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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10,247 3,767
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
8,303 3,305
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
8,592 3,126
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
9,988 3,579
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

5
6,691 2,856
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
11,157 3,708
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

7
7,352 2,513
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

8
6,551 2,429
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
6,955 2,446
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
5,468 2,410
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
6,402 2,150
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
4,987 2,080
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
5,805 2,516
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

14
3,981 1,600
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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15
3,187 1,471
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

16
3,964 1,717
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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17
3,590 1,538
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

18
3,282 1,451
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
3,559 1,429
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

20
2,693 1,130
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
2,127 1,096
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

22
1,921 842
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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23
1,995 1,005
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
1,753 903
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

25
3,004 1,357
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

26
1,070 396
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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27
1,635 891
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

28
2,332 1,066
Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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29
1,385 600
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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30
2,196 957
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
1,797 910
Gin Tama is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

32
1,474 805
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

33
2,647 1,574
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

34
294 76
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

35
1,360 819
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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36
242 71
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

37
202 49
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

38
1,186 743
Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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39
1,126 772
D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

40
606 408
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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41
1,100 763
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

42
548 347
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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43
164 55
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

44
813 643
Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

45
392 271
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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46
518 320
Bungo Stray Dogs is listed (or ranked) 46 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.

47
129 73
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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48
917 889
Boruto: Next Generations is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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49
119 83
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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50
705 676
Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time