Thanks to the growing popularity of anime, many non-Japanese media have got their own anime adaptation in recent years. North America followed this trend, so the adaptation of one of the best and most famous cartoons for adults, Rick and Morty, called Rick and Morty: The Anime, will premiere in 2023. The exact date of the premiere is unknown.
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Rick and Morty’s fans got more good news last year. In addition to the announcement of Rick and Morty: The Anime, in 2022 fans of this two-time Emmy winner also got a new season that was released from September to December. This show’s seventh season is expected, which is assumed to be released by September next year.
Rick And Morty: The Anime Everything We Know So Far
Adult Swim, the leader in adult animation, has announced the green light for two brand new anime series: Rick and Morty: The Anime and Ninja Kamui. Both series are in production and will premiere on Adult Swim and HBO Max.
On May 18, 2022, Adult Swim announced that the Emmy-winning series, Rick and Morty, will get an anime adaptation, Rick and Morty: The Anime. This is a 10-episode adventure that will air on Adult Swim and HBO Max. The director of the series is Takashi Sano who previously directed two anime shorts, “Rick and Morty Vs. Genocider” and “Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil)” which received huge praise and received around 10 million views. In addition to these films, Sano directed the anime Tower of God.
Although it will serve as an independent show, this anime will also adapt events from the main series.
“The multiverse-straddling exploits of Rick and the gang pose challenges to the family bond, but they always rise to the occasion,” Sano explains. “It’s such a life-affirming sight, and Jerry is no exception.” He adds, “I am honored to have been given an opportunity to tell a new story about this amazing family. I hope you enjoy their adventures!”
Telecom Animation Film, the studio that produced Sano’s previous works, will be responsible for the animation.
About Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty is an American adult animated series created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. The story follows the adventures of members of the Smith Household, including parents Jerry and Beth, their son Morty, and Beth’s mad scientist father, Rick Sanchez, who lives with them as a guest. The story mainly revolves around Rick and Morty whose adventures take place in other dimensions.
Roiland voices the eponymous characters, while Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, and Sarah Chalke voice the rest of Rick and Morty’s family. The series is based on the Back to the Future animated parody short that Roiland created for Channel 101. Since its debut, the series has received praise for its originality, creativity, and humor. It was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program and won in 2018 and 2020. The series also won two Annie Awards.
The first season started airing on December 2, 2013. So far, there are 6 seasons and a total of 61 episodes. The sixth season aired from September 4 until December 11, 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions
As far as where it stands in canon, Rick and Morty: The Anime will remain separate from the main series. But it will, however, “adapt themes and events from the original title.”
Rick and Morty season 7 is expected to arrive in mid of 2023.