Due to overwhelming demand, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has opened up new seating for the New York City premiere of Batman Ninja on Tuesday, May 1 at The Directors Guild of America (110 West 57th Street in New York City). The 7:00 pm event will include the screening and a post-screening panel discussion amongst filmmakers and actors. Tickets are free to the public, and RSVP instructions are below.
On Wednesday, May 2, the filmmakers and actors will also make an appearance at Kinokuniya Bookstore (1073 Avenue of the Americas), the preeminent location for anime films, books and merchandise in New York City. There will be a Q&A and a signing of exclusive Batman Ninja posters. This event, starting at 5:30 PM, is also free to the public.
Batman Ninja’s trio of acclaimed anime filmmakers – director Jumpei Mizusaki (Opening animation of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), writer Kazuki Nakashima (Gurren Lagann) and character designer Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) – will appear at both events alongside the film’s core quartet of celebrated actors: Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins) as Batman, Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) as the Joker, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise) as Catwoman, and Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke) as Harley Quinn.
Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York screening on May 1 must RSVP via email to BatmanNinjaNYC@gmail.com. Ticket requests will be fulfilled on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified within hours of their RSVP.
The body of all fan RSVP emails need ONLY include the (1) name of the entrant, (2) number of tickets being requested (limit four per entry), (3) valid email address, and (4) name of the media outlet/website by which the entrant learned of the screening. Please enter only once. Fans should keep their entry simple – here’s an example of exactly how the body of the RSVP email should appear:
Big Time BOF Fan
BOF will be attending the event in NYC. Stay tuned for a report from BOF’s Pete Verra. – Bill “Jett” Ramey