Samurai Jack was an American adult animated action-fantasy television series created by animator Genndy Tartakovsky that aired on Cartoon Network from 2001 until 2004 and on Adult Swim in 2017. The series tells the story of a heroic samurai's adventures in a distant, dystopian future ruled by the shape-shifting Aku, who is the demonic personification of pure evil and darkness.
- Aku: (Season(s) 1-4 opening narration) Long ago in a distant land, I, Aku, the shapeshifting master of darkness, unleashed an unspeakable evil! But a foolish samurai warrior wielding a magic sword stepped forth to oppose me. Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time and flung him into the future, where my evil is law! Now the fool seeks to return to the past and undo the future that is Aku!
- Jack: (Season 5 opening narration) 50 years have passed, but I do not age. Time has lost its effect on me. And yet, the suffering continues. Aku’s grasp chokes the past, present, and future. All hope is lost. Gotta get back. Back to the past. Samurai Jack.
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