Remember the weird announcement made for Batman Ninja? It’s an upcoming anime movie that features Batman as a ninja. Well, a new promo has been released for the movie.
Batman Ninja is an isekai story that features the caped crusader, allies, and villains transported back to Sengoku Era Japan. The Joker has usurped Oda Nobunaga as a uniting force during Japan’s Warring States Period in a bid to re-write history.
Batman Ninja was first announced at New York Comic Con. The project’s main production staff includes:
- Director: Jumpei Mizusaki (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure opening animation director)
- Screenwriter: Kazuki Nakashima (Kill la Kill / Gurren Lagann)
- Character Designer: Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai / Garo -Vanishing Line-)
- Music Composer: Yuugo Kanno (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure / Psycho-Pass)
- Animation Studio: Kamikaze Douga (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure opening animation)
The Japanese voice cast includes:
- Kouichi Yamadera (Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop) as Batman
- Wataru Takagi (Okuyasu Nomura in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable) as Joker
- Ai Kakuma (Isuzu Sento in Amagi Brilliant Park) as Catwoman
- Rie Kugimiya (Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) as Harley Quinn
Batman Ninja will debut in Japanese theaters in 2018.