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HomeTechAdult Swim's Rick and Morty: The Anime First Trailer

Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty: The Anime First Trailer

Cheryl Eddy

Rick and Morty fans are used to seeing the show’s portal-hopping characters visit bizarre worlds that in no way resemble our own; they’re also familiar with seeing Rick, Morty, and the rest of the gang rendered in anime form, thanks to five previously released short films. Now, however, the long-teased Rick and Morty: The Anime full series is nearly upon us, with a first trailer as proof.

This is the only fresh Rick and Morty content arriving this year, since season eight of the mainline show won’t drop until 2025. Fortunately, the anime looks like a lot of fun and very much in the spirit of the original! Check out the trailer:

Rick and Morty: The Anime comes from director Takashi Sano (Tower of God), who also wrote and directed two of the earlier shorts. In a press release, Adult Swim president Michael Ouweleen said that Sano is a “huge” fan of the original series, making him “the perfect person to give us all this alternate version of this amazing show.” It will run 10 episodes, and frankly this is more plot description than Rick and Morty fans are used to getting: “Rick relaxes in a pseudo-world between multiverses, Summer helps Space Beth fight the evil Galactic Federation, and Morty falls in love with a mysterious girl who happens to be an atemporal being.”

The cast includes both Japanese and English voice actors: Youhei Tadano and Joe Daniels as Rick; Keisuke Chiba and Gabriel Regojo as Morty; Akiha Matsui and Donna Bella Litton as Summer; Manabu Muraji and Joe Daniels (again) as Jerry; and Takako Fuji and Patricia Duran as Beth. You can catch Rick and Morty: The Anime‘s premiere August 15 at midnight on Adult Swim; then, the subtitled version in Japanese drops August 17 at midnight as part of Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block.

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