It looks like Rick and Morty is about to fully embrace the anime format, as Adult Swim has ordered a ten-episode season from Tower of God‘s Takashi Sano simply titled Rick and Morty: The Anime. It follows his work on the anime shorts “Rick and Morty vs. Genocider” and “Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil),” which have become viral hits for the Adult Swim’s digital platforms.
It seems the project will try to focus on keeping the themes and even events from the original. Telecom Animation Film is involved with the production, and this is an actual series, not part of the digital shorts that were teased some time ago. Sano shared the following statement on tackling the project:
The multiverse-straddling exploits of Rick and the gang pose challenges to the family bond, but they always rise to the occasion,. It’s such a life-affirming sight, and Jerry is no exception. I am honored to have been given an opportunity to tell a new story about this amazing family. I hope you enjoy their adventures!Takashi Sano
There’s no word if it’ll follow the same animation style as the shorts, but given Sano‘s involvement, it seems like they’ll stick to it. The cast of the original series is probably also expected to return, but it’s unclear how this series will act as a series, as each episode might include a unique animation design and act as an anthology, or they’ll try to tell a connected story across all ten episodes. For now, we’ll have to wait and see which direction it takes.
Source: Hollywood Reporter