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Samurai Jack, Season 5 begins March 11th

Long ago on a cable channel populated by Johnny Bravo, Grim & Evil, and the Powerpuff Girls, a new show came out of the ashes of an old one.  Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of Dexter’s Laboratory, made a new cartoon that was a mixture of action, magic, ancient samurai ways and futuristic sci-fi dystopia rolled into a single series, that began to air in 2001.  Three years and four seasons later, the series like many others were retired from Cartoon Network’s lineup.

Eleven years later in 2015 it was announced the series, which had not fully concluded in 2004, would get a 5th and final season.  Originally a general date of “Fall 2016” was set, but then the series was delayed slightly, and now has an official starting date of March 11th 2017.

Details of what to expect from this new and final season were talked about during the San Diego Comic Con, including the fact the show had been pushed back to 2017.  The final season will be ten episodes and is dubbed to be more ‘movie’ than show in tone.  Since it will be airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami the series will take on a darker and more mature path than the original four seasons that aired on Cartoon Network.  The storyline itself will take place fifty years after the end of Season 4.

So be sure to tune in to our sad attempt at ‘covering’ the show, whatever that even means now.  If you don’t have cable and if the internet managed not to leak it beforehand, you know were to find it and or catch a stream of it.  And hey, if you’re interested in possibly scrambling crude words on the bathroom wall for this website to copy down, hit us up, maybe we can squeeze at least one reviewer for the show.

Samuari Jack – Season 5 – Toonami – March 11th – 11:30pm et.

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Samurai Jack Being Resurrected in 2016

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This is when I’m thankful we have a ‘general’ section.

You might remember Genndy Tartakovsky from your childhood, creator of Cartoon Network animated series such as Dexter’s Lab, Star Wars: Clone Wars and co-creator to Sym-Bionic Titan.

And of course there is Samurai Jack, a story of a samurai on a quest to kill the evil demon known as Aku.  The original 22 minute series ran from August 2001 until it was cancelled after its fourth season in 2004 after 52 episodes.  The show won 4 Primetime Emmy Awards, 6 Annie Awards, and 1 OIAF Award along with close to a dozen other nominations.  The series was known for its animation style, battle scenes and movie like story.

Well good news everyone.  Toonami (and Adult Swim) announced roughly noonish today that a new season of the show is currently under production.  The announcement was made across social media (Facebook, Tumblr), will premiere sometime in 2016, and being continued by Genndy Tartakovsky.

“I feel like it’s culminating to a fever pitch almost.” said Tartakovsky in a previous interview with ComicBook.com. “I feel like it’s time to maybe finish the story. We’ve been trying to get the feature off the ground but maybe that’s just fate’s way of saying this is a television thing and maybe it should be a mini-series or something like that.” (source)

So, might be time to freshen up on the series if its been awhile, or like myself, haven’t taken the pleasure of watching it fully.  There are only so many hours in the day.