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Titled Rick and Morty: The Anime, the show is being directed by Tower of God director Takashi Sano. Sano's previous credits also include Lupin the Third and two Rick and Morty animated shorts. While no plot has been revealed, the show will consist of 10 episodes and will air on both Adult Swim and HBO Max.
According to the media release, the anime will glean from main series but is a standalone project. "The multiverse-straddling exploits of Rick and the gang pose challenges to the family bond, but they always rise to the occasion," Sano said in a statement.
Rick and Morty made its debut in 2013, introducing viewers to its mad scientist grandpa, his sidekick grandson and the Smith family. Since then, the show's racked up two Emmy awards and wrapped its fifth season in 2021, with season 6 set to drop this year.
The Rick and Morty spinoff joins a roster of Toonami original anime on Adult Swim, which already includes Fena: Pirate Princess, Blade Runner: Black Lotus and the upcoming Uzumaki and Housing Complex C, debuting later in 2022.