You remember back in April, when we rigorously reported about the stylistically kickass Batman Ninja film? We do.
The reviews for the film have dubbed it a ton of fun, but also pretty light on logic and plot. If you saw the trailers, then you know that the animation in Batman Ninja is impressive and exciting when it comes to the action. The critics say it is visually stunning, but weren’t impressed with its storyline.
Now, despite its 80% Rotten Tomato rating, it’s getting a manga.
According to Warner Bros., the movie:
…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.
The manga will be adapted by artist Masato Hisa in Japan’s July issue of Monthly Hero magazine.
…Of course, this is not the first time Batman taken a dip in the manga pool. Aside from a few Justice League adaptations, the Dark Knight has starred in his own manga titles over the years via artists like Katsuhiro Otomo, Kia Asamiya, and Yoshinori Natsume.