The best animated series for adults demonstrate not only that animation is not exclusive to children’s cinema (something that we should already be more than clear about), but also that there is an incredible variety of styles, formats and stories that are impossible to fit into the same category. . Even so, we intend to collect those titles that move away from the family cut and enter violent, political, foul-mouthed, hooligan and complex terrains that appeal to an audience that has usually already reached the age of majority. Of course, some of them don’t fit 100% into this definition (how many of us have binge-watched ‘ The Simpsons ‘ or ‘ Futurama ‘ as teenagers?), but they do orbit around this idea.

We are talking about series like ‘ Bojack Horseman ‘, a series that finds a balance between hilarious comedy and the most devastating drama, becoming one of the best animated series ever made. Also one of the darkest, so prepare your stomach. It is accompanied by titles likeArcher ‘, a parody of James Bond-style spy movies but with a license not only to kill, but for absolutely everything. And we don’t forget other releases that have been arriving: ‘ Invincible ‘, a series of superheroes that has fallen in love with critics and that proudly exhibits violence and blood, ‘ Undone‘, a sample of a different project thanks to the rotoscoping technique and where mental illnesses are explored with a touch of fantasy and ambiguity. Both series are among the best Amazon Prime Video series in Spain. And we shouldn’t forget shows like ‘ Big Mouth ‘, an exploration of puberty through crazy elements like talking vaginas and singing tampons. Logically, all these contents are far from being products to see with the little ones. But that option is well nourished, since there are options: here you have the best series to watch as a family, whose list is headed by incomparable titles such as ‘Stranger Things’.

You will find many of these titles in some of our Top lists. More than one of these productions are among the best Netflix original series. Quality is not lacking. Ready to explore the best of this fertile ground of adult animation? Let’s go there. Here we remember essential titles, from some of the most classic series and indisputable successes such as ‘Family Guy’ or ‘The Simpsons’, but also lesser-known groundbreaking gems such as ‘Undone’ and ‘Tuca & Bertie’ . So you will have options of the best among the best. We don’t want less. Which is your favorite?

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The superhero genre still has a lot of joy to give fans, as this series created by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker demonstrates . The story follows a 17-year-old boy, Mark Grayson, who inherits superpowers and becomes one of the most powerful superheroes on Earth. Along with his father, of course, who will have to be followed closely. And it is that Mark’s dreams were very big, but reality could explode in his face. The second season of ‘Invincible’ is already on the way. And the third too.

The classic video game series ‘Castlevania’ gave rise to this original Netflix production that fell in love with anime fans to the core, especially those who enjoy fantastic plots full of blood. And blood is not lacking in this series, created by Warren Ellis , because one of its protagonists (or villains) is none other than Count Dracula himself. The last survivor of the Belmont clan will be in charge of stopping the vampire’s feet before he destroys all of Eastern Europe. A perfect match for the best Japanese anime series on Netflix.

The creator of ‘Bojack Horseman’, Raphael Bob-Waksberg , signed with Kate Purdy this imposing and fascinating series of family conflicts, fantasy and mental problems. Through the technique of rotoscoping, the series captures the interpretations of its protagonists ( Rosa Salazar and Bob Odenkirk , among others) to tell the story of a young woman who, after a near-death experience, discovers that she can perceive the time of a different way and that, somehow, this new power can help her discover the truth after her father’s death. It is one of the best series on Amazon Prime Video.

A classic in television animation, and also one of the best and most beloved animated series for adults. Matt Groening , creator of ‘The Simpsons’, signed this science fiction and adventure adventure along with his partner David X. Cohen along with a group of memorable characters. The story follows a pizza delivery boy who is accidentally frozen on New Year’s Eve 1999 and is awakened a thousand years later, where he will get a job with an intergalactic courier company that will take him across the universe. The series will return in 2023 with new chapters.

We say “for adults”, but this series should serve as a guide for all the teenagers on the planet who are currently facing acne, sexual awakening or the impossible task of inserting a tampon. And it could not be more illustrative. It even has talking vaginas! The creators, Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg , who are close friends in real life, set out to explore puberty in animated, straight-laced format. The hairs, yes, will be in other places. It is, of course, one of the best Netflix original series.

Despite its good reviews, Netflix canceled this series by Lisa Hanawalt after the first season, but luckily Adult Swim brought it back to show us that it is one of the funniest and brightest animated series of the moment. It tells the story of two bird-women who live in the same apartment building and have adventures of all kinds.

Based on the characters from the Stan Lee and Jack Kirby comics , this Disney+ series produced by Marvel Television has become one of the funniest of 2021. It is largely thanks to its story of a supervillain, called MODOK , who faces a much bigger problem than facing Earth’s mightiest superheroes: a midlife crisis. It’s tremendously fun. In case you’re wondering: no, it’s not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline.

Master Genndy Tartakovsky has done it again: ‘Primal’ is a wonderful and essential animated work for fans of adult animation. You don’t even need to resort to words or dialogue to turn this prehistoric adventure into an exciting and amazing viewing. The story follows a caveman and a dinosaur on the brink of extinction, but who join forces to survive in a violent and hostile world.

