Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON DISC
A samurai sent through time fights to return home and save the world.
Reviews
Popularity
930 ( 151)

Our Favorite Cult TV Characters

A super scientist and his grandson, an evil-fighting samurai, and a master spy are among our favorite cult TV characters. Who else made our list?

View the gallery

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1  
2017   2004   2003   2002   2001  
Top Rated TV #202 | Won 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

In ancient Japan, a samurai warrior embarks on a mission to defeat the evil wizard Aku. Before completing his task, he is jettisoned thousands of years into the future. Suddenly, he ... See full summary »

Directors: Genndy Tartakovsky, Robert Alvarez, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Jeff Bennett, Grey DeLisle, Phil LaMarr
Teen Titans (2003–2007)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A team of five teenaged superheroes save the world from many villains around their city while experiencing things normal teens face today.

Stars: Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes
The Bugs Bunny Show (1960–1975)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Bugs Bunny, the famous, Oscar-winning cartoon rabbit, hosts his first weekly television series, along with all his fellow Warner Brothers cartoon stars, including Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, ... See full summary »

Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray, Jim Backus
Generator Rex (2010–2013)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In a future where humans are infected by untested, microscopic robots, a young man with the ability to control the bots helps a government agency control the tech's vicious creations.

Stars: Daryl Sabara, Grey DeLisle, John DiMaggio
Sym-Bionic Titan (2010–2011)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Three young alien beings with the ability to form a giant robotic warrior attempt to blend into suburbia, all while battling the tyrannical forces that ravaged their home world.

Stars: Tara Strong, Kevin Thoms, Brian Posehn
Batman Beyond (1999–2001)
Adventure | Animation | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Fueled by remorse and vengeance, a high schooler named Terry McGinnis revives the role of Batman. Under supervision of an elderly Bruce Wayne, he fights crime in a harsh futuristic Gotham.

Stars: Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Lauren Tom
Futurama (1999–2013)
Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999.

Stars: Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal
Young Justice (TV Series 2010)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Teenage superheroes strive to prove themselves as members of the Justice League.

Stars: Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney, Nolan North
Sheep in the Big City (2000–2002)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A military base builds a ray gun to take over and/or destory the world. What is needed to power this gun is a sheep, when a sheep of a small country farm is chosen it escapes to a nearby city and the chase is on...

Stars: Kevin Seal, James Godwin, Mo Willems
X-Men: Evolution (2000–2003)
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

This rendition of X-Men features Cyclops, Jean Grey, Rogue, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat, and Spike as teenagers as they fight for a world that fears and hates them.

Stars: Scott McNeil, Meghan Black, Christopher Judge
The Simpsons (TV Series 1989)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner
Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Doc Harris, Christopher Sabat, Scott McNeil
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
...
Edit

Storyline

In the distant past, a Japanese samurai embarks on a mission to defeat the evil shape-shifting wizard Aku. Before he can complete his task, though, he is catapulted thousands of years into the future. He finds himself in a world where Aku now enjoys complete power over every living thing. Dubbing himself "Jack," he sets out on a new quest--to right the wrongs that have been done by his enemy and to find a way back to his own time so he can destroy the evil for good. Written by Alan Back <ajback@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

In the future evil takes many forms, and our only hope is one man from the past.


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Самурай Джек  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(52 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Season 5 has more mature content, this is due to the show is now being aired on Adult Swim so all the restrictions the show had previously are off. See more »

Quotes

Head Gangster: [talking of a bomb] The gift that keeps on givin'.
See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits,the Cartoon Network logo gets sliced by jack. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Double Rainboom (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Forget You
Performed by Zara Larsson and MNEK
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Brilliant, magnificent, imaginative, stunning, funny... Way too many adjectives left...
26 October 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I thought that America had no imagination left in the realm of animation. Yes, there's Disney and Don Bluth and Bakshi... But that was 'then'... I had no hope left... Then a teeny-tiny channel called "the Cartoon Network" appeared... Hmm... Dexter... Powerpuff Girls... Hmm... Then came a Samurai warrior... HOLY @#$%&*! Where did this come from? WOW! In the history of American animated TV series I have never seen such great craftmanship... The backgrounds are exquisite. Painted, airbrushed, computer-generated -I DON'T CARE!!! They are beautful. Not only in it's execution but it's scheer originality and beauty. The lack of symmetry and use of light and odd colors add to its uniqueness and effect. It adds so much to the wonder of the bizarre Aku-ruled Earth. ACTION! SO MUCH ACTION!!!! Wonderful, swift, exciting and technically magnificent. The fight scenes are choreographed wonderfully and just plain EXCITING!!! I've never said that about any animated show! Jack's eyes and movements flow sweetly and say so much. Very few cartoons come across so well (Ren & Stimpy is an exception) with such grace and simplicity without losing it's integrity. But the artwork isn't the end of it: GREAT WRITING!!! What's that? Writing? Wha? Yes. The terrific stories and engaging characters are just as electric and fresh as the artwork that represents it. Every time I watch an episode there is always something I don't expect. So much creativity pours from either the animator's pens or the writer's pens. BEST ANIMATED SHOW OF ALL TIME. Yes, even better than BATTLE OF THE PLANETS... well maybe... ;)


66 of 77 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Here We Go: Welcome to "The IMDb Show"

Kevin Smith weighs in on Justice League and the future of DC and Marvel, and answers fan questions. Plus, we battle with fans over who played the greatest Batman of all time.

Here we go