Batman Ninja Anime Gets Manga by Nobunagun's Masato Hisa (Updated)
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for Monthly Hero's magazine posted a cover image for the upcoming July issue that reveals Masato Hisa (Nobunagun, Area 51) will launch a manga adaptation of the Batman Ninja anime in the issue. The magazine's July issue will ship in Japan on Friday.
Warner Bros. released the film on Digital on April 24, and on Blu-ray Disc Steelbook, DVD, and Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on May 8. The release included the Japanese audio track as well as the English dub. The anime will debut in Japanese theaters on June 15 with the Japanese voice cast.
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, was the film's director. Kazuki Nakashima, who was in charge of the series scripts for Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill, was the screenwriter. Takashi Okazaki, the creator of the Afro Samurai manga, was the character designer for the film. The project also involved English-language screenwriters Leo Chu and Eric Garcia, the executive producers for the Afro Samurai series and Afro Samurai: Resurrection film.
Kamikaze Douga worked on the project, and Yuugo Kanno (Psycho-Pass, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Ajin) composed the music. The anime's website stated the project was three years in the making.
Update: The July issue on Friday published a preview for the manga, while the first chapter will launch in the magazine's August issue on June 30. Source: Comic Natalie
Source: Monthly Hero's Magazine Website
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