Friday, August 10th, 2001
s1e1: I: The Beginning
Aku, the shape-shifting master of evil, devastates a young boy's land, forcing him to travel around the world to train as a samurai. When Samurai Jack returns to free his people, he is instead flung into the far future, where he must quest to undo the future that is Aku.
Friday, August 10th, 2001
s1e2: II: The Samurai Called Jack
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.
Friday, August 10th, 2001
s1e3: III: The First Fight
Aku learns of Jack's arrival in the future, and of the help he is giving the dogs. He sends a huge army of insect drones to destroy Jack and the dogs alike. Jack has been busy preparing many traps for them however, and when they arrive the battle begins in earnest.
Monday, August 13th, 2001
s1e4: IV: Jack, the Woolies, and the Chritchellites
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.
Monday, August 27th, 2001
s1e5: V: Jack in Space
Samurai Jack befriends a future community building a spaceship to escape Aku's tyrannic rule. Jack agrees to assist in their escape by fighting off the blockade orbiting the planet in return for a trip through time back home.
Monday, November 19th, 2001
s1e6: VI: Jack and the Warrior Woman
Jack searches for the the magical jewel the Woolies told him would be able to send him back in time. Locating the last survivor of the race who can reveal its location, Jack learns of how to find the jewel, and meets up with a woman questing for the same jewel. They journey through the desert together, but will they be able to share the jewel if they find it?
Monday, August 20th, 2001
s1e7: VII: Jack and the Three Blind Archers
Samurai Jack hears of a mysterious island which possesses a well that can grant any wish. He arrives at the island and discovers the well is not alone.
Monday, October 15th, 2001
s1e8: VIII: Jack Vs. Mad Jack
Aku places a bounty on Jack's head, but is disappointed by the failure of some inept hunters, so he creates an evil spirit-clone version of Jack to finish our hero off for good.
Monday, September 3rd, 2001
s1e9: IX: Jack Under the Sea
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.
Monday, November 5th, 2001
s1e10: X: Jack and the Lava Monster
Called on by a mysterious voice, Jack overcomes many obstacles and booby traps to find who is calling him. Deep in the earth he finds it is a creature made from rock and lava, who immediately challenges Jack to a fight, but why did it call for Jack?
Monday, October 29th, 2001
s1e11: XI: Jack and the Scotsman
When Jack and a Scotsman meet on a seemingly never-ending bridge, they end up shackled together and on the run from bounty hunters.
Monday, November 26th, 2001
s1e12: XII: Jack and the Gangsters
Jack joins a group of gangsters who work for Aku. He also agrees to help steal the heavily protected crystal that can give Aku power over the whole planet. Fortunately Jack has not become a traitor, but has his own plans of how to hand over the swag.
Monday, December 3rd, 2001
s1e13: XIII: Aku's Fairy Tales
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.
Friday, March 1st, 2002
s2e1: XIV: Jack Learns to Jump Good
Jack tries to save a peaceful tribe that move constantly due to an opposing food-stealing tribe of monkey/lions: Jack meets up with the Monkey Boy who can "jump good" almost to the point of flying. Jack is taken to his village and agrees to teach a group of furry creatures to fend for themselves in return for "jumping good" lessons. Jack teaches the creatures to use bamboo to fight and together they set up an array of traps for the monkey/lions. In return Jack has an challenging time trying to "jump good", a process involving climbing hills and vines... with boulders attached to his body.
Friday, March 8th, 2002
s2e2: XV: Jack Tales
Three short stories: 1) Jack confronts a two-headed riddling serpent who will grant him his wish if he can answer their questions. 2) Jack confronts a family that feed on metal, only for him and they to find out that they are robots. 3) Jack tries to rescue a wish-granting fairy from a gargoyle.
Friday, March 15th, 2002
s2e3: XVI: Jack and the Smackback
Jack is kidnapped and placed in a chain gang of warriors chosen to battle in the Dome of Doom, against the Smackback Ultimate Champions. Even without his sword, Jack defeats Gordo and the Aqualizer, and then must defeat the massive but ticklish Sumoto with the aid of his top knot. In desperation the Ringleader sends his remaining gladiators after Jack, who defeats them handily and forces the Ringleader to release the gladiator-slaves.
