Samurai Jack
After almost more than 10 years ago, when Samurai Jack ended in 2004, the show has finally made its return tonight. Did anyone watch it? Impressions?
It was fucking wonderful.
Imasuky said:
It was fucking wonderful.
Hell yeah!

I was worried that they would leave some of the weirdness out but as soon as I saw the robot playing a flute that controlled rocks, my worries were put aside. Also, the scenery was really beautiful!
Don't have cable, so I'm going to have to wait for it to show up on KissCartoon or something.
averageguy17 said:
Hell yeah!

I was worried that they would leave some of the weirdness out but as soon as I saw the robot playing a flute that controlled rocks, my worries were put aside. Also, the scenery was really beautiful!
The moment the woman and her child talked with symbols over their heads I knew it was back.

The way the robot talked confirmed that he was just the right kind of bad guy.

So I'm going to ask a question for anyone reading this.

What is your favorite episode?

For me it's the Princess and the bounty hunters. It just shows how badass Jack really is.

The were all so skilled and powerful, had a plan that seemed perfect...But in a matter of seconds he took them out and didn't even need to look at them. The scene at the end where the princess drops her knives and Jack just keeps walking.

For him this was literally nothing.
DrgnmastrAlex said:
Don't have cable, so I'm going to have to wait for it to show up on KissCartoon or something.
They're playing the episode on a loop
here: http://www.adultswim.com/videos/streams

Imasuky said:
The moment the woman and her child talked with symbols over their heads I knew it was back.

The way the robot talked confirmed that he was just the right kind of bad guy.

So I'm going to ask a question for anyone reading this.

What is your favorite episode?

For me it's the Princess and the bounty hunters. It just shows how badass Jack really is.

The were all so skilled and powerful, had a plan that seemed perfect...But in a matter of seconds he took them out and didn't even need to look at them. The scene at the end where the princess drops her knives and Jack just keeps walking.

For him this was literally nothing.
I liked the robot as well. I actually didn't recognise the voice actor. I can't believe it was Tom Kenny aka Spongebob.

Favourite episode hmmm?
Hard to say.

I have 2; one for favourite fight scene and one for favourite character,

First is Samurai vs Ninja
Second is Jack meets the Scotsman
averageguy17 said:
They're playing the episode on a loop
here: http://www.adultswim.com/videos/streams

I liked the robot as well. I actually didn't recognise the voice actor. I can't believe it was Tom Kenny aka Spongebob.

Favourite episode hmmm?
Hard to say.

I have 2; one for favourite fight scene and one for favourite character,

First is Samurai vs Ninja
Second is Jack meets the Scotsman
That was Tom Kenny holy shit I so didn't recognize him at all. He was great in that easy to forget how talented he is since he's played SpongeBob for so long.

But Jack meets the Scotsman is probably my second favorite as well, actually just lump every time he shows up as a collective second place.

And you can't forget about
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs_LzBFIEOA
Imasuky said:
That was Tom Kenny holy shit I so didn't recognize him at all. He was great in that easy to forget how talented he is since he's played SpongeBob for so long.

But Jack meets the Scotsman is probably my second favorite as well, actually just lump every time he shows up as a collective second place.

And you can't forget about
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs_LzBFIEOA
It's been a while since I've watched the episodes and my memory is a little fuzzy, Which episode is that from again?

Also do you remember the insult the Scotsman hurls at Jack? The really long one?
Here's the clip if you don't: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-LyFMCIpok

I actually recently found out that each insult actually has a meaning behind it.

I copied a comment from the video that translated it:

Full Translation into English.---------------------------------"What do you think of that,
Mr. Pajama-Wearing = Insult to his clothes.
Basket-Face = Insult to his hat.
Slipper-Wielding = insult to his shoes.
Clype-Dreep-Bachle = From the gutter / Out of it / at his last straw - Old / worn out.
Gether-Uping-Blate-Maw = Mommy's Boy.
Bleathering = Speaking a load of crap.
Gomeril = Dog
Jessie = Pansy / Sissy / Girl
Oaf-Looking = Look like a retard.
Scooner = A half pint aka short man. OR Stauner = Dick / Erect penis (Basically calling him stupid)
Nyaff = Out of date
Plookie = Dumbass / stupid looking
Shan = person who speaks and comes from an ethnic minority.
Milk-Drinking = Pussy / Guy who can't handle his drink.
Soy-Faced Shilpit = Insulting him as an asian stereotype.
Mim-Moothed = Small speaker (not big with his words / speaks submissively)
Sniveling = Complainer / Moans about stuff.
Worm-Eyed = Small minded / Can't see for heck
Hotten-Blaugh = Waste of space
Vile-Stoochie = Dirty / Unclean
Cally-Breek-Tattie = Extremely Lazy / Can't lift a finger"
It was Tales of the Samurai where Aku told a bunch of stories to kids to try and get them to like him

I knew what some of those insults meant but getting a translation of a few was helpful.
Imasuky said:
It was Tales of the Samurai where Aku told a bunch of stories to kids to try and get them to like him

I knew what some of those insults meant but getting a translation of a few was helpful.
Oh yeah! I kinda remember that episode. Do you think they'll have any episodes like that or not because we're only getting 10 episodes?
averageguy17 said:
Oh yeah! I kinda remember that episode. Do you think they'll have any episodes like that or not because we're only getting 10 episodes?
I bet it'll be too plot heavy to have something as silly and unrelated as that. Though it would be nice to get just one super dumb episode.

Like the one with the farting dragon, that's in my top 10 just due to how absurd the whole thing was.
I love the show, I loved the relaunch and I'm absolutely overjoyed to see it on the air again.

