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Batman Ninja (2018)

PG-13 | | Animation, Action | 24 April 2018 (USA)
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Batman, along with a number of his allies and adversaries, finds himself transplanted from modern Gotham City to feudal Japan.

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Junpei Mizusaki

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Kazuki Nakashima (screenplay), Leo Chu (English screenplay) | 10 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kôichi Yamadera ... Batman (voice)
Wataru Takagi ... The Joker (voice)
Ai Kakuma ... Catwoman (voice)
Rie Kugimiya ... Harley Quinn (voice)
Atsuko Tanaka ... Poison Ivy (voice)
Daisuke Ono ... Nightwing (voice)
Hôchû Ôtsuka ... Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ... Gorilla Grodd (voice)
Jun'ichi Suwabe ... Deathstroke (voice) (as Suwabe Junichi)
Yûki Kaji ... Robin (voice)
Akira Ishida ... Red Hood (voice)
Kengo Kawanishi Kengo Kawanishi ... Red Robin (voice)
Chô Chô ... Penguin (voice) (as Yûichi Nagashima)
Toshiyuki Morikawa ... Two-Face (voice)
Kenta Miyake Kenta Miyake ... Bane (voice)
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Batman Ninja takes a journey across the ages as Gorilla Grodd's time displacement machine transports many of Batman's worst enemies to feudal Japan - along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies. The villains take over the forms of the feudal lords that rule the divided land, with the Joker taking the lead among the warring factions. As his traditional high-tech weaponry is exhausted almost immediately, Batman must rely on his intellect and his allies - including Catwoman and the extended Bat-family - to restore order to the land, and return to present-day Gotham City. Written by Warner Bros.

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And You Thought You Knew Every Batman Story... See more »

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Animation | Action

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and for some suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Official Site | Official Site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

24 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Trivia

The looks of Batman's villains are styled after those of Japanese historical characters, namely the feudal lords ('daimyo') whose province they are said to have taken over in this time-line:
  • Penguin = Takeda Shingen.
  • Poison Ivy = Uesugi Kenshin.
  • Deathstroke = Date Masamune, well known for having an eye-patch.
  • Two-Face = (a blend).
  • Gorilla Grodd = Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
  • Joker = Oda Nobunaga.
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Catwoman: Time for some girl-on-girl action!
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References Batman (1966) See more »

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Batman Ninja: I cannot believe it's THIS bad
30 April 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Though I wasn't impressed with Gotham By Gaslight (2018) I respected what they were trying to do and it was an interesting attempt at an alternative Batman tale.

With Batman Ninja I expected more of the same, little did I realise I was about to watch the worst animated superhero movie I've ever seen.

Japanese made and set in fuedal Japan we see Batman, some allies and a host of villians ripped through time and into one of the biggest embarassments I've seen in years.

With alternating animation styles (None of which I like), a laughable story which contradicts itself multiple times and more than a little influence from Power Rangers this is beyond words.

I'd say it was a Batman comedy like the Adam West throwbacks or Lego Batman if it didn't take itself so seriously. I mean I am truly lost for words just how bad this is, it starts off poor and gradually just gets more and more ridiculous until I found my jaw actually dropping at the level of stupidity.

Batman Ninja is even worse than the title suggests, I want to rant about this atrocity but if I begin this will be a insanely long review.

I'm not sure who this is aimed at but I'd be surprised if even the most hardcore of DC fans will enjoy this.

The Good:

It's original I'll give it that

The Bad:

Not fond of the animation style

Weak voice acting

Story really is quite bad

Whole thing is ridiculous and can't be taken even remotely seriously

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

During feudal Japan the primary language was English


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