The Dark Knight Goes to Feudal Japan in ‘Batman Ninja’ Trailer

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Warner Bros. Japan has revealed a new trailer for the upcoming Batman Ninja anime film in which Bruce Wayne’s famous alter ego and his eternal nemesis The Joker face off in the age of samurai.

Junpei Mizusaki (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure) is directing the film with Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) as character design. The film’s creative team also includes screenwriter Kazuki Nakashima (Kamen Rider Fourze) and English-language screenwriters Leo Chu and Eric Garcia — the executive producers for the Afro Samurai series.

Koichi Yamadera provides the voice of Batman for the original Japanese cast with Wataru Takagi as The Joker, Ai Kakuma as Catwoman, and Rie Kugimiya as Harley Quinn. Check out the English-subtitled trailer below.

Japanese Anime Film

Batman Ninja is coming to DVD and Blu-ray next year.

Japanese Anime Film

“Batman Ninja” is an anime adventure in which Batman and a handful of his most iconic allies and enemies get transported back to feudal Japan during the Middle Ages. Joining Batman in the past is Alfred, the Joker, Harley Quinn, and Catwoman, and the trailer below suggests an epic, samurai-influenced battle between good and evil.