Directed by Junpei Mizusaki
Featuring the voice talents of Roger Craig Smith, Yuri Lowenthal, Adam Croasdell, Will Friedle, Grey Griffin, Tony Hale, Tara Strong, Eric Bauza, Tom Kenny, and Fred Tatasciore.
Batman, along with a number of his allies and adversaries, finds himself transplanted from modern Gotham City to feudal Japan.
For a film that plants the Dark Knight bang smack in the middle of a warring feudal Japan, Batman Ninja sure is dull. Ripe for overwrought imagery – of which it stuffs every frame with bright, bombastic animation – it’s all ultimately wasted on a plodding circle jerk of a plot akin to half-baked fan fiction. In fact, Japan feels little more than a lame tool to borrow Nihonga painting styles and some rather brazen attempts at making previously known characters Japanese only in jingoistic look. (Note: the version I saw was the English dub).