DC has been almost consistently knocking it out of the park with their animated movie output and seems to be keeping up this trend with Batman Ninja.
On the surface, it seems to be another attempt at selling the Dark Knight in manga or anime. In the past, we had a manga in the 60s and an anthology of short films released around the time of The Dark Knight.
This time, we’ve got an anime style movie where Batman becomes a ninja.
But here’s the synopsis of what we’re going to get:
“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.”
Can Batman beat his most formidable foe in a different era? Find out on April 24.