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First Image for ‘Rick and Morty: The Anime’ Revealed

Adult Swim has revealed a first look at the upcoming anime series, featuring the titular anti-heroes in their brand-new aesthetic, set to stream on Max later this year.

We finally get a glimpse of the Rick and Morty anime-verse! In the first image for the upcoming Rick and Morty: The Anime series, the titular anti-heroes show off their brand-new aesthetic. The image was originally released during Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max streaming platform announcement.

Based on the Emmy-award-winning adult animated series, Rick and Morty: The Anime is a 10-episode adventure debuting on Adult Swim and Max. Director Takashi Sano (Tower of God) previously directed two anime shorts, “Rick and Morty vs. Genocider and Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil), which received widespread fan and critical acclaim upon release, generating over 10 million combined views on Adult Swim digital platforms. The series was greenlit last May.

Sano will adapt themes and events of the main series, but the anime series will stand on its own as an original work.

“The multiverse-straddling exploits of Rick and the gang pose challenges to the family bond, but they always rise to the occasion,” explained Sano. “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!”

Like Sano’s previous Rick and Morty anime shorts, the series is from Telecom Animation Film (Lupin the IIIrdShenmue the AnimationTower of God), and is slated to premiere in 2023.

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Journalist, antique shop owner, aspiring gemologist—Laurén brings a diverse perspective to animation, where every frame reflects her varied passions.