Most Badass Cartoons and Anime

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The Top Ten

1 Metalocalypse Metalocalypse Metalocalypse is an American animated television series, created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, which premiered on August 6, 2006 on Adult Swim.

With a name like that, it has to be badass. - xandermartin98

BRUTAL!

2 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.

My favorite superhero cartoon ever. - xandermartin98

3 South Park South Park South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. The show is about four boys, who are Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick, and their adventures in South Park, Colorado.
4 Dragon ball Z Dragon ball 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.

Of all animes, this one is the most popular in the States without a doubt. - xandermartin98

Its nice but it is overly popular. - Animefan12

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.

I was not very fan of Samurai Jack

6 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure 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.

Coolest manga ever, and it brought us Dio Brando. What more could you ask? - xandermartin98

7 Death Note Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".

"I'll take a potato chip... AND! EAT IT! " Words to live by. - xandermartin98

8 Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko as well as his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful ...read more.

You can complain about this show's similarities to Ren & Stimpy until the cows come home, but don't even start that nonsense about the show "trying too hard" to be edgy. Even if the show was clearly marketed to the wrong target audience (largely inappropriate for kids), it is easily my favorite cartoon ever made. Not the most badass, but still the best in my opinion. It's basically South Park in reverse. - xandermartin98

This was literally an adult show retooled into a kids' show, and it still managed to be a largely adult-focused show regardless. At heart, we all know that this show is awesome, even if we do sometimes refuse to admit this to ourselves. - xandermartin98

Any cartoon that has the balls to include more adult humor, social satire and subliminal messages than SpongeBob and Ren & Stimpy combined deserves a spot on the top five of this list. Enough said. - xandermartin98

When I realized that this show was made for adults my childhood was completely ruined besides that all of adult shows like the Simpsons or Family Guy is awesome.

Fun fact: Joe Murray's wife died when she told him that Rocko is the name of the character before she commit suicide.

I guess that's why Rocko's Modern Life is a kids show that treated like an adult show.
So that's why I like that show.

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9 King of Braves GaoGaiGar
10 Invader Zim Invader Zim Invader Zim is an American animated television series created by Jhonen Vasquez for Nickelodeon. The series centers on an extraterrestrial named Zim from the planet Irk, and his mission to conquer Earth and enslave the human race along with his malfunctioning robot servant GIR.

As much as I hate the fake-ass "goth/emo" atmosphere of this show... As much as it bores me to death... You cannot deny that it is probably the second coolest show ever on Nickelodeon. - xandermartin98

I don't know to thank you or tease your comment, Xander!

The Contenders

11 Powerpuff Girls Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network.

This is definitely dope as heck. There is blood, especially when Buttercup knocks out all the stuff from Him. Don't fool this for a little girl's show, this show is pretty bloody in some episodes. There is even a scene in the show where Buttercup knocks the guts out of Mojo Jojo. - AnimeDrawer

12 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

The most bad*** magical girl anime of all time - PerfectImpulseX

13 ViViD Strike! ViViD Strike!
14 Fist of the North Star Fist of the North Star
15 Gargoyles Gargoyles Gargoyles is an American animated series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and Buena Vista Television, and originally aired from October 24, 1994 to February 15, 1997. The series features a species of nocturnal creatures known as gargoyles that turn to stone during the day.
16 Mobile Fighter G Gundam Mobile Fighter G Gundam
17 Gravion Gravion
18 Dancouga
19 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.

Almost as good as real anime. - xandermartin98

20 Code Lyoko Code Lyoko Code Lyoko is a French animated television series created by Thomas Romain and Tania Palumbo and produced by Moonscoop.
21 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.
22 Jūsō Kikō Dancouga Nova
23 One Piece 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 842 episodes to date.
24 Attack On Titan 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.

Definitely should be #1. I mean, the 3DMG gear, the epic movement and slashing of titans, the realistic morals...it's perfect. The animations are so detailed and, when needed, are really, really, REALLY badass and epic!

25 Clone High

Just like RML, this show was absolutely pure comedic gold from beginning to end. Sadly, the brightest stars usually tend to burn out the fastest, and the show's run was literally a one p-season wonder. - xandermartin98

Yeah I checked it out recently it was a very underrated one season show. - htoutlaws2012

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26 The Tick The Tick The Tick: The Animated Series is an American animated television series adaptation of the New England Comics satirical superhero The Tick.
27 Gurren Lagann Gurren Lagann Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, is an anime series animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It was also directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima.

This is by FAR the most badass cartoon/anime ever to exist, anyone who hasn't put this in number one hasn't even seen 1 second of it, it has galaxy and universe sized robot characters and the most badass battle scenes you'll ever see in a cartoon and T.V. show. - nelsonerica

Yeah... Whatever...

28 Medaka Box
29 Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
30 Hellsing Hellsing
31 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime series adapted from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa.
32 Soul Eater Soul Eater Soul Eater is an anime series directed by Takuya Igarashi and produced by Bones, Aniplex, Dentsu, Media Factory, and TV Tokyo, which adapts the Soul Eater manga written and illustrated by Atsushi Ohkubo.
33 Bokurano

Bokurano just might be the most underrated manga ever. - xandermartin98

Quite possibly the saddest story ever written. - xandermartin98

34 Animaniacs Animaniacs Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs is an American animated comedy television series produced by Amblin Television label in collaboration with Warner Bros.
35 Looney Toons
36 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2018, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer ...read more.
37 The Ren & Stimpy Show The Ren & Stimpy Show The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon.
38 Spongebob Squarepants Spongebob Squarepants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 18 years, and is beginning its 11th season. The show ...read more.
39 Robotech (Macross Saga)
40 Young Justice
41 Spider-Man
42 X-Men
43 Regular Show Regular Show Regular Show is an American animated television series created by J. G. Quintel for Cartoon Network that premiered on September 6, 2010. The series revolves around the lives of two friends, a blue jay named Mordecai and a raccoon named Rigby—both employed as groundskeepers at a local park.
44 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.
45 Danny Phantom Danny Phantom Danny Phantom is an American animated series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. It was produced by Billionfold Studios and distributed in Canada by Nelvana, a Canadian animation company. The series follows a teenage boy who, after an accident with an unpredictable portal between the human world ...read more.
46 Sonic SAT AM
47 Pokémon
48 Archer
49 Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
50 Earthworm Jim

Honestly the best video-game adaptation show ever created. - xandermartin98

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Top Remixes

1. Metalocalypse
2. Batman: The Animated Series
3. Dragon ball Z
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1. King of Braves GaoGaiGar
2. Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
3. ViViD Strike!
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1. South Park
2. Metalocalypse
3. Batman: The Animated Series
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