I always knew this show was amazing. I loved it when it was first aired, but now rewatching it five to eight years later and being that much older… I’m realizing just how astounding the show truly was.
It has such a dark theme that I never really saw until now. Hell, the whole show constantly touches upon dictatorship with Aku’s harsh overrule over the land. No one questions him… The second episode even has a group of teenagers that Jack encounters who talk a bout how the world has always been this way referring to Aku’s constant close watch. (Eh, hello 1984. I didn’t know George Orwell was writing this show!)
Death and serve punishment for anyone who stands against him is yet another constant reoccurring scene. And the writer’s don’t hold back on the fight scenes. Why even when the creators were first presenting the show to be aired, they explained that the robots “bleed” oil and aliens “bleed” slime in order to have blood-like effects in the show without Cartoon Network censoring them for too much violence.
Fucking love this show!