Best Anime Shows On Cartoon Network / Adult Swim

The Top Ten

1 Dragonball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable ...read more.

I've only seen a little bit of dragonball z but my brother said when he was my age he was a fan of dragonball z

Dbz is the best in the world. It was WONDERFUL on Toonami it's great on nicktoons they should definitely bring it back

Best anime show of all time and really wonderful to watch. Seen all 291 episodes (mostly remastered) and they were all excellent. - dbret12

Too bad they canceled it. I loved it.

2 Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 anime television series animated by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane, and composer Yoko Kanno.

This show is great it has a great cast that does a great job with voice acting, the story is interesting, the art is just amazing, the characters are pretty awesome, the ost music is out of this world wonderful, the action and sci-fi adventure makes you feel like your watching a Hollywood classic noir film that’s really awesome, by the way it’s actually created by the same guy who made space dandy and samurai champloo,plus this anime is the main inspiration for the adult swim adult animated comedy the boondocks, many celebrities in the acting field says this is there favorite anime to watch growing up, cowboy bebop is the main reason why people in America let anime to be on there T.V. networks like Cartoon Network and adult swim this anime is the main reason why Toonami was created in the first place and became super popular,this anime is so important because this was the people of the West’s first commercial success Exposure to anime in history, plus Steve Blum the voice actor ...more

3 Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hiromu Arakawa. It is about two brothers, Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric, trying to restore their bodies after failing at bringing their mother back to life. It aired in 2003 and was remade as Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood ...read more.

It is just better than the others ( besides bebop as I have not seen it yet)

4 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon is a Japanese shōjo manga series by Naoko Takeuchi. It was originally serialized in Nakayoshi from 1991 to 1997; the 52 individual chapters were published in 18 tankōbon volumes. ...read more.

My sister said she watched this on NICK.

SailorMoon... Please come back.. To finish your story.. You show us true love and justice... And this time take Anime by strorm and show whose Boss!

I'm sorry this is the most childish attempt to make anime and is better at selling toys/dolls than it could ever be a quality series. But if its what you dig then do it, no disrespect intended. - aries0179

It's fine

5 Outlaw Star
6 Naruto Naruto is an anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga was later adapted into a television anime, which was produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex. It premiered across Japan on the terrestrial TV Tokyo and other TX Network stations on October 3, 2002. The first series ...read more.

Kakashi is my favorite

I've tried to get into Naruto several times and its just too much to try and keep up with, but I've got to agree that Kakashi is the best character in the show. - aries0179

Naruto is better than Dragon ball Z. I mean who wants to watch a whole bunch of grown men screaming and squatinglike their taking a dump (when they power up they usually kind of squat down and yell very loud, like you would do if you had a bad case of diarea). The only thing missing is the toilet. But no offense, I don't hate it, it just isn't my favourite. It is in my top tens no doubt. It's in second. - Mray100

Swap this with fairy tail on the perverted anime list and we got a good list for both! #N->FT if u agree

7 Tenchi Muyo
8 Space Dandy

Space Dandy is a great show! It's sort of a like a mix between a Cartoon Network show and an Adult Swim show.

This is show is amazing!

9 Trigun Trigun is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhiro Nightow. The manga was serialized in Tokuma Shoten's Shōnen Captain in 1995 with three collected volumes when the magazine was discontinued in 1997.
10 Inuyasha InuYasha is a manga franchise created by Rumiko Takahashi. It was adapted into two anime television series produced by Sunrise. The first was broadcast for 167 episodes on Yomiuri TV in Japan from October 16, 2000 until September 13, 2004. The second series, called Inuyasha: The Final Act, began airing ...read more.

I just love everthing about Inuyasha! It shows true love and I really think this is trie anime! When I was only 5 years old I remember watching inuyasha. I don't know how I understood inuyasha and even liked when I didn't know what it was about but I just did. I do not regreat watching this show but I think it was a miracle that started watching inuyasha. Whenever my mom passed cartoon network and inuyasha was on I would yell until she went back to inuyasha. I really love kagome. KAGOME is the best character I ever knew in my life! She has this perfect personality, is super nice, and is so hilarous! I just love her and when she tells Inuyasha to SIT WHICH IS A PERFECT Example of how she is so FUNny. Inuyasha FOREVER!

What more can I say besides it being the greatest anime ever created!
I still remember watching new episodes every Saturday night and excited to see what happends next
Great characters, an amazing story, and just an anime that's almost for everyone
I've been a fan since I was about 9 and I always will be; it will always be my all time favorite anime show for life!

The Contenders

11 Bleach Bleach is a Japanese anime series based on Tite Kubo's manga of the same name. Bleach adapts the first 54 volumes of Tite Kubo's manga series of the same name. In addition, 4 anime-original arcs were broadcast in-between and during the adaptations of original arcs of the manga. ...read more.

Amazing storyline, And awesome characters

Bleach is de best I'm shocked its not #1

12 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 can't help but just laugh!

Teen Titans isn't anime?

NOT AN ANIME - PeeledBanana

Great show. It has a good mix of action and humor. I also liked some of the occasional romance. 😃

13 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is an anime and manga franchise originally written by Hirohiko Araki. It centers around the perilous journey of the members of the legendary Joestar bloodline.
14 Kekkaishi
15 One Piece One Piece is a manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. The manga has been adapted into an original video animation (OVA) produced by Production I.G in 1998, and an anime series produced by Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in Japan in 1999 and has aired 851 episodes to date.

