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
14,840 5,646
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
2
14,590 5,155
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
3
12,063 4,497
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
4
15,792 4,805
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
5
11,868 4,905
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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6
10,601 3,578
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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7
9,979 3,308
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
8
9,546 2,985
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
9
9,544 3,958
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
10
9,288 3,496
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
11
7,849 3,375
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
12
7,144 3,033
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
13
6,592 2,452
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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14
5,272 2,032
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
15
8,366 3,446
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
16
4,487 2,106
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
17
5,667 2,336
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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18
5,069 2,067
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
19
4,600 2,026
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
20
3,829 1,564
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
21
4,059 1,783
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
22
2,715 1,402
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
23
2,776 1,241
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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24
3,177 1,348
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
2,172 942
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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