Best Non-Japanese Cartoons for Anime Fans

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Love anime? Same! These cartoons are very similar to anime and can be enjoyed by cartoon fans and otakus alike! Please add some cartoons to the list! I've only added cartoons that I watch and/or know of. Most of these I don't actually watch. Quick note: it's a cartoon if it isn't Japanese and is animated.

The Top Ten

1 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.

Often mistaken for anime, but since it's American, it's a cartoon. Regardless, RWBY is amazing. At first, it's a little cheesy and has bad animation, but it gets so deep. Also, the animation does improve. With breath-taking fights, likeable characters with different yet believable intentions and an exhilarating plot, RWBY is one of the best cartoons. It is VERY similar to anime in every aspect, therefore, earning its place on this list. - fandom__universe

It's an anime(considering an anime is technically any sort of animation) but regardless it's an amazing series. The characters are either supposed to be relateable(Jaune, Weiss, Blake, etc.)or not supposed to be relateable(Qrow, Ozpin, Pyrrha, etc.) and that contrast makes the series memorable. The action scenes are very impressive. The music just makes the highs higher and the lows lower. And to top it all off is a complex story that challenges the psychology of humans. This series is also on YouTube FOR FREE!

2 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.

Best show ever made

Best Nick show, best animated show, best kids show. Just all-around the best! Two thumbs WAY UP!

I don't even watch this show but it is beautiful, from what I've gathered. - fandom__universe

3 Avatar: The Legend of Korra

It's 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.

They blend American and Japanese influences - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

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 best cartoons ever made - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

6 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.

This is basically an magical girls anime

7 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.
8 Voltron Legendary Defender

It's Voltron. What can I really say? I'm pretty sure the original series was anime but still. This is probably the best cartoon reboot that I've seen (I've seen very few but oh well) - fandom__universe

9 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.
10 Code Lyoko Code Lyoko Code Lyoko is a French animated television series created by Thomas Romain and Tania Palumbo and produced by Moonscoop.

Highly underrated show. Clever story, likable characters, and complex mythology make for a great anime experience.

The Contenders

11 Ōban Star-Racers

The most underrated series of all time. The animation is beautiful, the story is engaging, and some moments can make you cry. Would recommend for any anime fans - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

12 Red vs Blue
13 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.

You can see the magical girl influence. The animation and action is awesome - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

14 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 a nice touch - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

15 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)—a dog with the magical power to change shape ...read more.
16 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 of a Chinese cartoon - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

17 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.
18 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.

France makes the best animesque cartoons - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

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 BoBoiBoy Galaxy BoBoiBoy Galaxy

Influenced by Naruto shippuden

21 Beverly Hills Teens
22 Sea Princesses

They love to swim!

23 The Emperor's New School The Emperor's New School
24 Rooster Teeth
25 Wuz Wuz & Bott Bott (2003)

An Arabic CGI Animated cartoon for kids ages 4 to 7 years old.

26 Sonic Boom Sonic Boom Sonic Boom is a computer-animated television series, produced by Sega of America, Inc. and Technicolor Animation Productions in collaboration with Lagardère Thématiques and Jeunesse TV, respectively for Cartoon Network, Canal J, and Gulli.
27 Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM)
28 Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated series produced by DiC Animation City and Bohbot Entertainment that was based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series produced by Sega.
29 Sonic Underground Sonic Underground
30 Captain N: The Game Master
31 Darkwing Duck Darkwing Duck Darkwing Duck is an American animated action-adventure comedy television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation that first ran from 1991 to 1992 on both the syndicated programming block The Disney Afternoon and Saturday mornings on ABC.
32 Phineas and Ferb Phineas and Ferb Phineas and Ferb is an American animated comedy-musical television series. Originally broadcast as a one-episode preview on August 17, 2007 and again previewed on September 28, 2007, the series officially premiered on February 1, 2008 and ended on June 12, 2015 on Disney Channel, and follows Phineas ...read more.
33 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.
34 Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940, by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.
35 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.
36 Z-Squad
37 Sushi Pack
38 Bunny Maloney
39 Lilo and Stitch: The Series Lilo and Stitch: The Series
40 Kaeloo
41 Time Warp Trio
42 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
43 The Mighty B! The Mighty B! The Mighty B is an American animated television series co-created by Amy Poehler, Cynthia True and Erik Wiese for Nickelodeon. The series centers on Bessie Higgenbottom, an ambitious Honeybee girl scout who believes she will become The Mighty B (a superhero) if she collects every Honeybee badge.
44 Star Academy
45 Secret Jouju
46 Barbie: Life in the Dream House Barbie: Life in the Dream House
47 Winx Club Winx Club Winx Club is an Italian animated television series directed, created and produced by Iginio Straffi and his company Rainbow S.r.l.
48 PopPixie
49 Pixie Girl
50 Glimmies Adventure
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