'Rick and Morty' vs 'Steven Universe' Latest News & Update: Battle of Animated Shows; Could Ricky, Morty Beat Steven, the Crystal Gems?

By Christian Ver Marcelo , Updated Nov 02, 2016 09:18 AM EDT

"Rick and Morty" and "Steven Universe" are two of the hottest animated TV shows that people currently go crazy for. They both have wide demographics and target markets, and the unorthodox presentation of their equally complex storylines continue to hook audiences. So, the question is, which one is better? We now compare "Steven Universe" and "Rick and Morty."

'Steven Universe'

"Steven Universe" is known for its goofy adventures and a fantastic premise. This futuristic show in Cartoon Network follows a young boy living in Beach City. This mystical town has Crystal Gems that are actually humanoid aliens. Pearl, Garnet, and Amethyst protect the world from various enemies. Steven, who is also a half Gem himself, tags along and helps the Crystal Gems in their adventures.

The show has already received a lot of positive reviews. The characters, the artistic direction, the music, and the voice acting, have all been praised by fans and critics alike. In fact, "Steven Universe" had already received five nominations for the Annie Awards and two Emmy Awards. There are even "Steven Universe" comics, books and video games. This just proves that the show really has quite a huge following.

'Rick and Morty'

"Rick and Morty," on the other hand, is seen as a parody of the hit franchise "Back to the Future." This show then follows the adventures of Rick, a mad scientist, and Morty, his curious and gullible grandson. Their adventures through time then strengthened their bond, but also causes fights between them.

The show's unique approach to adult themes has been praised by its fans. It also shows the distinct balance between the grumpy old man Rick, and the playful yet mature Morty. "Rick and Morty" actually ranked fourth in the most watched TV series last 2015, proving that it does not lag behind at all when it comes to viewership.

Comparing "Steven Universe" and "Rick and Morty"

Comparing these two is like comparing apples and oranges. The distinct manner that "Steven Universe" tackles its premise is in a fun, witty, and creative way. Meanwhile, "Rick and Morty" tackles more mature issues with adult humor. Whichever you choose to watch, you would definitely be in for a wild ride.

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