Most Badass Cartoons and Anime


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

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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 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 more.

I was not very fan of Samurai Jack

6 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

7 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 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

Is true Rocko�'s Modern Life has dirty jokes on the show

8 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!

9 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

10 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.

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11 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 more.

Almost as good as real anime. - xandermartin98

12 Code Lyoko Code Lyoko Code Lyoko is a French animated television series created by Thomas Romain and Tania Palumbo and produced by Moonscoop.
13 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.
14 Powerpuff Girls Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network.
15 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 749 episodes to date.
16 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, more.

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

17 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

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19 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...

20 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime series adapted from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa.
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3. Dragon ball Z
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