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

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329 92
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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292 95
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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269 86
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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286 96
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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227 68
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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248 89
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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248 94
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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188 61
Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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212 78
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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196 70
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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208 77
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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196 72
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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161 54
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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136 40
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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136 43
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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118 45
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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143 62
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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128 54
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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109 44
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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106 43
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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99 39
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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83 33
Gin Tama is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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76 29
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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76 33
D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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71 31
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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73 35
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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32 14
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Matteo Prometti added Berserk

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Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Beelzebub is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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17 9
Kekkai Sensen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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Mobile Suit Gundam is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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11 8
Air Gear is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
PedroLam added Air Gear

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10 8
Tenjho Tenge is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
PedroLam added Tenjho Tenge

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29 30
Eureka Seven is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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25 28
Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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6 8
Blue Dragon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
PedroLam added Blue Dragon

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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
ahmed-sasi added Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

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23 33
Slam Dunk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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17 26
Hikaru no Go is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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15 24
Saint Seiya is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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13 22
Fist of the North Star is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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17 28
GetBackers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time