Anime Underground The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time  

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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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1
14,864 5,657
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
2
14,609 5,162
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
3
12,076 4,507
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
4
15,815 4,811
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
5
11,880 4,911
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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6
10,618 3,583
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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7
9,993 3,313
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
8
9,565 2,990
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
9
9,561 3,963
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
10
9,303 3,499
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
11
7,859 3,378
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
12
7,155 3,036
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
13
6,611 2,454
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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14
5,284 2,035
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
15
8,373 3,452
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
16
4,496 2,109
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
17
5,679 2,337
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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18
5,075 2,070
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
19
4,602 2,030
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
20
3,836 1,565
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
21
4,063 1,785
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
22
2,718 1,402
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
23
2,780 1,242
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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24
3,180 1,350
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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25
2,175 943
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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