History YMMV / SamuraiJack

7th Feb '16 5:54:57 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: Widely considered to be Creator/GenndyTartakovsky's best work, as well as one of Creator/CartoonNetwork's best shows.
6th Feb '16 1:33:07 PM MarkLungo
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeArt: The show has a cinematic visual style meant to evoke classic science fiction, AkiraKurosawa films and anime. The geometric character designs and impressionistic/abstract backgrounds really pushed the artists to rely on color to make everything look distinct, and it ''really'' shows. One could argue that other, similarly ambitiously-designed TV shows from [[TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation this era and beyond]] owe a lot to how big a risk the artists took with this show.
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeArt: The show has a cinematic visual style meant to evoke classic science fiction, AkiraKurosawa ScienceFiction, Creator/AkiraKurosawa films and anime. The geometric character designs and impressionistic/abstract backgrounds really pushed the artists to rely on color to make everything look distinct, and it ''really'' shows. One could argue that other, similarly ambitiously-designed TV shows from [[TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation this era and beyond]] owe a lot to how big a risk the artists took with this show.

** It's more likely a WholePlotReference to the film ''Film/{{The 300 Spartans}}'', which came before either Samurai Jack or [[Film/ThreeHundred 300]]. In fact, Creator/FrankMiller wrote 300 inspired by the film.
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** It's more likely a WholePlotReference to the film ''Film/{{The 300 Spartans}}'', which came before either Samurai Jack ''Samurai Jack'' or [[Film/ThreeHundred 300]]. In fact, Creator/FrankMiller wrote 300 ''300'' inspired by the film.
1st Feb '16 9:32:40 AM AHI-3000
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Moved to Samurai Jack.
* FridgeBrilliance: In "Aku's Fairy Tales," Aku tells the story of a dragon that comes out of the sky and is vanquished by a mighty warrior who becomes beloved by the people. "The Birth of Evil" reveals that Aku was actually telling the story of his own arrival on Earth, only he's switched a few characters around. In his story, he's the beloved warrior; in real life he's the dragon. ** Within the series, it is shown that Aku, having conquered Earth, has begun to spread his reign across the universe (the immigrant fish people in Episode II come to mind). Aku is the fragment of an EldritchAbomination that threatened to engulf the universe in darkness; spreading his reign across the stars is effectively doing exactly what the Abomination originally intended. ** While Jack is usually cool and collected, he never hesitates to draw his sword when the situation calls for it, and never regrets his decision on murdering droves of people. While every single thing he kills in the series is usually undeniably evil (except for X9), it makes sense why Jack would never be afraid that he made the wrong choice; it's shown that his sword absolutely will not harm the pure and innocent and was given to him by the gods of several different religions. Jack would never have to make a moral choice on his own because if someone can be harmed by the sword, that person must have done something evil to have tainted themselves. * FridgeHorror: You don't really think Aku kept Lulu (sweet thing) around after [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness her usefulness as a bargaining chip had ended]], do you? ** In the "Birth Of Evil", there was a black piece of matter that landed on Earth. It drowned a random chicken and ruined people's houses by piercing through them. That black thing later became sentient and was named Aku. That means that Aku was doing immoral deeds before he was even conscious. ** Aku released the Minions of Set to defeat Jack. What if they had succeeded? Just imagine these three unstoppable monsters roving across the world slaughtering everything in their path, and ''nothing can possibly stop them''. If the world wasn't ''quite'' yet a completely terrible place with just Aku in it, it certainly would be with the Minions of Set roaming free. * FridgeLogic: Jack (possessed by Aku) takes on a tribe of little red newt-like monks with his sword. They're knocked around like crazy, but it's nothing like the bloodbath that should have resulted. Only if you've seen an earlier episode do you realize that the sword ''cannot harm the innocent,'' so only the monks that suffer at his fists and feet are actually being hurt.
31st Jan '16 10:19:29 PM Theriocephalus
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* FridgeBrilliance: In "Aku's Fairy Tales," Aku tells the story of a dragon that comes out of the sky and is vanquished by a mighty warrior who becomes beloved by the people. "The Birth of Evil" reveals that, Aku was actually telling the story of his own arrival on Earth, only he's switched a few characters around. In his story, he's the beloved warrior; in real life he's the dragon.
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* FridgeBrilliance: In "Aku's Fairy Tales," Aku tells the story of a dragon that comes out of the sky and is vanquished by a mighty warrior who becomes beloved by the people. "The Birth of Evil" reveals that, that Aku was actually telling the story of his own arrival on Earth, only he's switched a few characters around. In his story, he's the beloved warrior; in real life he's the dragon.
31st Jan '16 10:18:31 PM Theriocephalus
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* ChewingtheScenery: Aku, to NarmCharm levels.
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* ChewingtheScenery: ChewingTheScenery: Aku, to NarmCharm levels.
20th Jan '16 10:46:01 AM AHI-3000
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** As the show has been revived for the Creator/AdultSwim Creator/{{Toonami}} block, it won't be meant for kids anymore.
18th Jan '16 3:07:01 PM ZombieAladdin
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** Also, "Chicken Jack." As the title suggests, Jack is a chicken for this episode.
1st Jan '16 2:48:33 PM Chris
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** The 2016 season is produced by Cartoon Network Studios... for airing on Toonami on [adult swim]. Shocking as it seems, this isn't [[WesternAnimation/BlackDynamite the first show]] that Cartoon Network Studios has produced a season for that aired on [adult swim].
30th Dec '15 1:43:08 AM Tyrion
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* HilariousInHindsight: In Jack and the Flying Prince and Princess we meet Verbina, a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic winged princess with pink hair played by Tara Strong]].
22nd Dec '15 9:58:11 PM Tehrannotaur
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: The series is known for using heavy robotic gore, some profanity and sexual comments which is not usually shown in a Cartoon Network show (at least, not at the time).
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: The series is known for using heavy robotic gore, some profanity swearing and sexual comments which is not usually shown in a Cartoon Network show (at least, not at the time).
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