Morty Hailed as a Hero in Latest Rick and Morty: The Anime First Look Preview

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© Adult Swim, Telecom Animation Film

Adult Swim’s YouTube channel has posted a new first look preview for the upcoming Rick and Morty: The Anime series this past weekend. The anime will premiere on Adult Swim and Max sometime later in 2024. 

The short 1-minute preview shows Morty Smith being praised as a hero after saving an unknown alien planet. 

Telecom Animation Film is handling the animation production, which features a different continuity from the original American animated series created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland. However, Warner Brothers Discovery states that the anime will adapt “themes and events of the main series.”  

Takashi Sano (Tower of God, Rick and Morty vs. Genocider, Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil) is directing the series and penning the script. 

Other staff involved in Rick and Morty: The Anime include Arisa Matsuzawa (Blue Thermal art board artist) as art director, Studio Road’s Makiko Kojima (The Marginal Service, Summer Meets God [Rick Meets Evil], Rick and Morty vs. Genocider, Tower of God assistant color designer) as color designer, Tatsuo Noguchi (Tower of God, Summer Meets God [Rick Meets Evil], Rick and Morty vs. Genocider co-composite director) as composite director, and Tetsuya Takahashi (Summer Meets God [Rick Meets Evil] and Rick and Morty vs. Genocider co-composer, Appleseed Alpha, Harlock: Space Pirate) as music composer. 

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© Adult Swim, Telecom Animation Film

Meanwhile, the main voice cast for the anime include: 

  • • Yohei Tadano as Rick Sanchez 
  • • Keisuke Chiba as Morty Smith and President Morty
  • • Manabu Muraji as Jerry Smith
  • • Akiha Matsui as Summer Smith
  • • Jun Irie as Beth Smith and Space Beth

Rick and Morty was first released on Adult Swim back in 2013. The show’s seventh season premiered in October 2023 and is set to continue for three more seasons. 

Netflix describes the premise of the main series as:

Brilliant but boozy scientist Rick hijacks his fretful teenage grandson, Morty, for wild escapades in other worlds and alternate dimensions.


Source: Adult Swim Official YouTube Channel

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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