General Information

Glossary: S
First Air Date: August 10th, 2001
Last Air Date: May 20th, 2017
Created By: Genndy Tartakovsky
Star Casts: Phil LaMarr, Grey DeLisle, Greg Baldwin, Tara Strong, Tom Kenny
Aired On: Cartoon Network, Adult Swim
Episode Runtime: 22 minutes
Total Seasons: 5 Seasons
Total Episodes: 60 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Ended
Homepage: Cartoon Network - Samurai Jack

Last Updated: Mon, 15 Aug 2022 22:30:24 +0000

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Samurai Jack


A great warrior is displaced to the distant future by the evil shape-shifting wizard Aku. The world has become a bleak place under the rule of Aku, segregated into fantastic tribes and ruled by Aku's evil robot warlords. Jack travels this foreign landscape in search of a time portal that can return him to his home time so he can "undo the future that is Aku!".

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (19 Episodes)

1: Samurai Jack: Season 5 Behind the Scenes - Aired: 2016-07-01

Behind the scenes of Samurai Jack season 5 production

2: Genndy Tartakovsky Samurai Jack Q&A - Aired: 2017-03-24

No overview available.

3: Samurai Jack: Season 5 Behind the Music - Aired: 2017-03-25

No overview available.

4: The Making of Samurai Jack

No overview available.

5: The Pitch

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6: The Martial Arts of Samurai Jack

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7: Lost Artwork

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8: Genndy's Scrapbook

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9: Episode 3 Animatic

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10: Episode 5 Animatic

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11: Episode 7 Animatic

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12: Episode 8 Animatic

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13: Episode 9 Animatic

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14: The Evolution of Jack! - Aired: 2017-10-17

No overview available.

15: Pitch Movie XCIV - Aired: 2017-12-17

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16: Pitch Movie XCVI - Aired: 2017-12-17

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17: Pitch Movie XCVIII - Aired: 2017-12-17

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18: Pitch Movie XCIX - Aired: 2017-12-17

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19: Pitch Movie C - Aired: 2017-12-17

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Season 1 (13 Episodes)

1: I - Aired: 2001-08-10

When Aku is reborn to set forth his reign of terror, the Emperor's son is sent off to learn the ways of the samurai. That boy becomes a man and attempts to slay Aku with a mighty sword, but Aku banishes him to the future.

2: II - Aired: 2001-08-10

The Samurai lands in the future and is named Jack. He is enlisted by a race of dogs to destroy Aku.

3: III - Aired: 2001-08-10

Jack gets weapons and beats back Aku's army of beetles saving the canine race.

4: IV - Aired: 2001-08-13

Jack helps free the Woolies from the tyrannical Chritchellites.

5: V - Aired: 2001-08-20

When Jack mistakenly destroys a group of scientists' chance to escape Aku, he and the scientists join forces to try and fix the problem, hopefully returning Jack home as well.

6: VI - Aired: 2001-08-27

Aku morphs himself into a woman in order to keep Jack from returning to the past to destroy him.

7: VII - Aired: 2001-09-03

Jack must get past three blind archers to reach an all-powerful wishing well.

8: VIII - Aired: 2001-10-12

Jack meets up with Mad Jack and must battle his darker self.

9: IX - Aired: 2001-10-15

Jack has an underwater adventure with a jelly-whale and sea monkeys while hunting for an ancient time portal.

10: X - Aired: 2001-10-29

Jack goes through a cave full of challenges only to find an old warrior longing to reach Valhalla.

11: XI - Aired: 2001-11-19

When Jack and a Scotsman meet on a never-ending bridge, they end up shackled together and on the run from bounty hunters.

12: XII - Aired: 2001-11-26

Jack hooks up with some Chicago gangsters to try and get close to Aku.

13: XIII - Aired: 2001-12-03

Aku tells fairy tales to the children to try and win them over to his side instead of Jack's.

Season 2 (13 Episodes)

1: XIV - Aired: 2002-03-01

Jack comes upon a monkey-man and agrees to train his tribe in the ways of defending themselves if the monkey-man teaches him how to "jump good".

