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The Exciting New Series by the Creator of Samurai Jack

Whether or not you’re familiar with his name, Genndy Tartakovsky has likely played a significant role in your childhood. If you’re a ’90s kid, you’ll recognize him as the brilliant mind behind Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, and Samurai Jack. For today’s teenagers, his work on the Hotel Transylvania movies, three of which he directed, might be more familiar. However, regardless of your level of familiarity with this iconic creator, you absolutely have to experience his latest show – Unicorn: Warriors Eternal.

Similar to Tartakovsky’s previous Adult Swim show, Primal, Unicorn: Warriors Eternal follows a concise format with only ten episodes in its first season, and there’s no guarantee of a second season. As a result, the show wastes no time in diving into its lore. In a single expository scene at the beginning, we learn about the sorceress Melinda, Eldred the elf, and the cosmic monk Seng, who all have a connection with Merlin. Merlin, in turn, has a steam-powered robot named Copernicus from the future who resurrects the warriors when their services are required.

The story then jumps to the 1890s, where Copernicus, who was supposed to start looking for the new hosts at a later time, is suddenly attacked by evil automatons. Although he dispatches them with relative ease, his premature reactivation forces him to begin searching for new hosts ahead of schedule.

After watching the first two episodes, I found myself completely engrossed. Unicorn: Warriors Eternal possesses the same sensibility found in all of Tartakovsky’s shows, refusing to underestimate its audience while maintaining a childlike sense of wonder and a mischievous sense of humor.

The lead voice actors—Hazel Doupe as Emma, Tom Milligan as Dimitri, and Demari Hunte as Alfie—may not be familiar names, but that adds to the show’s allure. It’s thrilling to hear fresh voices bring life to intriguing characters, rather than relying on big-name celebrities.

Moreover, I’m uncertain about the direction the story will take after a tragic and chilling conclusion to the second episode, which only adds to the excitement. Nonetheless, I’ll eagerly tune in every week to discover what Tartakovsky has in store for this perilous steampunk world he has crafted.

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