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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16,866 6,287
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
2
13,260 5,390
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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3
16,445 5,763
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
4
13,485 4,977
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
5
17,643 5,242
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
6
12,073 3,918
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man
7
11,291 3,631
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
8
10,568 3,809
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
9
10,824 3,313
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
10
10,479 4,347
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
11
8,145 3,356
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
12
8,632 3,737
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
13
7,666 2,756
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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14
5,977 2,294
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
15
9,253 3,788
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
16
4,876 2,339
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
17
6,349 2,600
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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18
5,120 2,236
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
19
5,623 2,281
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
20
4,253 1,746
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
21
4,440 1,963
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
22
3,129 1,389
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
2,581 1,074
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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24
2,932 1,558
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
25
3,606 1,492
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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