RICK AND MORTY: THE GREAT YOKAI BATTLE OF AKIHABARA - See Morty Cosplay In The Full Halloween Special Episode
Premiering a week ahead of expected the Halloween special Rick and Morty adventure sees the couple travel to Japan for The Great Yokai Battle of Akihabara and you can view the entire anime-inspired episode now!
We initially reported that the newest Rick and Morty special would be premiering on Adult Swim on October 17th, following their DC Fandome celebration. This was due to the tweet shared by Adult Swim, though it now appears that was either a misdirect or the station changed their plans.
Regardless of which is the case, fans have received the Halloween special episode of Rick and Morty early as it premiered on Sunday, one week ahead of schedule. Titled The Great Yokai Battle of Akihabara, the episode sees the titular grandfather-grandson combo travel to Akihabara in an attempt to fix Rick's toaster.
What ensues is obviously a huge battle in the anime-inspired episode that lives up to its title. Morty finds himself enamored with cosplay - or rather, a cosplayer, though she has ties to Rick's past. With the full episode now available to watch, we won't spoil anything else, but we've shared it below so you can check it out for yourself!
Rick's toaster is broken. To repair it, he and Morty must go to Akihabara to find the perfect screw and battle an old rival along the way.
What do you guys think about the Halloween special? Did The Great Yokai Battle of Akihabara meet or exceed your expectations?
Be sure to share your thoughts in the usual spot, and if you haven't yet, you can view our exclusive chat with Summer Smith voice actress Spencer Grammer below!
Spencer Grammer is in the house! The actress and voice performer behind Rick & Morty's Summer Smith stops by the show to talk about the character now that she's voiced her for a decade! We dig deep into Summer's character arc and how a mixture of her own personality and the writing helped lend to that growth.
Discussing which characters she'd like to see re-visit the show, we shared plenty of laughs about Bucket Head, Snowball, Summer's ex, and more. We joke about a potential crossover where she finds her ex-boyfriend in the Solar Opposites wall and what dimension Summer would choose to visit with Rick's portal gun - The Neverending Story.
Talk turns to her father, Frasier and X-Men star Kelsey Grammer, and we discuss why he doesn't watch Rick and Morty, and we even cook up a jestful scheme that would see the actor play Summer's father from a different dimension, as Frasier. Spencer shares tidbits about her decade of experience with the show and makes it clear that she has no plans to leave the character of Summer behind, as well as talking to us about a few of her other projects.
Rick and Morty Season 5 is now available to stream on the Adult Swim app.