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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1
13,483 5,111
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
13,314 4,618
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
11,001 4,118
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
10,851 4,489
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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5
14,418 4,465
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
9,566 3,282
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

7
8,568 2,720
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

8
8,735 3,633
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
8,462 3,176
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
9,089 3,021
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
7,176 3,075
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
6,508 2,744
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
5,811 2,219
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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14
7,609 3,180
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

15
4,722 1,822
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

16
4,124 1,916
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

17
4,621 1,908
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

18
4,201 1,867
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
5,168 2,172
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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20
3,481 1,445
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
3,739 1,666
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

22
2,532 1,130
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
2,516 1,283
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
2,859 1,231
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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25
2,231 1,157
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time