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.

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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
11,364 4,200
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
11,099 3,836
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
9,385 3,463
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
9,247 3,770
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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5
12,214 3,963
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
8,054 2,751
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

7
7,188 2,672
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

8
7,349 3,108
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
7,075 2,325
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
7,673 2,625
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
5,987 2,632
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
5,497 2,285
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
4,576 1,801
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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14
6,389 2,743
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

15
3,480 1,613
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

16
3,922 1,543
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

17
3,586 1,572
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

18
3,916 1,655
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
2,961 1,224
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

20
4,358 1,876
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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21
2,135 928
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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22
3,244 1,445
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

23
2,138 1,094
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
1,571 663
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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25
2,397 1,016
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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