You’ve seen anime get live-action adaptations. You’ve seen live-action properties get anime adaptations. Now we’re changing things up again, with an adaptation from animation to anime.
yes we are talking about Rick and Morty: the anime.
The project comes from Takashi Sano (tower of god). Sano previously directed two anime shorts for rick and morty“Rick and Morty vs. Genocider” and “Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil)”. Like the original rick and morty series, the anime will be an Adult Swim series.
Rick and Morty: the anime was greenlit for a “10-episode adventure”. The project is described as separate from its flagship series, but it will “adapt themes and events from the original title”.
The series hails from Telecom Animation Film and represents another phase of Adult Swim’s expansion into anime; The Adult Swim animated series Blade Runner: Black Lotus premiered November 2021 on Cartoon Network and Crunchyroll. Rick and Morty: the anime will premiere on Cartoon Network and air on HBO Max.
So… does anyone else think that’s a weird choice?
I have to say, I don’t really understand this one. Rick and Morty: the animereally?
It’s not that I think the show can’t work as an anime. It seems like an odd choice to make a rick and morty anime now. Of course, I could see doing one down the line after the original show was on hiatus for a while. It could be a way to revisit or reboot the series in a new way.
But rick and morty is still an active series, planning new episodes. So that means Adult Swim will have TWO animated Rick and Morty shows at the same time. It’s already worked for some franchises with spin-off series, but it doesn’t seem like that’s exactly the plan for R&M: the anime. The (admittedly brief) details revealed during Warner Bros. Discovery make the anime look like it’s just re-doing bits and pieces of the show in a different animation style. I don’t really see the point of it.
But maybe I’m missing something. What do you think? Will you agree to both rick and morty and Rick and Morty: the anime? Let me know in the comments below.