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
10,304 3,782
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
8,352 3,320
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
8,633 3,140
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
10,053 3,588
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

5
6,728 2,868
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
11,210 3,716
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

7
7,393 2,520
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

8
6,586 2,438
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
6,999 2,451
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
5,496 2,419
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
6,435 2,154
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
5,014 2,088
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
5,835 2,528
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

14
4,011 1,608
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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15
3,208 1,478
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

16
3,986 1,728
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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17
3,606 1,548
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

18
3,585 1,433
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
3,299 1,460
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

20
2,714 1,136
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
2,139 1,101
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

22
1,934 847
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
3,020 1,361
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
2,005 1,011
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

25
1,762 909
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

26
1,088 399
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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27
1,645 892
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

28
2,350 1,070
Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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29
1,394 604
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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30
2,208 961
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
1,808 914
Gin Tama is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

32
1,482 807
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

33
2,658 1,585
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

34
309 77
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

35
1,369 822
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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36
211 52
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

37
249 76
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

38
1,196 745
Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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39
1,133 774
D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

40
612 412
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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41
1,107 767
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

42
554 352
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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43
173 55
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

44
818 645
Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

45
395 276
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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46
526 324
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
133 74
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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48
125 86
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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49
921 895
Boruto: Next Generations is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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50
707 679
Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time