2: XV - Aired: 2002-03-08

Three short stories: Jack vs. the Worm: Jack confronts a two-headed riddling serpent who will grant him his wish if he can answer their questions; The Metal-Eaters: Jack confronts a family that feed on metal and eat Jack's sword; Jack, the Gargoyle and the Fairy: Jack tries to rescue a wish-granting fairy from a gargoyle so that she may grant his wish to return home.

3: XVI - Aired: 2002-03-15

Jack is kidnapped and placed in a chain gang of warriors chosen to battle in front of a coliseum audience against the Dome of Doom's Champions.

4: XVII - Aired: 2002-03-22

The Scotsman needs Jack's help to save his kidnapped wife. But this woman is hardly the distressed damsel the Scotsman makes her out to be.

5: XVIII - Aired: 2002-03-29

Jack goes from destroyed village to another looking for those responsible, only to find the destruction was commissioned by Aku.

6: XIX - Aired: 2002-04-05

Jack comes upon ruins of a village and realizes it is his home. He then reflects on the past when he was a young boy.

7: XX - Aired: 2002-04-12

Jack travels vertically up a mountain with three monks to witness the magic of the mountain only to have the power of the mountain save his very life.

8: XXI - Aired: 2002-09-06

When a flatulent dragon begins stinking out an entire village. Jack slays the beast and ventures inside it to cure to source of its bellyache.

9: XXII - Aired: 2002-09-13

Aku hires the best hunters in the galaxy to track down the most elusive of prey - Samurai Jack.

10: XXIII - Aired: 2002-09-20

Aku sends out Demongo, the soul collector, to destroy Jack. Now Jack must fight all the mighty warrior souls that Demongo has collected.

11: XXIV - Aired: 2002-09-27

When Jack has his sword and clothing stolen, he must give chase to a white rabbit who took them while trying to maintain his modesty.

12: XXV - Aired: 2002-10-04

Jack comes upon a battle where a mere 300 men are fighting a vast, unending army of robots and their evil robotic leader.

13: XXVI - Aired: 2002-10-11

When a band of bikes mow over Jack's sandals, he goes on a hunt for the perfect footwear.

Season 3 (11 Episodes)

1: XXVII - Aired: 2002-10-18

Jack is turned into a chicken by a cranky wizard. While he tries to fix this, he gets caught by a "handler" and becomes a prize-winning Creature Combat fighter.

2: XXX - Aired: 2002-10-25

Aku leads Jack to a graveyard where the dead begin to rise. An evil spirit takes over Jack's sword, leading Jack to defend himself against his own weapon. When Aku gets hold of the sword, Jack fears he's finally met his end.

3: XXVIII - Aired: 2002-11-01

When a man's daughter is kidnapped by Aku's Children, Jack must infiltrate a rave to stop the musical brainwashing.

4: XXIX - Aired: 2002-11-08

Jack boards a train to his next destination only to be attacked by a couple of arguing bounty hunters.

5: XXXI - Aired: 2002-11-15

Jack must read hieroglyphics, solve riddles and assemble a sacred scarab to call upon Ra for help in fighting evil ancient Egyptian shadow warriors.

6: XXXII - Aired: 2003-04-26

Jack must travel along a water creature, a mountain creature and a flying creature to get to a portal to return home. But once he reaches the portal, it is guarded by an undefeatable warrior who tells him that this portal is not for him.

7: XXXIII - Aired: 2003-05-03

An over-friendly creature begins following Jack, messing up Jack's every move along his quest.

8: XXXIV - Aired: 2003-05-10

Jack and a Swamp Wizard travel to the four corners of the earth, collecting pieces that are meant to get Jack home. But when Aku reveals himself to be the Swamp Wizard, Jack must battle these pieces which are now being puppeteered by Aku's evil hands.

9: XXXV - Aired: 2003-05-17

When Jack enters a spooky, old mansion and gets locked inside, he catches sight of a figure and sets after it to find out what is going on. As Jack is led further and further in, he discovers that the house and its inhabitants have an evil plan that involves…him.

10: XXXVI - Aired: 2003-05-31

Jack falls into a hidden temple sanctuary to find monks trained like him in the style of the Ancient Master. The Ancient Master's Son then tells Jack of a portal to send him home, but in order to use it, his new friends must be sacrificed.

