Now it’s time to get into my top two cartoons. This one could have been my top choice, but man, it was a hard decision to settle between the two. Here we go, number two and I know many people will recognize this cartoon.
#2 Samurai Jack
HERE WE GO! Samurai Jack is a favorite of mine for so many reasons. This show that ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network followed the story of a fictional samurai that was sent into the future after battling an enemy and now has to find a way back to his time and must stop the evil that is Aku (just like the opening, awesome).
This series was so much fun to watch because again, it had humor, but it had a pretty deep story line that evolved every episode with Jack battling his way back and every trial he had to go through (he just wanted to go home). Being part Japanese and my fandom of the Japanese culture including the samurai way of life, this series was just perfect to me. An animated Samurai battling and adding some humor, it was up my ally.
There are so many great characters and stories in this series. There is the bold, rude, and strong Scotsman who starts as an enemy but quickly becomes a big time ally (just meet his wife, she is even better). Then there is the Shinobi warfare against the shadow ninja. It’s one of the best battles against a ninja that pushes Jack to transform into a ninja, something a samurai would never do but he was forced to. Then there are the ultra robots who are some of the best assassins that Jack ever faces. There are so many characters and it just makes it so great.
Here we are, number two. So what can break this? Well, it’s a lot more goofy but a cartoon that was one of the funniest things I have ever seen before.