Have you seen the bonus anime episode of Rick and Morty?
If you thought Rick and morty Were done with the anime after “Gotron Jerrysis Rickvangelion” you would be wrong. While C-137 Rick and Morty played Godfather with mecha ferrets, another version of the smith family took on the world of Voltron from a completely different angle. And you can watch the full animated short right now on the Adult Swim YouTube page.
“Summer meets God (Rick meets evil)” is far from the first time that Rick and morty has touched on the anime in its own right. The first of these Japanese one-offs premiered in March 2020. “Samurai and Shogun” heavily borrowed from samurai anime like Rurouni Kenshin, chronicling a Rick with a Morty on his back heartbreaking wave after wave of infamous Ricks. This was followed by “Rick and Morty against the genocide”, which took a more futuristic approach to the city in the same vein as Akira Where Ghost in the shell.
But this third part marks a definite change in this Hanime series of short films. While the first two lasted five and eight minutes each, “Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil)” is 15 minutes long and this series is closest to an actual episode.
It all feels a bit like being thrown into the series finale for a show you’ve never seen. It’s a disarming tone that works well for series about infinite realities. Summer (Akiha Matsui) begins dating a new boyfriend, a bodyless entity known as Delta. Yes, Delta is fundamentally God, but in the form of phone and technology. To be truly with his new girlfriend, Delta targets a worthless human who knows her better than anyone and forces her to pilot a super powerful Gotron. Meanwhile, Rick (Yohei Tadano) and Morty (Keisuke Chiba) watch the insanity and slaughter of insects.
That strange feeling in your gut is right. Rick and morty once again went for an incest angle.
What makes this and really all director Takashi Sano (Tower of God) Adult swimming videos work how serious they are. Although they are ostensibly anime parody, they never feel that way. In many ways, the interpretations of Sano in the series make the worlds seem more serious than Rick and Morty ‘s appropriate episodes. It’s this studied intensity that makes this meta joke work. It’s easy to get so wrapped up in finding a crazy story or so turned on with a great fight scene that you completely forget that this is a promotional short for the Grandpa Burp Show. Really, he never gets old. Please keep it up, Adult Swim. Tano’s work is a wonderful addition to the rich tapestry of your ever-strange shorts.
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