New RICK AND MORTY: THE ANIME Clip Teases More Multiversal Shenanigans

New RICK AND MORTY: THE ANIME Clip Teases More Multiversal Shenanigans

As season 7 of Adult Swim's award-winning Rick and Morty wraps up, the show provided a sneak peek at an anime spinoff set to be released in 2024.

By MarkJulian - Dec 18, 2023 09:12 AM EST
Filed Under: Adult Swim

With Rick and Morty season 7 concluding on Sunday, Adult Swim is turning to the franchise's next project, Rick and Morty: The Anime. To promote the project, a sneak peek of the show was released during the season finale. Check it out below.

While flying near space distortion, Rick finds himself surrounded by multiple versions of himself from parallel universes.

Rick and Morty are returning with a full anime season from Telecom Animation Film (Lupin III, Shenmue the Animation), after the unforeseen popularity of a special anime shorts that first aired in 2020. 

The show teamed up with Studio DEEN to release the 6-minute short, Samurai & Shogun back in 2020 and it really got the anime audience excited about a possible show.  Five additional anime shorts would follow over the next year.

Takashi Sano (Tower of God) will write and direct the 10-episode series after previously helming the anime episode Rick and Morty vs. Genocider for the series.

The Rick and Morty anime should be familiar to fans of the series as it will retell key moments from the ongoing adult cartoon series but it will put an anime spin on things.

Previously, Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim, said, "We're incredibly excited to expand the Rick and Morty universe with this anime series. It's an amazing opportunity to explore the characters and stories in a different way, and we're excited to see what the talented team at Telecom Animation Film does with it."

Sano also added, "I'm a huge fan of Rick and Morty, and I'm honored to have the opportunity to work on this project. I'm excited to see how the Rick and Morty universe translates to anime, and I can't wait to share it with fans."

The voice cast for the series features Yōhei Tadano as Rick Sanchez and Keisuke Chiba as Morty Smith. The show will also star Manabu Muraji as Jerry Smith, Akiha Matsui as Summer Smith and Jun Irie as Beth Smith.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2023, Adult Swim released the opening song or OP for the anime, performed by  OC from Code of Zero and Cameron Earnshaw. At the conclusion of the video, Sano shared a special message with fans.

"Hello. I'm Sano, the director of Rick and Morty: The Anime, and as the director, I would like to assure you that I'm also a huge fan of the original Rick and Morty. I believe there are many Rick and Morty fans all over the world. And I'm truly honored to be chosen to create a new Rick and Morty story out of all of them. But with that honor comes a lot of pressure, because the original is just so well made. What I've tried to accomplish in these 10 episodes is to take all my favorite parts of watching Rick and Morty, compress them down to extract their essence, and then add a unique Japanese twist."

Rick and Morty: The Anime was originally announced for a 2023 release date but it seems the show is now set for release in 2024.

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