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Afro Samurai Creator Takashi Okazaki Working On Batman Ninja Anime

Written by Tim Midura on Monday, October 02 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Afro Samurai Creator Takashi Okazaki Working On Batman Ninja Anime

Joining him is JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure's Junpei Mizusaki.

Source: Slash Film

Warner Bros. is expanding its slate of DC Universe Original Movies with the addition of Batman Ninja. The film will be a new direct-to-video animated movie reimagining Batman as a ninja. Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki is working on the movie, alongside JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's Junpei Mizusaki and Kamen Rider Fourze and Kill La Kill's Kazuki Nakashima.

Warner Bros. is hosting a panel at New York Comic Con about the project. The official panel description is below.

"Warner Bros. Japan and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment team for an eye-popping addition to the Batmananimated legacy with Batman Ninja, a spectacular, all-new anime film coming in 2018. Be among the first to witness the premiere of colorful footage from this imaginative take on Batman and many of his connected characters. Panelists will include director Jumpei Mizusaki, character designer Takashi Okazaki, screenwriter Kazuki Nakashima, English-language screenwriters Leo Chu & Eric Garcia and some potential special guests."

The release date is expected to be announced at NYCC.


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