batman for almost 80 years is his ability to be at home in seemingly any type of story: Shadowy noir, campy comedy, old-school whodunit, etc etc etc. And yet, until this point there has never been an authentic anime variation on the Batman character – until the release of an upcoming animated film entitled Batman Ninja.
Batman Ninja has Batman, The Joker, and from what I can gather at least a couple other Gotham City citizens transported by some mysterious means back to feudal Japan, where Joker immediately launches an evil plot to change the course of history – I guess it’s a good thing Batman was there to stop him, or try to, anyway.
Take a look at the trailer for Batman Ninja, with character designs by Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki, below. The film will reportedly be released in Japan sometime next year, but hopefully a wider release will be in the offing after that.