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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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Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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Noragami is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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Magi: The Kingdom of Magic is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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The Promised Neverland is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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Overlord is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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Bungo Stray Dogs is listed (or ranked) 40 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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Berserk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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Trigun is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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Kuroko no Basket is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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