Eric Kohn. Decades ago, the samurai warrior created a template for the modern action hero, inspiring silent western heroes and gunslinging detectives alike. So it follows that any modern take on the samurai really needs to prove its worth. The animated series originally aired on Cartoon Network between and , but returns as a miniseries this March to conclude the story — and so far, it remains some of the best action-based storytelling out there. Exploiting the pliability of animation to its greatest potential, Tartakovsky transforms his influences into a hugely satisfying formula of his own making, delivering an action-packed masterpiece on par with the best of the genre. As the catchy theme song reminds us, Jack must get back to the past, but most episodes find him enmeshed in that quest rather than making any real progress.
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Jack is back! This weekend, the former Cartoon Network show debuted the premiere episode of its final, Adult Swim-exclusive season. For fans of the original, this was an intense blast of nostalgia.
The fifth season of Samurai Jack is the final season of the animated series. This season follows Jack on a journey that concludes his story. It premiered on the Toonami programming block of Adult Swim on March 11, , and concluded its run on May 20, The announcement of the season came in December , eleven years since the series was originally concluded on Cartoon Network. Genndy Tartakovsky , the series' creator, returned as a director, writer, and storyboarder for this season.