Samurai Jack: Season 5 (2017)


Season 5
Samurai Jack

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An increasing intensity and maturity are evident in Samurai Jack's beautifully animated, action-packed, and overall compelling fifth season.

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Critic Ratings: 23

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Air date: Mar 11, 2017

After 50 long years of battling Aku, Samurai Jack has started to slip into madness and finds that his psyche has now become his own worst enemy.

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Air date: Mar 18, 2017

Jack's will to survive is pushed to its limits after an unseen foe launches a surprise attack.

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Air date: Mar 25, 2017

Injured, Jack chooses to create his own fate by going up against assassins from the Cult of Aku.

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Air date: Apr 8, 2017

Jack works with an assassin, bent on his destruction in order to escape the creature who has swallowed them whole.

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Air date: Apr 15, 2017

Samurai Jack fights to save a group of enslaved people from being harvested as the power source for a monstrous Mega-Robot.

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Air date: Apr 22, 2017

Ashi's search for Samurai Jack helps her to see his effect on the world after encountering numerous people and places where he has changed things for the better.

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Air date: Apr 29, 2017

Jack and Ashi overcome a series of dangerous physical and spiritual tests in order to recover Jack's sword.

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Air date: May 6, 2017

The burgeoning relationship between Jack and Ashi takes a turn after they are hunted by one of the galaxy's deadliest creatures.

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Air date: May 13, 2017

Samurai Jack's worst fear is realized when he faces off against Aku; the demon makes a shocking discovery about Ashi that puts her in grave danger.

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Air date: May 20, 2017

The fate of the entire universe hangs in the balance as Samurai Jack faces Aku.

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Phil LaMarr
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Audience Reviews for Samurai Jack: Season 5

  • Feb 16, 2021
    The long-awaited final season for Samurai Jack (arriving no less than a dozen years after the previous one), was worth the wait, giving Jack's story a satisfying conclusion, and also taking the series to new artistic and dramatic heights. Making the jump to Adult Swim, Samurai Jack is finally able to feature bloodshed, but it also might shock fans of the Cartoon Network years to discover the inclusion of intense character development in this season, particularly in the first half. Perhaps taking a page from Marvel's Old Man Logan, the Samurai Jack introduced in the early episodes this season is a broken man, world-weary and full of regret, ultimately feeling that he's failed his mission. The latter half feels closer to the initial four seasons, with more goofy humor and cartoony antics, but the whole season is a marvel in terms of animation. Samurai Jack was always astonishing for how it found such beauty in its fight scenes, and here they're even more epic and meticulous, as well as well-paced with the story elements, as yes, this season is fully serialized, belying the episodic nature of the show's past. Jack does indeed succeed in his mission come the end, but not without paying a price, and the end is effectively bittersweet. Samurai Jack's final season is about as masterful as it could have been, and is another stirring consideration for why we may be living in the golden age of animation.
  • May 10, 2020
    An epic final season which finally brought an end to Jack and Aku's story. This season honoured the visual masterpieces of the original seasons with even greater visuals than before. Although the last episode was a little rushed, and paradoxical, it was an entertaining and satisfying end to this amazing show.
  • May 09, 2020
    A surprisingly beautiful saga conclusion.
  • Mar 23, 2020
    The series definitely took a hit without Mako voicing Aku. He wasn't the same character and it was cringy. Overall though, I was glad to finally see how Gendy wanted to end the series, and the fact that is was able to take a darker and more mature turn was spectacular for long time followers of the series.The score and art were just as breathtaking as I remembered.
  • Feb 15, 2020
    This show seems to never miss.
  • Nov 05, 2018
    Oh boy, where to start. I'm hard on you because I love you, Jack. This season started off great. Couldn't be better. I was on the edge of my seat. Then Episode's 9 and 10 happened. The one thing this show could not screw up. The ending and Jack returning to the past. The final battle with Aku is brief and underwhelming. It felt rushed and winning through the 'power of love' was as cliche and cringey. First 8 episodes, loved it, 5 stars. Just couldn't stick that landing.
  • Oct 11, 2018
    The beautifully animated series takes a huge turn from the first couple of seasons, turning into a dark, bloody, story-driven tale... And does it for the (much, much) better.
  • Oct 03, 2018
    a great sense of growth was given to jack, you feel his anger and his hapiness.
  • Jul 24, 2018
    An absolutely phenomenal season. So beautifully crafted and executed.
  • May 27, 2018
    After all those years, this fifth season is a magnificent conclusion to the series. I even hope it would come back for more, as this season just blows everything, with the scripts, animation, and overall quality.

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