Earlier this year, it was revealed that an epic adaptation of the Dark Knight from creators Junpei Mizusaki, Takashi Okazashi, and Kazuki Nakashima, titled Batman Ninja. Now, its first trailer has hit and it looks like we won’t be disappointed.
The incredibly original animation includes Feudal Japan inspired Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman, The Joker, Poison Ivy, Gorilla Grodd, and more. Warner Bros. is set to release the film next year and will include both the subtitled original Japanese version and an English dubbed version when it lands on Blu-ray.
Happinet and Asakusa Studios have announced a new sports game, randomly set in the Edo Period, that looks rather charming. In Dodgeball Rising, players will control a team of kabuki, ninja, samurai, sumo wrestlers, and sushi chefs as they engage in ferocious and fiery dodgeball battles.
Players choose their warriors, each with their own skills and abilities, and enter the Ultimate Imperial Dodgeball Tournament. Each character has their own story-line, during the tournament, which serves as a campaign mode. Offline play is available, as well, with up to 6 players able to join, with AI bots. Dodgeball Rising will appear on Steam’s Early Access program for PC on December 14th, 2017.
After the announcement of Batman Ninja from the creator of Afro Samurai, New York Comic-Con has given us our first look at the anime crossover. A poster released at the convention shows Batman, covered from head to toe in an epic shogun armor, with a stylized logo at the bottom.
Footage was also screened at the convention, though it has yet to make its way online. In the footage, Batman and his fellow characters are flung through time into feudal Japan, where they wage war in a hyper-stylized fashion, using a blend of 2D and CGI animation. Batman Ninja will be out on DVD and Blu-Ray in 2018. Hit the jump to look at the full poster.
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Warner Bros. is developing an anime Batman film, set for release in 2018 by Afro Samurai creator, Takashi Okazaki, according to a listing for an upcoming New York Comic Con panel. Batman Ninja is said to be an “eye-popping addition to the Batman animated legacy.” Which, if his previous work is any indication, will absolutely be true.
Okazaki is listed as the character designer for Batman Ninja, with Junpei Mizusaki as director. Leo Chu and Eric Garcia are both listed as “English-language screenwriters,” ensuring the film’s English voice-cast release.