Samurai Jack is returning to Cartoon Network's Adult Swim for its fifth season, after nearly a decade and a half of being off the air. We recently got a first look at the Samurai Jack season 5 trailer, and that has fan buzzing with Samurai Jack nostalgia.
Adult Swim is trying to capitalize on that nostalgia (and prep fans for Samurai Jack's return) by live-streaming the entire Samurai Jack series for fans to watch
Samurai Jack followed a Japenese warrior who was trying to slay an evil, shape-shifting wizard. After one encounter, the Samurai ends up transported into the distant future, to a world the wizard now controls. The series ended on a somewhat vague note, with a suggestion that Jack's fight to win against his nemesis Aku would be ongoing. Our Comicbook.com anime expert Megan Peters breaks down the plotline of Samurai Jack season 5:
"In the trailer, fans can see Jack living alone in the future as time slips past him. More than fifty years have passed since fans last saw the wayward samurai, and Jack is in a dark place. The man says time no longer has an effect on him yet the suffering around him continues - and even Jack's former clean-shaven self is disappointed in Jack's fall. However, not even a bout of depression can hold down the warrior for long.
With Aku strangling the past, present, and future, Jack rediscovers his purpose and swears to return to his own time. But, before he can do so, Jack will have to face a slew of new enemies who are destined to kill Jack. And, well - the Samurai isn't too pleased with the thought of his death."
Samurai Jack season 5 premieres on March 11th on Adult Swim.