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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8,318 3,089
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
6,797 2,556
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
7,185 2,612
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
5,598 2,276
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

5
8,229 3,147
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
5,760 2,113
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

7
5,385 1,991
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

8
6,067 2,103
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

9
9,221 3,405
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
4,548 1,941
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
5,175 1,824
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
4,803 2,055
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
4,112 1,693
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

14
2,700 1,201
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

15
2,956 1,279
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
PhillipChindia added Black Clover

16
2,743 1,227
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

17
2,985 1,303
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

18
1,765 857
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
1,468 721
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

20
1,708 819
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
3,236 1,410
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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22
2,949 1,251
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

23
2,578 1,173
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
2,247 988
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

25
1,563 712
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
1,823 850
Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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27
1,824 827
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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28
1,380 739
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

29
1,069 498
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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30
1,323 707
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

31
576 227
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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32
1,507 767
Gin Tama is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

33
2,196 1,346
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

34
1,165 706
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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35
971 674
D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

36
959 651
Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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37
477 312
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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38
948 665
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

39
307 201
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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40
690 565
Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

41
199 135
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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42
364 245
Bungo Stray Dogs is listed (or ranked) 42 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.

43
589 580
Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

44
654 654
Boruto: Next Generations is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
TheUnknownOneTUO-JoarnnieMendoza added Boruto: Next Generations

45
254 173
Kenichi: The Mightiest Discipl... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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46
321 256
Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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47
186 135
Shaman King is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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48
281 258
Kuroko no Basket is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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49
438 476
Fist of the North Star is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

50
419 468
Mobile Suit Gundam is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time