Batman NinjaBatman Ninja is a DC Comics animation project that featured the character designs of Japanese artists.Video previews of the animated film appeared back in December of 2017. Japanese manga based on the character designs of the film have appeared in DC collab works for Japanese Manga from March 2019.
The film follows an isekai plot, a transported to a different world story which has been popular in the recent crop of anime offerings coming from Japan (Gate, Overlord, The Devil is a Part-Timer, Re:Zero, Sword Art Online, Inuyasha...).
|Batman in samurai armor.|
Masato Hisa's "Ninja Batman" manga based on the DC characters. Volume 1 will be released in Japan on March 5, 2019. Looks great🙂🙂 pic.twitter.com/ZOxdJzVTni— Manga Mogura (@MangaMogura) February 23, 2019
|The Joker's lair seems to be deisnged as Oda Nobunaga's gilded tea ceremony room.|
|The mecha castle resembles Azuchi Castle.|
|Another view of the Azuchi inspired castle.|
|Mt. Fuji in the background.|
|Bane as a sumo wrestler.|
|Cat Woman in the type of veiled hat that was typical of the Kumano-Kodo pilgrimage route, part of the tsubo costume.|
|The design of Death Stroke easily lends itself to a likeness of Date Masamune; the one-eyed daimyo.|
|Two-face flipping a coin based on Japan's oldest coin design, the Man'nen Tsuho (which also resembles the modern 5 yen piece).|
|The Joker wielding a battle fan.|
The emblem is clearly based on the Roku Mon Sen crest of Oda Nobunaga, with the center altered to show a card Joker.
|The joker using some type of toxic flower.|
The flower design is clearly based on the spider-lily, a flower which is the symbol of the village of Asuka, an ancient capital of Japan.
|The villain daimyo combine to form a Voltron-tyoe mech monster.|
|Batman performing a sword catch manuever; a chanbara classic.|
|The fittings on Batman's sword have a bat-theme.|
|The Batman clan ninja ships are based on the turtle ships that opposed Oda Nobunaga during Japan's attempted invasion of Korea.|
A scene introducing the character designs of the Batman villains uses a Nebuta lantern style illustration.