Adult Swim gave fans their first look at Rick and Morty: The Anime as part of the Rick and Morty panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2023.
The anime version of the popular show was announced last year after a successful spin-off of Rick and Morty in the form of five anime shorts was released back in 2021. The shorts did well enough that they spawned a full spin-off series.
The show is being made by Adult Swim, Telecom, and Sola Entertainment, and will consist of ten episodes. Rick and Morty: The Anime is set to release sometime this year, though a specific date has not yet been confirmed.
In a statement at the end of the video, Director Takashi Sano has the following to say:
“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 ten episodes is to take all of my favorite parts of watching Rick and Morty, compress them down to extract their essence, and then add a unique Japanese twist.
I’d like you to enjoy Rick and Morty’s adventures as they’re whisked through time and space, tangled up in all sorts of chaos. And after all ten episodes I think you’ll find yourself in a peculiar state of mind. And that state, I believe, best reflects the feelings I get watching Rick and Morty. I hope you enjoy the new series. Please do check it out!”
The voice cast includes Yōhei Tadano as Rick Sanchez, Keisuke Chiba as Morty Smith, Manabu Muraji as Jerry Smith, Akiha Matsui as Summer Smith, and Jun Irie as Beth Smith.
Check out the first look below!