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The First Episode Of Every Major Shonen Anime, Ranked

Updated 29 Sep 2020 20.2k votes 2.5k voters 38.5k views27 items

With so many anime out there, the first episode is of critical importance - many fans won't bother watching any further if the first episode isn't impressive. Every anime creator aims for a great first episode, but which ones actually succeed? That's up to you! 

We're ranking the best first episodes of shonen anime, including series like Naruto, One Piece, My Hero Academia, Hunter x Hunter, Black Clover, and more. Whether you love the art, the storytelling, or the action, there's bound to be a few episodes on this list that you love - and a few that you think are kind of lackluster. Vote up the first episodes that made you want to keep watching, and vote down the ones that had you looking for a different series. 

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