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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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My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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4,388 1,697
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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3,911 1,468
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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

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3,781 1,480
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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3,367 1,215
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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3,216 1,205
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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

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The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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

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

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

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Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
hamdiabdirhman added Tokyo Ghoul

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

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

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Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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

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

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

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Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
Sanket Parode added Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma

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

The Best Adult Anime of All Time

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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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black clover is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
AnjirKased added Dragon Ball Super

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Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Gin Tama is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Trigun is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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

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Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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

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

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Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
ahmed-sasi added Kuroko's Basketball

The Best Princess Movies

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

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Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
TheUnknownOneTUO-JoarnnieMendoza added Psycho-Pass

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Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Boruto: Next Generations is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
TheUnknownOneTUO-JoarnnieMendoza added Boruto: Next Generations

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Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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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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Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
JandroFlo added Neon Genesis Evangelion

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Kuroko no Basket is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
TheUnknownOneTUO-JoarnnieMendoza added Kuroko no Basket

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D Gray Man is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
BobaTea added D Gray Man

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Fist of the North Star is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Mobile Suit Gundam is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
ahmed-sasi added Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

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Eureka Seven is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

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Nurarihyon no Mago:Sennen Maky... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
DheerajGharde added Nurarihyon no Mago:Sennen Makyo

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Air Gear is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
PedroLam added Air Gear