What are your all-time favorite shounen anime?
This is my list:
1 - Dragon Ball
2 - One Piece
3 - Fullmetal Alchemist: Botherhood
4 - Naruto
5 - Bleach
6 - Fairy Tail
7 - Reborn
8 - Gintama
9 - Death Note
10 - Attack on Titan
Have to think of the rest..
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Gurren Lagaan in all ten.
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5. Fullmetal Alchesmist: BrotherHood
6. Hunter X Hunter (2011)
7. Shakugan No Shana
8. Kaze No Stigma
Top 10? Not a huge fan of Shounen anime but...
Attack on Titan, Hunter x Hunter, Bakuman, Fairy Tail, Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, GTO, The Devil is a Part Timer, Hajime no Ippo, and TWGOK.
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1. Gurren Lagaan
3. Yu Yu Hakusho
4. FMA Brotherhood
5. Rurouni Kenshin
7. Is This A Zombie?
9. Blue Exorcist
10. Fairy Tail
Assuming you actually mean the demographic shounen...
1. Mirai Nikki
2. FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
3. Attack on Titan
6. Sword Art Online
7. Daily Lives of Highschool Boys
9. Yu Yu Hakusho
E: It already seems that some one on this thread, and probably more to come, think shounen is synonymous with action and not in fact a demographic.
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1. One Piece
2. Gurren Lagann
3. FMA Brotherhood
4. Attack of Potato
I don't watch a lot of Shounen that I really like, at least not that comes to mind.
Pretty sure that a show with the viewer rating R - 17+ (violence & profanity) isn't shounen...
Mirai Nikki, Brotherhood, and AoT all share that rating. Although you are correct that Fate Zero is not a shounen.
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Shounen is just a demographic, it doesn't define content. It just means the projected target audience is a specific age range, which for shounen would be around the ages of 10-20 for males. Does that mean the content has to be for that target audience specifically? No.
As an example, Anohana: The Flower We Say That Day is a shounen title. Not shoujo, not josei. Shounen. Think about that for a second.
For me I can't pick a top ten but I really like Gunslinger Girl, Gunbuster and its sequel Diebuster, Birdy the Mighty, and Cromartie High School.
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Dragonball - THE ORIGINAL SHOUNEN COMEDY ACTION SERIES....it's amazing and everybody should watch it, despite DBZ's faults
Dragonball Z - You dont watch DBZ for the plot, action, or art. You watch it because you saw Dragonball and asked "what's next?"
Mobile Suit Gundam - (but not any other Gundam, those arn't shounen anymore)
Dragonball Z Return of Cooler
Hunter X Hunter AND Yu Yu Hakusho(because they're like the same thing)
Inuyasha for #10-18
Dragonball GT (But only the last few episodes, that being the second half of the Evil Dragons arc, not even the first half. 4-star introduction and beyond only)
Avatar the Last Airbender (which would be higher if I didn't take the worst movie ever made into consideration)
Clannad, Air, Kanon, Clannad Afterstory, Angel Beats, any other anime EXACTLY THE SAME AS THIS ONE.
Fate/stay Night and Fate/Zero (If the sex scenes didn't happen, it's still a Shounen!)
Persona 4 the Videogame
Baccano! not Durarara! (Durarara is product for Japanese people while Baccano is a product for Americans, THEY DO NOT OVERLAP!)
Attack on Titan (Subject to replace Inuyasha #14)
Neon Genesis Evangelion (It's more of an Anti-Shounen than a Shounen... and "anti" doesn't mean "not" it means "it hates children")
Berserk (Who would be much higher on this list if were actually a Shounen)
Guilty Crown IF you're ignoring protaganist Shu, which is reallllly hard. Otherwise this show is garbage and not on the list
Eureka 7 (This one should be higher up, but I forgot to list it earlier)
Batman The Animated Series
Dragonball Z Abridged
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Full Metal Alchemist: Original Gagstah
Sword Art Online (the upcoming GGO might bump this up a few spots
Studio Trigger and Kill la Kill (When combined they're totally Shounen)
The World God Only Knows is pretty good, but super-harems arn't really Shounen to me
Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 2
Darker than Black
World of Warcraft
Hajime no Ippo/Fighting Spirit!!
Escaflowne (I never finished this one)
Dragonball GT(The bad episodes)
Code Geass doesn't go this low, but I don't want to fit it in anywhere
That's my list! I didn't count, but it's totally accurate with me. Take from it what you will.
1. Hunter x Hunter (2011) (If i could I would just fill this list with this anime)
2. Dragon Ball Z
3. Yu Yu Hakusho
4. Fullmetal Alchemist : Brotherhood
5. Attack On Titan
6. One Piece
8. Rurouni Kenshin
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1. One Piece (Great plot, characters and combination of genres. Easily 1 of the best).
2. FMA (Great plot and touching story)
3. Rurouni Kenshin (Great atmosphere and characters)
4. Naruto (Good plot and action)
5. H x H 2011 (Intense and great soundtrack)
6. Gintama (Funny as hell)
7. Bleach (Great beginning despite decline in quality)
8. Attack on Titan (Great intro & interesting plot, hope to see more)
9. Hitman Reborn (Slow start but interesting latter part)
10. Gurren Lagann (Inspiring enough to crack the top 10 at least)
Everything is as it is.