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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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My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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5,138 1,953
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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5,169 1,966
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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4,510 1,663
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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4,342 1,678
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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3,884 1,382
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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3,736 1,382
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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3,632 1,436
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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3,307 1,169
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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3,422 1,263
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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2,929 1,204
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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3,141 1,278
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
hamdiabdirhman added Tokyo Ghoul

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

These Are The Best Arcs From Your Favorite Shounen Anime

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

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

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1,835 795
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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1,506 655
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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

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black clover is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
PhillipChindia added black clover Asta and Yuno are orphans who were raised together from birth after being abandoned at a church orphanage on the outskirts of the Clover Kingdom at the same time. In a world where everyone has the natural ability to perform a ...

The Most Memorable Ad Slogans of All Time

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Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
AnjirKased added Dragon Ball Super

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Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Sanket Parode added Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma

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Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Coroline Khonthikhun added Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

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1,156 535
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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1,157 569
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Gin Tama is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

The Best Adventure Anime of All Time

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Trigun is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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

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Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
KiraTheGod added Haikyuu!!

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Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Berserk is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Matteo P. added Berserk

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Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

28 Famous TV Roles That Were Almost Played by Someone Else

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Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
ahmed-sasi added Kuroko's Basketball

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Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
TheUnknownOneTUO-JoarnnieMendoza added Psycho-Pass

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Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Bungo Stray Dogs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
dankareborn added Bungo Stray Dogs An amazing anime about a boy with a very sad backstory and this story is about how he finds a place where he belongs and uncovers his potential. The first episode might be boring but after a few the anime will become so ...

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Drake & Josh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
RenzoGomez added Drake & Josh Two hard working brothers fight in another world to get girls and fight the evil megan 

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Boruto: Next Generations is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
TheUnknownOneTUO-JoarnnieMendoza added Boruto: Next Generations

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One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Sgac added One Piece (JP)

The 100+ Best Anime Intros of All Time

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Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
JandroFlo added Neon Genesis Evangelion

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

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Kenichi: The Mightiest Discipl... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Fortune Owens added Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

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Kuroko no Basket is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
TheUnknownOneTUO-JoarnnieMendoza added Kuroko no Basket

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D Gray Man is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
BobaTea added D Gray Man

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Fist of the North Star is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Zatch Bell! is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
itschibo added Zatch Bell!

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Mobile Suit Gundam is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time