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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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3,734 1,403
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
3,583 1,383
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
3,604 1,383
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
3,163 1,239
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

5
2,612 1,036
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
3,235 1,218
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

7
2,645 983
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

8
2,470 937
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
2,205 875
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
2,766 1,030
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
2,391 887
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
2,317 937
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
1,899 773
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

14
1,321 537
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

The Best Movies That Were Originally Panned by Critics

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1,407 576
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

16
1,311 536
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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1,496 633
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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1,358 527
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
hamdiabdirhman added Tokyo Ghoul

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1,371 592
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

20
1,089 497
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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1,077 502
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 Best Adult Anime of All Time

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658 280
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Coroline Khonthikhun added Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

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918 426
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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904 449
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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786 340
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Sanket Parode added Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma

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756 368
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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701 355
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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481 193
Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
AnjirKased added Dragon Ball Super

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747 391
Gin Tama is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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689 380
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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1,117 686
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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333 157
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
KiraTheGod added Haikyuu!!

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528 354
D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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563 358
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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460 333
Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
ahmed-sasi added Kuroko's Basketball

The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time

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451 340
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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348 290
Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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64 42
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
TheUnknownOneTUO-JoarnnieMendoza added Psycho-Pass

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282 301
Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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101 91
Boruto: Next Generations is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
TheUnknownOneTUO-JoarnnieMendoza added Boruto: Next Generations

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239 258
Mobile Suit Gundam is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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193 220
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
ahmed-sasi added Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

The Best Animated Shows On Amazon Prime

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213 248
Fist of the North Star is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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225 266
Eureka Seven is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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46 45
Kuroko no Basket is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
TheUnknownOneTUO-JoarnnieMendoza added Kuroko no Basket

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64 69
D Gray Man is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
BobaTea added D Gray Man

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5 5
Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
JandroFlo added Neon Genesis Evangelion

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155 227
Air Gear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
PedroLam added Air Gear

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178 254
Saint Seiya is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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163 261
Slam Dunk is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time