Top 100 animated series

by sygtnok | created - 27 Sep 2013 | updated - 27 Sep 2013 | Public

The 100 best animated series I have seen. I have attempted to rank them but don't take the precise placement on the list to serious.

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1. Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994–1998)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A young man with spider-like abilities fights crime as a superhero in New York City while trying to have a normal personal life.

Stars: Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Edward Asner, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 24,083

2. Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Bob Hastings

Votes: 78,575

3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends.

Stars: Cam Clarke, Barry Gordon, Rob Paulsen, Townsend Coleman

Votes: 28,588

4. Naruto: Shippûden (2007–2017)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Naruto Uzumaki, is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for approval and recognition, as well as to become Hokage, who is acknowledged as the leader and strongest of all ninja in the village.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Kate Higgins, Chie Nakamura

Votes: 68,764

5. Naruto (2002–2007)

TV-Y7-FV | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Naruto Uzumaki, a mischievous adolescent ninja, struggles as he searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the village's leader and strongest ninja.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Kate Higgins, Chie Nakamura

Votes: 59,222

6. The Adventures of Tintin (1991–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of the young reporter, his faithful dog and friends as they travel around the world on adventures.

Stars: Colin O'Meara, Thierry Wermuth, Christian Pellissier, Henri Labussière

Votes: 15,780

7. The Legend of Prince Valiant (1991–1994)

22 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

After his castle is taken over, Valiant, Prince of Thule (Robby Benson), has a dream, in which King Arthur (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) calls him to Camelot. Valiant heeds the advice of the dream... See full summary »

Stars: Robby Benson, Michael Horton, Noelle North, Alan Oppenheimer

Votes: 556

8. Sword Art Online (2012– )

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the year 2022, thousands of people get trapped in a new virtual MMORPG and the lone wolf player, Kirito, works to escape.

Stars: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook, Cherami Leigh

Votes: 31,020

9. Bamse: The World's Strongest Bear (1972–1983)

16 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The adventures of Bamse - the strongest bear in the world - and his friends Shellman and Little Skip.

Star: Olof Thunberg

Votes: 431

10. Natsume's Book of Friends (2008– )

24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

When Natsume Takashi inherits a book that belonged to his late grandmother he realizes the book is filled with the names of spirits she defeated and bound to her will. He then decides to return their names so they can be free once again.

Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Kazuhiko Inoue, Miki Itô, Ryohei Kimura

Votes: 1,378

11. Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (2013– )

TV-14 | Animation, Adventure, Drama

While fighting an intense inter-galactic war, a mecha pilot was accidentally warped into a space-time neither he nor the computer of his mecha could recognize. After waking up from a ... See full summary »

Stars: Fabien Albanese, Alan Lee, Michelle Ruff, Matthew Mercer

Votes: 1,300

12. Batman Beyond (1999–2001)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Adventure, Animation, Action

Fueled by remorse and vengeance, a high schooler named Terry McGinnis revives the role of Batman. Under supervision of an elderly Bruce Wayne, he fights crime in a harsh futuristic Gotham.

Stars: Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Lauren Tom, Cree Summer

Votes: 22,381

13. Nyaruko: Crawling with Love (2012– )

Animation, Action, Comedy

Actual H.P. Lovecraft's alien god of chaos from Cthulhu Mythos appears to a high school boy in the form of a whimsical girl Nyaruko claiming that it's there to protect him from other alien godlike races who want to abduct him.

Stars: Kana Asumi, Aya Hisakawa, Eri Kitamura

Votes: 168

14. Kim Possible (2002–2007)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A high school cheerleader and her accident-prone best friend balance their duties as global crime-fighters with the typical challenges of adolescence.

Stars: Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright, Tahj Mowry

Votes: 21,341

15. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

Votes: 310,800

16. Soul Music (1997– )

172 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

Based on Terry Pratchett's Novel. On Discworld (a world carried by four elephants standing on a huge turtle in space), a small girl, Susan Sto Helit, has got a major problem. Her ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Lee, Graham Crowden, Debra Gillett, Andy Hockley

Votes: 928

17. Teen Titans (2003–2006)

TV-Y7-FV | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A team of five teenaged superheroes save the world from many villains around their city while experiencing things normal teens face today.

