Any cartoon worth watching?

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  1. Vipera
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    I watched all of the Regular Show episodes, now I'm looking for another cartoon to fit in my schedule.
    I'm up for anything that has quality. Please no Adventure Time crap.
     


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    What is cartoon?
    Would something like les triplettes de Belleville or Persepolis match that definition?
     
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    South Park ;)
     
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    I am going to suggest Adventure Time because give it a chance!
    Gravity Falls, Avatar the Last Air bender, Legand of Korra, Archer, Over the Garden Wall, Steven Universe, Futurama, Justice League (Unlimited), Teen Titans (not the garbage Go series though,) BatMan Animated Series, Superman the Animated series, Thundercats reboot, Batman beyond, Invader Zim, Gargoyles, and Xmen evolution.
    To name some of the best ones off the top of my head.
     
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    For currently airing I'd say
    Gravity falls
    Star vs the forces of evil
    Amazing World of Gumball
    Steven Universe
    Clarence
    South park

    As for off air there is tons of stuff I could say
     
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    Anime are cartoons too so I'll list both of which I like.

    American Dad (except the TBS season cause the latest episode was utter shit)
    Digimon Adventure 01
    Dragon Ball
    Dragon Ball GT
    Dragon Ball Kai
    Dragon Ball Z
    Ed, Edd n' Eddy
    Elfen Lied
    Gatchaman
    Inspector Gadget
    Kill la Kill
    Kino's Journey
    Kirby Right Back at Ya!
    Napoleon Dynamite: The Animated Series (only lasted for one season because FOX cancelled)
    Rugrats
    The Simpsons (the final episodes of Season 26 were pretty decent, imo)
    Saint Seiya
    Soul Eater
    South Park
    Supernatural: The Animated Series
    TMNT 2003
    Tom & Jerry
    Yu Yu Hakusho
     
  8. Nathan Drake

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    Well, you aren't technically wrong, but you aren't entirely right either. Based on the example given, I'm relatively positive OP is seeking Western cartoons (even more specifically American cartoons) rather than Japanese Animation. Cartoons are largely a Western concept that refers to animation geared towards children, and at the latest, young teens. Granted, Western cartoons tend to include some level of adult content that isn't as obvious to try to pull in adult viewers too, and otherwise some cartoons are more ambiguous and blur the line of established Western animation standards. Those are the exception though, proven by the fact that we can easily name them. Most fall within the more child oriented standard, and those that don't seem to almost exclusively fall within the realm of adult comedy.

    Japanese animation on the other hand is all over the board. It's just another means to create a show like live action is, and you get a range of content from child oriented animation to animation that you wouldn't want being within a thousand feet of a child. These are adaptations from manga, light novels, and some original creations that cover the gambit of ages and interests. It doesn't really do justice to the range of content available to simply classify it as cartoons, and I think it oversimplifies the idea.

    I guess in the long run "cartoon" and "anime" refer to how varied the animation is. Whereas cartoon is relatively restrictive, anime is not.

    I tried to create this post sounding as non-weeb as possible, but it's hard lol
     
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    OK old first....
    Powderpuff Girls,Dexters Lab,some like johnny bravo,cow and chicken and others... Now new stuff regular show and adventure time is good. But beyond that I really don't have many on my mind.
     
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    Over the Garden Wall is good. There are 10 episodes and they are about 10 minutes each.
     
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    Stopped reading at 'Adventure Time crap'. And not just because that was the end of the post.
     
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    Drake @ Yeah I think most of us know the difference between anime and cartoon but they're still the same thing ultimately.

    I forgot to mention:
    - Dr. Slump (the 80's original series not the 90's crap)
    - Doraemon
    - Shin-chan (the English FUNimation version is just putrid)
    - Ninja Hatori
    - Death Note
     
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    "I get what you're saying, but I don't get what you're saying."

    Does this help? Cartoon is a style of animation basically exclusive to the west, whereas anime just refers to the broad world of Japanese animation. For example, Elfen Lied could never be considered a cartoon. When you hear the word "cartoon", people being ripped limb from limb in a bloody mess of body parts is not what you would think of. I mean, if you want to keep being wrong, have at it, but the two concepts are different things with cartoons being rather particular.

    I guess the closest thing I can think of would be like saying frozen yogurt is ice cream too, despite the fact that they are similar, but not the same thing and would not be referred to as the same thing.
     
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    Currently airing, I'd suggest:

    Steven Universe
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (not the greatest, but not bad either)
    Star Wars Rebels
    Gravity Falls
     
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    Despite that I loathe Family Guy this is your Elfen Lied.
     
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    I recently stumbled upon a wonderful French cartoon called Oggie and the Cockroaches.