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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10,367 3,807
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
8,679 3,160
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
8,393 3,346
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
10,115 3,600
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

5
11,271 3,732
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
6,774 2,885
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

7
7,435 2,533
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

8
6,613 2,449
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
7,033 2,460
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
6,478 2,161
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
5,517 2,433
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
5,046 2,097
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
5,858 2,544
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

14
4,041 1,619
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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15
3,224 1,486
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

16
3,621 1,554
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

17
4,001 1,740
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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18
3,316 1,465
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
3,597 1,439
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

20
2,724 1,139
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
1,944 851
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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22
2,142 1,108
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

23
3,029 1,364
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
2,009 1,015
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

25
1,771 915
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

26
1,098 403
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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27
1,649 896
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

28
2,366 1,074
Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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29
1,400 607
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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30
2,214 964
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
1,815 917
Gin Tama is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

32
1,487 809
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

33
2,671 1,593
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

34
319 80
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

35
1,374 824
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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36
215 55
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

37
253 81
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

38
1,202 747
Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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39
1,138 776
D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

40
615 415
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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41
1,115 768
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

42
558 355
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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43
179 58
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

44
824 647
Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

45
400 277
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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46
529 325
Bungo Stray Dogs is listed (or ranked) 46 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.

47
135 76
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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48
129 88
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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49
929 901
Boruto: Next Generations is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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50
710 681
Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time