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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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6,537 2,448
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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5,726 2,081
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
5,394 2,074
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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7,203 2,698
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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6,417 2,433
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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4,787 1,695
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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4,251 1,558
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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4,561 1,679
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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4,453 1,749
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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4,117 1,477
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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3,600 1,508
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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3,867 1,610
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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3,209 1,324
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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2,221 920
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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2,567 1,070
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
hamdiabdirhman added Tokyo Ghoul

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2,413 1,031
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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2,339 991
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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2,214 976
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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2,102 927
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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1,842 807
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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2,139 985
black clover is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
PhillipChindia added black clover Asta and Yuno are orphans who were raised together from birth after being abandoned at a church orphanage on the outskirts of the Clover Kingdom at the same time. In a world where everyone has the natural ability to perform a ...

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1,225 535
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Coroline Khonthikhun added Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

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1,459 651
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Sanket Parode added Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma

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1,419 651
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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1,445 696
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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1,311 602
Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
AnjirKased added Dragon Ball Super

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1,217 577
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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1,122 559
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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1,239 628
Gin Tama is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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1,153 594
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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776 377
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
KiraTheGod added Haikyuu!!

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1,792 1,116
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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927 579
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Matteo P. added Berserk

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822 547
D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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241 98
Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
YuriHyperGG1 added Fairy Tail vote for the fairy tail thats actually spelt correctly. ITS NOT A FAIRY TALE IT REFERS TO FAIRIES WITH TAILS BITCHES

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772 530
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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760 532
Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
ahmed-sasi added Kuroko's Basketball

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326 208
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
TheUnknownOneTUO-JoarnnieMendoza added Psycho-Pass

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One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Sgac added One Piece (JP)

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558 453
Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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237 147
Bungo Stray Dogs is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
dankareborn added Bungo Stray Dogs 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 ...

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Drake & Josh is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
RenzoGomez added Drake & Josh Two hard working brothers fight in another world to get girls and fight the evil megan 

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Kenichi: The Mightiest Discipl... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Fortune Owens added Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

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Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
JandroFlo added Neon Genesis Evangelion

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Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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442 439
Boruto: Next Generations is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
TheUnknownOneTUO-JoarnnieMendoza added Boruto: Next Generations

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Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
AdityaMhatre added Pokémon

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Shaman King is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
JasonYanes(BluExorcist) added Shaman King

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129 122
Cory in the House is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
DarthJesus added Cory in the House

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Kuroko no Basket is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
TheUnknownOneTUO-JoarnnieMendoza added Kuroko no Basket