Samurai Jack

American animated television series

Samurai Jack is an American animated science fiction series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for the Cartoon Network.

Samurai Jack
Created byGenndy Tartakovsky
Written by
Directed by
Voices of
Theme music composer
Opening theme"Samurai Jack" (seasons 1–4)
Ending theme"Samurai Jack"
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes62 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Genndy Tartakovsky
  • Dana Ritchey (associate producer, seasons 1–4)
  • Kelly Crews (supervising producer, season 5)
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network
Picture format
Original releaseAugust 10, 2001 (2001-08-10) –
May 20, 2017 (2017-05-20)
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Plot summaryEdit

An unnamed Japanese prince has been training to free his father from the demon named Aku. After a duel with Aku, he gets sent into the far future, where Aku rules a city.


The show is set in a 1984-esque future.


  1. "Samurai Jack Wins the Award For World's Best anime at International Animated Film Festival" (Press release). Time Warner. June 12, 2002. Archived from the original on August 2, 2017. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  2. Kohn, Eric (March 1, 2017). "'Samurai Jack' Review: Adult Swim Resurrects the Best Samurai of the 21st Century, and It's Already an Action-Packed Masterpiece". IndieWire. Archived from the original on March 31, 2017. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  3. AnimeRobinson, Tasha (March 10, 2017). "Genndy Tartakovsky on Reviving Samurai Jack: 'I Was out of Shape for Working This Hard Again'". The Verge. Archived from the original on April 2, 2017. Retrieved March 31, 2017.

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