Cartoons aren’t just for children, and leading streaming service Netflix knows that. The platform is filled with endless cartoon shows for adults, with one notable omission – Family Guy. Netflix dropped the classic animated adult series earlier this year, leaving many users of the platform lost for a new cartoon to watch. Seth McFarlane’s series was a default “Netflix and Chill” show, a common ground series that could be safely thrown on in almost any situation. Since its departure, what else does Netflix have to offer? More than you would expect. 

The expansive number of entries on Netflix may be dizzying to sort through. The service has Anime, Adult, Dark Humor, Family, and Foreign cartoons aplenty, but many simply aren’t worth the time and effort. For example, the dreadlocked, blue-eyed Tarzan and Jane show got a hard pass from us. After digging through a mountain of animated series, we came up with the ten best animated shows on Netflix right now. 

Our list offers a little of everything. Anime fandom is on the rise, and newcomers should check out classics like Fullmetal Alchemist and Attack On Titan. For the Netflix users that miss Family Guy, we recommend Big Mouth or Brickleberry; the latter is produced by Tosh from Tosh.0, so inappropriate laughs are assured. We also understand that the adult-oriented cartoons may not fit into a family viewing session. In that department, shows like Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Voltron will satisfy kids of all ages. 

Without further ado, here is our list of the best animated series to watch on Netflix right now.

Big Mouth

The Best Animated Shows On Netflix Right Now

Starring: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein 

This animated comedy is for adults only. Teenage kids proceed to be hit with puberty, and face their sexual urges in the form of perverted little monsters that dictate the kid’s raging hormones. If crude, inappropriate humor is something you enjoy, this show is for you.  


The Best Animated Shows On Netflix Right Now

Starring: Junko Takeuchi, Chie Nakamura, Noriaki Sugiyama 

This classic anime has everything fans of Japanese-styled cartoons could ask for. Enemies fueled by revenge, engaging plots, endless action, and gorgeous illustrations. 

F Is For Family

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Starring: Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long 

This hilarious animated series follows the Murphy family in the 70’s. The series takes several jabs at the fashion of the 70’s, the misogynistic and sexists structures, the drugs and alcohol, and of course, rock ‘n roll. Its nostalgic humor much like That 70’s Show, except more mature, and in animated form.

Voltron: Legendary Defender

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Starring: Jeremy Shada, Tyler Labine, Bex Taylor-Klaus 

This series is family friendly, and might invoke strong feelings of nostalgia. The entire universe is in danger, but Volton can be assembled to save the day. The robotic battle mech (built from the pieces of five separate lion mechs) is Earth’s only hope to defeat the Galra Empire.

BoJack Horseman

The Best Animated Shows On Netflix Right Now

Starring: Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, Amy Sedaris 

BoJack is a humanoid horse-person who used to star in a 90’s sitcom, but lost his fame as time passed by. Yes, you read that correctly. BoJack decides it’s time to get back on the horse (pun intended) and starts acting again. Adjusting to Hollywood in 2018 proves difficult for the alcoholic horse-man, and hilarity ensues.  

One Punch Man

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Starring: Makoto Furukawa, Kaito Ishikawa, Yuki Kaji 

The clever anime follows Saitama, the most powerful superhero in the world. He grows depressed and bored once he realizes that no one can challenge him because he defeats all his enemies in one punch. Saitama, unsatisfied with being the strongest man alive, wishes to find a worthy opponent.  

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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Starring: Tom Kane, Matt Lanter, James Arnold Taylor 

Although there is also an animated movie, Star Wars: The Clone Wars series is equally amazing. The show follows Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and fills in the gaps between Star Wars Episode II and III. The Clone Wars rage on across the galaxy, and several new and old characters make an appearance. This is a must watch for Star Wars fans.  

Attack On Titan

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Starring: Yuki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Marina Inoue 

This gruesome anime is not for the weak stomached. Giant monstrous humanoid cannibals feast on the live flesh of humans to the point where civilization is on the brink of extinction. The people of the planet barricade themselves behind large walls, until one massive monster appears to wreak havoc.  

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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Starring: Romi Park, Rie Kugimiya, Megumi Takamoto 

Ignore the horrible Netflix original live-action movie based on this series. Watch the anime instead. Two brothers attempt to use alchemy on humans, a banned offense in this alternative universe. They are subsequently punished by supernatural beings, and embark on a mission to retrieve their bodies back after the experiment goes wrong.  


The Best Animated Shows On Netflix Right Now

Starring: David Herman, Daniel Tosh, Kaitlin Olson 

Daniel Tosh from Tosh.0 produces and stars in this animated adult comedy. The series follows the lives of park rangers at Brickleberry National Park. Much like many other adult cartoons, random topics are tackled in hilarious ways. Giving animals human traits like alcoholism is always entertaining.