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'Batman Ninja The Show' is Japan’s first Batman theater production

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By Jen Laforteza, grape Japan

2018’s hit “feudal Japan meets the DC universe” movie, "Batman Ninja," is set to hit the stage, which means fans of the dark knight are in for a one-of-a-kind show this November.

"Batman Ninja The Show" closely follows the original plot of the movie, which finds our favorite caped crusader transported to Japan during a time when samurais and feudal lords roamed aplenty. Cut off from modern technology and his crime-fighting equipment, Batman must quickly learn how to make do as he comes across familiar faces such as the Joker, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn. Soon, he learns that his trip to feudal Japan was no mere coincidence; there is a sinister plot afoot threatening to change the course of Japanese history -- and Batman is the only one who can stop it.

With less than two months until the show’s November 6 premiere, pre-sales for "Batman Ninja The Show" tickets were recently announced at a press conference. New visuals for the main characters were also revealed, giving us a glimpse into the theater transformations of some of our most beloved comic book characters.

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Left: Kodai Takikawa as Batman, and Takeshi Nadagi as the Joker

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Left: Saori Anou as Catwoman, and Mizuki Murota as Harley Quinn

"Batman Ninja The Show" premieres its 70-show run on Nov 6at Theater Mixa in Tokyo, with daily performances running until Nov 30. Tickets are now on sale through the official "Batman Ninja The Show" website.

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Saw it on Netflix and enjoyed it.

A Batman show with real life actors on stage in Japan? Well, based on these pictures please count me out, unless you can provide me with anti-cringe pills.

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love batman

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This Joker looks far too much like Shimura Ken's バカ殿, so: no, not in this context I'm afraid. In a ドリフ大爆笑 program on the other hand, why not?

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It’s a joke right?

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Looks cool. The costume for Harley Quinn is dope.

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Nice to see real show by real actors.

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Express sisterSep. 21  06:18 pm JST

Looks cool. The costume for Harley Quinn is dope.

> BaradzedSep. 21  08:19 pm JST

Nice to see real show by real actors.

It does seem like an original way to approach it. In a Japanese way at that. Better than this trash that Hollyweird keeps shoving down our throats.

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