On Friday, Adult Swim revealed the opening credits sequence for Rick and Morty: The anime series during the Diego Comic-Con on Friday.
OC from Code of Zero is performing the song with Cameron Earnshaw. The lyrics, composition, and arrangement were done by OtoneZ.
The video also includes a message from director Takashi Sano.
While an original work, the anime will have adapted themes and events from the main Rick and Morty series.
The staff for the anime includes:
- Writer and Director: Takashi Sano
- Producers: Maki Nagano, Max Nishi, and Takenari Maeda.
- Animation Producer: Yu Kiyozono (TAF)
- Assistant Producer: Yuuki Kakizoe (TAF)
- Executive Producers: Jason DeMarco and Joseph Chou
- Art Director: Arisa Matsuzawa (TAF)
- Color Designer: Makiko Kojima (Studio Road)
- CGI Director: Sou Ki (Souki Production)
- Special Effects Supervisor: Kaori Kobayashi
- Composite Director: Tatsuo Noguchi (T.D.F.)
- Editor: Yoshihiro Kasahara
- Sound Director: Koichi Iizuka
- Music Composer: Tetsuya Takahashi
The show is set to premiere on Adult Swim and HBO Max. It will air on Adult Swim Canada as well.
The first animated short for Rick and Morty series, Samurai & Shogun was produced by Studio DEEN. It aired on Toonami and streamed online in March 2020.
Adult Swim streamed the sequel in November 2021.
Adult Swim also streamed an eight-minute Rick and Morty vs Genocider animated short in July 2020.
Rotten Tomatoes describes the series as:
After having been missing for nearly 20 years, Rick Sanchez suddenly arrives at daughter Beth’s doorstep to move in with her and her family. Although Beth welcomes Rick into her home, her husband, Jerry, isn’t as happy about the family reunion.
Jerry is concerned about Rick, a sociopathic scientist, using the garage as his personal laboratory. In the lab, Rick works on a number of sci-fi gadgets, some of which could be considered dangerous. But that’s not all Rick does that concerns Jerry.
He also goes on adventures across the universe that often involve his grandchildren, Morty and Summer.