Stars: Hynden Walch, Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton

Votes: 23,953

18. Serial Experiments Lain (1998– )

TV-14 | 316 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

Strange events begin to occur as a withdrawn girl named Lain becomes obsessed with interconnected virtual realm of "The Wired".

Stars: Kaori Shimizu, Bridget Hoffman, Dan Lorge, Randy McPherson

Votes: 9,761

19. Maoyuu Maou Yuusha (2013– )

TV-14 | Animation, Fantasy, Romance

After a long and treacherous journey, our Hero finally arrives at the Dark Lady's castle only to find himself being asked for help. The Hero explains how the war that the demons have ... See full summary »

Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Ami Koshimizu, Chiwa Saitô

Votes: 320

20. Attack on Titan (2013– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Stars: Marina Inoue, Yûki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Josh Grelle

Votes: 130,905

Attack on Titan

21. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 342,099

22. Iron Man (1994–1996)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Industrialist Tony Stark leads his private team of superheros as Iron Man against the forces of evil.

Stars: Robert Hays, John Reilly, Jim Cummings, Dorian Harewood

Votes: 2,551

23. The Tower of DRUAGA: The Aegis of URUK (2008– )

25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A demon lord commands his forces from a tower. During the "Summer of Anu", they lose their power and human army invades the tower to end their threat. Adventurers who have heard about a ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenichiro Ohashi, Todd Haberkorn, Risa Hayamizu, Takahiro Sakurai

Votes: 193

Tower of DRUAGA (begge serier)

24. Senyuu (2013– )

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Long ago, there lived an evil being who reigned over the world through fear, called Satan Rchimedes. He invaded the human world with his many demon underlings, spreading madness and chaos ... See full summary »

Stars: Ai Kayano, Yûichi Nakamura, Hiro Shimono

Votes: 114

25. Mushibugyo (2013– )

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Well for starters the plot is about a young Samurai called Jinbei Tsukishima who joins the insect magistrate office which is an organization created to fight against giant insects who have invaded the earth.

Stars: Kenichiro Ohashi, Rumi Okubo, Takuma Terashima

Votes: 89

26. Aladdin (1994–1995)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

Aladdin, the clever hero of Agrabah, continues his adventures with the help of his fiancee Princess Jasmine, his pet monkey Abu, Magic Carpet, Iago the greedy parrot, and of course his best friend the semi-cosmic Genie.

Stars: Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Dan Castellaneta, Frank Welker

Votes: 8,990

27. The Little Mermaid (1992–1994)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

The 1989 animated feature adapted by Disney for TV in a prequel that leads up to the events of the film.

Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Edan Gross, Kenneth Mars

Votes: 3,457

28. Dino-Riders (1988)

22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Pursued by intergalactic warlord Krulos and his Rulons, human Valorians fly through a wormhole and end up on the prehistoric Earth. Krulos follows and becomes stuck in prehistory as well. Both sides build dinosaur armies and engage.

Stars: Dan Gilvezan, Charlie Adler, Peter Cullen, Noelle North

Votes: 1,007

29. The Animals of Farthing Wood (1993–1995)

25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A group of wild animal friends are forced to move to a park after humans drive them away from their old home.

Stars: Rupert Farley, Stacey Gregg, Ron Moody, Jeremy Barrett

Votes: 2,986

30. Babar: King of the Elephants (1999)

G | 80 min | Family, Animation

Babar is a young elephant in the great forest. Whilst out with his mother a hunter kills his mother and he flees to escape the same fate. He eventually finds himself in a human city and ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Jafelice | Stars: Philip Williams, Wayne Robson, Ellen-Ray Hennessy, Kristin Fairlie

Votes: 432 | Gross: $0.05M

31. Martin Mystery (2003–2006)

22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

MARTIN MYSTERY is a dripping goo-fest of slime, thrills and comedy, starring Martin and Diana: two mismatched teenagers with hilariously opposite personalities on a mission to investigate ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Vincent, Kelly Sheridan, Teryl Rothery, Dale Wilson

Votes: 1,846

32. Captain America (1966– )

TV-G | Animation, Action, Adventure

The patriotic sole recipient of a revolutionary body enhancement project battles evil as the star spangled defender of America.

