Adult Swim has big plans for the famous Netflix series Rick and Morty. The newest spinoff titled Rick and Morty: The Anime is being directed by Takashi Sano, who is also a director of Tower of God.
In addition to Rick and Morty, Adult Swim announced the new anime series Ninja Kamui from director Sunghoo Park.
Here’s more to follow.
Rick and Morty Anime Series Announcement
The anime spinoff of Rick and Morty titled Rick and Morty: The Anime was announced by WarnerMedia on May 18, 2022.
The upcoming anime is the new venture of Sano, who has previously directed the anime shorts like Rick and Morty vs. Genocider and Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil). According to Adult Swim, the shorts have garnered over 10 million views.
The series is now in production and will eventually air on Adult Swim. It is also set to be streamed on HBO Max.
Rick and Morty Anime Series Release Date
There is no official announcement for the release date of Rick and Morty: The Anime. But it will feature ten episodes and will be original work from the main series. Telecom Animation Film produces the spinoff.
It is expected that the new spinoff will release in Japanese audio featuring English subtitles like the previous shorts.
Despite the anime series announcement, the story will be non-canon but will be a part of the Rick and Morty universe. Adult Swim promises that the series “will stand on its own as an original work” and “will adapt themes and events of the main series.”
Rick and Morty Anime Series Poster
The official poster of Rick and Morty: The Anime features a silhouette of the characters, Rick and Morty, with the film reels twisting in the background.
You can see the poster below:
According to the official announcement from the director of the Rick and Morty anime series, Takashi Sano, he is honored to tell a new story of the Rick and Morty family.
Apart from the anime series, Rick and Morty’s sitcom is expecting Season 6, which will be released in mid-to-late 2022.