11: XXXIX - Aired: 2003-06-07

Jack is carefully making his way through a labyrinth to reach a mysterious box - the problem is, so are two thieves.

Season 4 (13 Episodes)

1: XL - Aired: 2003-06-14

Aku sends a Ninja to destroy Jack who is busily helping a port town in distress.

2: XLI - Robo-Samurai vs. Mondo-bot - Aired: 2003-06-21

Jack enters a village to discover that he is their Chosen One meant to embody the Robo-Samurai and destroy the Mondo-bot that has come to destroy them.

3: XLII - Aired: 2003-06-28

Jack is approached by a cool Samurai-punk who wants to battle with Jack in order to prove that he is the best.

4: XLIII - Aired: 2003-11-05

When Aku catches a cold and sneezes on Jack, Jack becomes infected with Aku’s badness which begins to take over his entire body.

5: XLIV - Aired: 2003-11-12

When Aku raises the bounty on Jack, the best bounty hunters in the world gather to capture him.

6: Birth of Evil - Aired: 2003-08-16

When ancient gods try to destroy a powerful evil, they send one piece of the beast hurtling through space. This piece lands on earth, spreading its evil through the land. When it encroaches on an Emperor's empire, he takes it upon himself to destroy the evil, but ends up unleashing the evil that is Aku.

7: Scotsman Saves Jack - Aired: 2003-08-23

Jack has lost all memory of who he is and it's up to the Scotsman to put the pieces of the puzzle together to save the samurai.

8: XLVII - Aired: 2003-11-19

Jack helps save a Prince and Princess whose ship has been shot down to Earth by Aku.

9: XLVIII - Aired: 2003-11-24

Tired of all the bounty hunters and robots failing, Aku fights Jack, mano y mano.

10: XLIX - Aired: 2004-09-25

As Jack goes through fall, winter, spring and summer, he must battle the perils that each season brings.

11: L - Aired: 2004-09-25

Aku forces an old, ace robot assassin out of retirement to eliminate the ultimate mark - Jack.

12: LI - Aired: 2004-09-25

Young Jack is brought to Africa for part of his training, but when his tribe is abducted, he must learn how to use their unique sword-like weapon – and fast!

13: LII - Aired: 2004-09-25

Kack finds a baby and the two travel together as Jack tries to return the boy to his mother.

Season 5 (10 Episodes)

1: XCII - Aired: 2017-03-11

It's been 50 years since we last saw Samurai Jack and time has not been kind to him. Aku has destroyed every time portal and Jack has stopped aging, a side effect of time travel. It seems he is cursed to just roam the land for all eternity. His past haunts him as well as a cult of assasins dedicated to killing him for Aku's glory.

2: XCIII - Aired: 2017-03-18

Jack's will to survive is pushed to its absolute limits after a deadly, unseen foe launches a relentless surprise attack.

3: XCIV - Aired: 2017-03-25

Samurai Jack is gravely injured, but still decides to face one of the deadliest foes he's ever faced, Assassins from the Cult of Aku.

4: XCV - Aired: 2017-04-08

Samurai Jack partners with a deadly assassin in order to escape a gargantuan creature that has swallowed them whole.

5: XCVI - Aired: 2017-04-15

Samurai Jack fights to save a group of enslaved people from being harvested as the power source for a monstrous Mega-Robot.

6: XCVII - Aired: 2017-04-22

Ashi's search for Samurai Jack helps her to see his effect on the world after encountering numerous people and places where he has changed things for the better

7: XCVIII - Aired: 2017-04-29

Jack and Ashi overcome a series of dangerous physical and spiritual tests in order to recover Jack's sword.

8: XCIX - Aired: 2017-05-06

The burgeoning relationship between Jack and Ashi takes a turn after they are hunted by one of the galaxy's deadliest creatures.

9: C - Aired: 2017-05-13

Samurai Jack's worst fear is realized when he faces off against Aku; the demon makes a shocking discovery about Ashi that puts her in grave danger.

10: CI - Aired: 2017-05-20

The fate of the entire universe hangs in the balance as Samurai Jack faces Aku.