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1st “Samurai & Shogun” short aired on Toonami, streamed online in March 2020
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.”
Adult Swim streamed an eight-minute “Rick and Morty vs. Genocider” animated short in July 2020.
Source: Adult Swim‘s YouTube channel