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
6,812 2,563
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
8,337 3,093
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
7,205 2,617
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
5,611 2,283
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

5
8,238 3,157
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
4,560 1,947
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

7
6,080 2,110
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

8
5,397 1,997
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
9,239 3,409
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
5,767 2,120
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
5,187 1,827
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
4,123 1,698
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
4,811 2,060
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

14
2,706 1,203
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

15
2,960 1,281
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
PhillipChindia added Black Clover

16
1,765 860
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

17
1,471 722
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

18
3,241 1,412
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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19
1,709 821
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

20
2,744 1,228
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
2,988 1,304
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

22
2,954 1,251
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

23
2,582 1,173
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
2,251 988
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

25
1,565 712
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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26
1,382 740
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

27
1,826 852
Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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28
1,825 831
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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29
1,508 769
Gin Tama is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

30
1,069 501
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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31
1,324 708
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

32
578 228
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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33
2,199 1,346
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

34
1,166 707
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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35
971 675
D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

36
962 652
Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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37
478 312
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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38
950 666
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

39
308 203
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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40
690 566
Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

41
200 136
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
PotatoJesus added

42
364 246
Bungo Stray Dogs is listed (or ranked) 42 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.

43
590 581
Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

44
655 655
Boruto: Next Generations is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
TheUnknownOneTUO-JoarnnieMendoza added Boruto: Next Generations

45
254 173
Kenichi: The Mightiest Discipl... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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46
322 256
Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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47
186 135
Shaman King is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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48
282 258
Kuroko no Basket is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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49
439 476
Fist of the North Star is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

50
419 468
Mobile Suit Gundam is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time