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Samurai & Shogun (Rick & Morty): Part 1 is a American/Japanese short film that was written and directed by Kaichi Sato for Adult Swim. The short film features the main characters from the American animated series Rick & Morty as a samurai and a shogun as well as elements of the Lone Wolf and Cub manga series. It was produced by Japanese production company Studio DEEN with music by Seiji Hotta.

The short film uses 3D animation, and Rick and Morty are played by Yohei Tadano and Keisuke Chiba, the same voice actors who play the characters in the series' Japanese dub. The short film features Japanese dialogue with English subtitles.

Samurai & Shogun (Rick & Morty): Part 1 premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block on March 28, 2020 during a commercial break.[1] It also aired on Toonami on three other occasions: August 15, 2020 at 3:20 AM during Toonami: Dark Knights, December 18, 2021 at 2:45 AM[2], and September 17, 2022 at 4:15 AM as part of the Batman Day celebration.[3]



Voice Cast[]

Character Japanese Voice Actor
Rick WTM-72 Yohei Tadano
Shogun Morty Keisuke Chiba


Toonami Broadcast History[]

  • March 28, 2020 during a commercial break[1]
  • August 15, 2020 at 3:20 AM (Toonami: Dark Knights)
  • December 18, 2021 at 2:45 AM[2]
  • September 17, 2022 at 4:15 AM[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Toonami is proud to present “Samurai & Shogun.” ". March 28, 2020. Retrieved on March 31, 2020. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Toonami Line Up Update 12.18.2021 ". December 1, 2021. Retrieved on December 1, 2021. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Toonami Line Up Update 9.17.2022 ". September 9, 2022. Retrieved on September 9, 2022. 
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