Rick and Morty: The Anime is an upcoming 10-episode adventure set to premiere on both Adult Swim and Max. The director, Takashi Sano, renowned for his work on Tower of God, has previously helmed two anime shorts, namely “Rick and Morty vs. Genocider” and “Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil)”. These shorts garnered immense praise from fans and critics alike, amassing over 10 million combined views on Adult Swim’s digital platforms.
The latest preview of Rick and Morty: The Anime offers us a glimpse into Sano’s vision for the upcoming 10 episodes, showcasing a fresh perspective on the entire series. Although the release date remains unknown, the trailer is sure to ignite excitement among fans. It’s evident that Sano’s approach to this project is driven by a genuine passion for the show.
While Sano will incorporate themes and events from the main series, it’s important to note that Rick and Morty: The Anime will distinguish itself as an original creation, standing independently from its source material.
“And as the director, I would like to assure you that I’m also a huge fan of the original Rick and Morty. I believe there are many Rick and Morty fans all over the world. And I’m truly honored to be chosen to create a new Rick and Morty story out of all of them. But with that honor comes a lot of pressure, because the original is just so well made. What I’ve tried to accomplish in these 10 episodes is to take all my favorite parts of watching Rick and Morty, compress them down to extract their essence, and then add a unique Japanese twist.”
Sano passionately discussed the fusion of anime and Rick and Morty, expressing his desire for viewers to relish the duo’s thrilling adventures across time and space, entangled in delightful chaos. He anticipated that after experiencing all 10 episodes, audiences would find themselves in a uniquely contemplative state, mirroring the emotions he personally experiences while watching the show.
Sano sincerely hoped that everyone would enjoy the new series and encouraged viewers to give it a chance. It’s reassuring to have someone like Sano at the helm of Rick and Morty: The Anime, as his evident affection for these characters shines through. The anticipation for what Adult Swim, Sano, and the entire team have in store for Rick and Morty enthusiasts is palpable.