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
7,665 2,859
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
7,677 2,857
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
5,267 2,065
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
8,613 3,184
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

5
6,736 2,446
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
5,387 1,969
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

7
6,310 2,390
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

8
5,035 1,851
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
5,671 1,989
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

10
4,812 1,712
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
4,280 1,783
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
3,820 1,566
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
4,514 1,897
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

14
2,568 1,116
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

15
3,030 1,291
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
hamdiabdirhman added

16
2,815 1,213
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

17
2,698 1,178
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 17 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 ...

18
2,751 1,168
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
2,584 1,149
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

20
2,440 1,097
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
2,118 931
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

22
1,444 657
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Coroline Khonthikhun added

23
1,675 758
Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
AnjirKased added

24
1,642 771
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

25
1,685 804
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

26
1,701 773
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Sanket Parode added

27
637 237
Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
YuriHyperGG1 added vote for the fairy tail thats actually spelt correctly. ITS NOT A FAIRY TALE IT REFERS TO FAIRIES WITH TAILS BITCHES

28
1,404 674
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

29
1,284 662
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

30
1,416 723
Gin Tama is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

31
963 460
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
KiraTheGod added

32
1,310 697
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

33
2,078 1,274
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

34
413 186
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Sgac added

35
1,097 668
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Matteo P. added

36
925 634
D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

37
886 615
Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
ahmed-sasi added

38
894 623
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

39
434 275
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
TheUnknownOneTUO-JoarnnieMendoza added

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240 146
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
AdityaMhatre added

41
654 524
Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

42
146 89
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
PotatoJesus added

43
309 216
Bungo Stray Dogs is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
dankareborn added 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 ...

44
222 150
Kenichi: The Mightiest Discipl... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Fortune Owens added

45
577 567
Boruto: Next Generations is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
TheUnknownOneTUO-JoarnnieMendoza added Boruto: Next Generations

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549 551
Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

47
288 230
Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
JandroFlo added

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149 108
Shaman King is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
JasonYanes(BluExorcist) added

49
408 443
Mobile Suit Gundam is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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416 451
Fist of the North Star is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time