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Adult Swim announces Rick & Morty anime series as writing starts on main show’s eighth season

May 18th, 2022 by Marc Comments

Some cool news for fans of Rick & Morty tonight as it seems Adult Swim has put in an order for Rick & Morty: The Anime.

Just before the Warner Bros Discovery Upfronts earlier tonight, Adult Swim announced that Tower of God director Takashi Sano and Jujutsu Sungho Park’s Ninja Kamui will be looking after the series.

You can check out some of Sano’s earlier Rick & Morty work in the short below.

This comes just a day after writer Rob Schrab announced they’re now officially writing season 8 of the iconic series:

The anime series will be completely standalone and will be a ten-episode event that will draw from and develop ideas from the main series in a unique way.

Christopher Lloyd IS Rick in live-action Rick & Morty short

No word on when the anime will arrive or season 8 of the main series but Adult Swim know we’ll be waiting patiently no matter when they arrive.

Thoughts? Let me have them…

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….