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
13,816 5,307
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
13,680 4,801
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
11,328 4,234
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
11,159 4,651
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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5
14,847 4,571
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
9,839 3,398
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

7
8,888 2,807
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

8
9,019 3,733
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
8,696 3,289
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
9,342 3,106
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
7,406 3,168
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
6,682 2,840
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
6,023 2,296
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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14
7,853 3,252
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

15
4,882 1,884
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

16
4,284 1,968
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

17
4,763 1,958
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

18
4,334 1,922
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
5,321 2,221
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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20
3,859 1,695
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
3,582 1,484
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

22
2,606 1,168
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
2,615 1,312
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
2,328 1,193
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

25
2,949 1,267
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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