Top 50 Most Popular Battle Shounen Anime of all Time

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In this article, we brought you the Top 50 Most Popular Battle Shounen Anime of all Time! but before jumping directly to the ranking, we highly recommend you to read this short introduction so that you can understand what we mean by battle shounen in this post!

This is probably not the first time you come across an article with a similar title, but we guarantee you, this is a different one! why? because the truth is that the word “Shounen” in the anime community could mean many things and mainly two things: the genre and the demographic.

And usually, the type of lists that have the same title as this article that you can find all over the internet usually considers the demographic over the genre while making their ranking and that’s why they end up adding non-shounen shows on their lists

To be more clear, what I mean by shounen ( the genre ) isevery action-packed series with a young main character that becomes stronger thought-out the anime after overcoming hardships or going through intense pieces of training”

Examples of shows that won’t be included on this list because they are not considered “Shounen”:

  • One punch Man: demographic: shounen ; genre: comedy, action, Superpowers and the protagonist is overpowered
  • You Lie in April: Demographic: Shounen ; Genre: romance, Drama, Music
  • Death Note: Demographic: Shounen ; Genre: thriller, Mystery, Supernaturel
  • Attack on Titan: Demographic: Sounen ; Genre: Mystery, Action, Drama

Note: there are a lot of shows ( like Food Wars) that are considered “Shounen” but they won’t be included on this list because they are not Action-Oriented!

Important:

  • this ranking is based on the number of members every series listed here has on MyAnimeList !
  • this ranking will be updated in the future if we need to

Karakuri circus

  • Episodes: 36
  • Studio: VOLN
  • Main Cast: Katou Narumi, Saiga Shirogane, Saiga Masaru

The Law of Ueki

  • Episodes: 51
  • Studio: Deen
  • Main Cast: Ueki Kousuke, Sano Seiichirou, Mori Ai, Tenko

GetBackers

  • Episodes: 49
  • Studio: Deen
  • Main Cast: Midou Ban, Amano Ginji, Fuuchouin Kazuki

Toriko

  • Episodes: 147
  • Studio: Toei Animation
  • Main Cast: Toriko, Zebra, Coco, Komatsu,Sunny

Fist of The North Star

  • Episodes: 109(S1) 43(S2) 3(OVA)
  • Studio: Toei Animation
  • Main Cast: Kenshirou

Magmel of The Sea Blue

  • Episodes: 13
  • Studio: Pierrot Plus
  • Main Cast: Inyou, Zero

Yozakura Quartet

  • Episodes: 12(version1) 13(version 2) 3(OVA)
  • Studio: Nomad, Tatsunoko Production
  • Main Cast: Nanami Ao, Yarizakura Hime, Isone Kotoha, Hiizumi Akina

Buso Renkin

  • Episodes: 26
  • Studio: Xebec
  • Main Cast: Tsumura Tokiko, Muto Kazuki, Chouno Koushaku

Saint Seiya

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 114(S1) 13(OVA) 12(OVA)
  • Studio: Toei Animation
  • Main Cast: Pegasus Seya, Dragon Shiryuu, Phoenix Ikki, Andromeda Shun, Cygnus Hyouga

Tenjou Tenge

  • Episodes: 24(S1) 2(OVA)
  • Studio: Madhous
  • Main Cast: Natsume Maya, Nagi Souichirou, Natsume Aya

UQ Holder!

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 12
  • Studio: J.C.Staff
  • Main Cast: Konoe Touta, Evangeline Athanasia Katherine McDowell

Edens Zero

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 25
  • Studio: J.C.Staff
  • Main Cast: Shiki Granbell, Rebecca Bluegarden, Kougetsu Homura, Weisz Steiner

Ushio and Tora

  • Episodes: 26(S1) 13(S2)
  • Studio: Mappa
  • Main Cast: Ushio Aotsuki, Tora

Chrno Crusade

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 24
  • Studio: Gonzo
  • Main Cast: Chrno, Rosette Christopher, Azmaria Hendric

Medaka Box

  • Episodes: 12(S1) 12(S2)
  • Studio: Gainax, Asahi Production
  • Main Cast: Medaka Kurokami, Zenkishi Hitoyoshi

KenIchi: The Mightiest Disciple

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 50
  • Studio: TMS Entertaiment
  • Main Cast: Shirahama Kenichi, Fuurinjin Miu

Kemono Jihen

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 12
  • Studio: Aji-Do
  • Main Cast: Kabane Kusaka, Akira Iwakiyamayukisatoshironanogojuurokushi, Shiki Tademaru

Code:Breaker

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 13
  • Studio: Kinema Citrus
  • Main Cast: Oogami Rei, Sakurakouji Sakura

Shaman King

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 64
  • Studio: Xebec
  • Main Cast: Asakusa Yuu, Asakusa Hao, Anna Kyouyama, Manta Oyamada

World Trigger

  • Episodes: 73(S1) 12(S2) 14(S3)
  • Studio: Toei Animation
  • Main Cast: Yuuma Kuga, Yuuchi Jin, Osamu Mikumo, Chika Amatori

Rurouni Kenshin

  • Episodes: 4(OVA) 94(S1)
  • Studio: Gallop, Deen
  • Main Cast: Kenshin Himura, Sanosuke Sagara, Kaoru Kamiya, Yahiko Myoujin

Twin Star Exorcists

  • Episodes: 50
  • Studio: Pierrot
  • Main Cast: Rokuro Enmadou, Benio Adashino

Katekyo Hitman Reborn!

