Samurai Jack (2001–2017)
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Episode I 

When the ancient evil Aku returns to terrorize Japan, the emperor's young son is send to distant lands to train in the ways of the warrior. Only then can he wield his fathers magical sword to stop Aku from taking over the world.

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... Samurai Jack / Guard (voice)
... Aku (voice)
... Emperor (voice)
... Girl (voice)
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When the ancient evil Aku returns to terrorize Japan, the emperor's young son is send to distant lands to train in the ways of the warrior. Only then can he wield his fathers magical sword to stop Aku from taking over the world.

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10 August 2001 (USA)  »

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The Beginning  »

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Jack's crest that he wears while riding into battle against the spider drones is alternately oriented square on the flag and canted 45 degrees. See more »

Quotes

Aku: You are strong, yes. But in the future, my strength will surpass yours!
Samurai Jack: There is no future for you, Aku!
Aku: I disagree.
[opens a time portal]
Samurai Jack: What trickery is this? Aku...!
[is sucked into the portal]
Aku: Do not worry, samurai. You will see me again. But next time, you will not be so fortunate...
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Referenced in Samurai Jack: Episode CI (2017) See more »

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An entire movie in 24 minutes
20 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

I remembered enjoying a few episodes of this when it first aired, so I went back to the pilot this week. And while the other episodes were "merely" enjoyable adventuring, this pilot is astonishing. Jack is sent forth to train with all the peoples of the (known) world -- peoples whose skills and personalities are immediately visible in 30 to 90 seconds. It warms my heart to know that all of humanity's talents will be on display as Jack sets out to confront our greatest enemy.

Also, the sheer amount of plot stuffed in here is marvelous. None of the ten-minute battle scenes of later episodes; just lots of stuff happening. Held my complete attention for 20 minutes, which doesn't happen often for cartoons aimed at 9-year-olds.


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