If you keep up with anime culture, you've probably heard about My Hero Academia; it's one of the most popular shounens out right now. Izuku Midoriya has wanted nothing more than to be a hero with amazing abilities that can save people in need. However, from a young age, Izuku has been told that he has no Quirk; meaning he has no powers. As heartbroken as he is, Izuku is determined to find a way to become the greatest hero ever, even without any powers.
Asta has waited his whole life to receive his grimoire and begin his quest to become the Wizard King. Growing up an orphan with nothing to his name, he trained everyday to complete the first step; becoming a magic knight. However, when Asta's grimoire doesn't appear, it grows clear that he will never be able to use magic. Yet, that doesn't mean that Asta will give up on his dreams. Once you get past his obvious screaming, the show is definitely a shounen anime you're going to want on your watch list.
We know you've probably heard of this anime before, especially if you're already involved in the anime community, but if you haven't watched it yet you should! Attack on Titan tells the story of Eren Jager, a young boy who loses his parents during the Colossal Titan's attack. With the need for revenge, Eren grows up in order to join the military and defeat the very monsters that demolished his world. However, Eren discovers that he himself may not be so different from those he seeks to destroy.
Akame ga Kill! is one of those series that definitely has a lot of action in it, even if it does tend to lean a little more towards gorey. Tatsumi is a hopeful young man who travels with his two childhood friends to the Capital in hopes of making money to send back to their poor village. After their adventure goes horribly south when the truth of the Captial and its citizens is revealed, Tatsumi joins the Night Raid; a revolutionary group that hopes to overthrow the prime minister. The show features a lot of twisted moments, but is certainly worth the watch!