In this groundbreaking anime adaptation of the legendary Batman franchise, Gotham City is swapped out for feudal Japan, where Batman fights his infamous foes as an armored ninja. With Catwoman, Two-Face and the Joker all showing up to battle the Bat, will Bruce Wayne be able to save the day?~Jay Hayward
New York Comic Con presents Batman Ninja
Special Feature Original Japanese Audio
Action and Adventure,Fantasy,Sci-Fi,Anime
Anime,Fantasy Adventure,Martial Arts,Sci-Fi Action,Superhero Film
Batman Ninja was a Japanese only, original anime that took anime community and Batman fans by storm. There were a couple animated shorts made that just made this full length feature that much more enticing. The idea of Japanese artists putting their flavor on the Dark Knight genre is a dream come true. Look, I'm not going to spend your time giving you the history of anime nerd life. ( Some other time..promise.) If you love Batman animations and are the slightest of anime fan, this is a must have. Now I will say that as with traditional Ninja Scroll types, this feature is not for kids. Use your own discretion when viewing this with your friends and family. It's edgy. I don't think there is any nudity, but there are definitely sexual undertones and adult language is very much present. I honestly believe every Batman fan should have this in their library.
I was really skeptical about buying this movie cause i wasn't sure about it cause it was an anime adaptation to the batman series but i would have to say that this was probably my favorite animated batman movie to bad it wasn't a series but its also good its not cause it didn't have a chance to get ruined by fans trying to draw it out forever.
Fantastic animation, great use of characters, very unique Batman story. Batman is no stranger to the anime style (as seen in "Batman: Gotham Knight"), but this is definitely an anime story. Even if you're not an anime fan, if you love Batman, you should check this out. A super fun story! My only critique... Robin's hair! :)
I bought this because I saw a trailer for it on another disc and was fascinated by what I saw. After watching it (in the default English language version), I was a little disappointed by the more outlandish and over-the-top elements. Then I gave it another try with the Japanese language version and it was an entirely different experience and a big improvement. It just worked better in Japanese with its more lyrical dialog.
The A/V quality is great. The visuals of this film are what got me to blind buy it and the disc did not disappoint. There is a fair amount of bonus features as well including the Japanese language version. If you are a Batman fan, a fan of animation, a fan of anime, or all of the above, this movie is worth your time.
This is one wild ride! It is a Batman anime. And they throw in everything and the kitchen sink from mech to samurais. At times, I absolutely loved it. At other times, I was wondering why they had thrown in things that didn't seem to fit (like the mech). But then, if you watch the special features you find out that there were different creators who contributed their visions, which explains why. The one director/writer was surprised by the addition of some things to the film. It is still quite a ride. I do recommend it. The style may be a bit jarring for some, but there is a lot here to enjoy. Best Buy had this on sale for under $10 on Blu-ray, which was too good to pass up.
I get suckered into getting these DC Comics animated movies every once in a while and I usually regret it because the animation is horrible. Some of them are so poorly drawn that I can't make it through the first five minutes. This Batman cartoon, however, is the exception to that rule. It's a WB Animated feature that actually looks good! I took one star off for a goofy resolution to the story, but the animation made this movie worth seeing.