Batman Ninja Anime's English Trailer Reveals Dub Cast, Home Video Release
posted on by Karen Ressler
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment began streaming an English-dubbed version of the trailer for the Batman Ninja anime film on Tuesday. The video description reveals that Warner Bros. will release the film on Digital on April 24, and on Blu-ray Disc Steelbook, DVD, and Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on May 8. The description also reveals the English cast.
The English cast includes:
- Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins) as Batman
- Tony Hale as the Joker
- Grey Griffin as Catwoman
- Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke) as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy
- Fred Tatasciore as Gorilla Grodd and Deathstroke
- Yuri Lowenthal as Robin
- Adam Croasdell as Nightwing and Alfred
- Will Friedle as Red Robin and Red Hood
- Tom Kenny as Penguin
- Eric Bauza as Two-Face
Warner Bros. describes the story:
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 Japanese cast features:
- Kouichi Yamadera as Batman
- Wataru Takagi as Joker
- Ai Kakuma as Catwoman
- Rie Kugimiya as Harley Quinn
Kamikaze Douga CEO and founder Junpei 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. Kazuki Nakashima, who was in charge of the series scripts for Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill, is the screenwriter. Takashi Okazaki, the creator of the Afro Samurai manga, is the character designer for the film. Leo Chu and Eric Garcia — the executive producers for the Afro Samurai series and Afro Samurai: Resurrection film — rewrote the script for English-language distribution.
Kamikaze Douga is working on the project, and Yuugo Kanno (Psycho-Pass, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Ajin) is composing the music. The anime's website stated the project is three years in the making. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are executive producers.
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Thanks to Andrew Laubacher for the news tip.