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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16,602 6,211
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
2
13,316 4,916
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
3
16,202 5,698
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
4
13,080 5,329
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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5
17,419 5,185
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
6
11,882 3,868
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man
7
11,115 3,592
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
8
10,671 3,269
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
9
10,408 3,768
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
10
10,370 4,301
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
11
8,021 3,311
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
12
8,522 3,690
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
13
7,524 2,708
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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14
5,899 2,262
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
15
9,150 3,735
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
16
4,835 2,314
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
17
6,258 2,561
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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18
5,049 2,201
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
19
5,562 2,255
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
20
4,212 1,724
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
21
4,397 1,940
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
22
3,093 1,376
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
2,539 1,057
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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24
3,565 1,471
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
2,907 1,542
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time