1,417 votes
Samurai Jack

Samurai Jack

YTV 2001

Made by Genndy Tartakovsky, this cartoon tells the story of a great warrior displaced to the distant future by the evil shape-shifting wizard Aku. The world has become a bleak place under the rule of Aku, segregated into fantastic tribes and ruled by Aku's evil robot warlords. Jack travels this foreign landscape in search of a time portal that can return him to his home time so he can "undo the future that is Aku!".

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Samurai Jack

Samurai Jack - S2E8

#1 - XXI: Jack and the Farting Dragon


Season 2 - Episode 8

Jack discovers a village of panicky medieval serfs, overwhelmed and unable to earn their livelihood because of a horrible stench coming from a nearby mountain. After getting some more information from a demented scissorsmith, Jack heads to "The Spire" to deal with the source of this stink: a fire-breathing dragon who needs Jack's help in dealing with some serious indigestion!

The episode was rated from 167 votes.

Samurai Jack - S4E8

#2 - XLVII: Jack and the Flying Prince and Princess


Season 4 - Episode 8

A prince and princess flee invaders of their planet and go for help, but ended up stranded on Earth and captured by Aku's forces - only Jack can rescue them.

The episode was rated from 116 votes.

Samurai Jack - S2E11

#3 - XXIV: Jack Is Naked


Season 2 - Episode 11

Jack's clothes are stolen and he must get them back while being chased by an angry mob who think he's indecent.

The episode was rated from 165 votes.

Samurai Jack - S4E13

#4 - LII: Jack and the Baby


Season 4 - Episode 13

While peacefully enjoying a snack of peaches, Jack hears a baby cry and races to find out what's the matter. He rescues Baby from a crew of hungry (baby-eating) monsters. The two then set off to find the baby's mother. Jack makes a great temporary parent, finding food, shelter, dealing with diapers. He tells Baby a bedtime story of Momotaro (Peach-boy, an archetypal Japanese folk-tale). When sick, Baby wants peaches; when they return to the peach orchard, the monsters find them again. After the final defeat of the monsters, Baby's mother is found. When she notices a surprising change in her child, Jack explains the baby has achieved sakai, the spirit of the samurai.

The episode was rated from 123 votes.

Samurai Jack - S4E2

#5 - XLI: Robo-Samurai vs. Mondo Bot


Season 4 - Episode 2

Jack enters the abandoned city of Andromeda and finds himself under attack by a monstrous giant robot, the Mondo-Bot. Jack is initially defeated and rescued by local robots who believe he is the Chosen One. The city is built on a magical city of giants and Jack goes underwater to seek them out and finds a giant samurai robot which pulls Jack into it. Jack's bot is resistant to everything the Mondo-Bot shoots at it so the two engage in an enormous close combat battle and Jack proves triumphant.

The episode was rated from 147 votes.

Samurai Jack - S1E13
#6 - XIII: Aku's Fairy Tales
Season 1 - Episode 13

The tales of Jack's adventures have spread far and wide, and children are having fun acting out the stories. Aku, in an attempt to keep the children in line, decides to spread a few stories of his own.

The episode was rated from 212 votes.
Samurai Jack - S1E9
#7 - IX: Jack Under the Sea
Season 1 - Episode 9

Jack hears tales about a race of amphibians living in an underwater city who have a time machine. He searches them out, and they agree to let him use the machine, but the creatures have not been entirely truthful.

The episode was rated from 236 votes.
Samurai Jack - S1E4
#8 - IV: Jack, the Woolies, and the Chritchellites
Season 1 - Episode 4

Jack comes into contact with a tribe of creatures who utilize their technology to subdue a group of supposedly savage beasts called "Woolies." Little does Jack know, there is more to the situation than meets the eye.

The episode was rated from 327 votes.
Samurai Jack - S1E2
#9 - II: The Samurai Called Jack
Season 1 - Episode 2

Jack befriends some talking archeologist dogs and learns of his location: In the future shaped by years of Aku's evil reign. He vows to help the dogs gain their freedom from a life of enslaved jewel mining.

The episode was rated from 515 votes.
Samurai Jack - S3E1
#10 - XXVII: Chicken Jack
Season 3 - Episode 1

Jack bumps into an old wizard who transforms him into a chicken - a rather goofy-looking master of the martial arts that nobody can understand. He gets captured and taken to a animal fight where he must defeat a robot beetle and snake. Jack wins but must then fight a spider-like creature, a giant worm, and the ratlike mechanical "Finisher". Jack's series of wins make his new owner a wealthy man but when he goes out to buy some decent clothing he bumps into the same wizard who hits them both with a spell - causing Jack to become human and the owner to become a chicken. Jack departs with a new found appreciation for the virtues of not eating chicken.

The episode was rated from 169 votes.

Last updated: jun 06, 2021



Just found out this is coming back to Adult Swim in 2016!


The epic fights and unique scenarios in a original show really put this over the top, but season 5, woo season 5 is just on a whole other level, highly Recommend Samurai Jack if you ever gain the chance


One of my favorite shows of all time, ever since I saw it premiere while I was a kid. What more truly needs to be said? A unique art style with superb animation, amazing action sequences alongside an in depth story with lots of interesting side stories, valuable wisdom and even humor for people of all ages, and excellent voice acting (R.I.P. Mako). While not every episode is the greatest thing ever, as a whole this show is one of the best.


Jack's story first began when he was born after Aku had his imprisonment by the hands of Jack's father. About a decade later, Aku escaped by an eclipse. Jack's mother went into hiding and sent Jack to train around the world, as was planned by his parents should Aku ever escape his prison and Jack's father fail to stop him. After years of training with some of the greatest warriors of the time, Jack returned to the temple his mother was hiding in and was given the sword his father used to defeat Aku with and his signature kimono.


Amazing. This is the epitome of great cartoon. I also found it to be better than the originals but only because the originals stretch the story too much and some times it gets boring. But this is also expected of a children's cartoon. I also loved the fact this one is a little more mature. Aishi is also interesting and has a similar charisma to Jack's, though Jack is still the protagonist. This is beyond fantastic. This is what Cartoon Network gets for trusting basically the same team as that of the original.

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