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
13,785 5,296
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
13,653 4,796
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
11,303 4,229
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
11,135 4,645
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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5
14,818 4,567
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
9,818 3,394
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

7
8,867 2,801
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

8
9,001 3,729
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
8,676 3,286
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
9,323 3,103
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
7,393 3,162
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
6,671 2,836
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
6,009 2,290
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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14
7,841 3,246
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

15
4,872 1,883
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

16
4,275 1,965
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

17
4,759 1,954
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

18
4,328 1,918
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
5,314 2,220
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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20
3,855 1,693
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
3,578 1,483
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

22
2,599 1,166
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
2,612 1,311
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
2,324 1,192
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

25
2,943 1,264
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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