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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13.702 5.261
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
13.577 4.757
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
11.235 4.207
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
11.067 4.613
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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5
14.718 4.549
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
9.750 3.371
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

7
8.794 2.787
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

8
8.952 3.705
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
8.627 3.259
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
9.257 3.087
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
7.346 3.141
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
6.633 2.815
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
5.961 2.267
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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14
7.789 3.226
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

15
4.248 1.952
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

16
4.827 1.874
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

17
4.731 1.942
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

18
5.279 2.205
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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19
4.295 1.906
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

20
3.551 1.476
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
3.824 1.689
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

22
2.583 1.159
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
2.597 1.302
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
2.309 1.182
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

25
2.918 1.256
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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