Top 10 American Cartoons Inspired by Anime

The Top Ten

1 Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American animated television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which some people are able to manipulate the classical elements by use of psychokinetic variants of Chinese ...read more.

This is not an anime, its an american cartoon that was inspired by anime. I'm pretty sure all the titles on here belong, so good job. But yeah this easily deserves to be number one. Korea was good too, but it only exists because of this show.

I never really watched this show as a kid. I honestly have no idea why I didn't because this show looks flat out amazing. - phillysports

Not a fan of anime. Not an expert. But I always though its an anime. - zxm

2 RWBY RWBY RWBY is an American 3D web series created by Monty Oum for Rooster Teeth. The show is set in the fictional world of Remnant, where young people train to become Huntsmen and Huntresses to protect their world from the creatures of Grimm.

Love the animation interesting story line.

An amazing series that is enjoyed by both anime and non anime fans

I don't like anime but I love rwby

3 The Legend of Korra The Legend of Korra The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series that aired on the Nickelodeon television network from 2012 to 2014. It was created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino as a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Just as good as the original - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

4 Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans is an American animated television series created by Glen Murakami, based on the DC Comics characters of the same name.

I saw Teen Titans in the Greatest Anime of All Time. - Zizz

I thought Teen Titans was based on comics - TwilightKitsune

5 Samurai Jack Samurai Jack Samurai Jack is an American action-adventure chanbara animated series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. The series premiered on August 10, 2001, with a TV movie called The Premiere Movie, before ending in its fourth season on September 25, 2004, without concluding the story. A revival ...read more.

One of the greatest cartoons ever made - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

6 The Boondocks The Boondocks Cantankerous Robert "Granddad" Freeman is the legal guardian of his grandsons, 10-year-old revolutionary Huey and 8-year-old Riley, a product of contemporary rap culture. After moving the family from Chicago's South Side to the safety of suburban Woodcrest -- aka the boondocks -- Granddad hopes to ignore ...read more.

This show is funny and the fight scenes are amazing too! Love the characters, the voice and everything. Only thing that disappoints is Season 4 as it just didn't feel the same with the series creator (Aaron Mcgruder) leaving the show by then. Season 1 to 3 were top gold ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ

7 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Star vs. the Forces of Evil "Star vs. the Forces of Evil" is an American animated television comedy produced by Disney Television Animation for Disney XD. It was created by Daron Nefcy and developed by Jordana Arkin and Dave Wasson. The series follows teenage magical princess from the dimension of Mewni Star Butterfly and her ...read more.

Perfect for any magical girl fan - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

8 Star Wars: Clone Wars
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The animation is amazing, even when compared to other anime. The story is engaging, the characters are interesting, and some moments make you cry - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

10 Steven Universe Steven Universe Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The show's based around a young boy by the name of Steven Universe, who is a hybrid of a gem and a human. He lives with his gem friends, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.

The Contenders

11 Jackie Chan Adventures Jackie Chan Adventures Jackie Chan Adventures is an American animated television series starring the adventures of a fictionalized version of action film star Jackie Chan.

The Chinese influence is easy to see - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

12 W.I.T.C.H W.I.T.C.H W.I.T.C.H. is a French-Italian-American animated television series based on the Italian comic book series of the same name.

The magical girl influence is easy to see - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

13 Xiaolin Showdown Xiaolin Showdown Xiaolin Showdown is an American animated television series that aired on Kids WB and was created by Christy Hui.

It's actually more Chinese - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

14 Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi is an American-Japanese animated fantasy-comedy television series created by Sam Register for Cartoon Network.

Full of japanese culture and stars Japanese singers - PrinceOfFire

15 Megas XLR Megas XLR Megas XLR is an American animated action comedy television series created by Jody Schaeffer and George Krstic for Cartoon Network.

It's the funniest mecha series ever - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

16 Adventure Time Adventure Time Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of a boy named Finn (voiced by Jeremy Shada) and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake (voiced by John DiMaggio)โ€”a dog with the magical power to change shape ...read more.

I thought it was inspired by Dungeons and Dragons. Was Adventure Time inspired by anime at one point? - ModernSpongeBobSucks

17 Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Also called "Miraculous", "Miraculous Ladybug", "Miraculous Ladybug and Cat Noir", "Ladybug and Cat Noir" or simply "Ladybug" . It's a French show created by Thomas Astruc and Jeremy Zag, produced by Method Animation (by Zag) and SAMG Animation (in Korean version). The theme song singed by Cash Callaway ...read more.

