SAMURAI JACK (voiced by Phil La Marr)
Samurai Jack was born and bred to be a warrior. He was raised in
the Bujitsu code, the ancient rules of Samurai life handed down
from one generation to the next. As a young man, an evil wizard
named Aku conquered his land and Jack was sent away from his family
to acquire the skills he would need to free his people. He studied
with Greek philosophers, Tibetan monks, and Italian scholars to
hone his mind while also learning horsemanship, the way of the sword
and martial arts. When Jack is banished to the bleak future, it
is his mental and physical training that helps him survive in this
strange new world. A man of very few words, Jack has expressive
eyes that tell his story better than anything he could say.
AKU (voiced by Mako)
Samurai Jack's chief tormenter is a supernatural beast whose reign
of evil has infected mankind into a realm of hate and darkness.
Aku takes many forms, shifting shapes but creating a looming malevolent
presence at all times. Aku knows that Samurai Jack is the only force
that can defeat him and interrupt his rule, so he is obsessed with
doing everything he can to thwart the displaced warrior. The wizard
dispatches an army of minions, including insect-like robots, whose
sole purpose is to find and defeat Samurai Jack.