A samurai sent through time fights to return home and save the world.
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Samurai Jack saves a baby boy from three hungry Ogres and looks after him while searching for the child's parents.


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A samurai warrior fights against the evil entity that took him away from his home world.

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
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In the distant past, a Japanese samurai embarks on a mission to defeat the evil shape-shifting wizard Aku. Before he can complete his task, though, he is catapulted thousands of years into the future. He finds himself in a world where Aku now enjoys complete power over every living thing. Dubbing himself "Jack," he sets out on a new quest--to right the wrongs that have been done by his enemy and to find a way back to his own time so he can destroy the evil for good. Written by Alan Back <ajback@yahoo.com>

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In the future evil takes many forms, and our only hope is one man from the past.


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10 August 2001 (USA)  »

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"Aku" is Japanese for "Evil". See more »

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Chorus: Gotta get back / Back to the past / Samurai Jack!
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If Kurasawa directed a cartoon, SAMURAI JACK would be it
11 August 2001 | by (Allentown, PA) – See all my reviews

Rich in visual design, and with an dark, gritty atmosphere, SAMURAI JACK is a landmark cartoon in the making. It tells the story of a Japanese warrior with the unlikely name of Jack who undergoes some serious training to take on a ruthless wizard named Aku (which means "evil" in Japanese). Filled with hard-edged action (but with no grapic violence, since SAMURAI JACK is a product of the Cartoon Network) and a nifty storyboard that switches from feudal Japan to a BLADE RUNNER-like future, SAMURAI JACK is an animated revevaltion waiting to happen.


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