I can't honestly pick a favorite episode. There's so many I like equally well it's impossible to say for sure. I'd say at least half the episodes of the show contend for the best episode.
I've seen shows come back from seasonal breaks and end up FUBAR. This one is so spot-on after 10+ years, it feels like the last episode aired just last week.

Favorite episode up to this point would probably be the one with the Thunderdome homage. That or the Marauders/Ultra-Bots. Basically Jack against 23 minutes worth of enemies in both cases, having to figure out a way around their styles.

Growing up, I thought it was unfortunate that the U.S. didn't have much in the way of pure action animation, and those two eps in particular scratched that itch.
Imasuky said:
It was Tales of the Samurai where Aku told a bunch of stories to kids to try and get them to like him
You know, those kids would have to be all grown up in the series timeline by now (assuming they weren't... executed). I wonder if there's any possibility of them making a comeback, as a sort of resistance movement.

Speaking of impressionable youth, I wonder if the butterfly effect from this revival means we'll be getting some art of the DJ dude from the rave episode >.>
DrgnmastrAlex said:
Don't have cable, so I'm going to have to wait for it to show up on KissCartoon or something.
Same here bub....same here......
Watching it from season 1 right now, can't wait till I catch up.
Tales of the Samurai lives on in memory only because it gave us "GREAT FLAMING EYEBROWS."
Ogodei-Khan said:
Tales of the Samurai lives on in memory only because it gave us "GREAT FLAMING EYEBROWS."
That is the scene that stands out most to me.
Hypnosis-guy said:
Same here bub....same here......
DrgnmastrAlex said:
Don't have cable, so I'm going to have to wait for it to show up on KissCartoon or something.
Oh, that's right. If you go on adult swim's website they're streaming it now. They're just repeating the episode over and over. It's free to watch.
cypress_z said:
Oh, that's right. If you go on adult swim's website they're streaming it now. They're just repeating the episode over and over. It's free to watch.
They've got the new season up on KissCartoon now, so I'll be watching it there. :P
DrgnmastrAlex said:
Don't have cable, so I'm going to have to wait for it to show up on KissCartoon or something.
adultswim.com
It was a kickass return!

As for favorite episodes...well I have two for two separate reasons,

For pure show reasons I have couple, Its a three way tie between Jack and the Scotsman, The tale of X-9 (The super film Noir one with that robot that gets blackmailed by Aku, its just so emotional), and Jack and the Three Blind Archers, just for its super cinematic style the first episode that really made me notice it.

And another episode for pure fetish reasons, The Scotsman Saves Jack, namely part 2. The Sirens in this are some of the most sexy I've seen in anything. Hot greek inspired designs, actually pretty sexy singing voices and that weird slo mo effect when they move. And pretty awesome hypno faces on everyone who hears their song, ranging from vacant and mindless to happy and smiling. Perfect. Plus....the scotsman's take down of their singing ability is hilarious!
mariosonicfan said:

And another episode for pure fetish reasons, The Scotsman Saves Jack, namely part 2. The Sirens in this are some of the most sexy I've seen in anything. Hot greek inspired designs, actually pretty sexy singing voices and that weird slo mo effect when they move. And pretty awesome hypno faces on everyone who hears their song, ranging from vacant and mindless to happy and smiling. Perfect. Plus....the scotsman's take down of their singing ability is hilarious!
Never underestimate the power of bagpipes.
I'm gonna miss Mako as Aku. I wonder if their gonna stick with their new intro with Jack monologuing or if at some point they'll move back to Aku's monologue. Also because I mentioned it...

Long ago in a distant land...I, Aku, the shape shifting master of darkness unleashed an UNSPEAKABLE EVIL! (etc, etc)
Imasuky said:
What is your favorite episode?
For me, the third episode beyond any doubt. I ALWAYS have goosebumps watching Jack take down that entire army of beetle bots by himself, and it was a perfect way of telling him and the viewers that his journey and the fight has only begun
Imasuky said:
It was fucking wonderful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSMbQ9kk0L8

I have it split between comedy and serious for me in terms of fave eps.

For serious episodes it would have to be a toss up between the ep with the basket robots and the ep where he fights the lava monster.

For comedic ones, the fight with human aku and the scotsman episodes are always a blast.
Sol420 said:
the ep with the basket robots
High five
cypress_z said:
Oh, that's right. If you go on adult swim's website they're streaming it now. They're just repeating the episode over and over. It's free to watch.
Oh OK.
DrgnmastrAlex said:
Don't have cable, so I'm going to have to wait for it to show up on KissCartoon or something.
They're streaming it on the adultswim website. Watch it there to help support the show
YA
SWORD LOSIN'
BEARD GROWIN'
TRAUMA SUFFERIN'
BIKE RIDIN'
FLUTE BREAKIN'
ARMOUR WEARIN'
GUN USIN'
MUSIC HATIN'
STEED FEARIN'
PTSD HAVIN'
NOT AGIN'
PANSY!
-The Scotsman, hopefully
JoyJoyBoy said:
YA
SWORD LOSIN'
BEARD GROWIN'
TRAUMA SUFFERIN'
BIKE RIDIN'
FLUTE BREAKIN'
ARMOUR WEARIN'
GUN USIN'
MUSIC HATIN'
STEED FEARIN'
PTSD HAVIN'
NOT AGIN'
PANSY!
-The Scotsman, hopefully
That's pretty good.
Post S5Ep2 comments:

Well. That. Escalated. Quickly...

I didn't expect them to pull that card until around the halfway point. Genndy really isn't fucking around anymore. And of course, he proves to be the master of visual storytelling just in case anyone was getting skeptical. I don't really care what he does after this, he needs to direct another series.

I am curious as to why the episode count is in the 90s. It can't be some random mistake given Genndy's track record. We were nowhere near that when the hiatus started. Maybe if the season does well enough, they'll show us what happened during the intervening years.