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I wanted to write this on the date of when the show premiered, but I wanted to do this 4 weeks earlier, so here we go.

Before Gravity Falls...
Before Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil...
Before Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends and Wander Over Yonder...
Before Danny Phantom...
Before Steven Universe...
Before Kick Buttowski...
Before Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend Of Korra...

...there was JACK.


15 years ago on Friday August 10th, 2001 is when Samurai Jack premiered on Cartoon Network. Created by legendary animator Genndy Tartakovsky, this show is the crown jewel of the network and is one of their finest cartoons ever made. 

The story is about the titular protagonist Jack (played by voice acting veteran Phil LaMarr), who must battle the demonic shapeshifting wizard Aku (voiced by the late great Mako Iwamatsu) and try to go back to his own time and undo the evil he's done. 

This show is unlike any other show aired on Cartoon Network (moreso than Steven Universe) as it mostly tells its stories through its beautiful and highly stylized outline-free animation (which can still hold up today! :D) as well as its cinematic style and pacing. And episodes of this show can range from epic to dark to lighthearted and comical as well too.

Honestly, what else can I say about this that hasn't already been said? This show isn't just a Cartoon Network masterpiece, its the EMBODIMENT of Cartoon Network--past, present, and hopefully the future. No other show (i.e: Steven Universe) can top this show's greatness. Samurai Jack isn't just the network's best show, its one of the greatest animated shows of all time and also one of the greatest achievements in modern animation as a whole. 

So I wish 15 amazing years of Samurai Jack, Cartoon Network's crowning achievement! :D

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StarlightGGiantess5 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016
So when can we see the show go back to the past one last time?Sexy Mode Engaged Emote 
Matrooko11 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Maybe later this year.
Pikafan2000 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
For a second there I thought this was going to be a rant on the reboot of the show that's on Adult Swim.
SofiaBlythe2014 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016
It's not a reboot. It's a revival. It's literally Samurai Jack season 5 since the original creator is back to continue the story.
LawfulStudios9646 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well said man. And to make it more heartfelt. Samurai Jack returns with an all new season, picking up where they left off, and will be aired on Toonami.
Zaidan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
sigh! Great summary!
FunkyMonkey19 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I agree with everything you just said. Hey, they're gonna bring Jack back sometime in the Fall. Only it's gonna be on Adult Swim.
Matrooko11 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Yep, I heard its coming back with the original creator! :D
FunkyMonkey19 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I heard that too. Awesome! Thx for the watch.
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