Samurai Jack

  • Title: Samurai Jack – Episode XI: Jack and the Scotsman
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Samurai Jack - Episode XI: Jack and the Scotsman television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the adventures of the time-displaced samurai and his quest to make his way home. On the world’s longest rope bridge, Jack‘s (Phil LaMarr) journey is stalled when he comes face-to-face with the Scotsman (John DiMaggio). Having both spent days on the rickety bridge, neither is prepared to back-up and let the other by. The Scotsman’s bagpipes and verbal jabs at Jack only flame tempers further leading to sword fighting lasting all day, all night, and well into the next day. Only the arrival of Aku‘s (Mako) bounty hunters forces the two warriors to put their petty squabble aside and work together.

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  • Title: Samurai Jack – Episode X: Jack and the Lava Monster
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Samurai Jack - Episode X: Jack and the Lava Monster television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the adventures of the time-displaced samurai and his quest to make his way home. Following a mysterious call in the wildrness, though a valley of bodies and a mountain of traps, leads Jack (Phil LaMarr) to a cursed warrior (Richard McGonagle) deep within the mountain. Cursed by Aku (Mako) and left for eternity encased in a rocky prison, the warrior awaits for an opponent worthy enough to defeat him in battle and send him to Valhalla. Initially refusing to fight, Jack agrees to a one-on-one battle which frees the viking and delivers his long-sought peace.

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Samurai Jack – Episode IX

by Alan Rapp on April 12, 2018

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  • Title: Samurai Jack – Episode Episode IX: Jack Under the Sea
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Samurai Jack - Episode IX television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the adventures of the time-displaced samurai and his quest to make his way home. A fisherman’s tall tale sends Jack (Phil LaMarr) to the ocean in search of a secret underwater city called Oceanus where legend says a time portal exists capable of taking him home. Jack discovers not only are the legends of the city’s existence is true but is the home to a race known as the Triseraquins who, despite their hatred of Aku (Mako) and the hospitality they offer the samurai, have made an arrangement to turn Jack over to Aku.

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Samurai Jack – The Complete Fifth Season

by Alan Rapp on October 25, 2017

in DVD Reviews 

  • Title: Samurai Jack – Season Five
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Samurai Jack - Season 5 DVD reviewAfter years of waiting Samurai Jack‘s (Phil LaMarr) journey comes to a close in the fifth, and final, season of Samurai Jack. Even with Mako (Greg Baldwin steps in to voice Aku), this final installment is a gem. Set years after the last time we saw Jack, the season opens with the weary warrior separated from his magical sword and any hope of ever defeating Aku or returning home. The introduction of Ashi (Tara Strong), one of five deadly Daughters of Aku sent to slay the samurai, will help push Jack back on his path and lead to his final confrontation with the shape-shifting master of darkness.

Highlights include Jack’s battle with the Daughters of Aku, Ashi’s search for the samurai, a quest for the sword, the return of a hero, Aku’s victory over Jack, and the series finale.

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  • Title: Samurai Jack – Episode VIII: Jack versus Mad Jack
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Samurai Jack - Episode VIII: Jack versus Mad Jack TV review

While it’s jam-packed with action and features Samurai Jack (Phil LaMarr) literally fighting a manifestation of his internal demons, “Episode VIII” is one of the least memorable of the series. Opening with an extended sequence in which Jack’s battle with a bar full of bounty hunters which spills out into the forest, Aku (Mako) decides to raise the stakes by pitting the samurai against an evil doppelganger. Of course, the frenzied Jack eventually gets his emotions under control and is able to realize the situation he finds himself in. Our hero is able to regain his composure, defeat “Mad Jack,” and continue on his quest once more.

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