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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14,720 5,593
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
2
14,468 5,108
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
3
11,980 4,463
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
4
15,667 4,768
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
5
11,792 4,866
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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6
10,505 3,546
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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7
9,888 3,282
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
8
9,459 2,957
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
9
9,485 3,927
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
10
9,220 3,470
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
11
7,796 3,342
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
12
7,093 3,012
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
13
6,528 2,431
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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14
5,233 2,007
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
15
8,304 3,426
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
16
4,457 2,088
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
17
5,616 2,315
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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18
5,031 2,052
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
19
4,567 2,012
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
20
3,799 1,552
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
21
4,033 1,768
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
22
2,703 1,387
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
23
2,760 1,228
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
3,154 1,333
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
2,147 930
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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