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

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  1. Frontier

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    I wonder if the slow reveal of these figures will give us a better idea of the character designs for this movie, presuming they don't release the teaser soon...
     
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    It looks like some more details might be revealed this weekend at a convention in Tokyo (you have to scroll down, it's the 4th entry from the top)
    http://tamashii.jp/event/269/?wovn=en
    I'm not sure but "banned" probably isn't the best translation. Here's the original site, for anyone who can read Japanse.
     
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    I'll keep an eye on Anime News Network (ANN) for more on this.
     
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    Here's the first trailer for Batman Ninja! The animation looks pretty cool as does the line-up of characters. It does remind me that I need to watch Batman: Gotham Knight. It would be fun to compare the two (or technically seven) movies.

    Comic Book has descriptions of some clips and quotes from the filmmakers.

     
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    I'll give the Japanese actor who plays Joker this much, he does give this decent Mark Hamill vibe.
     
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    Holy crap. That was amazing!!

    Four "Robins" in a movie! That Harley design looked awesome.
     
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    Everything looks pretty awesome to me. I think the style seems more similar to Batman of Shanghai than Gotham Knight, but still kind of unique - especially Damian's hair-do. :p

    All the characters look good, and I like how many they featured in the trailers (and who knows who else might pop up in the actual movie). I'm hoping a Batgirl might appear, but we'll see.

    The cast sounds good to me, though I'm more looking forward to learning who will be the English dub voice actors. All in all, this project looks like it's shaping up to be amazing in the end.
     
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    Wow, that looks pretty awesome. The animation appears top-notch, it's recognizable as Batman, and all around it looks like it's going to be a really fun movie :D.

    I was expecting the animation to be traditional 2D animation, but the CG animation here looks pretty great. I am definitely reminded of the opening sequences to Jojo's Bizarre Adventures, which the director worked on :cool:.

    I love that scene with Alfred, Batman, and all the Robins drinking tea :proud:.

    That's an interesting design for Catwoman. Her hair reminds me of Camren Bicondova's on Gotham :).

    Harley looks good, Samurai Ivy and Two-Face looks cool, and Shogun Grodd should be fun :anime:.

    And it wouldn't be a Batman anime if giant robots didn't turn up at some point :rolleyes2:.
    I love how he still calls him "Bats," even in Japanese :p.

    Hmm....I wonder if that sand creature is supposed to be Clayface o_O?

    Here's also a poster and the Japanese voice cast from ANN:



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    You might be right, but I think that might be Tim Drake; I thought that I spotted the 'double-R' Red Robin logo on his outfit. That would make the others: Dick Grayson (natch!) and Jason Todd.

    EDIT: I've gotten a better look and I think that we do see Damian as Robin (the logo is highly stylized, but recognizable). And Jason is wearing a basket-style helmet. So we have: Batman (Bruce); Alfred; Nightwing (Dick); Red Hood (Jason); Red Robin (Tim); and Robin (Damian). No Batgirl (either Barbara or Cassandra), Batwoman or Huntress?
     
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    WB Japan uploaded a English subtitled version of the trailer that Greg91 posted:

     
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    Does anyone have any idea who that red ninja is in the J on the logo? I mean, I feel like he's probably somebody given that he's up there with the rest of the villains. I really want to say he's some take on Deadshot because he had a gun in the trailer when he was firing at Jason? Idk, that's just my best guess
     
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    I think that's supposed to be Deathstroke.
     
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    Looking at it in a freezeframe...Yeah, that is Deathstroke! No idea why I thought it was Deadshot.
     
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    Pretty good also fun fact its made by the creator of Afro Samurai and the director of the Jojo series also my only gripe is that Robin looks too cheerful on the poster
     
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    This doesn't necessarily have to have anything to do with the English dub, but I've seen Roger Craig Smith (Batman Unlimited and Arkham Origins Batman) retweet the trailer, and it was liked by Max Mittleman (Jimmy Olsen and Parasite on Justice League Action) and Robbie Daymond (Robin in Lego Dimensions).

    Notably they all have experience with anime voiceover.
     
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    Here's a look at a Batman Ninja statue by Prime 1 Studio revealed at the Tokyo Comic Con:
     
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    Looks good but poor Cassandra Cain. The most ninja member of the Bat Family is left out.

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
     
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    I'm surprised that it doesn't look like any of the Batgirl's are in this.
     
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    Totally but on the flip side, it's not like they're going to reveal everyone in the first trailer are they?
     
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