35 Top Animated Series Which Are Brilliant To Watch

Get ready to binge-watch the top animated series

Pratyusha Biswas

3 months ago|11 min read

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The growth of animation series has changed the landscape of entertainment. From children’s top animated series like ‘Pokémon’ to Adult Swims like ‘Love, Death & Robots’, animation has something for every age group.

Animated series not only speaks to children and entertains them, but also makes adults nostalgic. 

The plots of the top animated series are undeniably the best plots, which keep the audiences stick with it them until the end. One cannot simply let a breathe go until and unless they complete all the episodes of their favorite top animated series.

Must-Watch Top Animated Series

Here is a list of top animated series which are brilliant to watch and which should be, undoubtedly, on your watchlist. These animated series are worth watching and not only just one time but you would like to rewatch them again and again.

So what are you waiting for? Grab a bowl of popcorn, snuggle on the couch and get ready to dive into the dominated world of animated series.

1. BoJack Horseman (2014-2020)

BoJack Horseman (2014-2020) | Top 10 Animated Series

Starting our list of top animated series with this American sitcom that gives voices to depression, trauma, failure and much more like no other TV series has ever broached, 

BoJack Horseman centers on an anthropomorphic horse of the same name who was once a 1990s sitcom star and now intents a comeback with an autobiography. 

The series earned umpteen approbations due to its realistic take on adult concerns and outstanding performance by the actors.

2. The Simpsons (1989-Present)

The Simpsons (1989-Present) | Top 10 Animated Series

The Simpsons are the longest-running American animated series, with 700+ episodes and 30+ seasons, where a yellow family symbolizes dysfunctional America. 

This top animated series fervently parodies families glued to televisions and living a life without any purpose in America.

3. Archer (2009-Present)

Archer (2009-Present) | Top 10 Animated Series

The story of the series follows Sterling Archer, a spy, and some of his colleagues who together run a broken agency, whose works range from saving the world to engaging in illegal chores. 

This adult comedy series will make you stick till the very end moment and that’s why it is on our list of top animated series.

4. Family Guy (1999-2002, 2004-Present)

Family Guy (1999-2002, 2004-Present) | Top 10 Animated Series

Family Guy is an American animated sitcom and follows the story of the Griffins family. 

The show is humorous and goofy, and it can extract quite a good laugh out of you with its cutaway gags.

5. Big Mouth (2017-Present)

Big Mouth is worth binge-watching, with its plot based on the upended lives of two teenagers when they hit puberty. 

This top animated series talks about puberty and how a child starts to change when he or she hits puberty, both physically and mentally.

6. Rick and Morty (2013-Present)

Rick and Morty (2013-Present) | Top 10 Animated Series

Rick and Morty is undeniably one of the best series in our list of top animated series. 

With inter-dimensional doppelgängers and portals, the series centers on Rick Sanchez, a cynical mad scientist, and his fretful grandson Morty Smith as they embark on adventures through different dimensions. 

This Adult Swin can never go blunt and is loved by adult audiences.

7. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008)

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008) | Top 10 Animated Series

Avatar: The Last Airbender is a weave of East Asian culture, beliefs, and religions and follows the journey of Aang, a young Avatar and last survivor of the Air Nomads, and his friends to end the war between Fire Nation and other nations of the world. 

The concept of Avatar is highly appreciated by the fellow audience and is regarded as one of the greatest animated series of all time, and that’s why it should be on your list of top animated series to binge-watch.

8. The Legend Of Korra (2012-2014)

The follow-up of the top animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, 

The Legend of Korra acknowledges various sociopolitical issues and follows the journey of Korra, a young Avatar, the successor and reincarnation of Aang as she tries to thrive in the modern world.

9. Naruto (2003-2007)

A very famous anime series to watch from our list of top animated series, it pictures Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja living in Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf Village), and who dreams of becoming the leader of his village.

10. Pokémon (1997-Present)

Pokemon

Pokémon is a Japanese Anime television series and is one of the most loved and top animated series. Kids, teenagers, and young adults who watch this top animated series highly want to be like the young Pokémon trainer, the protagonist. Of course, who wouldn’t want to be a trainee of cute Pokémons like Pikachu? 

The animated series is about Ash Ketchum and his journey to become a great and successful Pokémon Master. 

Though Pokémon has been adapted from a video game, it is the most successful adaptation and brought a revolution to the Anime industry.

11. The Invincible (2021-Present)

The Invincible is based on a comic series of the same name, and the plot revolves around Mark Grayson, a teenager, who is turned into a superhero by his father, the most powerful person on Earth.

12. Teen Titans Go! (2013-Present)

Based on the DC Comics superhero team, the top animated series Teen Titans Go! focuses on what Titans do when they are not on the mission to save the world.

13. Superman: The Animated Series (1996-2000)

We all know Superman, the famous superhero from DC Comics, and in his series Superman: The Animated Series, he is seen saving the world from the bad guys.

14. Attack on Titan (2009-2021)

Existing in a world of gigantic humanoid beings known as Titans, Eren Jaeger’s, his friends Mikasa Ackerman’s, and Armin Arlert’s lives change forever after a Colossal Titan infringement the walls of their hometown, which impels them to fight against the Titans. The series is a must-watch from our list of top animated series.

15. Love, Death & Robots (2019-Present)

This top animated series is a compendium of several animated short stories which range from sci-fi to horror.

16. Castlevania (2017-2021)

Castlevania is inspired by a video game series and the story follows Trevor Belmont and his endeavor to liberate Wallachia from Vlad Dracula Tepes and his horde of ethereal creatures. 

