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
15,548 5,879
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
2
15,231 5,378
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
3
12,578 4,666
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
4
16,446 4,983
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
5
12,337 5,074
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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6
11,111 3,697
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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7
10,427 3,428
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
8
9,990 3,110
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
9
9,748 3,600
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
10
9,864 4,106
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
11
7,502 3,140
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
12
8,126 3,510
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
13
6,973 2,560
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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14
5,514 2,135
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
15
8,679 3,593
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
16
4,630 2,194
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
17
5,906 2,433
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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18
5,257 2,151
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
19
4,782 2,099
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
20
3,994 1,631
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
21
4,190 1,853
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
22
2,912 1,295
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
2,800 1,459
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
24
3,329 1,408
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
2,305 989
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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