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(2018)

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The fight scenes were filmed with live actors and then animation was created using that footage.
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Monkeys, apes, chimpanzees and gorillas are sacred and worshiped by some Japanese cultures. They would regard Grodd as a deity before the other villains.
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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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At one point Penguin yells "wind - forest - fire - bird", which is a twist on Takeda Shingen's personal motto "wind - forest - fire - mountain"). This was a reference to a Chinese text on warfare: "Be as swift as the wind, silent as the forest, fierce as fire, and as immovable as a mountain".
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Development on Batman Ninja (2018) began in 2014.
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Bats are actually seen as symbols of good fortune in China (and therefore feudal Japan/other countries with Chinese influences), due to the similarity in writing/pronunciation between the words "bat" and "luck".
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When Catwoman first meets up with Batman in the feudal age, the hand puppet she uses to get his attention resembles a black version of a "maneki-neko"; the traditional (white) cat statues that raise or wave their paw to bring in good fortune.
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In advance of the physical release of Batman Ninja on U.S. home video on May 8, 2018, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment arranged for a special two-night event in New York City that included special screenings of Batman Ninja on May 1 & 2.
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All Of The Character Introductions After when Batman Arrives in the Feudal Era was Inspired by JRPG (Japanese Roleplaying Games) Boss Introductions
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Poison Ivy's two pet monsters both carry a Chinese character on their heads: one means "poison", the other is the first of character of a Buddhist deity's name, as used by Uesugi Kenshin on his banners.
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The English-language voice cast includes Roger Craig Smith as Batman, Tony Hale as the Joker, Grey Griffin as Catwoman, Tara Strong as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, Fred Tatasciore as Gorilla Grodd and Deathstroke, Yuri Lowenthal as Robin and Red Hood, Adam Croasdell as Nightwing and Alfred, Will Friedle as Red Robin, Tom Kenny as Penguin, and Eric Bauza as Two-Face.
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Batman ship, which appeared in the film. modeled the Korean Geobukseon(turtle ship) built in the 15th century.
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First when Grodd Combines the Mega Machines then Later on The Joker Reforms it to a Giant Fighting Robot Could be A reference to The Super Sentai or Mighty Morphing Power Rangers for Americans, where they start off with the Tank Mode and then Reform it to the Megazord Mode on the Show's First Season
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Batman Ninja is Done In Deferent Anime Styles
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The AnimeJapan 2018 convention hosted a 'Ninja Batman' event on Sunday, March 25, 2018 with Catwoman voice actress Ai Kakuma.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In the final battle, the monkey and bat armies merge to create a mega-Batman, the appearance of which is a direct homage to Batman's original costume from the early issues of Detective Comics.
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When Robin plays the flute with the two little monkeys in an attempt to take down the Joker, the tune is the opening part of the theme from Batman (1966).
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The army of monkeys that Robin calls at the end of the movie bear a resemblance to the DC Comics character Detective Chimp.
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