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ProphetofGanja
10-05-2017, 08:58 PM
Batman Ninja Anime

Just heard about this (https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-batman-ninja-anime-shows-a-dark-knight-weve-never-s-1819185984), it sounds pretty cool. Eager to see the trailer



http://media.comicbook.com/2017/10/teodnrx8apan2cxjuwbp-1031343-320x180.jpg

dl316bh
10-05-2017, 09:20 PM
Looking at the people involved, I'm interested.

DestronMirage22
10-05-2017, 11:25 PM
Oh, I heard about this!
Itís a really interesting idea, canít wait to see it.

Also, Tamashii Nations recently revealed some cool looking figures based on the designs from this film:
http://news.toyark.com/2017/10/05/nycc-2017-batman-ninja-new-batman-joker-figures-tamashii-nations-274014

Candy Kappa
10-06-2017, 06:33 AM
Joker has a mustache, that's hilarious! Love the samurai look on Batman, very akin to the Manga Realization line Bandai have

Prowler
10-06-2017, 06:35 AM
This reminds me of the time AVGN reviewed a game titled Ninja Baseball Batman.

PApagreg
10-06-2017, 08:58 AM
I prefer Chinese Batman but this good too I guess

Allio
10-06-2017, 09:25 AM
I prefer Chinese Batman but this good too I guess

Especially that cat woman. Hot damn

Splinter the boss
10-06-2017, 11:22 AM
Weird. I can't even imagine Batman looking like this, it's hilarious.

ProphetofGanja
10-06-2017, 02:35 PM
There's going to be some very cool character designs in this, I think

ProphetofGanja
11-22-2017, 06:06 PM
Apparently I missed it the first time I read about this project, but it's not a case of Batman and his cohorts being reimagined as living in Feudal Japan, but rather modern-day Batman & Co. beingdisplaced in time.

'Batman Ninja' Anime Sees Batman Time Travel to Feudal Japan (https://www.inverse.com/article/37242-batman-ninja-anime-time-travel-japan)

Based on the filmís title, many expected the upcoming Batman Ninja anime to either feature the Dark Knight as a ninja in modern day Japan, or him as a ninja during feudal Japan. But, the film will actually see Batman time-travel (and teleport?) to Japanís Warring States period from present-day Gotham.

At New York Comic-Conís Batman Ninja panel on October 5, the creators behind the film revealed that time-travel would factor into the story. Via translator Mari Morimoto, director Jumpei Mizusaki said that ďBatman actually time-travels from twenty-first century Gotham to the Middle Ages of Japan. And all the villains also actually time-travel, so they have an epic battle in the era of warring states in Japan.Ē

The villains Mizusaki referred to include the Joker, Harley Quinn, Gorilla Grodd, the Penguin, Two-Face, and Catwoman. But members of the Batfamily, like Robin and Nightwing, are also coming along for the ride.

One of the English language screenwriters, Leo Chu, later commented on how time-travel plays into the filmís story. Responding to a question about working with Takashi Okazaki on Afro Samurai, Chu said: ď[Okazaki] has this great thing that he did in Afro Samurai which blends sort of feudal and traditional Japanese things with technology and modern technology. And in this time-travel story, that really helped inform our adaptation, so it really becomes about the natural world and traditional world versus the high-tech world, and what that means for each of the characters from Batmanís world of villains.Ē

The trailer which was exclusively screened at the convention touched on these themes a bit, showing off the tank-like Batmobile going around feudal Japan, along with at least one Bat-cycle.

However, Chu emphasized earlier in the panel that the English language version of the film was a true adaptation, and less of a literal translation of the Japanese script. So these themes could be more or less prominent depending on which version of the film you watch.

The decision to use a present-day Batman, instead of a Batman who grew up in the warring states period, is an interesting one, but it raises a lot of questions: How does everyone time-travel to the past? How exactly do all of the characters get their new, samurai-inspired outfits? And do they all magically learn Japanese, or does the language barrier factor into the film? Naturally, the panelists were mostly tight-lipped on plot details, so weíll probably have to wait until 2018 to find out more.

