The BEST Episodes of Samurai Jack
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 7, 2021
Network: Adult Swim
Made by Genndy Tartakovsky, this cartoon tells the story of a great warrior displaced to the distant future by the evil shape-shifting wizard Aku. The world has become a bleak place under the rule of Aku, segregated into fantastic tribes and ruled by Aku's evil robot warlords. Jack travels this foreign landscape in search of a time portal that can return him to his home time so he can "undo the future that is Aku!".
#1 - CI
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired May 20, 2017
The fate of the entire universe hangs in the balance as Samurai Jack finally faces Aku.
#2 - XCIV
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 25, 2017
Samurai Jack is gravely injured, but still decides to face one of the deadliest foes he's ever faced, Assassins from the Cult of Aku.
#3 - XCIII
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 18, 2017
Jack's will to survive is pushed to its absolute limits after a deadly, unseen foe launches a relentless surprise attack.
#4 - XXXV: Jack and the Haunted House
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired May 17, 2003
Jack travels through a swampland, when he comes across a small shadow crying in the distance. After approaching the being, it drops a small toy doll and Jack follows it back to a small house in hopes of giving the item back to the creature.
#6 - XXV: Jack and the Spartans
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 4, 2002
As jack climbs up to the top of a mountain he meets up with an army of great warriors and gets asked to help them in the last chapter of a 300 year battle.
#7 - XII: Jack and the Gangsters
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 26, 2001
Jack joins a group of gangsters who work for Aku. He also agrees to help steal the heavily protected crystal that can give Aku power over the whole planet. Fortunately Jack has not become a traitor, but has his own plans of how to hand over the swag.
#8 - XCVIII
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 29, 2017
Jack and Ashi overcome a series of dangerous physical and spiritual tests in order to recover Jack's sword.
#9 - C
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired May 13, 2017
Samurai Jack's worst fear is realized when he faces off against Aku; the demon makes a shocking discovery about Ashi that puts her in grave danger.
#10 - XVIII: Jack and the Ultra-Robots
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 29, 2002
Jack goes from destroyed village to destroyed village looking for the ultra-robots responsible for the destruction only to find that they were created by a troll commissioned by Aku.
#11 - VII: Jack and the Three Blind Archers
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 20, 2001
Samurai Jack hears of a mysterious island which possesses a well that can grant any wish. He arrives at the island and discovers the well is not alone.
#12 - XX: Jack and the Monks
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 12, 2002
After Aku's beetle drones destroy yet another gateway to the past, only moments before he's is able to reach it, Jack is overcome with frustration and is about ready to give up the quest. Then, by chance, he meets three monks about to climb the Mountain of Fatoom. Where, legend has it, truth can be found at the top.
#13 - XCVII
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 22, 2017
Ashi's search for Samurai Jack helps her to see his effect on the world after encountering numerous people and places where he has changed things for the better.
#14 - XXII: Jack and the Hunters
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 13, 2002
On an alien planet, Aku contacts four Emikandi hunters and offers them the chance to hunt Jack. They capture Jack with incredible ease but Jack just as easily frees himself after he hears they're working for Aku and the real hunt begins! After an extended chase the two sides battle atop a skyscraper and Jack falls to his death...but the hunters rescue him out of respect for their greatest prey. Then the Emikandi refuse to give him to Aku out of respect for Jack's skill and depart.
#15 - XCII
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 11, 2017
It's been 50 years since we last saw Samurai Jack and time has not been kind to him. Aku has destroyed every time portal and Jack has stopped aging, a side effect of time travel. It seems he is cursed to just roam the land for all eternity. His past haunts him as well as a cult of assasins dedicated to killing him for Aku's glory.
#16 - XL: Samurai vs. Ninja
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 14, 2003
Aku sends forth the robotic ninja Shinobi, Warrior of the Dark, to kill the Samurai. Jack responds to the cries of a young boy from a village beset by robot lobsters. Jack defeats them all while Shinobi watches - then the ninja takes the boy to a nearby ruined tower where he strikes from the darkness at Jack as he follows. Jack knows of the ninja's technique and reveals that he is trained to blend with the light just as Shinobi can blend with the dark. The warriors of light and dark fight from shadow to light and back again - with the sun going down, Jack quickly runs out of concealment and in a last desperate measure reflects the waning light onto Shinobi and destroys him with a well-tossed sword.
#18 - XIX: Jack Remembers the Past
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 5, 2002
After defeating a band of robotic cat-demons Jack travels the land and finds himself in the area where he grew up. As he tours the ruins he has flashbacks to a day spent pursuing a locust in the company of a young girl, witnessing a wandering warrior defeat four men on a bridge, having his parents greet him, and tricking three bullies.
#19 - L: Tale of X9
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 25, 2004
The first three-fourths of the story is a monologue: a Terminator-like killer robot with human emotions tells us the story of his life. He formerly worked for Aku, but stopped because of his emotions and because he felt in love with a little dog. But Aku kidnapped his dog and forces him to fight against Jack if he wants to see it again. He is tracking Jack and he is finally destroyed by the samurai His last words are for his puppy and Jack looks sadly at him. Then there is a close-up of his car and the last image of the episode is a photo of the dog.
#20 - X: Jack and the Lava Monster
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 5, 2001
Called on by a mysterious voice, Jack overcomes many obstacles and booby traps to find who is calling him. Deep in the earth he finds it is a creature made from rock and lava, who immediately challenges Jack to a fight, but why did it call for Jack?
#21 - XIV: Jack Learns to Jump Good
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 1, 2002
Jack tries to save a peaceful tribe that move constantly due to an opposing food-stealing tribe of monkey/lions: Jack meets up with the Monkey Boy who can ""jump good"" almost to the point of flying. Jack is taken to his village and agrees to teach a group of furry creatures to fend for themselves in return for ""jumping good"" lessons. Jack teaches the creatures to use bamboo to fight and together they set up an array of traps for the monkey/lions. In return Jack has an challenging time trying to ""jump good"", a process involving climbing hills and vines... with boulders attached to his body.
#22 - XCV
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 8, 2017
Jack partners with a deadly assassin in order to escape a gargantuan creature that has swallowed them whole.
#23 - XCVI
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 15, 2017
Samurai Jack fights to save a group of enslaved people from being harvested as the power source for a monstrous Mega-Robot.
#24 - XXVI: Jack's Sandals
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 11, 2002
Jack's enjoying a nice, quiet day by the riverside... until a band of transforming biker-bots nearly runs him down, wrecking his precious sandals in the process!
#25 - XXX: Jack and the Zombies
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 25, 2002
Aku resolves to do something about The Samurai once and for all and lures him into a cemetery.