Samurai Jack (Season 5)

I love Samurai Jack — and its creator, Genndy Tartakovsky — to death, and so the prospect of a new season had me beyond excited. The first episode of season 5 aired last night, and it made for a perfect cap to my animation-heavy day (Mobile Police Patlabor Reboot, Gantz: 0, Your Name, Onihei). What did I think? I’ve already watched last night’s episode twice, and it went beyond my expectations. It promises a darker storyline, and the visual flair is intact. I often complain about the lack of animation for adults in the West outside of comedy, and Samurai Jack is proof that it can be fantastic. I’m so happy to get more Samurai Jack, even if it’s just for 10 episodes.

Author: Jean Snow

Production Coordinator at Ubisoft Montréal. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.