Rick And Morty’s Samurai and Shogun Part II is here, and it is bloodier than ever!
The anime-style short continues in the fashion of Part I that was released in 2020, where Rick takes up the mantle of samurai (and is known as Rick WTM72), while Morty that of Shogun.
Part II was dropped as a feature of Adult Swim Festival 2021. Once again, directed by Kaichi Saton, the short has Japanese dialogues with English subtitles, with Yohei Tadano and Keisuke Chiba voicing Morty and Rick, respectively.
While Part I had the duo down a trip fighting off an evil ninja in a somewhat psychedelic landscape, the second part will borrow inspiration from an established manga series.
Here’s the official synopsis for the anime short:
Paying homage to the classic tale Lone Wolf and Cub, Samurai Rick defends Shogun Morty against all comers. In part one, we learned that Rick WTM-72 is not to be underestimated. In the finale, his savagery knows no limit!
The parallels are quite fitting to Rick and Morty’s grandfather-grandson relationship since the original Lone Wolf and Cub were a disgraced father and his three-year-old son.
Besides the synopsis, we also have a few other teasers to get you hyped up,: Part II pulls up other Rick and Morty characters, including Summer. Expect to see a lot of epic, gory swordfights and one particular character even performing seppuku.
Watch Rick And Morty’s Samurai and Shogun Part II here:
Samurai and Shogun is not Rick and Morty’s only dabble into anime spin-off shorts. Previously, in 2020 itself, the show released its first anime short titled “Rick and Morty vs Genocider,” written and directed by Takashi Sano.
Then this year in August, another Sano-directed was released titled “Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil). For Halloween 2021, the “The Great Yokai Battle of Akihabara directed by Masaru Matsumoto and written by Naohiro Fukushima, was released.
With Part II, it’s evident that Adult Swim is committed to bringing more anime collaborations into Rick and Morty. It surely gives fans something to munch on as they wait for new episodes or seasons.
Ricky and Morty Season 6 will return in 2022.
About Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty is an adult animation series on Adult Swim. It has been created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland.
The series revolves around a cynical older scientist named Rick Sanchez and his young grandson, Morty Smith. Their simple domestic life and eccentric intergalactic adventures are the focuses of the show.
Alongside the original television series, the show’s characters have been featured in a variety of media, including spin-offs, comic books, musical releases, and video games.