I don't 100% understand this, but the animation is so orgasmic. - MoldySock

This is one whacked out show, and I tried to watch it but it's a little extreme for me personally... But I'm psyched that it's actually on for anyone that really enjoys that type of anime. The style and artwork are cool though. - aries0179

It's too goofy

Its more than best

This isn't my favourite show,but how is it only in 7th place?

16 Case Closed
17 Sword Art Online Sword Art Online is a series of Japanese light novels written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. In 2012, it received an anime adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures and the SAO Project, and is directed by Tomohiko Ito . The first season is divided into two arcs known as "Aincrad" and "Fairy Dance". ...read more.

I'm a fan of Kirito and Asuna.

This show is the best thing ever

18 YuYu Hakusho

FANTASTIC! JUST FANTASIC!

19 Digimon “Digimon” is a term commonly used to describe a variety of Japanese anime series based on the Bandai virtual pet brand “Digimon” (Dejimon). As of 2017, there are 7 series: “Digimon Adventure” (1999), “Digimon 02” (a.k.a. “Digimon Adventure 02”) (2000), “Digimon Tamers” (2001), ...read more.

That's not in Cartoon Network

It's basically a parody of Pokemon.

Divining is older than Pokemon b#tch
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20 Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.

Just saying why isn't this higher kids 1.1 million in Canada watch it (I don't know how not that many kids in Canada)

Airs on Disney (Channel)

21 Durarara!!

I feel like this show is so underrated, it was the best anime I have ever watched, but on most top ten lists like this it's either at the very bottom, or near the bottom. I mean the plot was just so epic, and ere characters were the most awesome I nave ever seen! I have not watched this anime you are totally missing out on one of the best animes ever.

People should watch this because it's good and if you do we'll see a season 2.

People don't get the slow pace.

22 Naruto Shippuden Naruto: Shippuden is the ongoing sequel to the original Naruto anime and covers the Naruto manga from volume twenty-eight on. The TV adaptation of Naruto: Shippuden debuted in Japan on February 15, 2007 on TV Tokyo. It is developed by Studio Pierrot and directed by Hayato Date.

So Naruto is 2nd but the Naruto with good movies is 29th? Twisted logics man

Love it

23 Gundam Wing
24 Attack On Titan Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama, is one of the most popular Japanese anime series to be released. It was first watched in Japan during 2013 and was dubbed in English to be watched in America in 2014. It is best known for its emotional moments, ...read more.
25 Crayon Shin-Chan

Trust me, this anime is hilarious!

26 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.
27 Akame ga Kill! Akame ga Kill! (アカメが斬る!, Akame ga Kiru! is a manga published in Gangan Joker authored by Takahiro and Tashiro Tetsuya. It received an anime adaptation that premiered on July 6, 2014 and ended on December 14, 2014.

If you haven't seen this show before then you are missing a great one - Jyoung777

28 Parasyte The anime was simulcast by Crunchyroll outside of Asia. Aside from the manga and anime, the series also has two live-action film adaptations. The Chinese Ministry of Culture blacklisted Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu as well as 37 other works on June 9, 2015. ...read more.

One of Sentai's better dubs. The dub is pretty legit and I loved watching it in sub on Crunchyroll.

29 Beyblade: Metal Fusion
30 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
31 Ghost Stories

It was really very interesting

Watch it on english dub

32 Dragon Ball GT Dragon Ball GT is a Japanese anime series based on Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga. Produced by Toei Animation, the series premiered in Japan on Fuji TV on February 7, 1996, spanning 64 episodes until its end on November 19, 1997.
33 Black Clover

To good to explain

34 Dragon Ball Dragon Ball is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. It made anime popular in America and is based on the manga of the same name by Akira Toriyama. It was dubbed in English on Cartoon Networks Toonami block and still has many fans today.

It's the best battle shonen of all time and it's better than DBZ.

DRAGON BALL AT 25TH?!?!?! Oh, that was funny! - Goku02

35 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 so amazing! It's very interesting too. Huey is so cute and educated while Riley is a funny kid that curses. ���"

36 Beyblade

If you like an anime with lots of intense battles and action for everyone to watch, You've came to the right place. This show has everything from epic battles to an awesome storyline. My favorite season has got to be Metal Masters. Watch this right now and you will like it, I promise! WATCH IT, Beyblade IS BEST ANIME EVER!

37 The Life and Times of Juniper Lee The Life and Times of Juniper Lee (also known simply as Juniper Lee) is an American animated television series, created by former MTV reality star Judd Winick for Cartoon Network. The show was produced by Cartoon Network Studios. It premiered on Cartoon Network on May 30, 2005, and ended its run on ...read more.

...what? - Gehenna

38 Beyblade Metal Fury

I want to watch in romanian

good show

39 Fairy Tail Fairy Tail is a manga franchise created by Hiro Mashima. The manga has been adapted into an anime series produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight, which began broadcasting in Japan on October 12, 2009. Additionally, A-1 Pictures and Satelight have developed seven original video animations and an animated ...read more.

Fairy tail is awesome

40 Dragon Ball Super Dragon Ball Super is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation that began airing on July 5, 2015. It is a sequel show to the Dragon Ball manga and the first Dragon Ball television series featuring a new storyline in 18 years.
41 Rurouni Kenshin / Samurai X

Kenshin is the greatest! Such a kind and gentle heart. The very first anime I ever watched that made me fall in love with anime in the first place

42 .hack//Sign
43 Bakugan Battle Brawlers

This was the best cartoon I saw in cartoon network.But this cartoon is not in cartoon network today.I wish it came one more time in this channel at the same time 8:00.This cartoon has different story.And also I like its brawling style.Anyone who didn't see it must surely saw it.please...

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