THE DARK KNIGHT IN EYE-POPPING ANIME!BATMAN NI…

THE
DARK KNIGHT IN EYE-POPPING ANIME!

BATMAN NINJA 

WARNER
BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT,

DC
ENTERTAINMENT AND

WARNER
BROS. JAPAN REIMAGINE

THE
CAPED CRUSADER IN FULL-BLOWN ANIME STYLE 

COMING MAY 8, 2018 TO

BLU-RAY™ STEELBOOK,

BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK AND DVD

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Prepare
to witness the Dark Knight, alongside many of his most famed allies and infamous
foes, in an eye-popping anime display you’ve never seen before when Warner
Bros. Japan, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment present Batman
Ninja.
The all-new, feature-length animated film
arrives on Digital starting April 24, 2018, and Blu-ray™ Steelbook ($29.98 SRP), Blu-ray™ Combo
Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP) on May 8, 2018. Order due date is April 3, 2018. 

The film will be available in 4K UHD for
Digital only in a release planned for Summer 2018. 

Batman Ninja is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and for some
suggestive material.

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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. 

The visually stunning Batman Ninja is the creative result of a
trio of anime’s finest filmmakers: director Jumpei Mizusaki (Opening
animation of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), writer Kazuki Nakashima (Gurren
Lagann
), and
character designer
Takashi Okazaki (Afro
Samurai
) produced the original movie with Warner Bros. Japan. The script was then reinterpreted and
rewritten for English-language distribution by award-winning screenwriters Leo
Chu and Eric Garcia (Supah Ninjas, Afro
Samurai
). Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive
Producers.

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Roger
Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins)
and Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development)
lead an impressive cast as the voices of Batman and the Joker, respectively.
Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise) and
Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke)
supply the voices of the antagonist & protagonist’s closest allies –
Catwoman and Harley Quinn, respectively – while Fred Tatasciore (Family Guy) provides the
gruff-yet-sophisticated tones of Gorilla Grodd, a villain who must team with
Batman to achieve his own personal agenda. Other voice actors include Bat-family
members Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10: Omniverse)
as Robin, Adam Croasdell (Reign) as
Nightwing and Alfred, and Will Friedle (Boy
Meets World
) as Red Robin, and the Rogue’s gallery also features Tom Kenny
(SpongeBob SquarePants) as Penguin and Eric Bauza (The Adventures of Puss in Boots) as Two-Face. Doing double duty is Tatasciore
as Deathstroke, Strong as Poison Ivy, and Friedle as Red Hood. 

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Batman Ninja
is an absolute feast for the senses, a stunning spectacle of anime wrapped
around a thrill ride of a Batman story,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home
Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Our partners at Warner Bros.
Japan have conjured an impressive addition to the Dark Knight’s canon of
entertainment, taking Batman and his friends and foes in an altogether new
direction. We can’t wait for fans to see this film.” 

 Batman
Ninja
Enhanced Content 

Blu-ray™ Steelbook, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Digital 

“East / West Batman” (Featurette) – Batman meets the anime medium, as this documentary
looks into some of the Western tropes and archetypes, meshed into the world of
feudal Japan.  East meets West, swords, samurai and giant robots, all
playing into the clash between Batman and his Rogues gallery. 

“Batman: Made in Japan” (Featurette) – To make a special film about Batman requires just the
right artist to bring the mix of style and energy that is unmistakably anime.
 The filmmakers discuss the Japanese character models, influences and
design that create a fusion experience into this hyper real world.