Batman Ninja, Under the Red Hood, set to Premiere on Toonami on October 16th


Adult Swim’s Toonami Facebook Page recently announced that it would be airing two Batman Animated Films during their lineup on October 16th in part of DC Fandome Event, Batman: Under the Red Hood and Batman Ninja. Batman Ninja was produced by Warner Bros and animated by two studios, Kamikaze Douga and YamatoWorks. Junpei Mizusaki served as the Director and Takashi Okazaki, known for creating Afro Samurai was the Character Designer, while Kazuki Nakashima was the Screenwriter. For the English Version, it was Leo Chu and Eric Garcia. Batman Ninja is set to premiere at 11:30 pm Central, 12:30 am Eastern.

Warner Bros released the movie digitally in April 2018, while it was released on Home Video in May 2018. The release included not only the English Dub but also included the Japanese audio track as well, the movie would later make its debut in Japanese Theaters in June 2018 with a Japanese Voice Cast. Also during that month in Shogakukan’s Monthly Hero that a Manga would be launched with Nobunagun’s Masato Hisa would oversee the project. The Series ended in September 2019 but would go on to winning the Seiun Award in August 2020.

Batman: Under the Red Hood made its debut in the Monthly Batman Comic Series from DC Comics in a story arc that ran from November 2004 to June 2005, it would go under a short hiatus before making its return from November 2005 to March 2006. It consisted of Issues 635-641, 645-650, and Annual #25. It was written by Judd Winick and illustrated by Doug Mahnke, the story arc would be collected in a graphic novel format and later adapted into an animated film in 2010. The film is set to premiere after Batman Ninja at 1:30 am Central, 2:30 am Eastern.

Batman Ninja Key Visual
Image Credit: Warner Bros.

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.”


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