most popular shounen  anime
  • Episodes: 203
  • Studio: Artland
  • Main Cast: Sawada Tsunayoshi, Reborn, Hibari Kyouya, Gokudera Hayato, Yamamoto Takeshi, Lambo, Rokudou Mukuro, Sasagawa Ryouhei, Dokuro Chrome

Beelzebub

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 60
  • Studio: Pierrot Plus
  • Main Cast: Oga Tatsumi, Beelzebub IV, Hildegard, Furuichi Takayuki

Yu Yu Hakusho

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 112
  • Studio: Pierrot
  • Main Cast: Yuusuke Uramichi, Hiei, Kurama, Kuwabara Kazuma, Botan

D.Gray-man

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 103(S1) 13(S2)
  • Studio: TMS Entetainment
  • Main Cast: Allen Walker, Yuu Kanda, Lenalee Lee, Lavi

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: Still airing
  • Studio: Pierrot
  • Main Cast: Boruto Uzumaki, Sarada Uchiha, Mitsuki, Kawaki

Blood Blockade Battlefront

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 12(S1) 12(S2)
  • Studio: Bones
  • Main Cast: Leonardo Watch, Klaus Von Reinherz, Zapp Renfro

Tokyo Revengers

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 24
  • Studio: LIDENFILMS
  • Main Cast: Takemichi Hanagaki, Sano Manjirou, Ryuuguuji Ken

Magi

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 25(S1) 25(S2)
  • Studio: A-1 Pictures
  • Main Cast: Aladdin, Alibaba Saluja, Morgiana

Gintama

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 201(S1) 51(S2) 13(S3) 51(S4) 12(S5) 13(S6) 12(S7) 14(S8) + Movie
  • Studio: Sunrise, Bandai Namco Pictures
  • Main Cast: Sakata Gintoki, Shimura Shinpachi, Kagura

Fire Force

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 24(S1) 24(S2)
  • Studio: David Production
  • Main Cast: Kusakabe Shinra, Iris, Kotatsu Tamaki, Arthur Boyle

Dragon Ball

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 153(S1) 291(Z) 61(GT)
  • Studio: Toei Animation
  • Main Cast: Son Goku, Vegeta, Son Gohan, Piccolo, Kuririn

Seraph of the End

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 12(S1) 12(S2)
  • Studio: Wit
  • Main Cast: Hyakuya Yuuichirou, Hyakuya Mikaela,Hiiragi Shinoa, Ichinose Guren

Black Clover

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 170
  • Studio: Pierrot
  • Main Cast: Asta, Silva Noelle, Yuno, Yami Sukehiro

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 26(S1) 48(S2) 39(S3) 39(S4) 39(S5)
  • Studio: David Productions
  • Main Cast: Jonathan Joestar, Josef Joestar, Kuujou Joutarou, Higashikata Jousuke, Giorno Giovanna, Jolyne Kuujou

Soul Eater

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 51
  • Studio: Bones
  • Main Cast: Evans Soul Eater, Death the Kid, Albarn Maka, Black Star

Fairy Tail

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 175(S1) 102(S2) 51(S3)
  • Studio: Satelight, A-1 Pictures, Bridge, Cloverworks
  • Main Cast: Natsu Dragneel, Ludy Heartfilia, Erza Scarlette, Grey Fullbuster, Marvell Wendy

Bleach

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 366
  • Studio: Pierrot
  • Main Cast: Kurosaki Ichigo, Rukia Kuchiki, Abarai Renji, Inoue Orihime, Ishida Uryuu, Sado Yasutaro

Assassination Classroom

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 22(S1) 25(S2)
  • Studio: Lerch
  • Main Cast: Koro Sensei, Nagisa Shiota, Karma Akabane

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Blue Exorcist

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 25(S1) 12(S2)
  • Studio: A-1 Pictures
  • Main Cast: Rin Okumura, Yukio Okumura, Pheles Mephisto

Jujutsu Kaisen

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 24
  • Studio: Mappa
  • Main Cast: Itadori Yuuji, Fushiguro Megumi, Kugisake Nobara, Gojo Satoru

The Seven Deadly Sins

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 24(S1) 24(S2) 24(S3) 24(S4)
  • Studio: A-1 Pictures, Deen
  • Main Cast: Melidas, Escanor, Ban, King, Gowther, Diane, Merlin, Elizabeth Liones, Hawk

Akame ga Kill!

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 24
  • Studio: White Fox
  • Main Cast: Tatsume, Akame, Mine, Leone

One Piece

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: Still airing
  • Studio: Toei Animation
  • Main Cast: Monkey D.Luffy, Roronoa Zoro, Nami, Nico Robin, Vinsmonk Sanji, Usopp, Brook, Franky, Jinbe

Hunter x Hunter

most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 148
  • Studio: MadHouse
  • Main Cast: Gon Freecss, Killua Zoldyck, Kurapika, Paladiknight Leorio

Demon Slayer

 most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 26(S1) 18(S2)
  • Studio: UfoTable
  • Main Cast: Kamado Tanjirou, Kamado Nezuko, Hashibara Inosuke, Agatsuma Zenitsu

Naruto

 most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 220(S1) 500(S2)
  • Studio: Pierrot
  • Main Cast: Naruto Uzumaki, Uchiha Sasuke, Haruno Sakura, Hatake Kakashi

My Hero Academia

 most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 13(S1) 25(S2) 25(S3) 25(S4) 25(S5)
  • Studio: Bones
  • Main Cast: Midoriya Izuku, Katsuki Bakugo, AllMight, Uraraka Uchako, Todoroki Shouto

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

 most popular shounen anime
  • Episodes: 64
  • Studio: Bones
  • Main Cast: Edward Elric, Alphonse Elric, Mustong Roy

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