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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5,660 2,061
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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6,464 2,428
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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5,342 2,047
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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7,134 2,670
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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4,745 1,674
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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6,353 2,416
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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4,413 1,727
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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4,208 1,542
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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4,513 1,669
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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4,080 1,458
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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3,566 1,486
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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3,842 1,586
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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3,175 1,312
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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2,194 910
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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2,540 1,055
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
hamdiabdirhman added Tokyo Ghoul

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2,392 1,022
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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2,323 978
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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2,194 967
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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2,081 919
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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1,825 799
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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2,124 967
black clover is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
PhillipChindia added black clover Asta and Yuno are orphans who were raised together from birth after being abandoned at a church orphanage on the outskirts of the Clover Kingdom at the same time. In a world where everyone has the natural ability to perform a ...

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1,210 528
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Coroline Khonthikhun added Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

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1,443 641
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Sanket Parode added Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma

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1,396 645
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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1,302 589
Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
AnjirKased added Dragon Ball Super

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1,432 688
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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1,204 571
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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1,107 553
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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1,231 621
Gin Tama is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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1,139 587
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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766 372
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
KiraTheGod added Haikyuu!!

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1,780 1,101
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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912 572
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Matteo P. added Berserk

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814 543
D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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225 87
Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
YuriHyperGG1 added Fairy Tail vote for the fairy tail thats actually spelt correctly. ITS NOT A FAIRY TALE IT REFERS TO FAIRIES WITH TAILS BITCHES

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761 525
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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753 529
Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
ahmed-sasi added Kuroko's Basketball

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323 204
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
TheUnknownOneTUO-JoarnnieMendoza added Psycho-Pass

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One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Sgac added One Piece (JP)

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234 141
Bungo Stray Dogs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
dankareborn added Bungo Stray Dogs 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 ...

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551 450
Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Drake & Josh is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
RenzoGomez added Drake & Josh Two hard working brothers fight in another world to get girls and fight the evil megan 

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140 78
Kenichi: The Mightiest Discipl... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Fortune Owens added Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

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210 154
Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
JandroFlo added Neon Genesis Evangelion

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474 474
Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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435 433
Boruto: Next Generations is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
TheUnknownOneTUO-JoarnnieMendoza added Boruto: Next Generations

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Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
AdityaMhatre added Pokémon

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69 51
Shaman King is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
JasonYanes(BluExorcist) added Shaman King

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121 109
Cory in the House is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
DarthJesus added Cory in the House

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183 179
Kuroko no Basket is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
TheUnknownOneTUO-JoarnnieMendoza added Kuroko no Basket