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. The film will be released in Japan first in 2018, while an American release date has yet to be announced. Yes, it's as insane as it sounds, and yes, we all need to see this right now, immediately.
Batman: Ninja features an all Japanese creative team and voice cast. The best is probably Gotham By Gaslight, which imagines a Victorian Batman tangling with Jack the Ripper, but I also have a huge soft spot for Grant Morrison's time-hopping miniseries Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne, in which we see Caveman Batman, Witchhunter Batman, Pirate Batman, Cowboy Batman and 30s Gumshoe Batman. Plot is this: Batman, his friends and several of his villains have been transported to medieval Japan. I mean, just look at Robin doing the Naruto run! It's an exciting way to present the Caped Crusader and the anime looks fun and action-packed, of course. Are you looking forward to Batman Ninja? The unconventional approaches to these properties in films like The Lego Batman Movie and now this are breathing new life into things we've seen a million times.
Arriving next year on Blu-ray and DVD, Batman Ninja is only the latest foray into anime by the Dark Knight, following 2008's direct-to-video Batman: Gotham Knight, which bridged the gap between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight with a series of anime shorts, each produced by a different studio.