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
16,763 6,261
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
2
13,188 5,362
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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3
13,433 4,955
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
4
16,359 5,742
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
5
17,552 5,224
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
6
12,012 3,899
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man
7
11,223 3,619
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
8
10,768 3,299
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
9
10,505 3,799
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
10
10,444 4,326
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
11
8,100 3,337
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
12
8,589 3,717
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
13
7,613 2,742
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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14
5,965 2,282
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
15
9,218 3,768
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
16
4,861 2,332
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
17
5,102 2,222
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
18
6,319 2,587
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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19
5,604 2,274
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
20
4,243 1,738
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
21
4,427 1,956
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
22
3,120 1,385
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
2,565 1,067
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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24
2,924 1,554
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
25
3,593 1,486
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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