"Batman Ninja" Animated Feature Pre-Release News & Discussion (Spoilers)

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  1. RoyalRubble

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    There aren't that many details about this yet, but this year's New York Comic-Con will feature a first look at a Batman Ninja animated movie.
    Source: NYCC.com

    Stayed tuned for further updates.
     
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  2. Frontier

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    So I'm guessing this is going to be a more serious DC/anime collaboration compared to the thing with the Eagle Talon Society :sweat:?

    If anyone's curious about the crew, Takashi Okazaki worked on Afro Samurai, another Western/anime collaboration, and Kazuki Nakashima was the screenwriter for Gurren Lagann :).
     
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    Yeah, I heard about that a while ago. To be honest I don't have detailed knowledge of the lore when it comes to comic books even though I read them and get the basics, I'm more into the art than texts, but has there been an Asian Batman before or is this a completely new take? I think this has a lot of potential to be fresh, new and different. Especially visually and in terms of setting. I hope they don't make it mainstream or contemporary and use the concept to the fullest.
     
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    Well, there have been a few Batman Manga now and then (one of which was the basis for a short story in an episode of Brave and the Bold) :).
     
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    I see. I am hoping it will be similar to this...

    ...which I really liked :)
     
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    So uh, among other things, the character designer for this is doing similar work for the upcoming fall season anime Garo: Vanishing Line. This is what it's going to look like.

    [​IMG]

    The hype be REAL
     
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    Batman Ninja? I'm in.
     
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    I wonder: will this include any of the Japanese studios or crewpersons who were involved in Batman: Gotham Knight?
     
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    I'm curious as to what exactly this movie is going to be about.

    Batman in Japan, fighting ninjas?

    Batman re-imagined as a Japanese hero?

    Batman re-imagined as ninja in feudal Japan?

    I'm also wondering if Lord Death Man might make an appearance...

    I'd heard about this but had no idea it had a connection to the Garo franchise. Cool :cool:.
    I'm definitely curious to see which Japanese studio they get to work on this.
     
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    That sparked an idea. A jidaigeki could be neat. Instead of the classic death in Crime Alley, his clan gets destroyed in some government conspiracy involving the bakufu but he survives and is adopted by a ninja village and is brought up in their ways. As an adult, he starts his quest for vengeance and all these awesome fight scenes ensue.
     
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    I enjoyed Batman: Gotham Knight, so hopefully this will be good. Can't say I care for anime all that much, but I'm intrigued all the same.

    And yes, It would be a shame if they don't incorporate Lord Death Man in some way...
     
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    I think Batman Ninja is a combination of Batman and Mortal Kombat
     
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    Wouldn't Ninja Batman be a better name? :3
     
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    Oh wow! I've been waiting for another DC anime film ever since Gotham Knight (No, the Talon Eagle thing doesn't count for now!), and Batman seems like a perfect fit for a ninja movie.
     
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    It just struck me, if not a ninja background, they could do a 'Lone Bat and Robin'. <cough>

    But I'm curious about the no-kill policy being preserved or thrown out the window.
     
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    Huh. Guess Eagle Talon had something to do with this.
     
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    Maybe, but I would not make that assumption. I don't see much of a connection.

    EDIT, 9/23/17: Do we know whether Batman Ninja is intended to be a theatrical animated feature or an OAV/OVA (what we would call direct-to-video)?
     
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    If the movie is set in modern times, I wonder if there's a chance the League of Assassins might be involved.
    My guess is it will be direct-to-video, since Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is mentioned in the panel description.
     
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    Well, I think it's hard to gauge who all we can expect to be in this without getting a proper context for what kind of a Batman adaption this is going to be.

    Because if it's normal Batman, then it's a question of who all of the mainstays we'll see, but if it isn't normal Batman, then it's a question of how those mainstays are probably going to be re-imagined in this movie.
     
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    It might be a bit of both: A theatrical release in Japan; and a home-video release in the U.S.; it wouldn't even be an unusual occurrence.
     
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