While the concept alone to Warner Bros. Japan upcoming Batman Ninja anime is fantastic enough, it’s the film’s gorgeous visuals that really turn it into a truly unique, compelling work of art. Character designer Takashi Okazaki has reimagined Gotham’s heroes and villains as avant garde fashion statements inspired by Medieval Japan.
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Batman Ninja is the story of how Batman, the Bat Family, and a number of Gotham’s criminals are transported through time and space back to Medieval Japan where they become embroiled in a local power struggle. Director Jumpei Mizusaki has described Batman Ninja as a film meant to show the world how Japan sees Batman and not one about how Batman (and Bruce Wayne) see Japan. Judging by the trailer, Japan sees a badass side of Batman that’s like nothing we’ve ever seen before.
Batman Ninja hits stores on DVD and Blu-Ray in 2018.