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
12,608 4,780
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
12,468 4,326
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
10,411 3,884
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
10,221 4,261
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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5
13,585 4,274
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
8,968 3,117
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

7
8,293 3,433
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

8
8,027 2,562
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
7,995 3,005
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
8,553 2,883
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
6,777 2,895
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
6,130 2,588
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
5,374 2,053
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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14
7,189 3,006
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

15
3,943 1,811
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

16
4,416 1,717
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

17
3,998 1,758
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

18
4,394 1,803
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
4,887 2,063
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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20
3,310 1,363
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
3,601 1,586
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

22
2,394 1,054
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
2,412 1,220
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
2,535 1,311
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

25
2,685 1,154
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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