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
15,705 5,932
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
2
12,694 4,703
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
3
15,382 5,435
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
4
12,439 5,116
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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5
16,595 5,016
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
6
11,227 3,725
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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7
10,534 3,451
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
8
10,095 3,139
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
9
9,854 3,627
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
10
9,952 4,136
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
11
7,584 3,170
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
12
8,200 3,536
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
13
7,046 2,588
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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14
5,578 2,157
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
15
8,748 3,614
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
16
4,661 2,213
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
17
5,965 2,454
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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18
5,304 2,165
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
19
4,819 2,116
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
20
4,029 1,647
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
21
4,218 1,863
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
22
2,938 1,304
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
2,812 1,477
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
24
3,372 1,417
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
2,340 1,000
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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