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Adult Swim Drops ‘Rick and Morty’ Anime, ‘Ninja Kamui’ by JJK Director

Any announcement by Adult Swim is bound to excite everyone because we know it’s never anything less than legendary. And this time, they’ve outdone themselves.


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The nighttime programming block is now bringing us the sci-fi black comedy show Rick and Morty in a new format, along with an original anime from Jujutsu Kaisen’s director.

Yep, you heard that right.

Adult Swim has announced two new projects, Rick and Morty: The Anime, along with an original anime series called Ninja Kamui.

The Rick and Morty anime will be a 10-episode series directed by none other than Takashi Sano. He was previously the director of ‘Rick and Morty vs. Genocider,’ and the ‘Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil)’ animated shorts for the franchise.

It is planned to be an original, but the anime will use themes and inspiration from the main Rick and Morty series.

Ninja Kamui is an original story by Jujutsu Kaisen’s director Sunghoo Park. After two rip-roaring productions of the JJK manga, he is ready to take on Ninja Kamui and make it a huge success.

Adult Swim Drops 'Rick and Morty’ Anime, 'Ninja Kamui' by JJK Director
Rick and Morty | Source: Crunchyroll

The plot follows Joe Higan, an ex-ninja or Nukenin who escaped his clan to get away from his traumatic and violent past. However, it’s not easy to run away from a group of trained ninjas.

Soon Joe’s past catches up, and his clan kills him and his family as revenge and retribution for his betrayal.

But his former organization could not kill him, and he pledges to destroy those responsible for the death of his loved ones. Rising from the ashes, Joe takes on the mantle of his past self and becomes ‘Ninja Kamui.’

Ninja Kamui is a modern take on ninja culture as the protagonist will fight off cyborgs and high-tech weapons with traditional martial arts styles.

Similarly, we all know how bizarre Rick and Morty are with their weird science experiments, and it will be even more chaotic as an anime. Needless to say, I can’t wait for both of them to be released.

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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 characters of the show have been featured in a variety of media, including spin-offs, comic books, musical releases and video games.

About Ninja Kamui

Ninja Kamui is an upcoming original anime series by Adult Swim directed by Sunghoo Park. It follows an ex-ninja Joe Higan who left his violent past behind to settle in rural America with his family.

One unfortunate night, his former organization kills him and his family as a bloody retribution. However, they couldn’t kill Joe who re-emerges as his past self to avenge his loved ones.

Source: Adult Swim Official Website

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