Film debuted digitally in April 2018
Adult Swim‘s Toonami programming block announced on Thursday that it will air the Batman Ninja CG anime film on the programming block on October 16 at 12:30 a.m. The film will take up two hours of the weekly programming block.
Warner Bros. released the anime film digitally in April 2018, and on home video in May 2018. The release included the Japanese audio track as well as the English dub. The anime debuted in Japanese theaters in June 2018 with the Japanese voice cast.
Junpei Mizusaki, the producer of the opening animation sequences for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders and Kamikaze Douga CEO/founder, was the film’s director. Kazuki Nakashima, who was in charge of the series scripts for Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill, was the screenwriter. Takashi Okazaki, the creator of the Afro Samurai manga, was the character designer for the film. The project also involved English-language screenwriters Leo Chu and Eric Garcia, the executive producers for the Afro Samurai series and Afro Samurai: Resurrection film.
Kamikaze Douga worked on the project, and Yūgo Kanno (Psycho-Pass, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Ajin) composed the music. The anime’s website stated the project was three years in the making.
Masato Hisa (Nobunagun, Area 51) launched a manga adaptation of the anime in Monthly Hero’s magazine in June 2018, and ended it in September 2019. The manga won a Seiun Award in August 2020.
The anime film is inspiring a stage play that will run from November 6-30.
Source: Toonami‘s Facebook page