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
11,285 4,162
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
9,336 3,439
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
9,192 3,743
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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4
11,016 3,808
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

5
12,147 3,938
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
8,012 2,726
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

7
7,147 2,648
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

8
7,309 3,089
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
7,031 2,308
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
7,625 2,617
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
5,945 2,619
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
5,469 2,274
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
4,537 1,785
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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14
6,342 2,731
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

15
3,464 1,603
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

16
3,903 1,532
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

17
3,566 1,562
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

18
3,899 1,645
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
4,339 1,863
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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20
2,944 1,217
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
2,123 922
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
3,230 1,437
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

23
2,124 1,088
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
1,555 660
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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25
2,383 1,014
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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