A very entertaining romp with Batman and crew sent back in time to Feudal Japan. Facing off against Gotham's best Baddies in a fight to get back to modern time. Big robots what would a Batman movie in Japan be without big robots? , Helpful monkeys, Nightwing with the absolute best hair...Ever! If you're a fan of anime and huge loud fights, you'll enjoy this beautiful adaptation from Warner Brothers Japan.
Wow. Just wow. (by arusinghnz)
I don't understand the low rating. Maybe they have never watched an anime before? Anyway, for me this was an awesome fist for the eyes and the incorporating of Japanese Shogun era was amazing. Simplified, but amazing. I love Japanese culture and their artforms and so I am a huge anime fan and also, just started getting into reading Manga, as I am over the superhero genre, which has been a huge part of my life, both a fan, collector and a comic store owner.So, Sam Liu's Suicide Squad and this film has been a godsend as Bat's is one of my top 3 long form comic book characters, <more>
Punisher and Constantine being the other two.Thank you, Kazuki Nakasima. You gave me another reason for loving Bats.
Incredible Rendition of Bringing a Comic Book Alive Through Animation! (by wickeddragon)
The art is amazing, unmatched by any animation I've ever seen. The story is brilliant, but above all very fun. Think of Batman Ninja like a short story. The writers had to cram a lot of movie into a short period of time. No time for backstory and character building.Hopefully the viewer has a decent knowledge of Batman, his sidekicks and all the villains from Batman comics. Being challenged with he idea of A Batman story in medieval Japan, they did a great job. Yes, there are giant robot castles...just roll with it.
It Does set a new standar for DC film. (by jdlee-84030)
People who gave 1/10 either hate something new or they hate DC. I would like to say that this take on Batman, every other batman Character is smoking unusual but great. This is in Japan so has a very nice anime touch. Everyone who doesnt hate DC surely likes it.
BATS, MONKEYS, ROBOT CASTLES & more PAGODA TOPS than you can shake a KATANA at! (by kevinjloria)
Batman Ninja as advertised delivers Batman & a ninja or two or four. Beautifully animated especially the weird dreamlike visit to the Joker's Farm , it presses all the classic anime buttons almost to a fault: pets & sidekicks, impossible proportioned distracting anatomy, even a tongue in cheek climactic "mech" battle when one of the climatic battles anyway ! The story is about as coherent as any DCEU plot, but Grodd is as good an excuse as any to assemble Batman and his allies and rogues gallery to Feudal Japan. If you are expecting an Elseworlds retelling of Batman <more>
set in another time and place this isn't quite that, but it ain't quite canon either. But what it is is fun as Hell. In the dubbed English version the voice talent wasn't bad, Roger Craig Smith is no Kevin Conroy, but he may be the next best thing. Tara Strong is the current reigning Harley Quinn queen, so great cast there. Tony Hale's Joker is interesting as is Tom Kenny's Penguin, and recurrent video game Catwoman Grey Griffin is excellent. Ultimately it feels overlong by 15-20min but I like to get something extra for my money, so I'd likely be wanting delete scenes if they had cut them. Although it has an awesome post credit scene s . Yugo Kanno's epic score is less anime or DCEU and more MCU, not a complaint. BTW This contains both Dubbed and Subtitled editions.
Anime Homage for old school Anime Fans (by tlnetworkguru)
The machine that whisked the Gotham gang away wasn't into the past, but into another genre of animation, storytelling and film. In this over-the-top rendition of our caped crusader, we are making homages to another style of animation film that incorporates tropes from another style of film altogether and that is what makes this film so fun. The quality of everything created from voice acting, to sound and animation quality is quite exceptional. There is a lot of nuance to all that is Japan and Japanimation and it just happens to star the Batman. I think fans picking this up thinking it is <more>
a Western Batman film might be somewhat disappointed but fans who understand animation from Japan know know that over-the-top is the norm and over-the-top starring the Batman is something we've never had before and that is okay. It is animation, it is supposed to be fun, it takes the Bat-gang to another genre and explores it completely and it is exciting and fun. I think anime fans will understand what this is trying to do and will enjoy it immensely. Leave your disbelieve at home and enjoy Batman Animation, truly and entirely in Japan.
Well it wasn't what i was expecting, but hilarious none the less. (by xxexodus)
To start off, if you're expecting a Batman movie where everyone feels like their characters you should leave, because this isn't that movie. Now if you want to watch something hilarious give it go. I watched it with family and was cracking up the whole time, especially during the end sequence, comedy gold.
Perhaps not the best batman film, but a damn good passion project. (by lcunivesal)
Yes, the dialogue is cliche and cheesy. Yes, it's heavily inspired by all types of anime. Yes, it doesn't take itself seriously. But, why does that have to be a bad thing? Look, i'll admit this isn't for everyone, though I believe they should give it a chance. To address the main complaint, the plot, it's just fun. Not every installment has to be dark and gritty to be good, and forgive me for being a bit "unprofessional", but i just wish you people would get it through your thick ******* skulls that batman isn't always some sort of depressed recluse and his <more>
stories aren't always the same tone. I swear it's the Lego movie all over again. My few complaints are young robin, I won't say spoilers but know he is a bit annoying. Sometimes you might lose track of where the movie is, though it's a rare occurrence. None of these are turn-offs. I won't take up too much of your time, so i'll leave my recommendations. Anime fans of any genre, and anyone looking for a good time. And yes, people over 10 CAN watch. You know who you are, fellow anonymous reviewer.
An amazing action packed "Elseworlds/What if" Batman story set in feudal Japan! This takes inspiration from many different interpretations the Caped Crusader has had, from the campier 60's version to the surprisingly dark moments that are more like Nolan's movies or Miller's comic books! The animation is fantastic and character re designs are amazing. It's really impressing how almost everything about Batman, his rogues gallery and extended Bat-family have received a new look and feel, but still remain familiar and completely recognizable! Full of surprises, <more>
outlandish moments, twists and turns, the story is never dull and thanks to the new visual style always a sight to behold. Definitely recommended!