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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 (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 Alan Back <ajback@yahoo.com>

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samurai | sword | alien | villain | quest | See All (65) »

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(52 episodes) | (Season 5)

Sound Mix:

Stereo (Seasons 1-4)| Dolby Digital (Season 5)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

When this show came back for its fifth season, it received a lot of support from fans as the show shifted from airing on the usual Cartoon Network to Adult Swim. This interesting shift meant that the writers had a more creative way to advance the plot without the restrictions placed by Cartoon Network, whose target audience is children and young adults. See more »

Quotes

Head Gangster: [talking of a bomb] The gift that keeps on givin'.
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Soundtracks

Never Forget You
Performed by Zara Larsson and MNEK
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User Reviews

Amazing. Anyone who doesn't love it is blind
19 January 2003 | by mummys_girlSee 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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