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Samurai Jack 

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A samurai sent through time fights to return home and save the world.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Phil LaMarr ...  Samurai Jack / ... 58 episodes, 2001-2017
Mako ...  Aku / ... 25 episodes, 2001-2017
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Storyline

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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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Самурай Джек See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(52 episodes) | (Season 5)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This show is most famous for being able to tell the story of each episode visually and with little to no dialogue. See more »

Quotes

[theme song]
Chorus: Gotta get back / Back to the past / Samurai Jack!
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Crazy Credits

The episodes are listed as Roman numerals (I, II, III, IV, V, etc). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Manic (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Forget You
Performed by Zara Larsson and MNEK
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User Reviews

 
Superb!
8 June 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

When I was first introduced to this show, I wasn't expecting to love it. I don't just love it, I adore it! I feared it wouldn't be my thing, but there are many reasons why Samurai Jack is worth seeing. The animation consistently is absolutely outstanding, the whole show is amazing to watch, whether it is the backgrounds, character features, special effects or the colours. The music is wonderful also, a perfect mix of oriental and electronic sounds really add to the authenticity. The story lines are superb and interesting springing from a great idea, and the writing is top notch, funny and intelligent. Likewise with the voice acting, with Phil LaMarr especially impressive in the title role. Overall, just a superb show, easily one of the better shows on Cartoon Network. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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