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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13.496 5.111
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
13.320 4.623
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
11.005 4.120
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
10.856 4.492
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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5
14.424 4.469
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
9.571 3.285
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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7
8.574 2.722
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

8
8.743 3.633
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
8.465 3.179
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
9.094 3.023
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
7.178 3.077
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
6.510 2.745
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
5.813 2.220
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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14
7.613 3.182
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

15
4.723 1.823
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

16
4.127 1.916
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

17
4.623 1.909
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

18
4.203 1.869
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
5.170 2.173
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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20
3.482 1.446
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
3.741 1.667
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

22
2.532 1.131
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 1.284
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
2.860 1.232
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
1.933 846
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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