'Batman Ninja’ (review) - at Forces of Geek

Batman Ninja is the latest DC Animated Movie and this one takes Batman to a completely stylized anime universe. Not since 2008’s Gotham Knight have we seen an Eastern version of the Bat Family, and both DC Comics fans and otaku have a lot to be happy about with Batman Ninja. The movie is directed by Junpei Mizusaki (Mega Man X7, X8) with character designer Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai). A Japanese version of the film with a slightly different story will be released in June.

Batman is voiced by Roger Craig Smith and in a stroke of brilliance, Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development)plays The Joker. Tara Strong returns as Harley Quinn with Grey DeLisle returning to her role of Catwoman.

In modern Gotham, Batman and Catwoman take on Gorilla Grodd who has built a time machine called the Quake Engine at Arkham Asylum. After a big explosion, Batman finds himself in Feudal Japan after reality closes in around him. The first thing he sees are three Joker samurai ordered to capture the Dark Knight.