List of Samurai Jack episodes

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Samurai Jack is an American animated television series created by animator Genndy Tartakovsky. The series aired on Cartoon Network from August 10, 2001, to September 25, 2004, for four seasons and a total of 52 episodes. A fifth season, which will have 10 episodes, premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block on March 11, 2017[1](1:10) and will raise the total number of episodes to 62.

The first four seasons are available on Region 1 DVD.[2][3][4][5] The first three episodes were released as a stand-alone movie titled Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie on March 19, 2002.[6][7]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired Network
1 13 August 10, 2001 (2001-08-10) December 3, 2001 (2001-12-03) Cartoon Network
2 13 March 1, 2002 (2002-03-01) October 11, 2002 (2002-10-11)
3 13 October 18, 2002 (2002-10-18) August 26, 2003 (2003-08-26)
4 13 June 14, 2003 (2003-06-14) September 25, 2004 (2004-09-25)
5 10 March 11, 2017 (2017-03-11) May 20, 2017 Adult Swim

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2001)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written and storyboarded by Original air date
1
2
3
1
2
3
"Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie" Genndy Tartakovsky Paul Rudish and Genndy Tartakovsky August 10, 2001 (2001-08-10)[8]
Part I: The Beginning – Aku, an evil shape-shifting demon, devastates a young boy's land, and his parents send him into exile. After years of intensive training, the boy receives a sword and samurai's robes, and frees his people from Aku's minions. He then defeats Aku in battle, but the latter casts a spell to send him into the future.
Part II: The Samurai Called Jack – The samurai is plunged into a dystopian world ruled by Aku, adopting the name "Jack". After getting in a fight at a nightclub, he is hired by a group of canine miners to protect them from Aku's forces.
Part III: The First Fight – Armed with various weapons and traps, Jack single-handledly defeats Aku's "beetle-bots". He subsequently vows to fight the demon's oppression until he can return to the past.
4 4 "Jack, the Woolies, and the Chritchellites" Randy Myers and Genndy Tartakovsky Chris Reccardi and Chris Mitchell August 13, 2001 (2001-08-13)
Jack helps free the Woolies from the tyrannical Chritchellites. In return, the leader of the Woolies bestows his wisdom upon Jack.
5 5 "Jack in Space" Rob Renzetti and Genndy Tartakovsky Charlie Bean and Carey Yost August 27, 2001 (2001-08-27)
After accidentally exposing a colony of scientists seeking to escape Earth, Jack trains as an astronaut to protect them from Aku's robots.
6 6 "Jack and the Warrior Woman" Rob Renzetti and Genndy Tartakovsky Mike Manley and Genndy Tartakovsky November 19, 2001 (2001-11-19)
A talented warrior named Ikra joins Jack as he seeks a magical jewel that could send him back to his own time. However, her true motives threaten to derail his quest.
7 7 "Jack and the Three Blind Archers" Genndy Tartakovsky Mark Andrews and Bryan Andrews August 20, 2001 (2001-08-20)
Jack learns of a powerful wishing well that can return him to the past, but must find a way past the three deadly archers who protect it.
8 8 "Jack vs. Mad Jack" Randy Myers and Genndy Tartakovsky Chris Mitchell and Carey Yost October 15, 2001 (2001-10-15)
Angered by the failure of his bounty hunters and mercenaries to defeat Jack, Aku uses the samurai's inner darkness to create an evil clone whose sole purpose is to destroy him.
9 9 "Jack Under the Sea" Rob Renzetti and Genndy Tartakovsky Chris Reccardi and Charlie Bean September 3, 2001 (2001-09-03)
Jack has an underwater adventure while hunting for an ancient time portal. The denizens of the deep, known as the Triceraquins, seem welcoming, but may prove to be untrustworthy.
10 10 "Jack and the Lava Monster" Robert Alvarez and Genndy Tartakovsky Mike Manley October 12, 2001 (2001-10-12)
Jack survives a series of traps and encounters a Viking king transformed into a monster by Aku, who insists that Jack slay him in battle so that he can reach Valhalla.
11 11 "Jack and the Scotsman" Rob Renzetti and Genndy Tartakovsky Mark Andrews and Bryan Andrews October 29, 2001 (2001-10-29)
Jack meets the Scotsman, a warrior who also wields an enchanted sword, and they argue. After realizing that Aku has placed bounties on both of them, however, they join forces to escape.
12 12 "Jack and the Gangsters" Randy Myers and Genndy Tartakovsky Chris Reccardi November 26, 2001 (2001-11-26)
Jack teams up with some Chicago gangsters to try to get close to Aku. The only way to do it is to get a mystical jewel guarded by three elementals.
13 13 "Aku's Fairy Tales" Rob Renzetti and Genndy Tartakovsky Chris Mitchell and Carey Yost December 3, 2001 (2001-12-03)
Seeking to weaken Jack's popularity among his subjects, Aku gathers the children of the world in his palace and tells them a series of "fairy tales" (such as "Little Red Riding Hood", "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", "Cinderella", "The Frog Prince", "Humpty Dumpty" and The Shining) portraying him as a hero and Jack as a villain.

