In the distant past, a Japanese samurai (Phil LaMarr) embarks on a mission to defeat the evil shape-shifting wizard Aku (Mako and Greg Baldwin). 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
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Throughout the series, certain subtle features can be seen in Genndy Tartakovsky's other famous animation, Dexter's Laboratory (1996). In both, the animation style of the protagonists were kept simple, yet obviously more sharp-angled than other characters to make him stand out. Also, certain sounds were heard in both, such as the clinking sound when the sun hits an object (for example, Jack's katana and Dexter's robot). See more »
[talking of a bomb]
The gift that keeps on givin'.
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Season 4 ended with Episode 52, and season 5 starts with Episode 92, leaving a gap of 39 episodes to emphasize how much time has passed. See more »
If Kurasawa directed a cartoon, SAMURAI JACK would be it
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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