Samurai Jack

Samurai Jack

Postby SardonicYuda » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:27 am

I just saw the 1st episode of the new season. I refuse to spoil it, but if you love cartoons you gotta watch it.

Since this is run on adult swim now, it has a TV 14 rating so they can get away with a lot more, however they haven't completely redone the series, not yet anyways as the episodes are released. It's still Samurai Jack and I love them for it.
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Re: Samurai Jack

Postby Mr. Fenrir » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:36 am

Great, so they haven't fucked it up. I was afraid they would do it. I will watch it tonight though, Samurai Jack is the favourite story of my childhood.
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Re: Samurai Jack

Postby deadb0y » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:13 am

Mr. Fenrir wrote:Great, so they haven't fucked it up. I was afraid they would do it. I will watch it tonight though, Samurai Jack is the favourite story of my childhood.



Are you sure?? I'm sure I saw a trailer that had Jack using a gun!?!?! WTF.. Jack uses a sword not a gun!

Been watching the originals over the last couple of weeks..!!

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Re: Samurai Jack

Postby Mantis Shrimp » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:26 am

I missed the premier this past Saturday, but I recorded the re-airing last night and watched it this morning when I got home from work (I work night shift).

I was a bit worried at first about the quality of the new season at first, but going by this first episode, there's nothing to worry about. Shame it took 12 years to get a proper final season, but better late than never.

REally enjoyed the new villains introduced in this episode - the Daughters of Aku, and the robot assassin Scaramoush.







Like I said earlier, glad to see the series make a comeback. Now I just need to get around to reading the comics that were published a while back by IDW:

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Re: Samurai Jack

Postby Mantis Shrimp » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:28 am

SardonicYuda wrote:Since this is run on adult swim now, it has a TV 14 rating so they can get away with a lot more


On that note, from this article: http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/02/23/ ... conclusion

They don't have carte blanche though; Adult Swim still has censors. Tartakovsky said, "We drew a dog's butt. Just like a circle, little asterisks, very innocent, we didn't think anything of it. We got it back, they're like, 'No dog anuses on Adult Swim.'" The more you know...
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Re: Samurai Jack

Postby Mantis Shrimp » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:34 am

deadb0y wrote:
Mr. Fenrir wrote:Great, so they haven't fucked it up. I was afraid they would do it. I will watch it tonight though, Samurai Jack is the favourite story of my childhood.



Are you sure?? I'm sure I saw a trailer that had Jack using a gun!?!?! WTF.. Jack uses a sword not a gun!

Been watching the originals over the last couple of weeks..!!

"You can fly?"


SPOILERS:

[Reveal] Spoiler:
This new season picks up 50 years after the last one (due to the effects of time travel, Jack hasn't aged). During the episode there is a brief flashback showing Jack losing his sword. Until he gets it back, he uses other weapons, including guns. At the end of the episode, after defeating the robot assassin Scaramoush, Jack takes the assassin's weapons - a scimitar and a "tuning sword" that can destroy matter - for himself.


If you haven't seen the episode, it's definitely worth a watch. Jack may not have his sword, but the action scenes are as well done as ever.

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Re: Samurai Jack

Postby SardonicYuda » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:06 am

Mantis, when we saw the daughters being born, I actually thought they were gonna sacrifice them to Aku at first what with the new rating :lol:

Since this is 50 years in the future, I wonder if well see and old and grey Scotsman, hes one of Jack's only friends and most likely will end with manly tears
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Re: Samurai Jack

Postby Mr. Fenrir » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:16 pm

deadb0y wrote:
Mr. Fenrir wrote:Great, so they haven't fucked it up. I was afraid they would do it. I will watch it tonight though, Samurai Jack is the favourite story of my childhood.



Are you sure?? I'm sure I saw a trailer that had Jack using a gun!?!?! WTF.. Jack uses a sword not a gun!

Been watching the originals over the last couple of weeks..!!

"You can fly?"


This is what I never understood in him (not using a gun). In his early years Jack learned all sorts of fighting techniques, later when he grew up and was sent to the future he saw the potential guns have many times yet he never wanted to learn how to use it. Another thing like this was this time when Jack was at the Shaolin temple and he saw the monks using Chi to levitate and move bells. He was intrigued but he didn't want to learn it in order to gain an advantage later on. This is why I say that losing his sword is good for Jack as this forced him to constantly improve himself, just like in his younger years.
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Re: Samurai Jack

Postby SardonicYuda » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:30 pm

One thing I'm hoping for with the 7 Daughters of Aku, is that we actually invest a bit in the villains, or rather get the background behind Aku's minions instead. One of my favorite parts of Samurai Jack is this;


Now imagine that played out through the whole season. I'm looking forward to it
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Re: Samurai Jack

Postby SardonicYuda » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:05 pm

Second episode is out, and I have to say while he's no Mako(R.I.P.) the new voice actor does a good job, and Aku has indeed had some character progression while maintaining his hammy ultimate evil thing going on.
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Re: Samurai Jack

Postby Mantis Shrimp » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:23 pm

The second episode of the new season is even better than the first one.

Ditto on Aku's new voice actor, Greg Baldwin, doing a good job as the new voice of Aku. He's not as good as Mako, but he's a good replacement (Greg Baldwin also replaced Mako as the voice of Uncle Iroh in the last season of Avatar: The Last Airbender).

-SPOILERS-

One of my favorite scenes from the episodes was when Aku made a duplicate of himself and had a therapy session.



I laughed at the part at :25, when Aku is about to mention Jack's name and his therapy double stops him, saying "We don't say his name here, it is a safe place." Aku, master of evil and ruler of the world, needs a "safe space". :lol:

The fights between Jack and the Daughters of Aku were some of the best fights in the show's run.




[Reveal] Spoiler:
One of the episodes best scenes was near the end when Jack kills one of the Daughters of Aku. Earlier in the episode it was established that he believed they were more robots, merely "nuts & bolts". The look on his face when he slit her throat and saw blood spoke volumes.



The scenes with the wolf fighting the tigers - a parallel to Jack fighting the Daughters - was another great aspect to the episode. It was a great way to convey how powerful the new threat Jack faced was.



All in all another great episode, looking forward to the rest of the season.

Here's a link to the episode for anyone who hasn't seen it: http://kisscartoon.se/Cartoon/Samurai-J ... 2?id=74153
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