Samurai Jack:Battle Through Time is a visual feast for fans of the Comedy Central / Adult Swim series that debuted in 2001.
“Samurai Jack is an American action-adventure animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. Tartakovsky conceived Samurai Jack after finishing his work on his first Cartoon Network original series, Dexter’s Laboratory, which premiered in 1996. Samurai Jack was inspired by Tartakovsky’s enjoyment of the Kung Fu televised drama starring David Carradine as well as his fascination with samurai culture.
The titular character, “Jack”, an unnamed[a 1] Japanese samurai who, after nearly defeating the ultimate evil being known as Aku, using a magic katana capable of cutting through virtually anything, is sent forward in time by him to a dystopian future ruled by the tyrannical shape-shifting demon. Jack, who is brought to the future with only his gi, geta, and sword, quests to travel back to his own time and defeat Aku before he can take over the world. Jack’s search for a way back to his own time period transcends Aku’s control, but Jack’s efforts are largely in vain due to the ways back to his home being just out of his reach.
Premiering on August 10, 2001, with a three-part made-for-TV movie called The Premiere Movie, the first episode has nine and half minutes of silence, without dialogue—which was unheard of in children’s animation featured on any American television show—a hallmark staple of the series in addition to its groundbreaking animation style that featured character designs without black outlines. Samurai Jack originally ran for four seasons comprising thirteen episodes each until September 25, 2004, without concluding the overarching story. The show was revived twelve years later for the fifth season that provided a conclusion to Jack’s story. The fifth season premiered on Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block on March 11, 2017, and concluded with its final episode, which serves as the series finale, on May 20, 2017. Episodes are directed by Tartakovsky, often in collaboration with others.
The series has garnered critical acclaim, and won eight Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Animated Program, as well as six Annie Awards and an OIAF Award.”
The video game is voiced by the original voice-actors. Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is an action platform game that spans across time and space, where your actions will determine a new legend!
An Untold Adventure That Ties Into the Epic Series Finale
- Team up with trusted allies from the show to face off against familiar enemies.
Explore Worlds from the Award Winning Series
- Visit classic worlds and moments from your favorite episodes. Travel to a dark future to free mankind. Dive into the past to face off against diabolical monsters. Seek your fate as you travel across space and time.
Create Your Own Legend
- Equip and master over a dozen different weapons in combat. Increase your power even more by training and unlocking new skills to support your playstyle.