Samurai Jack

Samurai Jack – Episode XXIII

by Alan Rapp on March 16, 2021

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Samurai Jack – Episode XXII: Jack vs. Demongo, The Soul Collector
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Samurai Jack - Episode XXIII television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the adventures of the time-displaced samurai and his quest to make his way home. Aku (Mako) calls on Demongo (Kevin Michael Richardson) who he hopes may succeed where his other minions have failed and deal with Samurai Jack (Phil LaMarr). Demongo turns out to be an interesting change of pace for the show, not only because he isn’t a robotic warrior of some kind but because rather than fight Jack himself, the soul collector sends out the essence of previously defeated heroes to battle the samurai. This provides a heavy amount of action for the episode. It doesn’t matter how many times Jack beats them back, Demongo simply releases the warriors again and again (until Jack discovers the way to defeat them is to free the trapped warriors from the soul collector’s control). Demongo is one of the familiar faces who will return for a cameo in the show’s final season.

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  • Title: Samurai Jack – Episode XXII: Jack vs. the Five Hunters
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Samurai Jack - Episode XXII: Jack vs. the Five Hunters television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the adventures of the time-displaced samurai and his quest to make his way home. Looking for a solution to his samurai problems, Aku (Mako) enlists the help of the galaxy’s greatest hunters known as the Imakandi who arrive on Earth and then begin tracking down the samurai.

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Tara Strong discusses voicing Ashi in the new video game Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time

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  • Title: Samurai Jack – Episode XXI: Jack and the Dragon
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Samurai Jack - Episode XXI: Jack and the Dragon television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the adventures of the time-displaced samurai and his quest to make his way home. Jack‘s (Phil LaMarr) wanderings lead him into woods and a nearby village both plagued with an ungodly stench. Many of the early scenes feature Jack trying to keep the stench away (which his sword can miraculously cut through) and haggling with the Scissorsmith (John Kassir) of the town, unwilling to offer up any information for free (even if it might help save the town from the stench which is ruining their crops and forcing wildlife to flee). The man’s bird (which may or may not have once been his wife) proves more helpful in starting the samurai on the right path.

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  • Title: Samurai Jack – Episode XIX: Jack and the Monks
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“It. Is. Impossible.”

Samurai Jack - Episode XX: Jack and the Monks television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the adventures of the time-displaced samurai and his quest to make his way home. Jack‘s (Phil LaMarr) faith and perseverance is tested in “Episode XX.” After the minions of Aku destroy a time portal before the samurai can use it to travel home, a disheartened Jack encounters three monks who are on a quest to climb a mountain where, it is said, truth can be found at the mountain’s summit (while admitting no traveler has ever made it that far). While neither welcoming or discouraging the samurai, Jack joins them on their quest only to face obstacle after obstacle which further break his spirit.

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