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
9,186 3,417
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
7,497 2,919
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
7,851 2,844
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
9,048 3,331
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

5
6,115 2,574
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
6,646 2,302
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

7
5,895 2,210
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

8
10,086 3,547
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
6,308 2,264
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
4,994 2,175
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
5,714 1,988
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
4,522 1,870
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
5,277 2,267
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

14
2,938 1,326
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

15
3,393 1,427
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
PhillipChindia added Black Clover

16
3,591 1,551
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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17
2,986 1,328
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

18
3,247 1,410
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
1,950 985
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

20
3,229 1,322
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
1,612 812
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

22
1,857 918
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

23
2,455 1,039
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
2,775 1,272
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

25
1,721 772
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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26
1,508 807
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

27
2,066 944
Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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28
1,647 832
Gin Tama is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

29
791 296
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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30
1,987 896
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
1,203 546
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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32
1,392 751
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

33
2,394 1,436
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

34
1,251 753
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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35
1,049 717
D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

36
547 352
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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1,046 699
Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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38
1,020 714
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

39
410 277
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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744 605
Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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115 29
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

42
108 29
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

43
284 204
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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433 279
Bungo Stray Dogs is listed (or ranked) 44 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.

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86 20
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

46
70 35
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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783 770
Boruto: Next Generations is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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640 626
Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

49
73 20
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

50
293 207
Kenichi: The Mightiest Discipl... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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