French animator, Malec, and his team have actually made a pretty solid case for an anime, English-subbed episode of Adult Swim"s Rick and Morty through a new fan-made video.

The video in concern turns the title sequence that the famous adult-oriented sci-fi cartoon into a pitch-perfect parody of Japanese animation, complete with a catchy theme track by KronoMuzik (geniusly modeled ~ Ryan Elder"s synthy one) that consists of English text such as, "No age for love" and also "Do you feel it, come on." 




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Beyond that, few of the show"s biggest and also most memorable moments room animated beautiful in the style of anime: Rick and Morty evading the Cthulu-esque extraterrestrial (the minute that closes out the main title sequence), Morty grieving end his own corpse ("Rick potion No. 9"), King Jellybean assaulting Morty in the restroom of the Thirsty action ("Meeseeks and Destroy"), Rick"s fight through the drain rats ("Pickle Rick"), and also Rick"s fight through the president on the White home Lawn ("The Rickchurian Candidate"). 

Malec and his computer animation team that Martial, Charles Lemor, Coralie Nagel, Marie Renaud, Yann Legal struggle every anime win perfectly, both asthetically and emotionally. 

"We made decision Rick and Morty due to the fact that we simply love it. It"s super funny, clever, very emotionnal and also well executed, you recognize the deal," Malec called tacoemojishirt.com WIRE. 

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As for certain anime influences on the video above, Malec said:

"Considering the originality the the show, we didn"t desire to make a shōnen manga opening. So, we made decision to adapt the man shōjo standards, in a cosmos where everyone is beautiful, intended because that a mrs audience, pushing the link between the two characters as if they to be a student and also his teacher. Obviously, the color and also the sensitivity of the last product gives an inevitable taste that Yaoi manga (as many civilization noticed) however which did no displease us. In the end, us were really inspired by the opening of sports anime prefer Free!, and also designs are really inspired by adversary man cry baby. And if you space a actual anime fan and also look closer, you have the right to see some recommendations to plenty of others anime!"

One the his an individual favorite moment is Morty"s giant arm from "Rickmancing The Stone." While illustration this shot, Malec supplied the step in Akira when Tetsuo Shima turns right into a large monster as a reference. Together for the most daunting moment to animate, the was: 

"The cut when camera turn approximately Morty and also Rick. It"s a genuine pain to attract this kind of cut since you have to control all the volumes. Its every about method and patience. Naught funny ahaha... (i"m really sad inside best now)."

The tune is naturally sung in Japanese, but we asked Malec to translate into English because that us. 

" argued a loooonnnnnng time through my co-authors about what we would certainly sing in this video," that said. "At the end, us decide that it has to be together naïve as an opened song deserve to be and also ambiguous as possible, for the fun. Together you may have actually understand, it"s Morty who is singing and also he is express his passionate relations with Rick, despite of every the pain and also the difficult moments that is living since of him."

Here space what the lyrics mean:

Before ns met you,

I thought i was a common kid

Now, i uncovered dark and dirty living way

Though i assumed you hated me

But you always protected me

If friend hurt me, i know now it"s due to the fact that you want me to become stronger

No issue live, no matter die, have the right to i always love you?

Tell me, no age for love

It"s heat inside execute you feel it,

I have actually lot that love because that you

I will certainly be always beside you

Do you feeling it, 

Come on, grandpa let"s go

Since Rick and Morty often uses the Multiverse concept toward that is storytelling goals, it"s not tough to imagine this anime-inspired reality existing somewhere the end there in the universe.

How awesome would it it is in to get an entire episode set in this world, comparable to what we got in Season 3"s "The Ricklantis Mixup"? 

Malec"s own video clip also brings to mind the short X-Men: The animated Series-influenced tag excellent by Titmouse"s Anthony F. Schepperd, that spoke come tacoemojishirt.com WIRE about the making of the animation.