Adult Swim Announces Rick and Morty: The Anime & Ninja Kamui

Takashi Sano will direct the Rick and Morty anime while MAPPA's Sunghoo Park will direct Ninja Kamui.

Rick and Morty: The Anime Spin-off Series and Ninja Kamui Anime

Adult Swim, an adult-oriented nighttime programming block announced on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, that it has scheduled to release two new anime, Rick and Morty: The Anime and Ninja Kamui.

Takashi Sano, who previously directed “Rick and Morty vs. Genocider” and “Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil)” animated shorts, will helm the 10-episode Rick and Morty: The Anime.

Telecom Animation Film is producing the anime. The series will be an original standalone show, with adapted themes and events from the main Rick and Morty animated series.

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In addition, Sunghoo Park, the director of Jujutsu Kaisen and The God of High School anime, is working on the new original Toonami series Ninja Kamui.

It will feature character designs by Takeshi Okazaki, and will be produced by E&H Production and Sola Entertainment.

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Adult Swim describes the series:

Ninja Kamui follows Joe Higan who is a Nukenin – a former ninja who escaped his clan and is hiding from his violent past in rural America with his family. One night, he is ambushed by a team of assassins from his former organization who exact a bloody retribution on Joe and his family for betraying their ancient code. Rising from his seeming “death,” Joe will re-emerge as his former self – Ninja Kamui – to avenge his family and friends. Kamui is a 21st century ninja, a shadowy anachronism who pits his ancient skills against high-tech weaponry with brutal finesse. He must face off against trained assassins, combat cyborgs, and rival ninjas to bring down the very clan that made him.

“This is a story I’ve always wanted to tell,” said Park. “Transgression and punishment of a ninja who loses everything and goes out for revenge, and what lies at the end of his road. I am very excited about this new project and hope fans will be too.”

For over fifteen years, Adult Swim has been the leader in adult animation and the number one destination for young adults, with critically acclaimed, award-winning original and acquired series like Rick and Morty, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, The Eric Andre Show, Three Busy Debras, Tuca & Bertie, and Joe Pera Talks With You.

Toonami, the popular Saturday night anime block, has moved beyond acquisitions, producing original series such as Fena: Pirate Princess, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue the Animation, Uzumaki, and fresh seasons of FLCL. The annual Adult Swim Festival attracts a worldwide audience and comprises top musicians and comedians. Adult Swim is available on HBO Max and airs nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel.

Source: Warner Media Press Release

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