If I’m honest, I don’t remember most of the original Samurai Jack cartoon. When I heard it was coming back I think I smiled and nodded, but not because it was my favourite show. I mostly watched it in between other shows if I knew something I wanted to see was coming up next.
That said, I’ve been jamming out to the music from the trailer (Hang’em All and Division by Carpenter Brut) since I stumbled upon someone’s reaction video to episode 6. My first thought was “Oh, this is out now?”, followed by “Wow, the animation quality really went up!”
Overall, I feel like this is a different show than the original. Sure there are plenty of references and stylistic choices that pay homage where it’s due, but if they would’ve slapped on a distinguishing subtitle (see: Naruto Shippuden, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Powerpuff Girls Z, Sailor Moon Crystal, etc.) it could stand on its own while still being recognized as a continuation. Just a thought.
I can’t wait to see what future episodes bring to the table! I’m already excited about the return of RWBY Chibi and that latest Steven Bomb (which leaked again), followed by more RWBY and Yuri on Ice in the fall. YOI IS coming back in the fall, right? Am I mistaken? Please tell me I’m not…
Oh and if you’re wondering if this show keeps to the original pacing, I have two words for you: episode 8.
Until next time,