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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10,236 3,760
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
8,293 3,299
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
8,579 3,122
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
9,978 3,575
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

5
6,680 2,852
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
7,341 2,507
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

7
11,141 3,706
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

8
6,543 2,426
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
6,946 2,440
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
5,460 2,405
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
6,392 2,145
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
4,977 2,076
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
5,795 2,510
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

14
3,972 1,598
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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15
3,183 1,471
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

16
3,957 1,714
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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17
3,582 1,537
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

18
3,274 1,450
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
3,553 1,428
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

20
2,689 1,129
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
1,918 840
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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22
2,123 1,096
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

23
1,992 1,004
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
1,751 903
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

25
2,999 1,357
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

26
1,065 394
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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27
1,634 889
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

28
2,328 1,062
Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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29
2,192 954
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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30
1,380 600
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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31
1,792 908
Gin Tama is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

32
1,472 805
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

33
2,642 1,572
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

34
289 75
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

35
1,357 819
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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36
238 69
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

37
200 48
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

38
1,183 743
Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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39
1,122 771
D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

40
603 407
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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41
1,097 763
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

42
543 346
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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43
162 54
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

44
812 642
Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

45
390 269
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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46
517 320
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 72
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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48
914 885
Boruto: Next Generations is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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49
703 675
Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

50
117 83
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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