Whereas the second half of Rick and Morty season Four nonetheless does not have a launch date, its US broadcaster Grownup Swim gave us a shock quick movie over the weekend known as “Samurai & Shogun”, which as you possibly can count on, offers a Japanese-themed makeover to Rick and Morty. Along with their respective roles — Rick and Morty Japanese dub artists Youhei Tadano and Keisuke Chiba play Rick WTM-72 and Shogun Morty — the five-minute quick is made within the anime fashion by Tokyo-based Studio DEEN, with writer-director Kaichi Satō, producer Koji Iijima, and govt producer Maki Terashima-Furuta.
In “Samurai & Shogun”, Rick WTM-72 and Shogun Morty are travelling by way of a wasteland when a number of Ninja Ricks emerge from portals. One among them declares that they have been searching for Rick WTM-72 as a result of he allegedly kidnapped Shogun Morty. Earlier than he can full his calls for although, Rick WTM-72 runs up and begins a bloodbath, killing each Ninja Rick that steps in the direction of him. Proper out of Japanese anime, blood spurts are like fountains and so are the exaggerated screams of those dying. Rick WTM-72 takes on every kind of enemies as “Samurai & Shogun” progresses.
As Grownup Swim’s senior VP and inventive director, Jason DeMarco, has already confirmed on Twitter, the Rick and Morty quick movie “Samurai & Shogun” is impressed by the Lone Wolf & Cub manga, created by author Kazuo Koike and artist Goseki Kojima in 1970. When the quick premiered on Saturday, DeMarco additionally revealed that his group “spent a yr placing [it] collectively”.
This is not the primary time that Grownup Swim has devoted itself to producing a themed quick that is set aside from the continuity of the sequence. There was additionally the Australian-themed one in April 2018 known as “Bushworld Adventures”. And we have additionally had the one the place Morty went on a “unusual journey” after dropping a vial of LSD in “Beautiful Corpse”.
Rick and Morty episodes — not quick movies — can be found on Netflix in India.