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
8,419 3,116
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
6,861 2,610
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
7,252 2,648
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
5,650 2,313
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

5
8,308 3,178
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
6,129 2,125
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

7
5,437 2,014
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

8
4,599 1,972
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
9,303 3,423
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
5,810 2,136
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
5,223 1,842
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
4,150 1,720
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
4,841 2,079
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

14
2,720 1,214
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

15
2,999 1,290
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
PhillipChindia added Black Clover

16
1,780 877
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

17
3,266 1,423
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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18
1,722 834
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
1,480 735
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

20
2,751 1,242
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
3,003 1,314
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

22
2,975 1,257
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

23
2,593 1,183
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
2,269 993
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

25
1,574 719
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
1,388 746
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

27
1,845 862
Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
AnjirKased added

28
1,843 835
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
1,517 776
Gin Tama is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

30
1,082 506
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
KiraTheGod added

31
1,328 712
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

32
590 235
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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33
2,212 1,355
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

34
1,173 708
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Matteo P. added

35
975 680
D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

36
481 315
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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37
967 655
Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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38
955 669
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

39
694 568
Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

40
314 209
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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41
205 143
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
PotatoJesus added

42
368 249
Bungo Stray Dogs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
dankareborn added

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
596 586
Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

44
665 669
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
257 174
Kenichi: The Mightiest Discipl... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Fortune Owens added

46
324 259
Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
JandroFlo added

47
190 136
Shaman King is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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48
16 5
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
psychicmoon added

49
287 259
Kuroko no Basket is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
TheUnknownOneTUO-JoarnnieMendoza added Kuroko no Basket

50
439 478
Fist of the North Star is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time