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Rick and Morty's 'Samurai and Shogun Part 2' Anime Short Streamed

posted on by Adriana Hazra
1st "Samurai & Shogun" short aired on Toonami, streamed online in March 2020

Adult Swim's YouTube channel began streaming the sequel to Studio DEEN's "Samurai & Shogun" animated short for the Rick and Morty animated television series on Friday.

Adult Swim describes the short:

Paying homage to the classic tale Lone Wolf and Cub, Samurai Rick defends Shogun Morty against all comers. In part one, we learned that Rick WTM-72 is not to be underestimated. In the finale, his savagery knows no limit! Rick and Morty Samurai and Shogun part 2, directed by Kaichi Satō.

Studio DEEN produced the first "Samurai & Shogun" animated short that aired on Toonami and streamed online in March 2020. Staff members included director and scriptwriter Kaichi Satō, producer Koji Iijima, and executive producer Maki Terashima-Furuta (President of Production I.G. USA). Jason DeMarco, senior vice-president and creative director for Adult Swim, stated in March 2020 his team "spent a year putting together a five minute Rick and Morty Lone Wolf & Cub anime short."

The short stars Youhei Tadano as "Rick WTM72," and Keisuke Chiba as "Shogun Morty." The pair reprised their roles from the Japanese dub of the animated series.

Adult Swim streamed an 11-minute "The Great Yokai Battle of Akihabara" animated short for the Rick and Morty series on October 10. The short also aired on Toonami on October 16.

Adult Swim streamed an eight-minute "Rick and Morty vs. Genocider" animated short in July 2020.

Source: Adult Swim's YouTube channel

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