On this week’s episode of the Pixels and Ink Podcast brought to you by Comics Gaming Magazine, Cody Brendan and Jordan talk about Ghost in the Shell, and if fans should pay to see it on the premise that they want similar content. Phil is out sick this week, instead, Jordan shares his thoughts on Samurai Jack, while Cody talks about Everything.
Samurai Jack is getting the revival it deserves, and what better way to prepare yourself for the return than with a brand new trailer for fifth and final season?
The new season starts Samurai Jack off 50 years ahead from the last time we saw him. The evil shape-shifting demon known as Aku has destroyed the time portals, leaving Jack stranded in the future without a way to return to the past. As a result of the time travelling, Jack has not aged, but as the trailer shows, Jack is seen to have taken a beating with his time stuck in the future, now bearded and at many times, bleeding.
It’s certainly an intense trailer, and one that may look a bit different from those familiar with the series. Whereas the original show was still targeted towards children, this new season is taking on a much more mature angle, noticeably with the inclusion of blood and heavier themes. Each episode is set to take on a more serious tone, and the season as a whole is set to feature a more cohesive story. When it aired back in 2001, the show was praised for its visual style and cinematic animation, all of which is still present in the beautifully cut trailer. Music was also an important aspect of the show and yet again, the trailer does not disappoint.
Samurai Jack originally aired on Cartoon Network when it first premiered on Aug. 10, 2001. The show went on to have four seasons total, each consisting of 13 episodes. The final four episodes aired on Sep. 25, 2004. The return of Samurai Jack was made official on Dec. 2, 2015 when Adult Swim announced that they planned to bring back the show for one more season.
Season 5 of Samurai Jack is set to premiere on Mar. 11, 2017 on Adult Swim, starting with the first of ten episodes.