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Watch: ‘Rick and Morty’ Gets an Existential Anime Twist in New Short from ‘Tower of God’ Director

Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil)
Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil)

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Watch: ‘Rick and Morty’ Gets an Existential Anime Twist in New Short from ‘Tower of God’ Director

Adult Swim’s fan-favorite sci-fi comedy Rick and Morty is re-envisioned with anime flair in Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil) — a new 15-minute animated short written and directed by Takashi Sano (Tower of God), who previously delivered Rick and Morty vs. The Genocider ahead of the show’s Season 5 launch.

Summer’s new boyfriend isn’t human, Jerry’s in big trouble as usual, and Rick is well … just being Rick. (You know, attracting the wrath of future beings from across the universe.) The whole thing culminates in an explosive, apocalyptic climax — and a fresh perspective on life.

Sano also storyboarded and key animated the short, which was produced by Sola Entertainment and animated by Telecom Animation Film, with additional animation by North Star Studio and Dogwood. Studio Loft’s Yoshihiro Shimizu served as art director. Composer Tetsuya Takahashi (Appleseed movies) led the music team.

The Japanese voice cast features Yohei Tadano as Rick, Keisuke Chiba as Morty, Manabu Muraji as Jerry, Akiha Matsui as Summer and Jun Irie as Beth.

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