Season 2 (2002)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written and storyboarded by Original air date
14 1 "Jack Learns to Jump Good" Randy Myers and Genndy Tartakovsky Bryan Andrews and Brian Larsen March 1, 2002 (2002-03-01)
After his lack of jumping skills cause him to lose a chance to return home, Jack helps a peaceful tribe of blue gorillas and their human leader defend themselves against the attacks of a rival tribe in return for lessons on how to "jump good".
15 2 "Jack Tales" Rob Renzetti and Genndy Tartakovsky Erik Wiese and Chris Mitchell March 8, 2002 (2002-03-08)
Three short stories about some of Jack's confrontations. He confronts a two-headed riddling worm, a family that feeds on metal, and tries to rescue a fairy from a gargoyle.
16 3 "Jack and the Smackback" Randy Myers and Genndy Tartakovsky Chris Reccardi March 15, 2002 (2002-03-15)
Jack is captured and taken to the "Dome of Doom", where he forced to fight as a gladiator against the Dome's champions.
17 4 "Jack and the Scotsman II" Randy Myers and Genndy Tartakovsky Mark Andrews March 22, 2002 (2002-03-22)
The Scotsman needs Jack's help in rescuing his kidnapped wife from the castle of Boon.
18 5 "Jack and the Ultra-robots" Rob Renzetti and Genndy Tartakovsky Bryan Andrews and Brian Larsen March 29, 2002 (2002-03-29)
While investigating the destruction of several scattered villages, Jack learns that Aku's new "ultra-bots" are responsible. Unable to destroy them, he receives assistance from an unexpected source: their creator.
19 6 "Jack Remembers the Past" Rob Renzetti and Genndy Tartakovsky Bryan Andrews and Brian Larsen April 5, 2002 (2002-04-05)
Upon stumbling onto the ruins of his family's estate, Jack recalls some of his childhood memories.
20 7 "Jack and the Monks" Rob Renzetti and Genndy Tartakovsky Chris Mitchell, Erik Wiese,
and Charlie Bean
April 12, 2002 (2002-04-12)
Jack searches for truth by climbing the "Mountain of Fatoom" with three monks.
21 8 "Jack and the Farting Dragon" Robert Alvarez and Genndy Tartakovsky Chris Reccardi and Aaron Springer September 6, 2002 (2002-09-06)
A village is overpowered by a stench coming from "The Spire". Jack investigates and finds a dragon with severe indigestion.
22 9 "Jack and the Hunters" Robert Alvarez and Genndy Tartakovsky Genndy Tartakovsky
Mike Manley (additional storyboard)
September 13, 2002 (2002-09-13)
Aku challenges the Imakandi, regarded as the greatest hunters in the universe, to capture the ultimate prey: Jack.
23 10 "Jack vs. Demongo, the Soul Collector" Randy Myers and Genndy Tartakovsky Mark Andrews September 20, 2002 (2002-09-20)
Aku sends his servant Demongo, a demon who captures and enslaves the souls of warriors to serve him, to destroy Jack.
24 11 "Jack Is Naked" Randy Myers, Robert Alvarez,
and Genndy Tartakovsky
Chris Reccardi and Aaron Springer September 27, 2002 (2002-09-27)
Jack's clothes are stolen and he must get them back, while being chased by an angry mob who think he is a "cat" burglar and by the police for almost-indecent exposure.
25 12 "Jack and the Spartans" Randy Myers and Genndy Tartakovsky Bryan Andrews and Brian Larsen October 4, 2002 (2002-10-04)
While ascending a mountain, Jack encounters a hidden society of warriors who have fought a nearly 500-year war against an army of robots and offers to help them put an end to it.
26 13 "Jack's Sandals" Randy Myers, Robert Alvarez,
and Genndy Tartakovsky
Paul Rudish and Charlie Bean October 11, 2002 (2002-10-11)
Jack goes after a gang of bikers who destroy his sandals, and has trouble picking new footwear.

