Batman Ninja is coming to the US! Anime movie gets 2018 release


Home Entertainment have released a new English-language trailer for the upcoming animated film Batman Ninja.

While it was never in doubt that the Japanese-made Batman Ninja would also find its way to US shores, EW has now revealed the official stateside release date for the film.

The second trailer for Batman Ninja arrived Tuesday and the anime movie looks even better than we could have imagined.

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Batman and his allies, along with his enemies, all get transported to Feudal Japan through the use of Gorilla Grodd's time displacement machine.

The film does feature and extensive English dub featuring names like Fred Tatasciore and Adam Croasdell, although for those who want to really stick to the anime feel, hopefully you'll be able to switch to Japanese voices as well.

Batman Ninja will be released digitally on April 24, with a Blu-ray release following on May 8. The comics costumes get a Japanese makeover as the villains take over the forms of feudal lords ruling the divided land, led by The Joker himself.

Check out the Batman Ninja trailer below. However, fans might be disappointed to know that Batman and Joker will not be voiced by familiar actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill. Jumpei Mizusaki, (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) has directed the film from a script written by Kazuki Nakashima, Leo Chu and Eric Garcia with character designs by Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai).

The film's awesome voice cast was also revealed and includes Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins) as Batman, Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) as the Joker, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo) as Catwoman, Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke) as Harley Quinn, Fred Tatasciore (Family Guy) as Gorilla Grodd, Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10: Omniverse) as Robin, Adam Croasdell (Reign) as Nightwing and Alfred, Will Friedle (Boy Meets World) as Red Robin, Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Penguin, and Eric Bauza (The Adventures of Puss in Boots) as Two-Face. Additionally, a number of his deadliest foes - including The Joker, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Two-Face, Clayface, Deathstroke, Bane and Flash mainstay Gorilla Grodd - are also confirmed to appear in some capacity in the film.