There are a lot of shounen anime to watch but among them there are ones with great backstories, powers, quotes, fight scenes and amazing graphics and designs. Here is a list of the new gen top ten shounen anime everyone should watch.
List Of 10 Best Shounen Anime For You To Watch
1. Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is a really fun and interesting horror anime. It has been serialized in Kodansha’s monthly Bessatsu Shounen Magazine since 2009 and has been hugely successful till date.
For hundreds of years, humanity has been living locked up inside 3 huge walls. This was to protect themselves from the man eating giants called ‘Titans’.
This anime centers around a boy named Eren, whose mother was eaten by a Titan, when they finally breached the first wall. It was then Eren swore to kill each and every titan in order to avenge his mother’s death.
Eren and his friends, Mikasa and Armin, join the military to fight these titans. Sooner, it was revealed that Eren was capable of transforming into a Titan. Having him as the hope to fend off the Titans, humanity finally started to fight them back. This anime might be dark, but it doesn’t stop it from being one of the best, with it’s fight scenes, inspirational quotes and mystery.
2. Demon Slayer
Demon Slayer involves a boy named Tanjiro whose family, except his Younger sister were murdered by a powerful demon named Muzan. With his sister turned into a demon, he joins the demon Slayer corps to find a way to turn his sister back into a human. This anime is about Tanjiro slaying the twelve most powerful demons and their master, Muzan with his sun breathing style, superhuman smelling and black sword.
It also features some interesting breathing techniques and blood demon arts.
3. The Seven Deadly Sins
The seven deadly sins are a group of powerful people who were falsely accused as criminals.
This is a great anime about a demon prince, Meliodas and the princess of Liones who united the seven deadly sins in order to save her kingdom. This anime has a lot of races like archangels, goddess, demon, fairy, vampire and even giants. Meliodas can reflect any magic attack made against him many times over. He is also capable of going into the ‘assault mode’, which makes him unbelievably powerful at the cost of his emotions and consciousness.
4. Black Clover
This anime is one of the best shounen anime of all time! It has some amazing songs and incredible fight scenes. For the fantasy lovers, Black clover has different magic powers like gravity magic, spatial magic, curse magic and even anti-magic. It involves a boy named Asta who has no potential for magic. But later, he gains a five leaf grimoire within which is told to reside a demon. He uses anti-magic swords to cut through, deflect or absorb magic. He is on the path to become the wizard king along with his friend, rival Yuno.
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5. My Hero Academia
MHA has great characters with a nice backstory. In a world of humans with superpowers called quirks, Midoriya is a boy with no quirk. However, he wishes to become the number 1 hero. He is later entrusted a power called ‘one for all’ by the number 1 hero and his role model, All Might. He uses his new found powers, breaking the limiters of his body to defeat powerful opponents and fights the league of villains . Midoriya enrolls into the Best hero academy called UA and meets new friends like Todoroki who can weild both fire and ice, Bakugo who can secrete sweats that explodes, and many more friends.
6. Hunter x Hunter
Hunter x Hunter is really fun and interesting, with lots of battles and unique talents and abilities. There are magicians, assassins, ninjas and many more. They use their nen abilities for battle. For example, “Lily flower” ability can cause explosions.
This anime is about a boy named Gon who wants to meet his father, a hunter and one of the top 3 nen user in the world. Following his father’s footsteps he takes the hunter exams– an almost impossible to pass test in order to become a hunter. There he makes friends with killua, Kurapika and Leorio.
He also meets a magician named Hisoka who is obssessed with Gon. Hisoka can create a substance which has the properties of rubber and gum . He is an enhancer who uses his aura to increase his strength, cut through things and blast people off.
7. Fire Force
Fire force revolves around a boy named Shinra who has pyrokinetic abilities. He is capable of producing flames from his feet, which people call the ‘devil’s footprint.’ Shinra wants to become a hero. So he joins the Fire Force– an organization which battles infernals, flame bound beings. There he makes a lot of friends, like Arthur Boyle and Tamaki. Boyle can create a plasma sword and Tamaki can create flames to manifest various cat-like traits.
8. One punch man
This is another great shounen anime about superheroes. It has a great plot, but the main character is invincible from the very start. So we don’t really get to see him push pass his limits. We always know who is going to win. Nevertheless, they have other amazing characters in the anime like a cyborg and a telepath. It also has some amazing fight sequences. Getting to see him destroy his opponent with a single punch is a treat in itself.
9. Jujutsu Kaisen
Jujutsu Kaisen is a really interesting shounen anime. It might deserve a place higher in this list, but since the just started and they are not many episodes, I don’t want to place it higher yet.
It involves a boy named Itadori, who ate Sukuna, the most powerful demon finger and then became the vessel of Sukuna. He joins the Tokyo jujutsu school and became friends with a boy who can create animals from shadow, and a girl who channels cursed energy into her weapons. Together they fight curses ( monsters ) while Itadori looks for the other fingers. When all Sukuna fingers has been consumed, he will die, killing both himself and the demon within him. His mentor, the greatest jujutsu sorcerer, Satoru Gojo, teaches him how to use cursed energy and Itadori then develops his technique called ‘divergent fist.’
Boruto has a pretty bad reputation in the anime community. However, it might not be as bad as people think. Like other great anime, it also has great characters with nice back stories, new powers and overpowered characters. This anime is the next generation series of Naruto, involving his son who has no major goal in his life. But him being a vessel of a member of the most powerful clan in Naruto, called the ‘Otsutsuki clan’, makes the anime rather interesting to watch. This anime has one of the best animated fights which is Naruto and Sasuke vs Momoshiki with lots of new powers like the karma and Barton mode.
There are other great anime out there but these ten are be the best in my opinion. They have great theme songs, fight scenes, backstories, powers, better graphics and character design than most other anime. They also do not have much fillers, making every episode meaningful and interesting.
That’s it for this post! These were the top 10 shounen anime you must watch if you haven’t already!! If you liked what you read, consider hitting the bell icon at the bottom right corner to subscribe for post notifications~
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