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Rick and Morty receive a killer 5-minute Lone Wolf & Cub animé-themed short

So, we still don’t know when Rick and Morty Season 4 Episode 6 will come out, though hints are in that they are coming ‘sooner than later.’ The first part of the fourth season came out in November 2019 and featured five episodes. The second part of the season was rumored to come out in March, but it didn’t happen, and as March is coming to a close, we don’t have any tentative date for the premiere of the next episode.

However, to the delight of the fans of the series, Adult Swim has premiered a short film based on the series, Rick and Morty, called Samurai and Shogun. This short film is created in Japan and gives an anime feel to the show. The voice-over for the titular characters, Rick and Morty, is provided by the voice-over artist, Youhei Tadano, who dubs the show for the Japanese audience.

The short film is only five minutes long and has been created by Tokyo-based Studio DEEN. Kaichi Sato is both the director and writer for this short and Koji Iijima, and Maki Terashima-Furuta are the producer and the executive producers, respectively.

The show revolves around Rick WTM-72, and Shogun Morty, who are finding their way through a wasteland, and some ninjas come out from a portal and surround them. One ninja says that Rick has kidnapped Shogun Morty and that they are looking for him. However, before the ninja could finish, Rick runs up and starts killing the ninja and his companions. The overall feel in terms of blood and gore is similar to the anime style. Once Rick deals with all his enemies, he proceeds with Morty.

Adult Swim’s senior VP and creative director, Jason DeMarco, made a twitter post explaining that this anime short is based on the Lone Wolf & Cub manga. Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima wrote and drew the manga in 1970. According to DeMarco, the short took over a year for his team to produce.

So, if you haven’t seen the short, then you should watch it as it is the only Rick and Morty animated show that will be coming out this month. As for the sixth episode of season 4, we will keep you updated with any news regarding its airing as soon as we get it.

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