In February of 2016, I had the honor of helping out on season 5 of Genndy Tartakovsky’s “Samurai Jack”. My assignment was to use Genndy’s awesome thumbnail sketches and translate them into production boards which included adding more animation keys and breakdowns. His drawings were super fun to work from since they already conveyed a lot of energy and perfect compositions. I unfortunately only had enough time and energy to freelance for one episode in my off hours, but I’m just grateful I was even able to do just a little bit work on this incredible project. Genndy is amazing to work under and I learned a lot from my short time on “Jack”. I can’t wait to see the rest of the series. It has already been simply ground breaking in all the ways.
So friend of mine and I were Skypin’ it up the other night and I went on some tangent about Aku going through a midlife crisis post-season 4, leading up to the events in Season 5. This struck friend-Mason as particularly funny so he decided to turn my inane rant into art.
I’m still not over it…I might do an alternate storyboard since I have seen a few on Youtube. I have some ideas that would be fun explore. The original ending is still beautiful but……………. ^_^ What do you think?
I think Ashi would be happy to make her own wedding dress just like her outfit in the show. Jack would repair a new motorcycle. He would grow a small stache in memory of his father etc. They would travel the world and save the people that were still marred by Aku.
(EDIT) Seeing so many people feel the same way. I started on the storyboard so keep an eye for it! I’ll upload it when its finished.