Samurai Jack: Season 1 (2001)


Season 1
Samurai Jack

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Air date: Aug 10, 2001

Samurai Jack finds himself banished to the far future by evil Aku.

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Air date: Aug 10, 2001

A race of dogs enlists Jack's help to destroy Aku.

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Air date: Aug 10, 2001

Aku sends an army of insect drones to destroy Jack and his dog allies.

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Air date: Aug 13, 2001

Creatures use technology to subdue beasts called Woolies.

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Air date: Aug 20, 2001

Three blind archers guard an island with a wishing well.

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Air date: Aug 27, 2001

Jack helps scientists trying to escape from Aku's tyranny.

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Air date: Sep 3, 2001

Jack hunts for an ancient underwater time portal.

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Air date: Oct 12, 2001

Jack finds an old warrior longing to reach Valhalla.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2001

Jack faces off against Mad Jack, an entity created by Aku from Jack's own rage.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2001

Jack and a Scotsman run from bounty hunters.

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Critic Reviews for Samurai Jack: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Samurai Jack: Season 1

  • Dec 01, 2021
    5.0/10 — "Poor"/"Inferior"/"Amateurish"
  • Jan 18, 2021
    The year 2001 was likely a banner year for Cartoon Network, as not only did they introduce their Adult Swim block, but they also premiered Samurai Jack, one of the most beloved animated series of the early 2000s. Fresh off the success of Dexter's Laboratory and Powerpuff Girls, creator Genndy Tartakovsky tried his hand at something a bit more action-heavy (if not exactly "darker"), resulting in a series that definitely found his unmistakable style reach an augmented artistry. The culmination of numerous pulp influences (from Akira Kurosawa movies to Frank Miller comic books), Samurai Jack may have sported a storyline that was safe-for-kids, but adult audiences would find much to appreciate from it as well. Episode after episode, the animators painstakingly gave viewers meticulous and varied new worlds (it still has some of the most impressive backgrounds in TV animation), with the more cartoon-ish character designs still conveying a sense of beauty, thanks to wise use of coloring that nod to actual Japanese paintings. As goofy as the plots could be, Samurai Jack never failed to channel the spirit of a great epic though, and the series really lucked out in casting the late great Japanese character actor Mako, who provided a voice for antagonist Aku that while nefarious was also perpetually soothing to the ears. It may talk down to kids a bit more than some other renowned animated series (Batman: The Animated Series, for example), but it was a bold new series for American animation, and certainly opened the doors for innovative animation to come in the new millennium.
  • Dec 28, 2019
    Love the style and design of this animation. Jack's journey is an interesting one and Aku is a brilliant villain. This season sets the scene well, and although there were a handful of filler episodes that were pretty bland or made little sense, the gems shine strongly enough to hit the spot.
  • Oct 21, 2017
    the first 3 episodes were the premiere movie

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