Stars: Vita Linder, Sandy Becker, Paul Kligman, Paul Soles

Votes: 759

33. Darkwing Duck (1991–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

A bumbling superhero battles crime with the help of his daughter and pilot sidekick.

Stars: Jim Cummings, Terence McGovern, Christine Cavanaugh, Katie Leigh

Votes: 13,509

34. The Emperor's New School (2006–2008)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Continuation of 2000's The Emperor's New Groove, showcasing Kuzco's attempts to graduate from his kingdom's school, and his former advisor Yzma's evil attempts to keep him from his goal.

Stars: J.P. Manoux, Patrick Warburton, Curtis Armstrong, Eartha Kitt

Votes: 3,714

35. Silver Fang (1986– )

22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

An Akita-Inu puppy is destined to defend his people against a monstrous bear.

Star: Eiko Yamada

Votes: 2,339

Silver Fang

36. Shaun the Sheep (2007–2016)

TV-G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Shaun is a sheep who doesn't follow the flock - in fact, he leads them into all sorts of scrapes and scraps, turning peace in the valley into mayhem in the meadow. Shaun and his pals run ... See full summary »

Stars: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Richard Webber, Kate Harbour

Votes: 10,764

Technical not an animated series, but close enough.

37. Wolves, Witches and Giants (1995– )

15 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

Classic fairy tales featuring wolves, witches or giants.

Star: Spike Milligan

Votes: 60

38. X-Men: Evolution (2000–2003)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

This rendition of X-Men features Cyclops, Jean Grey, Rogue, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat and Spike as teenagers as they fight for a world that fears and hates them.

Stars: Scott McNeil, Meghan Black, Christopher Judge, Kirby Morrow

Votes: 9,504

39. Black Panther (2010)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Adventure

Black Panther is the ruler and protector of the African nation of Wakanda. Using technology, wits, and extraordinary fighting ability he must protect his nation from an invasion led by Ulysses Klaw, the man who killed his father.

Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Jill Scott, Carl Lumbly, Stephen Stanton

Votes: 1,301

40. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983–1985)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, goes against the evil forces of Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and to protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull.

Stars: John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 15,056

41. TaleSpin (1990–1991)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

Baloo the Bear from the Jungle Book is cast as a 1930s Pacific Islands bush pilot.

Stars: Ed Gilbert, R.J. Williams, Sally Struthers, Jim Cummings

Votes: 12,281

42. Spider-Man Unlimited (1999–2005)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Action, Family, Adventure

Spider-Man travels to Counter-Earth to rescue a Terran shuttle crew trapped there and discovers a tyrannical and warped version of his world.

Stars: Rino Romano, Kathleen Barr, Paul Dobson, Akiko Morison

Votes: 2,414

43. The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008–2009)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

An animated television show that focuses on a sixteen-year-old Peter Parker, and the origins of Spider-Man.

Stars: Josh Keaton, Lacey Chabert, Joshua LeBar, Grey Griffin

Votes: 9,259

44. Watership Down (1999– )

TV-Y7 | 44 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

The adventures of a warren of rabbits as they struggle to develop their new home and protect it from the various threats they face.

Stars: Andrew Falvey, Stephen Mangan, Lee Ross, Sue Elliott-Nichols

Votes: 799

45. The Transformers (1984–1987)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

Stars: Frank Welker, Peter Cullen, Corey Burton, Christopher Collins

Votes: 19,197

46. Dungeons & Dragons (1983–1985)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy