Storyboarded and Written By: Paul Rudish and Genndy Tartakovsky
Plot: Aku rises again and Jack is trained to fight him
Review: The first episode of Samurai Jack is a beautiful, "art gallery" episode. Although there is fun action at the beginning and end, the main body of the episode is a dialouge-free montage of young Jack's training. As usual for this type of episode, the art is entrancing enough to carry the episode, and it is easy to just stare at the screen and watch Jack travel through worlds and training. It is an enjoyable start to the series.