Is Batman: The Animated Series the greatest animated show of all time?

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Poll Is Batman: The Animated Series the greatest animated show of all time? (57 votes)

Yes 28%
No 72%

I mean, if people would put it above Avatar...

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Nope, Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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Based on a comicbook character(s), imo yes.

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I like X-Men better.

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There's a few anime I would put above it:

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Berserk ( 1997 )

Legend of the Galactic Heroes

As for Western animated shows, it might be. Some of its competition is as follows:

Moral Orel

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Spawn: The Animated Series

Justice League/Justice League: Unlimited.

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It's nothing special for anime standards. One of the better western animated shows.

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No

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#10  Edited By Hentekorin

If Japan didn't exist it would be in the list of top animated shows. But sadly little boy failed to wipe out the entire civilization effectively and now it is not even top 100 best animated shows

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No. It's one of the best.

I'd put The Simpsons, Seinfeld, and maybe the Twilight Zone above it.

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Nah. Most of its episodes are actually pretty sub-par, it's just the rare and beautiful gems that make it special. There are several series with much more consistent quality.

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No. It's one of the best.

I'd put The Simpsons, Seinfeld, and maybe the Twilight Zone above it.

I think he meant Animated Shows. Not sitcoms, anime and live action shows.

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#15  Edited By subline

It's up there, for me it's between:

  • BTAS
  • Batman Beyond
  • Ultimate Muscle
  • 3D The Clone Wars
  • The Simpsons
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It is the best

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#17  Edited By BOC

From what I've seen, it's Attack on Titan. Possibly the best show of all time.

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The Clone Wars is better.

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As for your question. Not even in the slightest. As much as I like Batman in general, BTAS Batman was boy scout. Heck I even prefer JLA Batman than that because the version was actually true to its character. JLA had probably the most versatile cast(due to so many recurring protagonists and antagonists) in superhero animated series. It had its own universe, even with so many popular characters on that team. You can't beat it.

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#20  Edited By infantfinite128

@ghostodoofus2: You wrote animated series twice. Sorry about that.

The only animated show I think of that's better is The Simpsons but does that count as a series?

It's a sitcom.

@vishop_ said:
@infantfinite128 said:

No. It's one of the best.

I'd put The Simpsons, Seinfeld, and maybe the Twilight Zone above it.

I think he meant Animated Shows. Not sitcoms, anime and live action shows.

Thanks!

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imo there's a pretty long list of shows I'd rather watch than BTAS, maybe because I've watched it so much

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The Clone Wars is better.

this shows underrated

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Based on a comicbook character(s), imo yes.

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Its up there

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Justice league unlimited and Evangelion are better

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Hard to say, but it's unquestionably one of the best. And let me be clear: it's above Avatar.

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It’s one of them, I might add static shock, batman beyond, the amazing Spider-Man

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Even if you exclude the top tier anime series, I'd put JLU above BTAS

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EMH, Super Hero Squad, and South Park are much better.

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No, there are several shows I'd place vastly above it. My favourite animated show of all time is Evangelion.

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Its good.

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It was one of the best animated shows back when I watched it on tv. Apparently anime can also be classified as animated shows, back then the only anime I watched were Dbz and beyblade,pokemon on cartoon network. But now that I have seen dozens of anime does BTAS still hold up as a top tier? no. Not even close. But it will always have a special spot among western cartoons.

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#34  Edited By Gracetrack

Justice League / Justice League Unlimited is the greatest, in my opinion. And yeah, I consider the two to be one series.

My personal Top 7:

  1. Justice League / JL Unlimited
  2. Looney Tunes
  3. Dexter's Laboratory (Such an underrated and forgotten gem.)
  4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 series)
  5. Garfield and Friends
  6. X-Men TAS
  7. Dragon Ball Z

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Hamill solos most of these responses etc

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In my opinion X-men TAS was better and I also like a few anime more than Batman TAS like Attack on titan and Naruto.

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Hamill solos most of these responses etc

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No, although it was monumental at the time. I prefer Justice League Unlimited and Batman Beyond if we’re just talking Western superhero shows. If we open it up to prime time animation and anime, I don’t think it makes my Top-10, but certainly my Top-25.

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X-men tas is the best imo

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If we're talking western animation, it's up there

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Justice League/Justice League Unlimited and Cowboy Bebop are better.

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Justice League / Justice League Unlimited is the greatest, in my opinion. And yeah, I consider the two to be one series.

My personal Top 7:

  1. Justice League / JL Unlimited
  2. Looney Tunes
  3. Dexter's Laboratory (Such an underrated and forgotten gem.)
  4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 series)
  5. Garfield and Friends
  6. X-Men TAS
  7. Dragon Ball Z

Great list.

I want to check out Justice League/JL Unlimited again as well other animated shows on that list.

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Yes.

I don't watch Avatar so I can't compare them, but I'd be astonished if it's as good as BTAS.

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Yes.

I don't watch Avatar so I can't compare them, but I'd be astonished if it's as good as BTAS.

Watch it and be astonished

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No love for Transformers Prime? :(

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@skywalker95 said:

Yes.

I don't watch Avatar so I can't compare them, but I'd be astonished if it's as good as BTAS.

Watch it and be astonished

I just might do that. Since lockdown I've been able to watch films and TV shows that I've never had the time or been able to. I'll be able to squeeze Avatar in. Do you prefer it to BTAS?

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Nah that title belongs to Avatar the Last Airbender

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@cocacolaman said:
@skywalker95 said:

Yes.

I don't watch Avatar so I can't compare them, but I'd be astonished if it's as good as BTAS.

Watch it and be astonished

I just might do that. Since lockdown I've been able to watch films and TV shows that I've never had the time or been able to. I'll be able to squeeze Avatar in. Do you prefer it to BTAS?

I remember fairly little of Batman compared to Avatar but I believe that Avatar has

  • Top tier worldbuilding, enhanced by The Legend of Korra which I'd say is 95% as good as Avatar overall
  • The best magic system I've seen in fiction
  • The best female representation I've seen in fiction
  • Consistency on every level
  • Top tier theme representation
  • A character arc that is commonly argued as the best in fiction
  • Other character arcs that are high-top tier
  • An awesome soundtrack
  • Some top tier characters who all serve their purpose perfectly
  • Awesome immersion
  • My favorite TV scene
  • Top tier animation for its time
  • An almost unmatched ability to emotionally attach you
  • Some top tier fight scenes that never get stale
  • Really good voice acting

I'm probably forgetting some stuff but other than voice acting, I doubt BTAS is outright better than Avatar. I have videos I can pull up to show you just how insanely good the show is but I don't want to spoil anything for you. A bit of a warning, most people (including I) tend to have the first season as below the latter two, though the first season is awesome, too. If at any point during the first season you think it doesn't compare to the hype, just wait.

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I'm feeling so left out from this as I never watched Avatar at all.

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No Batman is not the greatest animated show ever.. I would argue that the Flintstones is more deserving. The Flintstones were the FIRST animated series in primetime from 1960 - 1966. It has sparked movies, numerous spin offs, cereal, and merch galore. The Simpsons have been on in primetime for over 30 years. That's an impressive streak, and a show much more worthy of being called the greatest animated show of all time.