Adult Swim has announced a new spinoff series from its hit comedy “Rick and Morty.” Takashi Sano (tower of god) will direct “Rick and Morty: The Anime,” which airs on Adult Swim and HBO Max. Sano previously directed two anime shorts, “Rick and Morty vs. Genocider” and “Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil),” which generated over 10 million combined views on Adult Swim digital platforms. Telecom Animated Film (Lupine III series, anime shenmue, tower of god) who made the two shorts, will do the series.
“Toonami helped introduce anime to American audiences 25 years ago and is creating vibrant new originals for the next generation of anime fans,” said Michael Ouweleen, President of Adult Swim. “Both of these series build on the legacy of those recent originals such as Fena: Pirate Princess, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, anime shenmuewith Uzumaki and Housing Complex Cpremiering later this year.
“Rick and Morty: The Anime” will include 10 new episodes that will build on the original series, while creating its own storylines. Sano said, “The overlapping multiverse exploits of Rick and the gang pose challenges to the family bond, but they always rise to the occasion, … This is a life-affirming show, and Jerry is no exception. .” He added: “I am honored to have had the opportunity to tell a new story about this amazing family. I hope you enjoy their adventures!
And fans of the original series need not worry. Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s show is still working on its 70-episode renewal deal, with many more seasons to come. And the writers have announced that they are currently writing season 8 of the series.
Adult Swim is also developing a spinoff series after The Vindicators, an MCU-inspired superhero team introduced in Season 3. In the meantime, “Rick and Morty” has branched out into comic books, video games, and has even makes an appearance in “Space”. Jam: A New Legacy’.
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