Friday, March 22nd, 2002
s2e4: XVII: Jack and the Scotsman (2)
The Scotsman needs Jack's help to save his kidnapped wife. But this woman is hardly the distressed damsel the Scotsman makes her out to be.
Friday, March 29th, 2002
s2e5: XVIII: Jack and the Ultra-robots
Jack goes from destroyed village to destroyed village looking for the ultra-robots responsible for the destruction only to find that they were created by a troll commissioned by Aku.
Friday, April 5th, 2002
s2e6: XIX: Jack Remembers the Past
After defeating a band of robotic cat-demons Jack travels the land and finds himself in the area where he grew up. As he tours the ruins he has flashbacks to a day spent pursuing a locust in the company of a young girl, witnessing a wandering warrior defeat four men on a bridge, having his parents greet him, and tricking three bullies.
Friday, April 12th, 2002
s2e7: XX: Jack and the Monks
After Aku's beetle drones destroy yet another gateway to the past, only moments before he's is able to reach it, Jack is overcome with frustration and is about ready to give up the quest. Then, by chance, he meets three monks about to climb the Mountain of Fatoom. Where, legend has it, truth can be found at the top.
Friday, September 6th, 2002
s2e8: XXI: Jack and the Farting Dragon
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!
Friday, September 13th, 2002
s2e9: XXII: Jack and the Hunters
On an alien planet, Aku contacts four Emikandi hunters and offers them the chance to hunt Jack. They capture Jack with incredible ease but Jack just as easily frees himself after he hears they're working for Aku and the real hunt begins! After an extended chase the two sides battle atop a skyscraper and Jack falls to his death...but the hunters rescue him out of respect for their greatest prey. Then the Emikandi refuse to give him to Aku out of respect for Jack's skill and depart.
Friday, September 20th, 2002
s2e10: XXIII: Jack versus Demongo, The Soul Collector
Aku has his most powerful minion, Demongo, find jack and capture his essence.
Friday, September 27th, 2002
s2e11: XXIV: Jack is Naked
Jack's clothes are stolen and he must get them back while being chased by an angry mob who think he's indecent.
Friday, October 4th, 2002
s2e12: XXV: Jack and the Spartans
As jack climbs up to the top of a mountain he meets up with an army of great warriors and gets asked to help them in the last chapter of a 300 year battle.
Friday, October 11th, 2002
s2e13: XXVI: Jack's Sandals
Jack's enjoying a nice, quiet day by the riverside... until a band of transforming biker-bots nearly runs him down, wrecking his precious sandals in the process!
Friday, October 18th, 2002
s3e1: XXVII: Chicken Jack
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.
Friday, November 1st, 2002
s3e2: XXVIII: Jack and the Rave
In his travels Jack comes to a tavern and a crying tavern owner. Then shadowy figures attack but Jack discovers they are teenagers, the "Children of Aku", under a magical musical spell. Knocking one out and following them in disguise, jack finds their rave and a sinister DJ playing the music. The DJ spots Jack and a fight ensues. Jack takes the fight directly to the DJ who is his near-equal. When Jack gets the upper hand the DJ dons a speaker-battlesuit but Jack regains his lost sword at the last minute and triumphs, freeing the children.
Friday, November 8th, 2002
s3e3: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful
While taking a trip on a Old West-style train, Jack is stalked by a bounty hunter, Ezekial Clench. He manages to defeat him but unwittingly falls prey to Ezekial's ex-wife Josephine.
Friday, October 25th, 2002
s3e4: XXX: Jack and the Zombies
Aku resolves to do something about The Samurai once and for all and lures him into a cemetery. Then the wizard unleashes hordes of the undead and one of the creatures manages to possess Jack's sword and deliver it to Aku. Armed with the sword and his own shape-shifting powers, Aku runs Jack ragged and then captures him and tries to kill him with the sword...which Jack finally remembers can't be used by the evil to harm the innocent. With the sword incapable of harming him, Jack regains his weapon and drives Aku away.
