June 17, 2024

Rick and Morty: The Anime – Everything we know

Published: 2023-07-22T01:47:52

Updated: 2023-07-22T01:48:04

The Rick and Morty franchise is expanding with a new anime coming out later this year. Here’s everything we know about Rick and Morty: The Anime.

The Rick and Morty franchise has taken a few hits recently when co-creator Justin Roiland was accused of domestic assault and subsequently fired from the show. Although the charges were eventually dropped, Snámh Fásta cut ties with Roiland and began looking to replace him on the show.

Fans have been anxious to see who will take on the titular roles of Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith, despite the network remaining confident that the animated series will return for its seventh season.

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But now the franchise is expanding, with anime offering new lore for fans as they wait for the TV series to return. Let’s take a look at all the details revealed about Rick and Morty: The Anime so far.

Adult Swim and HBO

HBO has revealed an image showing the anime versions of Rick and Morty.

Rick and Morty: The Anime – Is there a release date?

The series was first announced on April 12, and while no official release date has been confirmed, it can be expected to premiere in late 2023 on Swimming for Adults and HBO Max

We will update this space when new release date information becomes available.

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Rick and Morty: The Anime – What do we know about the story?

The show will follow the adventures of the Smith family, although there was no word on exactly what the story will be about. However, it was noted that the anime adaptation will function as a standalone series.

Using similar themes and humor as its parent series, the anime series was ordered after five anime shorts directed by Takashi Sano. The shorts were a huge hit with fans, and it’s safe to assume that the series will follow suit in terms of what to expect.

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Speaking about the new series, Sano said, “Rick and the gang’s masterpieces challenge family relationships, but they always rise to the occasion. It’s such a life-affirming sight, and Jerry is no exception. I am honored to have the opportunity to tell a new story about this amazing family. I hope you enjoy their adventures!”

Rick and Morty: The Anime – Who Was Cast?

Takashi Sano (Pyscho-Pass) will return as director for the series. The following are the main cast members of Rick and Morty: The Anime:

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  • Yōhei Tadano (Naruto: Shippuden) as Rick Sanchez
  • Keisuke Chiba (Gundam Reconguista in G) as Morty Smith
  • Manabu Muraji as Jerry Smith
  • Akiha Matsui as Summer Smith
  • June Irie as Beth Smith

Other guest stars include:

  • Manabu Muraji as AI Driver and Hologram Crossdresser
  • Yuki Minami as Hologram Girl
  • Hinata Tadokoro as Future Being
  • Daiki Kobayashi as Future Being
  • Hodaka Mieno as Future Being
  • Nanami Yamashita as Future Being
  • Kazuya Saji as Future Being

Rick and Morty: The Anime – Is there a trailer?

Although no official trailer has been released yet, Adult Swim premiered the anime on July 22nd.

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