Ricky and Morty drops surprise new short

The second half of the fourth season has yet to receive a UK release date.

A brand-new mini episode of cult cartoon Rick and Morty has been released online.

Samurai and Shogun, which is available to stream on Adult Swim’s YouTube channel, was created by Japanese studio Studio Dean in the style of an ultra-violent anime 

Set in an alternate dimension, we see Rick WTM-72 (here voiced by Yohei Tadano) face off against an army of ninja Ricks as he tries to move Shogun Marty. 

It’s not been confirmed by the show’s creator Dan Harmon if the five minute short is canon to the rest of the series. 

Co-creator of Adult Swim’s anime block Toonami Jason DeMarco revealed on Twitter that the studio had spent the last year making the short. 

The acclaimed cartoon is currently on a mid-season break with five episodes of its fourth season having aired in late 2019. 

After an appearance in a Super Bowl commercial and several cryptic teasers, a full-length trailer released yesterday confirmed that the show will return on May 3rd in the US. 

Rick and Morty airs on Channel 4 in the UK but it’s not yet known when it’ll premiere here.

You can stream the first three seasons of Rick and Morty on Netflix now. 

Source: NME 

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