A samurai sent through time fights to return home and save the world.
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A samurai warrior fights against the evil entity that took him away from his home world.

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 Samurai Jack / ... (48 episodes, 2001-2004)
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 Aku / ... (23 episodes, 2001-2004)
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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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Phil LaMarr loved making this show so much, he would've reprised his role as Jack for free. However, Cartoon Network's Adult Swim offered him a salary before he got to admit this. See more »

Quotes

Head Gangster: [talking of a bomb] The gift that keeps on givin'.
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At the end of the credits,the cartoon network logo gets sliced by jack. See more »

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References Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch (1974) See more »

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Amazing. Anyone who doesn't love it is blind
19 January 2003 | by (Calgary, Canada) – See all my reviews

I love this show so much. Someone might complain that there isn't much of a plot for this show, but it's meant for people to watch one episode at a time. There's no need to watch the entire series. The art is AMAZING!!!!! (!) Genndy Tartakovsky changes the ratio of the screen for dramatic effects, how they tell the story is amazing. There is no over all plot that carries throughout the series, all the plot you'll ever need is in the episode itself. Even if you don't like the story, the art in itself is beautiful. Full of style and grace.


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