Friday, November 22nd, 2002
s3e5: XXXI: Jack in Egypt
In the past during his training days in Egypt as a boy, the Samurai wandered into a temple and saw part of an ancient prophecy concerning Set. In the modern day, as he travels toward Egypt, Aku unearths three ancient Minions and tasks them to kill Jack in return for freeing them. The three creatures, armed with mystic weapons, prove more than a match for Jack but he remembers the prophecy. Unraveling a series of riddles, Jack assembles the three pieces and summons an ancient god to destroy the creatures.
Saturday, April 26th, 2003
s3e6: XXXII: Jack and the Travelling Creatures
To get to a time passage, Jack must pass a lake which sucks down any who try to cross it without touching its bottom. The locals summon an ancient creature who can walk upon the bottom but tall enough to stay above the water. It puts in a good word for two other creatures: a crawling creature that helps Jack pass a mountain and a flying creature that flies him to the portal. Jack must face its Guardian, a mighty warrior with an unlimited arsenal of weapons and incredible strength who says the only one who may pass is the one destined to use it. Ultimately Jack is defeated and the Guardian sends Jack back, as a mysterious warrior (apparently an older bearded version of Jack) within the time passage apparently tells the Guardian that Jack can't use it . . . yet.
Saturday, May 3rd, 2003
s3e7: XXXIII: Jack and the Creature
Whilst crossing a desert to seek the Crystal of Cagliostoro, Jack comes across a oasis. He unwittingly disturbs an overly friendly creature, who begins following Jack, messing up Jack's every move along his quest. After the creature eats the Crystal, Jack spurns the creature who even more upset to discover in the morning that Jack has abandoned him. Jack meanwhile runs into some mean bots that are more than a match for him. On hearing Jack's cry of pain and seeing him unconscious, the creature becomes enraged and transforms into its vicious form to defeat the robots. Jack wakes up and is left to wonder what happened to the robots.
Saturday, May 10th, 2003
s3e8: XXXIV: Jack and the Swamp Monster
Jack finds a swamp where a foul-tempered hermit answers his call. The wizard tells Jack of the titan Chronos and his powers over space and time, now locked within three pieces of armor set with gems. Three trap-solving sequences follow - the helmet is hidden in a water trap, one gauntlet in a volcanic air trap, and the second gauntlet in a lens-dome. Jack manages to defeat all three traps and Aku uses the armor/gems to summon a time-space-monster to kill Jack. Jack realized that it had been a trap all along and took one of the gems, causing the creature to fall apart, and then goes after Aku. Jack manages to slice and dice his way through anything Aku throws at him with surprising ease - Aku flees as a triumphant Jack speaking of how the future/past holds his victory.
Saturday, May 17th, 2003
s3e9: XXXV: Jack and the Haunted House
Jack travels through a beautifully animated swampland, when he comes across a small shadow crying in the distance. After approaching the being, it drops a small toy doll and Jack follows it back to a small house in hopes of giving the item back to the creature. Jack travels through the house, taking on the memory of a family, ravaged by some creature, with each specific items unlocking these horror filled dreams. Jack finally uncovers the owner of the doll, a little girl, and also discovers that all the windows or doors have disappeared. Later Jack awakens to see the little girl gone, only to find in a beautiful room with the family Jack sees in his visions. Although the family pretends nothing is amiss, eventually each lets out strange light from their mouths which forms into a large shadowy dragon beast that devours Jack, allowing him to see the family trapped inside.
Saturday, May 31st, 2003
s3e10: XXXVI: Jack, the Monks, and the Ancient Master's Son
Jack meets two Shaolin monks and after a brief fight he convinces them of his credentials and they take him to see their Grand Master at their hidden temple. The Master was at the temple when Jack studied there and remembers him. The Master directs Jack to a gateway that opens at noon and he and the two monks travel to the tower it is atop. Moving up the tower's catwalks they must fight a seemingly endless horde of stone statues. Jack gets to the portal but turns back to help the two monks rather then make his escape. The three of them escape the statues by destroying the tower and his time portal.
