EPISODE XLI


 
Airdate
June 21, 2003

Storyboarded and Written by
Bryan Andrews, Brian Larsen, Jim Smith and Erik Wiese

Directed by
Randy Myers and Genndy Tartakovsky
Samurai Jack
Female Robot
Max
 
 Phil LaMarr
 Grey Delisle
 Daran Norris

In Andromeda, a ruined robot city, Jack takes control of an ancient mechanical samurai and battles Mondo-bot, the city's mad former protector.
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The episode is strongly influenced by mecha anime and Japanese kaiju films in which giant robots and monsters typically do battle in cities

 
The Mondo-bot resembles Samus Aran from Nintendo's Metroid video games

Jeremy's Review

A neat episode with lots of great robot action though not much else. Notably, the second half of the episode is completely devoid of dialogue. The sequence in which the Mondo-bot attempts to blow away the samurai mech with various weapons is amusingly though tends to drag on  for a little too long. B