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List Rules Vote up the best shounen anime of all time.

Shounen (or "shōnen") is one of the most popular genres of anime. It is geared toward teenage boys and usually features a male protagonist who embarks on an adventure filled with challenges. The truth is, the world could always use more shounen anime because it is filled with several positive themes, such as believing in yourself and hard work paying off. The genre often crosses over with fantasy and action anime, and does not often focus too heavily on romance. 

Below, you’ll find tons of great examples of this popular anime genre. Vote up your favorite shounen anime that deserves to be number one, and downvote the choices that you wouldn't really recommend to others. 

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Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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382 128
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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381 124
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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305 90
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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316 112
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Naruto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Death Note is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Bleach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Noragami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Gin Tama is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Trigun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Berserk is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Matteo Prometti added Berserk

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Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
ahmed-sasi added Kuroko's Basketball

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Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Kekkai Sensen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Guest_746b1916-750d-4c01-b089-b82a47bf51c3 added Kekkai Sensen

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Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Beelzebub is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Air Gear is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
PedroLam added Air Gear

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Tenjho Tenge is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
PedroLam added Tenjho Tenge

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Mobile Suit Gundam is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Eureka Seven is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Blue Dragon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
PedroLam added Blue Dragon

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Hikaru no Go is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Saint Seiya is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
ahmed-sasi added Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

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Fist of the North Star is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Slam Dunk is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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GetBackers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time