18 Best Shounen Anime of All Time

The shounen genre of anime is most popular,

Shonen anime is not just limited to teens they are also famous among other age groups,

In most shounen anime there use to be a strong young male protagonist who does everything to achieve his goals.

I got you a list of the 18 Best Shounen Anime that you’ll enjoy watching.

18. Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan is Action fiction, Dark Fantasy, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, and Drama.

It is one of the popular anime.

The story is set in a world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by enormous walls.

The story begins with the Shiganshina district being attacked by man-eating titans; this is the story of how people inside the wall try their best to save humanity from getting extinguished.

17. Black Clover

Black Clover 2 18 Best Shounen Anime of All Time

Black clover is Adventure, Fantasy anime filled with magic, it’s one of the best shounen anime.

The story is about two boys who were abandoned on the same day at a church, they both grew up together.

They both decide to compete with each other to become Wizard King.

16. Code Geass

Code Geass

Code Geass is one of the most imaginative animes it is full of surprises.

Japan was conquered by the Holy Empire of Britannia.

locals kept on rebelling against the oppression even after the takeover.

Lelouch Lamperouge a Britannian student got caught up in the clash between rebels and the Britannian forces with a strange girl’s help he got out alive but also attained a special power called Geass.

Lelouch uses his power to free Japan and end the terrible reign of the Empire.

15. Bleach


Bleach is Anime, Action, Animation, Action fiction, Adventure, Thriller, Adventure fiction, and Supernatural fiction drama, its popular anime deals with supernatural themes.

A teenage boy Ichigo Kurosaki can see spirits, the day he encounters a Shinigami, to protect his family, he accepts Shinigami’s offer to take his powers to defeat Hallow.

Now Shinigami stays with Ichigo to train him to kill hollow who feeds on souls’ energy.

14. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Demon Slayer is an Adventure Fiction, Dark Fantasy, Martial Arts drama.

After his father’s death, Tanjiro was the only earning member of his family.

One day his whole family was killed by a demon but his younger sister ends up turning into a demon.

To find a way to turn his sister again into a human he becomes a demon slayer.

13. Terror in resonance

Terror in resonance

Zankyou No Terror is psychological thriller anime, it’s a perfect crime drama.

Two teenage boys who go by the names Nine and Twelve steal a prototype atomic bomb in an apparent terrorist attack, they upload a video on the Internet and threaten to destroy Tokyo.

Zankyou No Terror is a show that presented relevant themes and concluded with emotion It is an ambitious and passionate production with plenty of substance to appreciate.

12. Haikyuu!!


 Haikyu!! Is a Comedy, a Coming-of-age story, Sports anime.

The story is about a young boy Shōyō Hinata who wants to be a world great volleyball player, despite his small height.

The story is about friendship, teamwork, and pushing yourself beyond your limit.

The anime has strong character development of certain characters, it has great animation and it is worth it to watch.

11. Death note

Death note

Death note is one of the most fantastic phycological series that I have ever watched.

This anime is full of suspense, thrills, and mysteries, it’s the story of the battle between two great minds, justice, and power.

The story begins with a high school student Light Yagami who finds the death note which belongs to Ryuk a Shinigami, it is a notebook in which if someone’s name is written while the writer imagines that person’s face, he or she will die.

After finding the notebook light thinks of himself as the God of the world.

And decides to kill criminals using death notes. In the story, there’s a mysterious detective L who decides to stop Light Yagami

10. Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball

Dragon ball is Adventure; Fantasy; Martial arts; anime, it is some of the most popular anime. This anime is one of the leaders of the shounen genre in anime.

The story is about Son Goku who has great martial arts skills and overwhelming potential.

Coincidently Goku has an object known as a dragon ball, Rumours say if you put together all seven-dragon balls any wish can be granted.

After learning this fact Goku goes on an adventure.

9. One Punch Man

One Punch Man

One Punch Man is Animation, Superhero fiction, and Comedy anime.

Saitama considers himself to be a hero for fun, after non-stop training for three years, he becomes capable of dealing with villains with a single punch.

But he is not an official hero licensed by the hero association, so Saitama enlists to become a legitimate hero.

8. My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia is superhero anime.

In a world where people are born with superpowers known as a quirk, a boy named Izuku Midoriya is born quirk less, just like his idol All-Might he wants to become a superhero, day he encounters his idol, who later decides to pass his quirk to Midoriya.

Then Midoriya joins the hero academy where everyone trains to become a hero. This is the story of how Midoriya becomes the world’s greatest hero.

7. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

It is adventure fiction, a coming-of-age story, and Fantasy drama. The world of magi is filled with magic, every character has power in the world of Magi.

Despite having powers not all of them are a special class of Magi. Aladdin is a simple magician who wants to discover the world, so he starts his journey with Alibaba his best friend.

If you like epic fights then this drama is great to watch.

6. Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail is an Adventure, fantasy drama, it deals with lots of magic and it’s a great fantasy anime.

This anime has great character development.

In the land of Fiore magic is everywhere, Lucy Heartfilia wants to join the fairy tale guild.

She encounters a man who tricks her and kidnaps her, Natsu Dragneel is a member of the fairy guild, he saves Lucy, and also offers her to join the fairy tail guild.

This beginning of lucy’s adventure with the fairy guild.

5. The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins

Nanatsu no Taizai Adventure fiction, Fantasy drama.

The empire of Britannia is protected by the powerful holy knights, they have magical powers.

The faction of these knights known as The Seven Deadly Sins decides to betray the knights and plans to overthrow the king of lions.

Princess Elizabeth, the third princess of the kingdom decides to find for sins to regain her kingdom back.

4. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

It is an Adventure; Dark fantasy; Steampunk; series.

Two brothers Edward and Alphonse at an early age learn the art of alchemy.

They attempt to bring their mother alive with their knowledge.

It was a forbidden practice, during the ritual Alphonse loses his entire body and Edward loses an arm and a leg.

To bring back their bodies they embark on a journey to find Philosopher’s stone.

The story has a dark, cruel, and evil nature in the anime, the plot is more serious than other typical anime due to its alchemy play.

3. Naruto


Naruto is Adventure, fantasy comedy, and martial arts drama. It is one of the most popular anime.

It’s the story of Naruto Uzumaki a ninja who dreams of becoming the Hokage, in his journey to becoming Hokage, he works hard, and in this series you see friendship, hate, and sacrifice.

This anime series has more than 700+ episodes but it’s worth watching.

2. Hunter X Hunter

Hunter X Hunter

It is an Adventure fiction, Fantasy, Martial Arts drama.  It is one of the highest-rated anime.

Hunter x Hunter deals with power like magic, and fights. In the Hunter x Hunter world being a hunter is a most respected job.

Gon’s father left his son to pursue his dream to become a hunter.

Gon also decides to be a hunter and go on a journey to find his father.

To become a hunter, he works hard, and in his journey, he makes lots of friends.

1. One Piece

One Piece

One of the most popular anime One Piece is an Adventure fiction, Fantasy series with more than 1000+ episodes.

It is a story about a pirate Monkey D Luffy who wants to become king of pirates when he was a kid, he ate a devil fruit after which his body gains the properties of rubber.

To become the next King of Pirates, he searches the grand line to find the ultimate treasure “One Piece” with his crew.

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Garima Singh

Moshi Moshi everyone! I'm Garima, an anime enthusiast with a passion for sharing my love of anime with others. I've watched over 1000 anime, and I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting shows to watch.

I love everything about anime, from the stories and characters to the animation and music. I'm also a big fan of anime culture, and I love to learn about Japanese culture and history through anime.

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