The next Batman animated movie is set to go the anime route, as Batman hits feudal Japan in Batman Ninja. Now, we have a taste of it.
Produced in Japan, Batman Ninja is set to pit Batman against famed villains who have taken the place of feudal lords, thanks to Gorilla Grodd’s time displacement machine. Without his fancy modern tech weapons to rely on, Batman must use his guile – and friends – in order to defeat the usual suspects and find a way to return to Gotham.
Featuring characters designed by Afro Samurai‘s Kazuki Nakashima, Batman Ninja will include Japanese versions of goodies Nightwing, Red Hood, Red Robin, Robin, Alfred and Catwoman. In the baddie corner there’ll be The Joker, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Two-Face, Clayface, Deathstroke, Bane and Gorilla Grodd.
Batman Ninja hits DVD and Blu-ray on May 9.