Are you short on time? Netflix makes it easy with this anthology of animated short films of different durations and independent stories, so that we can see as many as we want without having to stop halfway. The stories revolve around possible futures, pure science fiction, apocalypse and dystopia with different animated formats and characters. Here’s the list of ‘Love, Death & Robots’ shorts from worst to best.

The best animated series of the last decade? Possibly. This animated series created by Raphael Bob-WaksbergIt is set in an alternate world in which humans and anthropomorphic animals coexist. ‘BoJack Horseman’ follows in the footsteps of BoJack, a horse who triumphed in the nineties with a family sitcom (a nod to ‘The Bill Cosby Show’) and who lives anchored in the past. In a struggle to get back on track, the protagonist will be willing to do anything as he struggles with severe depression, his alcohol problems, and his social difficulties. ‘BoJack Horseman’ portrays with humor but also a sad rawness the emptiness of fame, advancing from predictable beginnings to an ensemble that, at the height of the third season, moves between dark satire and a depressing but hilarious comedy. The ending of ‘Bojack Horseman’ explained

Adult animation and science fiction in the geekiest spirit possible find their perfect mix with ‘Rick and Morty’, a series created by Justin Rooland and Dan Harmon for Adult Swim. This fantastic madness, which is currently airing its third season in the United States, follows in the footsteps of the crazy scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty, in a clear parody of ‘Back to the Future’ that is refreshing, hilarious and opens up a world full of possibilities, each one more surprising.

The great classic of our selection was sold and understood as a family animated series when it really never was, hence the majority of the national public has grown up eating its reruns on Antena 3 without understanding, until adulthood, most of your mood. It is also the longest: with 28 seasons behind it, ‘The Simpsons’ by Matt Groening can be proud of being the greatest reference in adult animation, although it has been in the doldrums for several years. Still, the best episodes of ‘The Simpsons’ demonstrate its greatness. And that there are also, although it is hard to believe, the most hated episodes of ‘The Simpsons’.

For some, it is the cheap copy of ‘The Simpsons’; for others, it is the adult animation series that gave the family scene a real twist, breaking all taboos. Seth Macfarlane messed with his head with the approval of Fox and since 1999 he has been offending all possible groups with this animated sitcom in which scruples are the least of it. Of course, it is becoming more and more complicated to surprise your audience.

What would 007 be like with licenses for absolutely everything? We can find that approach in ‘Archer’, a parody of spy movies in television animation format, created by Adam Reed and broadcast on the FX channel. Although it is true that from the fourth season the story gets a little out of hand, ‘Archer’ stands out for its sharpness, for the grotesque world it has built during this time and for a brilliant production job as well as dubbing.

Continuing with the family cut and, in a certain sense, attached to its contemporaries (although much longer-lived) ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Family Guy’, this sitcom created by Loren Bouchard follows the Belchers, a family full of edges that runs a burger joint It may be the least “adult” option in our selection, but despite this, ‘Bob’s Burgers’ deals with complex issues in such a particular way that we must put it in the same drawer as its companions. This animated sitcom provides us with weekly adventures that are supported by humor that ranges between the absurd and the intelligent, characters rich in details and a deep conception of the family from an adult perspective.

‘Animals’, stylized as ‘animals.’, is a particular proposal devised by Phil Materese and Mile Luciano that began as an independent production (it was presented at Sundance 2015) with such success that months later HBO ended up accepting it within its fold. Its design, far from the standards of animated television (even adult) and its interesting (and so ridiculous that it’s funny) portrait of humanity through the “humanized” behavior of its leading animals make it the most complex product of our list but that, once it is managed to assimilate, becomes quite satisfactory.

Another classic among animation classics: ‘South Park’ is unrivaled in the field of hooligan, political and outspoken comedy, something that has led to more than one problem. But what else? Despite its longevity, this creation of Trey Parker and Matt Stone is still raising blisters and ignoring any recommendations, warnings or threats it receives for it. Safety pin. The best episodes of ‘South Park’ are true television history.

Netflix sneaks back into our list with this animated family-style sitcom set in the 70s that portrays the life of a generation very different from ours but that at the same time offers us current events in each of its frames through its themes and of a humor that, although vulgar and at times sullen, is supported by an interesting selection of characters and a truly characteristic spirit.

A brutal, beastly and ordinary series could not be missing from our selection. That’s ‘Mr. Pickes’, a black comedy created by Will Carsola and Dave Stewart for Adult Swim, which follows the adventures of the Goodmans and, in particular, little Tommy and his border collie, the demonic Mr. Pickles. Without a doubt, it is not suitable for sensitive stomachs: its lack of restraint, sometimes at the expense of the story itself, may be a bit confusing, but it will surely delight lovers of animated violence.

A mix of live action and animated series, ‘Dream Corp, LLC’ is a creation by Daniel Stessen for Adult Swim that premiered last fall and is expected to air its second installment this year. Follow in the footsteps of a series of characters who inhabit a psychotherapeutic institution, most notably the easily distracted Doctor Roberts, who treats patients suffering from troubling dreams with the help of a team of inept. Although he lacks some refinement and risk in his humor, with the passing of his first season he ends up becoming a truly memorable and fun product.