DC's recent "Justice League" film might not have been as good as expected, however, the new teaser for Warner Bros. "Batman Ninja" may be a ray of hope for all the disappointed fans. Yesterday, Warner Bros. revealed the first teaser for the DC comics animated movie. Though the plot of the movie is still a mystery, the teaser with English subtitles provides some hints for the storyline of the movie.

The plot

In "Batman Ninja," according to all the teasers, Batman is somehow teleported to feudal Japan after a big purple explosion, along with villains Joker and Harley Quinn, and versions of other heroes.

The DC character lineup in the film includes Catwoman, Alfred Pennyworth, Nightwing, Gorilla Grodd, Deathstroke, Red Robin, Red Hood, Two-Face, and Penguin as well.

The first poster for the film appeared in early October 2017.


It is directed by Junpei Mizusaki (Producer of "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure"), written by Kazuki Nakashima who is known for working on "Kill La Kill," and "Afro Samurai" creator Takashi Okazaki. At the New York Comic Con held in September, the creators of the movie revealed that they were approached by Warner Bros. to create the feature, and they took the opportunity.

“When we want to make it look real, we actually do it in real life,” Mizusaki told, adding that real life choreography was also involved to help animators with the animation.

It is worth mentioning that Koichi Yamadera is going to voice Batman in the animated movie. He is also know for being the original voice actor for Spike in "Cowboy Bebop" and the God of Destruction Beerus in "Dragon Ball Super." Also, Gyunei Guss in the movie "Gundam: Char's Counterattack" was also voiced by Yamadera.


Here's the trailer for the animated movie:

From the trailer, it can be noted that the movie uses a fair amount of 3DCGI for the characters, mixed with the 2D animation for the effects and other environmental aspects.

"Batman Ninja" figures will also be featured at the Tokyo Comic Con held in Tokyo from the 1st of December 2017 to the 3rd. The official "Batman Ninja" Twitter account tweeted the following pictures:

(Translation: "Batman NInja has been exhibiting various figures at various booths. Both are high quality and cool! By all means, please see the real thing at the venue! It is truly amazing!").

'Batman Ninja' release date

While "Batman Ninja" has yet to announce a specific release date, the feature is expected to arrive on DVD/Blu-ray sometime in 2018.