Its French, not American

18 Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat

It was a amazing show with a lot of amazing characters like Sagwa and Dongwa. Almost every episode was flawless, like the most funniest episode "Spreading Rumors".

19 Shuriken School Shuriken School Shuriken School is a French-Spanish animated series that first aired on August 20, 2006. It has also been airing on Jetix in the UK since February 2006, as well as on CITV.
20 The Batman
21 Kappa Mikey Kappa Mikey Kappa Mikey is an American animated sitcom created by Larry Schwarz. The show is Nicktoons Network's first original half-hour series, bought during the same period as other Animation Collective series such as Three Delivery and Speed Racer: The Next Generation, as well as Flash shows from other studios, ...read more.
22 Gravity Falls Gravity Falls Gravity Falls is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation that first aired on Disney Channel, and then on Disney XD from June 15, 2012 to February 15, 2016. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel in the fictional town of Gravity ...read more.

So animesque and kawaii! Mabel reminds me so much of cute otaku girls and there should have been sweat drops and X eyes in the show!

Gravity Falls was inspired by anime? - ModernSpongeBobSucks

23 My Life as a Teenage Robot My Life as a Teenage Robot My Life as a Teenage Robot is an American animated science fantasy television series created by Rob Renzetti for Nickelodeon.
24 Ben 10 Ben 10 Ben 10 is a media franchise created by Man of Action Studios and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The franchise revolves around a boy named Ben Tennyson who acquires a watch-like alien device, the Omnitrix, which allows him to transform into ten different alien creatures.
25 The Owl House The Owl House
26 Pucca Pucca
27 Tangled: The Series Tangled: The Series

No, actually it isn't.

28 DuckTales (2017) DuckTales (2017)

No its not. It's one of the most western Disneyish Disney shows ever! No hints of Japanese storytelling.

29 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American 3D rendered computer animated television series based on the fictional superhero team. It aired on Nickelodeon in the United States from September 29, 2012 to November 12, 2017.
30 Totally Spies Totally Spies Totally Spies! is a French-Canadian animated spy comedy television series created by Vincent Chalvon-Demersay and David Michel and produced by Marathon Media Group and Image Entertainment Corporation.
31 G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 G.I. Joe: Sigma 6
32 Batman: The Animated Series Batman: The Animated Series Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman.
33 OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
34 Rick and Morty Rick and Morty Rick and Morty is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Adult Swim.
35 Wander Over Yonder Wander Over Yonder Wander Over Yonder is an American animated television series on Disney XD. Created by Craig McCracken, it follows Wander and his best friend and steed Sylvia. Adventurous and optimistic, Wander rides across the galaxy to help persons live freely, against the intentions of Lord Hater to rule the universe. ...read more.
36 Big Hero 6: The Series
37 Kim Possible Kim Possible Kim Possible is an American animated children's television series created by Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle for Disney Channel.
38 The Amazing World of Gumball The Amazing World of Gumball The Amazing World of Gumball is a British-Australian-German-American-Irish children's animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network.
39 My Little Pony Friendship is Magic My Little Pony Friendship is Magic My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a children's animated fantasy television series developed by Lauren Faust, produced by Hasbro Studios and DHX Media Vancouver. Despite the target demographic of young girls, Friendship Is Magic has also gained a large following of older viewers, mainly young and ...read more.
40 Penn Zero: Part Time Hero
41 The Lion Guard The Lion Guard The Lion Guard is an American animated television series developed by Ford Riley based on Disney's 1994 film "The Lion King". The series was first broadcast with a television movie titled "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" on Disney Channel on November 22, 2015 and began airing as a TV series on January ...read more.

Some of the characters look animesque.

42 Sushi Pack
43 Generator Rex Generator Rex Generator Rex is an American science fantasy action animated television series created by Man of Action for Cartoon Network.

It's a lot more mature then most cartoons coming out of america. its also made by man of action who also made ben10. and I find that it just feels a bit like a anime.

44 Maomao: Heroes of Pure Heart
45 Zak Storm: Super Pirates Zak Storm: Super Pirates

The characters in the show have hair styled anime influences including the eyes.

46 We Bare Bears We Bare Bears An animated comedy show by Daniel Chong about three different species of bears - Grizzly, Panda and Ice bear (polar bear). Since they were little, they wanted to get adopted by owners separately. But then they missed each other too much, so they reunited again. Now as adults, they now live in a cave ...read more.
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