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
11,336 4,188
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

2
11,073 3,829
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

3
9,228 3,764
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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4
9,369 3,461
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

5
12,195 3,957
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

6
8,043 2,744
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
One Punch Man

7
7,171 2,669
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

8
7,335 3,106
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

9
7,064 2,322
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

10
7,657 2,624
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

11
5,971 2,631
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

12
5,488 2,284
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

13
4,560 1,800
Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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14
6,376 2,742
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

15
3,476 1,612
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

16
3,917 1,539
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

17
3,582 1,571
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

18
3,912 1,654
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

19
4,354 1,873
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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20
2,956 1,223
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

21
2,133 926
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
3,241 1,443
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

23
2,135 1,093
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

24
1,566 663
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time
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25
2,391 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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