Saturday, August 16th, 2003
s3e11: XXXVII: The Birth of Evil (1)
The gods Odin, Ra, and Rama battle a great dark evil. One shard escapes and falls to primitive Earth, creating a vast black forest. Down through the millennia it spreads and kills until the period of feudal Japan. An emperor and his army set out to fight the evil with the aid of a mystical elixir. His army is wiped out but the emperor fires an arrow covered with the elixir into the heart of the darkness, but only sets it free and gives it voice and face: Aku. Aku imprisons the Emperor and wipes out his lands.
Saturday, August 16th, 2003
s3e12: XXXVIII: The Birth of Evil (2)
The gods send the Emperor a mystical horse to free him and deliver him to a castle in the sky. The three gods give him powers and forge a mystic sword for him to wield. The Emperor goes forth to fight Aku. Aku is vulnerable to the sword but his shape shifting abilities prove the Emperor's equal, particularly when Aku takes on the form of an entire army. But the Emperor manages to prove seemingly triumphant and the Emperor's wife greets him with his newborn son. The Emperor resolves that in case Aku returns, he must formulate a plan.
Saturday, June 7th, 2003
s3e13: XXXIX: Jack and the Labyrinth
Jack is directed to a deathtrap-filled labyrinth which holds a diamond that can restore him to his time. Unfortunately a master Thief also enters the labyrinth going for the item. The two of them prove equally adept in their own styles of bypassing the same traps through technology and training. The two men are forced to alternately join forces to defeat the guardian statue-robots and double-cross each other to make sure they end up with the gem. Jack helps the Thief escape who in return leaves him trapped - overwhelmed, Jack is on the verge of defeat when the Thief returns to pull him out. The two seem to come to terms...just as the diamond shatters and the Thief apparently disappears.
Saturday, June 14th, 2003
s4e1: XL: Samurai versus Ninja
Aku sends forth the robotic ninja Shinobi, Warrior of the Dark, to kill the Samurai. Jack responds to the cries of a young boy from a village beset by robot lobsters. Jack defeats them all while Shinobi watches - then the ninja takes the boy to a nearby ruined tower where he strikes from the darkness at Jack as he follows. Jack knows of the ninja's technique and reveals that he is trained to blend with the light just as Shinobi can blend with the dark. The warriors of light and dark fight from shadow to light and back again - with the sun going down, Jack quickly runs out of concealment and in a last desperate measure reflects the waning light onto Shinobi and destroys him with a well-tossed sword.
Saturday, June 21st, 2003
s4e2: XLI: Robo-Samurai versus Mondo Bot
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.
Saturday, June 28th, 2003
s4e3: XLII: Samurai versus Samurai
While traveling through the rain, Jack takes refuge in an inn and meets Da Samurai, a hip-hop singer/fighter. His performance is interrupted by a new version of Aku's bounty hunters. Jack defeats them handily, much to Da Samurai's amazement. Da Samurai challenges him to battle and Jack eventually agrees. Jack requires him to first fight with sticks and Jack is clearly the superior warrior. Their fight is interrupted by the arrival of many more of Aku's hunters. Da Samurai is captured and Jack defeats the 100+ robots...but they assemble into one gigantic multi-headed robot. Da Samurai saves Jack by taking an energy blast, giving Jack time to defeat the robot and acknowledge Da Samurai has taken the first step on the path of a true warrior.
Wednesday, November 5th, 2003
s4e4: XLIII: The Aku Infection
Jack is infected with a bit of Aku and the piece infects him with Aku, trying to take him over and drive him to evil.
Wednesday, November 12th, 2003
s4e5: XLIV: The Princess and the Bounty Hunters
Bounty hunters come together and vie among themselves to determine who will go first. Each hunter outlines his plan while another, armored hunter points out the flaws in each plan. The armored hunter is a woman, Princess Mira and she proposes they fight together, but she claim the bounty so that Aku will free her people.. The bounty hunters prepare their trap, digging pits to ambush Jack. But Jack defeats them all in the span of a second and even the princess yields before his superior ability.
