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.

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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
11,313 4,182
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
11,049 3,821
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
9,353 3,454
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

4
9,212 3,760
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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5
12,178 3,953
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
8,031 2,742
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

7
7,160 2,666
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

8
7,326 3,103
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
7,050 2,320
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
7,646 2,623
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
5,962 2,629
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
5,482 2,282
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
4,551 1,797
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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14
6,364 2,740
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

15
3,473 1,612
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

16
3,911 1,539
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

17
3,577 1,569
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

18
3,907 1,652
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
4,349 1,871
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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20
2,954 1,222
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
2,127 926
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
3,239 1,442
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

23
2,132 1,091
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
1,563 663
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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25
2,389 1,016
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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