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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10,289 3,778
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
8,338 3,314
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
8,623 3,133
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
10,035 3,584
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

5
6,720 2,863
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
11,193 3,713
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

7
7,379 2,517
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

8
6,578 2,434
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
6,986 2,449
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
5,488 2,417
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
6,425 2,154
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
5,007 2,084
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
5,828 2,522
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

14
4,001 1,604
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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15
3,202 1,475
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

16
3,979 1,724
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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17
3,602 1,544
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

18
3,575 1,432
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
3,292 1,457
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

20
2,708 1,133
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
1,932 844
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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22
2,137 1,100
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

23
2,004 1,008
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
3,017 1,359
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

25
1,760 907
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

26
1,079 399
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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27
1,642 892
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

28
2,344 1,068
Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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29
1,392 603
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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30
2,207 961
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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31
1,806 914
Gin Tama is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

32
1,481 806
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

33
2,654 1,583
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

34
307 77
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

35
1,369 821
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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36
210 52
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

37
248 76
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

38
1,196 744
Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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39
1,131 774
D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

40
611 411
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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41
1,106 766
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

42
553 351
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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43
171 55
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

44
818 644
Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

45
394 276
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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46
526 323
Bungo Stray Dogs is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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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.

47
132 73
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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48
125 85
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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49
921 892
Boruto: Next Generations is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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50
707 678
Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time