Fellow Batman lovers, are you a bit of bummed after the vital flop that became last month’s Justice League film? Bored with Ben Affleck taking to the clicking to waffle over and over on whether he’ll do a standalone caped crusader flick? Properly this week, the animation arm of DC threw us all a frickin’ bone.
Coming in 2018, Batman Ninja is decided to be the first theatrically-launched full-length anime movie inside the Darkish Knight’s repertoire. Well, theatrically-released in Japan, it is. However a brand new English-subtitled edition of the trailer unencumber Friday pointers that some sort of North American free up (be it in theaters, VOD, Blu-ray, or by way of streaming service) will sooner or later come, saving us all from Affleck angst.
Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) treated the personality design, and the primary glimpse of the Joker should make any Gotham fan ecstatic. The trailer delivers fast seems at the entire gang being transported again to feudal Japan: Two-Face, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Robin, and Gorilla Grodd(?!) amongst them.
As io9 reviews, that pink flash toward the starting of the trailer is a few type of time portal. Batman and a number of Gotham’s most infamous criminals get transported lower back to Medieval Japan and a power battle ensues. “Director Jumpei Mizusaki has described Batman Ninja as a movie intended to show the arena how Japan sees Batman,” io9’s Charlie Pulliam-Moore writes. “No longer one about how Batman (and Bruce Wayne) see Japan.”
In line with the teaser, no less than, that capacity Batman is pretty blissful wielding a sword and the Joker may have some sort of substantial mech ready at his disposal. Some thing unfolds, it already looks to be extra unique than even if Affleck may also (or can also no longer) observe-up the Dark Knight trilogy.
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