Rick and Morty Sets Release Date for New Anime Short

Rick and Morty has set a release date for a new anime short coming our way! The Adult Swim animated series has had brushes with the world of anime in the past with not only a few mentions in the series (and a full anime inspired episode coming in the fifth season), but two full anime shorts taken on by prominent creators that have explored alternate versions of the titular duo with a unique anime spin. Now it seems a third anime short is coming our way sooner than you might have expected as the fifth season of the series continues.

According to a new listing found by @swimpedia on Twitter, it seems we could be getting the third anime short for the Rick and Morty series as soon as this coming Monday, August 2nd. With the seventh episode of the season taking on Voltron and other anime influences this coming Sunday, August 1st, this could make for a great double dose of anime from the Rick and Morty franchise if the schedule pans out as listed.

Rick and Morty vs Genocider Anime Short Adult Swim
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As detailed by the listed, the next Rick and Morty anime short is scheduled to premiere Monday, August 2nd at 12:30AM EST and is titled "Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil)." Interestingly enough, it will apparently be directed by Tower of God director Takeshi Sano, who previously contributed the second anime short, "Rick and Morty vs. Genocider." It's unclear as to whether or not we'll see some connected continuity, but the short has a brief description as well:

"Summer's new boyfriend isn't human, Jerry's in big trouble as usual, and Rick is well...just being Rick," is all we get from this new short thus far but it's also our first real details about one potentially being worked on in the first place. We'll know for sure whether or not this shakes out soon enough as Episode 7, "Gotron Jerrysis Evangelion" will be making its premiere on Adult Swim next Sunday evening, August 1st at 11:00PM EST. So if we are getting a new anime adventure, now's the time to do it!

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