Rick and Morty’s Anime Halloween Special Put the Screws on Some Demons

You Can Watch Rick and Morty’s Anime Halloween Special Here

Yes, this time the adventure is a little more on the zany end of things, after the earnest Rick and Morty vs. the Genocider or the Lone Wolf and Cub homages of Samurai and Shogun. Having spent 30 years developing a toaster that sends notifications when your toast is done (by violently exploding, it would seem), Rick whisks Morty over to Akihabara to locate the perfect screw to complete the machine. Expecting to find a devilish den of inequity and demonic forces, instead, the duo finds… well, modern Akihabara, and all the maid cafes, nerd shops, and other accouterments you’d expect. Not exactly the kind of weirdness you’d usually find on Rick and Morty!

It doesn’t take too long for things to turn into an unholy demonic kaiju vs. giant robot fight of course, because that’s just how things go sometimes. But it’s interesting to see that after two relatively self-serious dips into anime homage, now Rick and Morty decided it was time to go full-tilt into a zany riff on the medium’s more action-packed highlights.


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Watch Rick and Morty’s Live-Action Garage Being Built From the Ground Up

Rick and Morty Live-Action Time-Lapse of Garage Set Being Built

The more tidbits that come out about the live-action shorts, the more it seems like the sort of project that Adult Swim might have been stewing on for a while before deciding to give it a go in this format.

Translating the whole of Rick and Morty to meatspace would be a gargantuan effort that might not really do the characters justice, but it would be very interesting to see chunks of the show’s multiverse spotlighted this way in the franchise’s future.

Rick and Morty is now streaming on Adult Swim’s website, as well as its app, and the show is downloadable on most streaming stores.


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The Live-Action Rick and Morty Director Told Christopher Lloyd to Get ‘Unhinged’

Live-Action Rick and Morty Director: Doc Brown, Rick Sanchez Like Brothers

Cummings also described how, during the shorts’ production, Lloyd opened up to him about “how he felt that Doc Brown and Rick Sanchez were like brothers that took two very different paths in life,” which is the sort of idea that Rick and Morty itself has spent a significant amount of time digging into in its more recent series. Given the way that the season five finale ends up, the arc of Rick and Morty’s narrative future is up in the air, though the show’s next chapters have already been ordered by the network.

Rick and Morty’s current season is now available to stream on Adult Swim’s website, and the sixth will release sometime in the future. We’ll be sure to let you know exactly when that will be when we find out for ourselves.


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There’s Even More Live-Action Rick and Morty, and Oh No They Brought Pickles

Live action Rick and Morty Skits Refence Pickle Rick, Pilot

The second, C-137 (once again an actual reference, this time to the home dimension of the ‘main’ Rick in the multiverse), is a throwback to the original pilot of the show. Losing brain and bodily function on the floor after ingesting a mega-tree seed, poor Morty can do nothing as Lloyd digs into Rick’s “Rick and Morty forever, forever a hundred years” rant about their impending adventures.

Rick and Morty dot com, indeed. With the show’s latest season finale finally having dropped over the weekend after a considerable wait, we’re probably going to be in for the long haul getting to see more of the show. Time will tell if this is all we’re going to get of Lloyd and Martell’s riffing on the series, too, but hey—now that they’re out there in Rick and Morty’s multiverse the odds on them actually showing up down the line within the show rather than just for some fun little bumpers is much more likely than you’d think.


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DC’s Next Animated Movie Is a Catwoman Spectacular

Catwoman Hunted: DC Anime Elizabeth Gillies, Stephanie Beatriz


American Horror Stories

Dylan McDermott, Sierra McCormick, and most of the cast of American Horror Story’s first season will reprise their roles in the upcoming season finale of American Horror Stories.

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Untitled Boys Spinoff

In a recent interview with THR, Eric Kripke stated the upcoming Boys spinoff set at a Vought-run university for superheroes will be “exciting” in a “perverted Marvel” way.

We’re writing furiously. I think it’s coming along really great. It’s exciting in that sort of perverted Marvel way — in the way that different Marvel projects are very different: One’s a thriller, one’s a comedy. This feels like that, too, but with a ton more d-ck jokes.

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Inside Job

/Film has a look at Inside Job, the upcoming animated series from Shion Takeuchi and Alex Hirsch taking a comedic look at the “Deep State. More images at the link.

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What We Do in the Shadows

The vampires take a road trip in the synopsis for “Casino, the September 16 episode of What We Do in the Shadows.

The vampires embark on a road trip from which they may never return. Written by Sarah Naftalis; Directed by Yana Gorskaya.

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American Horror Story: Double Feature

Alma kicks ass in the synopsis for the September 1 episode of American Horror Story: Double Feature, “Thirst.

Harry’s newfound talent brings an unexpected visitor to town. Alma decides to take matters into her own hands.

Written by Brad Falchuk; directed by Loni Peristere.

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Rick and Morty

Adult Swim has released an extended trailer for next month’s hour-long season finale of Rick and Morty.


Stargirl

Finally, the JSA takes on Shade in the trailer for next week’s episode of Stargirl.


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