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Batman Ninja Anime's New Trailer Reveals More Cast, Staff, June 15 Debut

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Takehito Koyasu, Atsuko Tanaka, Junichi Suwabe, Toshiyuki Morikawa, more

The official Japanese website for the Batman Ninja anime began streaming a new trailer on Friday. The trailer reveals additional Japanese cast members and the anime's June 15 theatrical release date in Japan. The website also reveals additional staff members.

The newly announced cast members include (from left to right in the images below, starting with the second image):

  • Takehito Koyasu as Gorilla Grodd
  • Atsuko Tanaka as Poison Ivy
  • Junichi Suwabe as Deathstroke
  • Chō as Penguin
  • Toshiyuki Morikawa as Two-Face
  • Kenta Miyake as Bane
  • Yuuki Kaji as Robin
  • Kengo Kawanishi as Red Robin
  • Daisuke Ono as Nightwing
  • Akira Ishida as Red Hood
  • Houchu Ohtsuka as Alfred

The previously announced Japanese cast members include:

  • Kouichi Yamadera as Batman
  • Wataru Takagi as Joker
  • Ai Kakuma as Catwoman
  • Rie Kugimiya as Harley Quinn

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.

Junpei Mizusaki, the producer of the opening animation sequences for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders and Kamikaze Douga CEO/founder, 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. The project also involves English-language screenwriters Leo Chu and Eric Garcia, the executive producers for the Afro Samurai series and Afro Samurai: Resurrection film.

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.

The rest of the staff includes:

  • Part Director: Shinji Takagi, Junichi Yamamoto, Shuhei Morita
  • Storyboards: Romanov Higa, Junichi Yamamoto, Shuhei Morita
  • Mechanical Design: Yoshihiro Sono, Daisuke Sajiki, Takashi Okazaki, Akira Gonpei, Shinji Aramaki
  • Concept Art: Michi Suzuki
  • Imageboards: Fuminori Kizaki, Jooyo Chang
  • CGI Director: Satoshi Sawada, Takanobu Mizuno
  • Chief Modeler: Yūki Ishikawa
  • Chief Robo Modeler: Akira Gonpei
  • Animation Chief: Ryūsuke Sakamoto, Kōichi Yoshino,
  • Texture Chief: Hiromitsu Saitou
  • Color Design: Satoko Kimura
  • Art Director: Masanobu Nomura
  • Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose (eDiTz)
  • Composite Director: Miho Sakina
  • Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
  • Sound Effects: Yasumasa Koyama
  • Setting Research: Mitsuyasu Sakai
  • Animation Producer: Tetsuro Satomi
  • Producer: Kazutatsu Shimizu
  • Production Cooperation: Lapiz

Source: MoCa News

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