Sadly, we still have to wait until April for more BatMetal.
Earlier today, the Batman Ninja team hosted a formal unveiling event at the Tokyo Comic Con. At the presentation, the crew showed off a new visual and trailer for the project. Moreover, the core cast members for the film were also revealed.
We break the details down below:
The 90-second trailer gives a look at the film in action. The teaser focuses primarily on The Joker and Batman, though Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Alfred, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin also make appearances. Other members of the Batman lore are teased, including Two Face and Gorilla Grodd.
The trailer also confirms that Batman Ninja will hit Japanese theaters in 2018.
The second trailer is a subtitled version of the promo shown at this year’s New York Comic Con.
The image features Batman, clad in his new samurai regalia, standing against a backdrop inspired by classical Japanese paintings. Several side characters appear behind him, including Catwoman, Robin, and Nightwing.
The film will star the following:
- Batman: Koichi Yamadera
- Joker: Wataru Takagi
- Catwoman: Ai Kakuma
- Harley Quinn: Rie Kugimiya
Junpei Mizusaki (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – Opening Credits Producer) was tapped to direct Batman Ninja at his Kamikaze Douga studio. Takashi Okazaki (Garo -Vanishing Line-, Summer Wars – Oz segments) will provide character designs, while Kazuki Nakashima (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill) will write the scripts.
Yuugo Kanno (Blame!, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders) will score the title’s soundtrack.
Batman Ninja is a project from Warner Bros. Japan and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, which is slated to be released in 2018.
Kamikaze Douga CEO and founder Junpei Mizusaki, Takashi Okazaki, Kazuki Nakashima all took part in a panel for Batman Ninja on Thursday. At the panel, the trio introduced the project and showed off a teaser trailer.
Takashi Okazaki was the author of the original Afro Samurai manga, which launched in Nou Nou Hau magazine in 1999. Leo Chu and Eric Garcia both served as executive producers on the Afro Samurai anime, as well as sequel film Afro Samurai: Resurrection.