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
10,256 3,770
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
8,315 3,307
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
8,599 3,128
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
10,001 3,580
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

5
6,700 2,858
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
11,170 3,708
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

7
7,361 2,513
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

8
6,558 2,430
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
6,964 2,446
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
5,474 2,410
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
6,409 2,150
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
4,991 2,081
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
5,812 2,519
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

14
3,986 1,602
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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15
3,189 1,472
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

16
3,969 1,718
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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17
3,593 1,540
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

18
3,285 1,453
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
3,563 1,431
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

20
2,698 1,131
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
2,128 1,098
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

22
1,923 843
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
1,756 904
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
1,997 1,006
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

25
3,008 1,358
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

26
1,074 398
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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27
1,638 891
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

28
2,339 1,066
Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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29
1,387 601
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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30
2,200 958
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
1,798 913
Gin Tama is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

32
1,478 805
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

33
2,649 1,577
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

34
300 76
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

35
1,365 820
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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36
246 72
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

37
204 51
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

38
1,189 743
Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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39
1,128 772
D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

40
608 410
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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41
1,102 765
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

42
550 349
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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43
167 55
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

44
816 643
Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

45
393 273
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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46
521 321
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
131 73
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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48
122 84
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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49
919 890
Boruto: Next Generations is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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50
706 678
Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time