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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14,687 5,584
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
2
14,440 5,097
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
3
11,956 4,460
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
4
15,637 4,760
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
5
11,769 4,862
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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6
10,485 3,540
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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7
9,872 3,277
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
8
9,446 2,951
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
9
9,466 3,924
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
10
9,203 3,463
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
11
7,780 3,338
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
12
7,080 3,006
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
13
6,509 2,430
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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14
5,225 2,003
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
15
8,292 3,421
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
16
4,455 2,087
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
17
5,612 2,311
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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18
5,027 2,052
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
19
4,560 2,011
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
20
3,797 1,550
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
21
4,027 1,767
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
22
2,702 1,386
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
23
2,758 1,227
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
3,150 1,332
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
2,143 929
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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