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
13,433 5,092
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
13,267 4,604
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
10,971 4,105
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
10,820 4,476
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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5
14,366 4,457
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
9,527 3,275
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

7
8,539 2,714
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

8
8,436 3,165
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
8,713 3,627
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
9,059 3,015
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
7,153 3,068
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
6,479 2,738
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
5,784 2,212
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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14
7,583 3,169
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

15
4,705 1,814
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

16
4,117 1,913
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

17
4,610 1,901
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

18
4,195 1,861
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
5,151 2,169
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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20
3,470 1,444
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
3,732 1,662
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

22
2,524 1,127
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
2,507 1,281
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
2,845 1,228
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
2,221 1,156
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time