Batman Ninja Sequel Announced: A New Adventure with the Caped Crusader and Yakuza Clash

02 Jun 2024



Six years post its debut, the cherished Batman anime film is set to receive an unexpected follow-up. Six years following its initial release, the celebrated anime film Batman Ninja is being treated to an unforeseen sequel. According to Crunchyroll, Koichi Yamadera will return to voice the iconic role of Batman in Batman Ninja vs. Yakuza League, with Junpei Mizusaki at the helm once more as director. Shinji Takagi will join as co-director, alongside a screenplay penned by Kazuki Nakashima and character designs by Takashi Okazaki.

Batman Ninja made its appearance in digital form in the United States and was showcased in theaters across Japan, presenting two distinct scripts that resulted in two "very distinct versions" of the narrative. The original film, boasting an 82% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, "embarks on a temporal voyage as Gorilla Grodd's time-altering device sends a number of Batman's formidable adversaries to feudal Japan - with the Caped Crusader and several of his companions in tow."

The voice cast for the U.S. version featured Tara Strong, renowned for her roles as Raven in Teen Titans, Dill Pickles in Rugrats, and Bubbles in The Powerpuff Girls; Boy Meets World's Will Friedle; Tom Kenny, known as the voice behind SpongeBob; and Avatar: The Last Airbender's Matthew Yang King. As of now, Yamadera is the sole voice talent confirmed to be returning for the sequel.

Batman Ninja vs. Yakuza League has yet to be assigned a premiere date. However, further details about the upcoming film are scheduled to be unveiled during the Warner Bros. Japan presents Suicide Squad ISEKAI and Batman Ninja vs. Yakuza League panel at Anime Expo 2024 in July.