Creep like a ninja
DC comics has just unleashed the caped crusader into the realm of anime in the form of Batman Ninja, a new, interesting yet mythical story the likes that's never been explored before. Unlike other traditional animated Batman films, this one is full CGI; infused with a Japanese style that anime enthusiasts will definitely dig from the get go. The story follows Batman trying to stop Grodd who activates a time displacement machine which results in the Dark Knight being transported to feudal Japan. Not only that, a majority of Batman's most notorious criminals were transported as well and have taken over a majority of Japan, rewriting historical events to their liking. Batman must take on his enemies without the use of his tech, reforming to using the current weaponry of the era as well as his own skills to bring them down and save history. If the plot sounds completely far-fetched and outlandish, it's because it does. The film not only embraces the stylish 3D anime look but the level of gonzo that it comes with. You will never find another film where Joker and several other villains combine their fortresses together to form a towering titan while battling a giant version of Batman consisting entirely of bats. The level of lunacy is literally through the roof but because the animators decided to forgo the limitations of the animation style is what allows the film to excel. Long time fans of the caped crusader may not warm up to the different art style of Batman Ninja since it's not the regular type of animated DC films we're use to seeing but it's one I'd definitely would love to see more of in the future. Anime and Batman make for strange bedfellows but if the result is Batman Ninja, then it's the best combination since chocolate and peanut butter. Batman Ninja is definitely worth a look.