Samurai Jack

  • Title: Samurai Jack – Episode XIII: Aku’s Fairy Tales
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Samurai Jack - Episode XIII: Aku's Fairy Tales TV review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the adventures of the time-displaced samurai and his quest to make his way home. The First Season finale of Samurai Jack is an unusual episode as it is presented entirely from the perspective of the show’s villain, Aku (Mako). Frustrated with the growing hero worship for Jack (Phil LaMarr), Aku gathers children together and tells them a series of fairy tales in an attempt to present himself as the hero and paint the samurai as the villain.

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  • Title: Samurai Jack – Episode XII: Jack and the Gangsters
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Samurai Jack - Episode XII: Jack and the Gangsters television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the adventures of the time-displaced samurai and his quest to make his way home. “Episode XII” is an odd episode, even for Samurai Jack. Stumbling into a den of low-level gangsters working for Aku (Mako), Jack (Phil LaMarr) decides to join the group in hopes of being taken his enemy. Prior to getting there, the samurai will get an old school gangster makeover and will have to battle three elemental warriors for control of a gem that offers the user control over water. While not one of the shows’ most memorable episodes, “Episode XII” does offer enjoyable action sequences, the odd styling of Jack dressed in a pinstripe suit, and it’s the closest Jack gets to defeating Aku up until the show’s finale. Only the “help” of his new friends prevents Jack from destroying the evil that is Aku and thus forcing his quest to continue.

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  • 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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