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Day of the Samurai 

Batman visits one of his teachers to help fight Kyodai Ken who has learned the secret of a death touch attack.


Bruce Timm (as Bruce W. Timm)


Steve Perry, Michael Reaves (story editor) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview:
Kevin Conroy ... Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
Robert Ito ... The Ninja / Kyodai Ken (voice)
Goh Misawa Goh Misawa ... Sensei Yoru (voice)
Julia Kato ... Kairi Tanaga (voice)


Batman visits one of his teachers to help fight Kyodai Ken who has learned the secret of a death touch attack.

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English | Japanese

Release Date:

23 February 1993 (USA) See more »

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(85 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kairi Tanaga appeared in the two-parter episode "The Curse of the Kobra" in Batman Beyond, as an old woman appearing near her seventies. She had settled in Gotham City, continuing the dojo of Sensei Yoru set up behind a fish stall. In this episode Wayne sent his successor as Batman, Terry McGinnis, to her to improve his martial art skills. She later helped Terry to end the Kobra gang's doomsday scheme while confronting Zander, the Kobra heir and her former student. See more »


When Bruce traces Kyodai Ken's phone call, the number has seven digits. Japanese phone numbers have eight digits (plus anywhere from one to three at the beginning for the region code). See more »


[last lines]
Sensei Yoru: If you see Batman, tell him I have great respect for him.
Bruce Wayne: Why? He's as much a ninja as Kyodai was.
Sensei Yoru: Not so. Batman offered to help his adversary, and a lesser man would have used the secrets of the Onemuri touch against his opponent. Batman is the essence of samurai, Wayne-san. You would do well to remember that.
Bruce Wayne: [bows] Domo-arigato, Sensei.
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References Batman: The Animated Series: Night of the Ninja (1992) See more »


Batman The Animated Series
Written by Danny Elfman & Shirley Walker
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A night to remember
13 January 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

'Day of the Samurai' seems to play as a counterpart to 'Night of the Ninja', and not just with the title. Where the former featured a bland adversary behind a ripoff scheme, this is actually a good showdown and an examination of Japanese culture. Plus, it's a field trip to the Far East. And Kyodai Ken actually functions as a substantive character this time.

. . . and the big fight goes down at a volcano!

Watching this after 'Night', the difference is like night and day (no pun intended). The backgrounds are fantastic and really sell the imagery of Japan (even if the character animation is mediocre). But that's minor; this thing's got action, evil ninjas and blood feuds. Just everything a growing boy needs.


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