The sci-fi satire cartoon for Adult Swim tapped into the world of anime during the latest episode of its fifth season. Adult Swim has been experimenting with integrating through airing major anime from popular creators and directors.
The idea to continue bringing anime influences into Rick and Morty began with a short from Tower of God director Takashi Sano, followed by a second short that directly parodied Voltron.
Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil) is the latest anime short for the adult animated series that was once again directed by Sano in association with SOLA Digital Arts. The short was such a success with fans and left them wanting more of these snippets of crossovers. Co-creator of Toonami and Senior VP/Creative Director for Adult Swim Jason DeMarco soothes these curiosities. He said that there are already plans to release more Rick and Morty anime with both Sano and other creators.
"Director Sano had such a blast making his last Rick and Morty anime short, Rick and Morty vs Genocider, that when it came time to find a director to create their own spin on GoTron, he was the obvious choice," DeMarco said while praising Sano's work on Rick and Morty. DeMarco commended Sano during his interview with SYFY Wire, using his endorsements to confirm more anime shorts for the show.
"As always, his direction and characterization [were] brilliant, because beyond being a gifted director, he is a true fan of the show," DeMarco continued on, "We are thrilled with the result, and are planning on even more Rick and Morty anime shorts with Takashi Sano and others," DeMarco said.
The previous three anime shorts have proven themselves to be a victory for Adult Swim as the company prepared to proceed to venture on as they launch into infinite new possibilities. Rick and Morty is currently in its fifth season on Adult Swim and has had 70 new episodes ordered by the network, guaranteeing that show won't be leaving the channel any time soon.