The following Blu-ray was provided to me by Warner Brothers for review. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
Not a trip to the comic book shops goes by that I don't hear, "Man I wish DC would make a good Batman movie for once." Well I always point out that the DC Animated films are not only amazing, but they always get Batman right. Batman Ninja is no exception.
A cross between an Anime, an Elsworld tale, and a crazy story only Batman could contain, Batman Ninja is a truly original story that is pulled off to perfection.
Batman Ninja starts off with Batman and The Batfamily battling Gorilla Grodd at Arkham Asylum. During the battle Grodds new invention goes off and transports everyone in the area back to Feudal Japan. Due to the jump in time Batman is the last to arrive, nearly 2 years after everyone else.
In that time the Joker and Harley Quinn have become the top ruling feudal lords of the land. Other criminals have taken over various parts of the land as well. Penguin, Poison Ivy, Deathstroke, and Two Face rule there areas as well. Each passing a part of the power chip needed to repair Grodds time machine.
Luckily The Batfamily along with Catwoman are now part of a ninja clan, and along with Grodd they are ready to help Batman battle the villains and return home to Gotham.
Insane, gorgeous, violent, tranquil, all these elements are beautifully drawn to fully embrace Batman into the past. The animation is amazing, and may very well be the best looking cartoon from the DC Universe.
The Blu-ray from Warner Brothers is amazing. The colors and sounds come to life in this original story. I can't recommend this one enough.
Side note watch the Japanese language version with subs as well as the story has differences. Do yourself a favor and pick this up today
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars