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Samurai Jack: I: The Beginning (I)

In the distant past, the evil Aku attacks the land with his black magic. A brave samurai prepares to face this danger and stop it before Aku breaks the resistance of the entire world.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 101
Airdate: Friday August 10th, 2001

Guest Stars
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
voiced Guard
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
voiced Guard
Sab ShimonoSab Shimono
voiced Emperor
Sab ShimonoSab Shimono
voiced Emperor
Jennifer HaleJennifer Hale
voiced Girl
Main Cast
voiced Aku
voiced Aku


In a distant land, a black tower stands in the middle of devastated lands. A black moon passes before the sun and the “tower” glows with energy. The black structure springs out of the ground and forms into a demonic figure. The figure, Aku, boasts that it is once again free to terrorize the land. ..

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Episode Quotes
Aku: You might have beaten me now, but I will destroy you in the future.
Jack: There is no future for you, Aku.
Aku: I disagree.

Episode Goofs
The minion swings its whip at the Emperor and it is ahead of him.

But in the next shot, the minion's arm is behind him and the whip is outsretched.

Jack is holding his sword as he fights Aku.

However, when Aku slashes Jack's back, the sword briefly vanishes.

And then reappears in the next shot.

Other Episode Crew

Supervising ProducerBrian Miller
Co-ProducerDaniel Dratch
Associate ProducerDiana Ritchey
MusicJames L. Venable
Music EditorJoe Privitelli
Camera OperatorJan Van Den Nieuwenhuyzen
Production AssistantTodd Garfield
Re-Recording MixerBob Harmon
OtherJeffrey Adelman (Sound)
Storyboard ArtistGenndy Tartakovsky
Character DesignerKumiko Takahashi
Post Production CoordinatorAlicia Parkinson
Animation DirectorTu Mun Jeong
Production AccountantJoanne Halcon
Talent CoordinatorSharra Gage
Executive In Charge Of ProductionMichael Lazzo
Dialogue EditorJames Hearn
Recording EngineerRobert Serda
Character DesignDexter Smith
Background PainterJenny Gase
Color StylistKaren Greslie  |  Roger Webb (1)
Prop DesignAndrew Bialk  |  Chris Battle
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