I can't wait to see the trailer for this

ProphetofGanja
12-01-2017, 08:27 AM
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https://i.imgur.com/U1FtA5Z.jpg

Finally we get to see ninja anime Batman fight The Joker with swords in japan. What more can you ask for.

This is gonna be cool

Allio
12-01-2017, 09:00 AM
Gotta love the gorilla Geoff joke

oldmanwinters
12-01-2017, 09:04 AM
Looks cool! I've been hoping for something like this ever since the "Chinese Batman" short came out years ago:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKWmk-lKq1A

Also, I enjoyed the graphic novel publication of Kia Asamiya's Batman: Child of Dreams. It's a strange take on the Batman mythos (and probably one of the most unique takes on Catwoman ever), but worth I read, I think.

PApagreg
12-01-2017, 01:23 PM
Fun fact this project is being worked on the creator of Afro Samurai and the person who directed Jojo Bizarre Adventure.

https://www.polygon.com/2017/10/2/16401524/batman-ninja-anime-afro-samurai-kill-la-kill-jojo-bizarre-adventure

Also my one gripe is that Damian looks too cheerful its kinda weird

CyberCubed
12-01-2017, 01:28 PM
It's always weird to see anime takes on American superheroes. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

I think a lot of Japanese anime writers just don't "get" American superheroes, and why they're so different than the Japanese anime heroes.

PApagreg
12-01-2017, 01:41 PM
It's always weird to see anime takes on American superheroes. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

I think a lot of Japanese anime writers just don't "get" American superheroes, and why they're so different than the Japanese anime heroes.

You never seen My Hero Academia or Tiger and Bunny have you.

CyberCubed
12-01-2017, 01:46 PM
Of course not.

PApagreg
12-01-2017, 01:58 PM
Of course not.
So how can you say this


I think a lot of Japanese anime writers just don't "get" American superheroes, and why they're so different than the Japanese anime heroes.

When you never seen any Japanese writers making shows/Manga based on American Superheroes

Allio
12-01-2017, 02:27 PM
Cubed is kind of an idiot like that

CyberCubed
12-01-2017, 02:33 PM
Because it's not the same either way. I've seen clips/pics of those shows online, it doesn't remind me of american superheroes.

Allio
12-01-2017, 02:51 PM
Boy itís like seeing the culture of one through the eyes of another has different interpretations.

What have you to say Power Rangers?

Powder
12-01-2017, 03:27 PM
& just like the Godzilla joint, something with great potential is dealt a blow by being done in this awful CGI style.

Shark_Blade
12-01-2017, 03:28 PM
The details are so exquisite I love it!

But why is Robin bald? ;_;

PApagreg
12-01-2017, 03:36 PM
But why is Robin bald? ;_;

It was the hairstyle young boys at the time were known to use

Raph's Girl
12-01-2017, 04:15 PM
Dude!! Can't wait for this!! I love the art style!!

Splinter the boss
12-01-2017, 09:36 PM
I don't think I'm watching this. At least IDK yet.

Shark_Blade
12-01-2017, 09:38 PM
It was the hairstyle young boys at the time were known to use

Damn hipsters and their stupid trends. :(

Candy Kappa
12-02-2017, 04:28 AM
Damn hipsters and their stupid trends. :(

It's set in the Sengoku era of Japan, so between 1467-1603

Powder
12-02-2017, 09:37 AM
They were bald before it was cool.

ProphetofGanja
12-02-2017, 10:44 AM
New, longer trailer with English subtitles

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& just like the Godzilla joint, something with great potential is dealt a blow by being done in this awful CGI style.

I just watched a new trailer for the Godzilla: Monster Planet anime and I couldn't even finish it. Batman Ninja looks like it has a better balance of CGI and traditional animation though, I'm still interested for now

Powder
12-02-2017, 11:13 AM
Yeah, I couldn't even bring myself to start watching it, let alone sit through the whole thing. What a wreck. This on the other hand, while it suffers for the style, is far better looking, so I could give it a shot despite my being put off.