This medieval fantasy series from our list of top animated series should be missed to watch.

17. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020)

As the name of the top animated series says, the plot of The Clone Wars is set in the Star Wars galaxy, between the time of the two big-screen movies Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, and follows the encounter of the Grand Army of the Republic with the droid army of the Separatists.

18. Dragon Ball Z (2009-2011, 2014-2015)

Dragon Ball Z is again one of the top animated series that won the attention of lots of young audiences. 

The series is a follow-up to the Japanese anime series Dragon Ball and shows the adventures of Goku and his friends after they have grown up. Also, the series parallelly shows the life of Goku’s son, Gohan.

19. South Park (1997-Present)

South Park (1997-Present) | Top 10 Animated Series

The plot of the series follows the feats of a group of four young boys in their town. Full of dark and surreal humor, South Park is a superb American sitcom from the ‘90s which is loved by a large audience to this date.

20. Naruto: Shippûden (2007-2017)

Naruto: Shippuden is a top animated series that centers on the journey of Naruto and his friends. The plot of the story is set two and a half years after the plot of the top animated series Naruto.

21. Death Note (2006-2007)

A highly recommended Japanese anime series from our list of top animated series, it is about a teen genius named Light Yagami, who tries to carry out a worldwide massacre of individuals after he discovers a queer notebook, the "Death Note", which concedes the user the power to kill anyone whose name is written in it.

22. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009-2010)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009-2010) | Top 10 Animated Series

Two brothers set out in search of the Philosopher’s stone which will help them to reinstate their body and soul.

23. One Punch Man (2015-2019)

One Punch man centers on a superhero named Saitama having exceptional toughness who can knock down any opponent with a single punch, and he tries to find a worthy rival when no one dares to challenge him for a one-to-one fight. This is one of the humorous and most entertaining anime series in our list of top animated series.

24. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (2017-Present)

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is a sequel to the top animated series Naruto. The series follows the life journey of Boruto Uzumaki, Naruto’s son, and his ninja friends. 

This series is one of the must-watch from our list of top animated series after you complete the Naruto chapters.

25. F Is for Family (2015-Present)

Another adult animated series in our list of top animated series, F Is for Family’s plot is set in the 1970s and centers on a broken and odd Irish-American family.

26. Cowboy Bebop (1997-1998)

Cowboy Bebop is a sci-fi noir drama animated series, and the plot is set in the year 2071 where a bounty hunter crew travels in their spaceship the Bebop. This top animated series is chronically contortionist and focuses on loneliness and obscurities faced in life.

27. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-1996)

Yet another Japanese anime series in our list of top animated series, the plot of Neon Genesis Evangelion is set fifteen years after a worldwide cataclysm and centers on a teenage boy who was enrolled by his father Gendo in the ghastly organization Nerv to drive a giant bio-machine mecha named "Evangelion" into warfare against "Angels".

28. Daria (1997-2002)

The plot of Daria, an adult animated series, centers on Daria Morgendorffer, a smart, intelligent, and sardonic girl living her teenage life better than any other half-witted adolescent. 

Daria is originally a supporting character in the animated series Beavis and Butt-Head.

29. X-men (Series) (1992-1997)

The X-Men animated series is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team and in the series the team is seen fighting for justice.

30. Justice League (Series) (2001-2004)

This American animated series from our list of top animated series shows the adventures that are embarked by the new superhero team, named Justice League. 

The series is based on the film Justice League of America.

31. Adventure Time (2010-2018)

Adventure Time might feel like the dumbest show ever devised, with characters like a dog which can change its shape and size, and Princess Bubblegum, but it’s an oddly emotional top animated series and might be the unique and quirky series ever drawn up. 

As the name of the series suggests, it keeps track of the adventures of Finn and his adoptive brother Jake, which is a dog, in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo.

32. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999-Present)

SpongeBob SquarePants

SpongeBob SquarePants is one of the top animated series which is loved by the kids as well as viewers of all ages. 

Set in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom, the plot of the series shows SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends embarking on new adventures every day. It is the fifth-longest-running American animated series.

33. Black Dynamite (2012-2015)

An Adult Swim classic from the list of top animated series, Black Dynamite is based on the 2009 film of the same name and centers on a Kung Fu fighter on a mission to scour drugs and crime streets following his brother’s death.

34. Phineas and Ferb (2007-2015)

Phineas and Ferb

What happens when you get a never-ending summer vacation? Well, that’s only possible in cartoons and the fictional world, but have you ever imagined what will you do in those summer days? 

In this top animated series, Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher are on a summer vacation and every new day they instigate some new extraordinary project which exasperates Candace, their old sister, who tries to get her brothers caught red-handed to their parents. 

On the other hand, the boys’ pet, the platypus Perry, is a spy who tries to obviate Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, a crazy scientist, and his crazy projects.

35. Gravity Falls (2012-2016)

This series from our list of top animated series has the story of Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel spending the summer with their Grunkle Stan in Gravity Falls, Oregon, and solving local mysteries. This mystery-comedy series is loved by kids, teenagers, and young adults.

That’s the end of the list of top animated series one must watch. Put them all on your watch list and start binge-watching. 

Whether you are starting a watching spree or want to watch something different than those mainstream movies out there or just want to let stress get off you, these top animated series are perfect to be glued to.

Comment down your favorite animated series. Also, like and share with your friends and family. 

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Pratyusha Biswas

While growing up, I thought I'm more good at explaining myself with words that come through my fingers rather than through my mouth. Now here I am, speaking out my mind in the way I'm comfortable with.

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