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
9,111 3,385
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
7,438 2,895
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
7,804 2,824
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
8,982 3,307
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

5
6,062 2,552
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
6,608 2,279
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

7
5,846 2,190
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

8
10,014 3,530
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
4,956 2,156
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
6,260 2,253
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
5,667 1,974
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
4,483 1,853
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
5,234 2,246
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

14
2,920 1,314
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

15
3,350 1,413
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
PhillipChindia added Black Clover

16
3,559 1,538
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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17
2,966 1,319
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

18
3,225 1,397
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
1,942 971
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

20
1,602 800
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
1,846 911
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

22
3,203 1,316
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

23
2,438 1,035
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
2,767 1,266
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

25
1,709 767
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
1,501 799
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

27
1,637 828
Gin Tama is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

28
2,042 939
Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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29
770 294
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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30
1,968 890
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
1,188 543
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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32
1,387 746
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

33
2,379 1,428
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

34
1,246 747
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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35
1,040 714
D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

36
541 349
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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1,037 696
Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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38
1,011 711
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

39
395 272
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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740 601
Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

41
103 24
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

42
101 25
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

43
277 196
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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427 276
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.

45
80 17
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

46
69 33
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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771 757
Boruto: Next Generations is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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634 624
Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

49
67 20
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

50
289 206
Kenichi: The Mightiest Discipl... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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