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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9,261 3,446
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
7,558 2,953
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
7,906 2,862
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
9,113 3,351
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

5
6,165 2,597
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
6,702 2,320
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

7
5,946 2,228
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

8
10,161 3,561
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
6,352 2,276
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
5,029 2,196
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
5,766 1,998
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
4,567 1,883
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
5,314 2,291
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

14
2,961 1,340
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

15
3,437 1,441
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
PhillipChindia added Black Clover

16
3,618 1,567
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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17
3,018 1,338
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

18
3,275 1,420
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
3,248 1,330
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

20
1,968 997
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
1,622 820
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

22
1,868 927
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

23
2,473 1,046
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
2,798 1,276
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

25
1,734 779
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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26
1,524 812
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

27
1,660 838
Gin Tama is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

28
2,085 957
Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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807 305
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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30
2,001 900
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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31
1,214 550
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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32
1,399 756
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

33
2,404 1,444
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

34
1,260 757
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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35
1,057 722
D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

36
549 358
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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1,057 701
Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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38
1,025 718
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

39
418 282
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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40
128 33
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

41
746 608
Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

42
116 33
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

43
297 210
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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95 24
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

45
437 284
Bungo Stray Dogs is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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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 awesome you might regret if you would have dropped it.

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76 38
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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47
790 781
Boruto: Next Generations is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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48
643 630
Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

49
77 24
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

50
296 212
Kenichi: The Mightiest Discipl... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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