Season 3 (2002–03)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written and storyboarded by Original air date
27 1 "Chicken Jack" Robert Alvarez and Genndy Tartakovsky Chris Reccardi and Aaron Springer October 18, 2002 (2002-10-18)
Jack is transformed into a chicken after bumping into a cranky wizard and winds up being captured by a greedy Italian-accented man who seeks to turn him into a prizefighter.
28 2 "Jack and the Rave" Randy Myers and Genndy Tartakovsky Chris Mitchell and Erik Wiese November 1, 2002 (2002-11-01)
Jack infiltrates a rave party after witnessing the participants stage a riot in a nearby town. It turns out that the DJ is one of Aku's servants, and has been using his music to hypnotize the local children into becoming his master's slaves.
29 3 "The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful" Robert Alvarez and Genndy Tartakovsky Paul Rudish and Charlie Bean November 8, 2002 (2002-11-08)
Jack boards a train to his next destination, only to be pursued by legendary bounty hunter Ezekiel Clench and his ex-wife Josephine.
30 4 "Jack and the Zombies" Genndy Tartakovsky Bryan Andrews and Brian Larsen October 25, 2002 (2002-10-25)
Aku leads Jack into a cursed graveyard, where he is attacked by an army of undead warriors. Jack defeats them, but then discovers Aku's true plan: kill Jack with his own sword.
31 5 "Jack in Egypt" Chris Savino and Genndy Tartakovsky Bryan Andrews and Brian Larsen November 22, 2002 (2002-11-22)
Aku summons the three immortal servants of Set to destroy Jack while he travels through Egypt. To destroy them, Jack must assemble a golden scarab using clues from his time as a young boy.
32 6 "Jack and the Traveling Creatures" Randy Myers and Genndy Tartakovsky Genndy Tartakovsky and Erik Wiese
Jim Smith (additional storyboard)
April 26, 2003 (2003-04-26)
Recognized as a mighty warrior, Jack is guided to a mysterious portal capable of returning him to the past. However, he learns that only one man can use the portal: the man who defeats its legendary guardian.
33 7 "Jack and the Creature" Robert Alvarez and Genndy Tartakovsky Chris Reccardi and Aaron Springer May 3, 2003 (2003-05-03)
While continuing on his mission, Jack is followed by an overly friendly creature who accidentally thwarts his every move. To make matters worse, he's attacked by robotic "greaser" bounty hunters.
34 8 "Jack and the Swamp Monster" Randy Myers and Genndy Tartakovsky Paul Rudish and Charlie Bean May 10, 2003 (2003-05-10)
Jack meets a swamp hermit who guides him to the three gems of Cronus which can take him home, but is this hermit what he appears to be?
35 9 "Jack and the Haunted House" Randy Myers and Genndy Tartakovsky Chris Reccardi and Aaron Springer May 17, 2003 (2003-05-17)
Jack encounters a haunted house in his travels and must free the family trapped inside from the evil spirit haunting them.
36 10 "Jack, the Monks, and the Ancient Master's Son" Randy Myers and Genndy Tartakovsky Bryan Andrews and Brian Larsen May 31, 2003 (2003-05-31)
Jack is attacked by two monks, who he realizes are members of the Shaolin order he once trained with. Their master informs Jack of an ancient temple that can send him home, but which is protected by an army of stone warriors.
37
38
11
12
"The Birth of Evil" Robert Alvarez and Genndy Tartakovsky Don Shank (Part I)
Don Shank and Genndy Tartakovsky
Erik Wiese (additional storyboard) [Part II]
August 16, 2003 (2003-08-16)
Centuries ago, the demon Aku is accidentally released by Jack's father, who receives a magic sword from the gods Ra, Indra, and Odin. Eventually, he uses the same sword to imprison Aku beneath the earth.
39 13 "Jack and the Labyrinth" Robert Alvarez and Genndy Tartakovsky Don Shank August 26, 2003 (2003-08-26)
Jack finds a booby-trapped labyrinth, in the center of which is a diamond which could send him back to his own time. But a mysterious stranger, who has also entered the maze, could put Jack's plans in jeopardy.

