Adult Swim Order 10-Episode Rick and Morty Anime Series

Rick and Morty anime series is coming. According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, Adult Swim has ordered ten episodes of a spin-off titled Rick and Morty: The Anime. Takashi Sano (Tower of God) will direct the series. Sano has also directed two anime shorts within the Rick and Morty universe: “Rick and Morty vs. Genocider” and “Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil).” The shorts have amassed more than 10 million combined views online.

The anime spin-off will be a standalone story in and of itself, sharing themes and tones from Rick and Morty. “The multiverse-straddling exploits of Rick and the gang pose challenges to the family bond, but they always rise to the occasion,” says Sano. “It’s such a life affirming sight, and Jerry is no exception.” 

Sano described the opportunity as an “honour” to “tell a new story about this amazing family. I hope you enjoy their adventures!”

Elsewhere, Sano has directed twelve episodes of Sengoku Basara: End of Judgement and serves as a cutscene director on Fire Emblem: Three Houses. According to IMDB, Sano has more than twenty credits as an animator and storyboard artist. Telecom Animation Film will be onboard to produce Rick and Morty: The Anime.

Currently, a release date for the series has yet to be confirmed, but Adult Swim has further green-lit another anime series: Ninja Kamui from director Sunghoo Park, best known for his work on God of High School and Jujutsu Kaisen 0Ninja Kamui follows a former ninja known as Joe Higan, a Nukenin. Having escaped his clan and a violent past, Higan soon confronts the life he left behind as the organisation carries out retribution against him for abandoning their code. 

Last year, Adult Swim revealed a live-action Rick and Morty teaser featuring Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) and Jaeden Martell (It). All five seasons of Rick and Morty are currently available to stream on Netflix. 

Matt Bailey

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