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003
s4e6: XLV: Scotsman Saves Jack (1)
While traveling the Scotsman finds Samurai Jack working as a waiter named Brent Worthington. The Scotsman rescues the amnesiac Jack from bounty hunters and realizes that Jack was injured by the tango beast. He follows the trail from the tango beast to a bar of bounty hunters to a sea captain to a chart that directs them to The Great Unknown. The Scotsman hires a ship to take them there.
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003
s4e7: XLVI: Scotsman Saves Jack (2)
The ship sails into the Great Unknown and encounters sirens who hypnotize everyone except the Scotsman who is conveniently immune thanks to his musical taste for Scottish music and his wife's singing. The entranced crew bring the ship to ground and give the sirens all their treasure as the Scotsman confronts the Sirens. They send the crew against him but he uses his bagpipes to snap them out of it. While the Sirens attack the defenseless Scotsman, Jack grabs his sword and kills the beasts. When the other ships leave without them and they have to have a series of contests to determine who will row the boat. Jack wins them all, including an epic thumb-wrestling battle.
Wednesday, November 19th, 2003
s4e8: XLVII: Jack and the Flying Prince and Princess
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.
Monday, November 24th, 2003
s4e9: XLVIII: Jack versus Aku
Tiring of the failure of his minions, Aku decides to engage Jack in one-on-one combat to settle matters between them once and for all.
Saturday, September 25th, 2004
s4e10: XLIX: The 4 Seasons of Death
Four separate stories following Jack through the four seasons: Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring. In Summer, Jack is traveling through the desert and is set upon by strange creatures formed of sandstorms. In Fall, a creepy little scientist attempts to make a poison to kill Jack. In Winter, a warrior race forge a mighty sword with which to slay Jack. In Spring, Jack finds rest in a mysterious garden paradise.
Saturday, September 25th, 2004
s4e11: L: Tale of X9
The first three-fourths of the story is a monologue: a Terminator-like killer robot with human emotions tells us the story of his life. He formerly worked for Aku, but stopped because of his emotions and because he felt in love with a little dog. But Aku kidnapped his dog and forces him to fight against Jack if he wants to see it again. He is tracking Jack and he is finally destroyed by the samurai His last words are for his puppy and Jack looks sadly at him. Then there is a close-up of his car and the last image of the episode is a photo of the dog.
Saturday, September 25th, 2004
s4e12: LI: Young Jack in Africa
This episode takes place during Jack's childhood. After Aku's first attack, Jack is brought to a tribe in Africa where he is admitted into the adult community after a small ritual and the chief of the village teaches him the art of fighting with a stick. But an enemy tribe attacks the village in order to get a reward promised by Aku for Jack's capture and everyone is captured except for Jack. So he follows them, mastering the captors' weapon, using qualities of the animals he has observed to do so. After a difficult series of fights, Jack releases all the prisoners and with their help, the enemy tribe is defeated. At the end, Jack leaves the tribe because he is now considered to have learned all he can from them.
Saturday, September 25th, 2004
s4e13: LII: Jack and the Baby
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.
s0e1: The Making of Samurai Jack
s0e2: Original Animation Test
s0e3: Original Artwork
s0e4: Creator Scrapbook
s0e5: An Original Episode Pitch
s0e6: The Martial Arts of Samurai Jack
s0e7: Lost Artwork Gallery
s0e8: Samurai Jack Promos
s0e9: Deleted Scenes
s0e10: Genndy's New Projects
s0e11: Genndy's Roundtable
s0e12: Creator Commentary Episode XXV - Jack and the Spartans
s0e13: Creator Commentary Episode XXXVII - Birth of Evil
Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Jack's will to survive is pushed to its absolute limits after a deadly, unseen foe launches a relentless surprise attack.
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Samurai Jack is gravely injured, but still decides to face one of the deadliest foes he's ever faced, Assassins from the Cult of Aku.
Saturday, April 1st, 2017
Samurai Jack partners with a deadly assassin in order to escape a gargantuan creature that has swallowed them whole.
Saturday, April 8th, 2017
Samurai Jack fights to save a group of enslaved people from being harvested as the power source for a monstrous Mega-Robot.
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.