Season 4 (2003–04)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written and storyboarded by Original air date
40 1 "Samurai vs. Ninja" Robert Alvarez, Randy Myers,
and Genndy Tartakovsky
Bryan Andrews and Brian Larsen June 14, 2003 (2003-06-14)
Aku sends the Shinobi, a deadly shadow ninja, to kill Jack, who must use his own knowledge of ninjutsu to survive.
41 2 "Robo-Samurai vs. Mondo-Bot" Randy Myers and Genndy Tartakovsky Bryan Andrews, Brian Larsen,
Jim Smith, and Erik Wiese
June 21, 2003 (2003-06-21)
Jack uses a stone giant to defeat Mondo-Bot to defend a city of robots.
42 3 "Samurai vs. Samurai" Robert Alvarez and Genndy Tartakovsky Chris Reccardi and Aaron Springer June 28, 2003 (2003-06-28)
Jack is goaded into a duel by an arrogant, bullying "samurai", and is given the chance to demonstrate the true ways of the warrior.
43 4 "The Aku Infection" Randy Myers and Genndy Tartakovsky Paul Rudish and Charlie Bean November 5, 2003 (2003-11-05)
When Aku catches a cold and spreads it to Jack, Jack is accidentally infected with Aku's evil. Jack desperately seeks out a cure before Aku's essence transforms him into the monstrosity himself.
44 5 "The Princess and the Bounty Hunters" Robert Alvarez and Genndy Tartakovsky Bryan Andrews and Brian Larsen November 12, 2003 (2003-11-12)
Five of the world's greatest bounty hunters gather to compete for the chance to kill Jack. A sixth hunter, revealed to be the princess of a fallen kingdom, persuades the group to work together instead.
45
46
6
7
"The Scotsman Saves Jack" Randy Myers and Genndy Tartakovsky (Part I)
Genndy Tartakovsky (Part II)
Bryan Andrews and Brian Larsen August 23, 2003 (2003-08-23)
Part I – The Scotsman suddenly discovers Jack aboard a ship with his memory completely blanked out. Refusing to let Jack think he's an ordinary commoner, the Scotsman sets out to discover what caused the samurai to suffer his amnesia – and stave off bounty hunters after a now defenseless Jack, having forgotten how to wield his sword.
Part II – The source of Jack's amnesia is discovered in three beautiful sirens, whose bewitching song can hypnotize the strongest warrior.
47 8 "Jack and the Flying Prince and Princess
(The Winged Children)"
Chris Savino and Genndy Tartakovsky Paul Rudish November 19, 2003 (2003-11-19)
The prince and princess of an alien planet are imprisoned by Aku when they come to Earth seeking his assistance and only Jack can rescue them.
48 9 "Jack vs. Aku" Robert Alvarez and Genndy Tartakovsky Chris Reccardi and Aaron Springer November 24, 2003 (2003-11-24)
Seeking to end their struggle, Aku proposes a one-on-one duel between him and Jack, with neither combatant using their magic abilities. Jack agrees, but Aku's honesty is unclear.
49 10 "Seasons of Death" Randy Myers and Genndy Tartakovsky Bryan Andrews and Mark Andrews September 25, 2004 (2004-09-25)
As he experiences summer, autumn, winter, and spring, Jack must overcome the dangerous foes he encounters during each season.
50 11 "Tale of X-49" Genndy Tartakovsky Bryan Andrews and Genndy Tartakovsky September 25, 2004 (2004-09-25)
X-49, a retired robot hitman, is blackmailed by Aku into coming out of retirement to hunt down Jack.
51 12 "Young Jack in Africa" Robert Alvarez and Genndy Tartakovsky Jim Smith, Erik Wiese,
and Genndy Tartakovsky
September 25, 2004 (2004-09-25)
While training in Africa as a child, Jack must save his master and his people from a rival tribe serving Aku.
52 13 "Jack and the Baby" Robert Alvarez and Genndy Tartakovsky Paul Rudish and Genndy Tartakovsky September 25, 2004 (2004-09-25)
Jack rescues a baby from hungry ogres, but then trying to find the child's mother while caring for it and protecting it may be his greatest challenge. During the episode, Jack retells the story of Momotarō to the baby.

Season 5 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written and storyboarded by Story by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
53 1 "XCII" Genndy Tartakovsky Bryan Andrews and Genndy Tartakovsky Darrick Bachman, Bryan Andrews,
and Genndy Tartakovsky
March 11, 2017 (2017-03-11) 1.55[9]
54 2 "XCIII" Genndy Tartakovsky Bryan Andrews and Genndy Tartakovsky Darrick Bachman, Bryan Andrews,
and Genndy Tartakovsky
March 18, 2017 (2017-03-18) 1.30[10]
55 3 "XCIV" Genndy Tartakovsky David Krentz and Genndy Tartakovsky Darrick Bachman, Bryan Andrews,
and Genndy Tartakovsky
March 25, 2017 (2017-03-25) 1.35[11]
56 4 "XCV" Genndy Tartakovsky Genndy Tartakovsky Darrick Bachman, Bryan Andrews,
and Genndy Tartakovsky
April 8, 2017 (2017-04-08) 1.33[12]
57 5 "XCVI" Genndy Tartakovsky Bryan Andrews and Genndy Tartakovsky Darrick Bachman, Bryan Andrews,
and Genndy Tartakovsky
April 15, 2017 (2017-04-15) 1.29[13]
58 6 "XCVII" Genndy Tartakovsky Genndy Tartakovsky Darrick Bachman, Bryan Andrews,
and Genndy Tartakovsky
April 22, 2017 (2017-04-22) 1.33[14]
59 7 "XCVIII" Genndy Tartakovsky TBA TBA April 29, 2017 (2017-04-29) TBD
60 8 "XCIX" Genndy Tartakovsky TBA TBA May 6, 2017 (2017-05-06) TBD
61 9 "C" Genndy Tartakovsky TBA TBA May 13, 2017 (2017-05-13) TBD
62 10 "CI" Genndy Tartakovsky TBA TBA May 20, 2017 (2017-05-20) TBD


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