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NYCC Lists 'Batman Ninja' Anime Film by Kill la Kill Writer Kazuki Nakashima

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kamikaze Douga's Junpei Mizusaki directs, Afro Samurai's Takashi Okazaki draws character designs

The New York Comic Con event announced on Thursday that it will host Kamikaze Douga CEO and founder Junpei Mizusaki, character designer Takashi Okazaki, and writer Kazuki Nakashima as part of a panel to announce a new 2018 anime film project titled Batman Ninja by Warner Bros. Japan and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Mizusaki, the producer of the opening animation sequences for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, is the film's director. Nakashima, who was in charge of series composition for Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill, is the screenwriter. Okazaki, the creator of the Afro Samurai manga, is the character designer for the film. The project will also involve English-language screenwriters Leo Chu and Eric Garcia — the executive producers for the Afro Samurai series and Afro Samurai: Resurrection film — who will also join the panel, along with "potential special guests."

The panel will show footage from the film, and will take place at the event on October 5 at the main stage 1-D at 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Thanks to Otaku-sempai for the news tip.

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