Best Shonen Jump Anime

The Top Ten
1 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable... read more

Father of all shounen jump, action, and fighting anime. The best fighting/action anime ever Period.

Watched when I was little because it was part of my Saturday cartoons.

It is just awesome after reading all these new titles, this one remains on top for me

2 Hunter x Hunter (2011) Hunter × Hunter is a manga franchise created by Yoshihiro Togashi. In 1999, Hunter × Hunter was adapted into a 62-episode anime television series produced by Nippon Animation and directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi. The show premiered on Japan's Fuji TV and ran until 2001. Three separate original video... read more

Hunter X Hunter is refreshing. I finally found a shonen that isn't predictable, that has a protagonist who isn't like all the others, and villains who aren't just built up to be bad but consists more then just being stupidly evil so the protagonist can make friends with them. His best friend Killua is an amazing protagonist too. Killua had a crap childhood but once Gon came into his life he was able to smile again despite the tragedies. This is one of the many things that actually prove they are good friends. I'm glad nothing comes between these two especially ROMANCE. For anyone who thinks this is slow paced that maybe true but that's actually because the creator put effort into each character and didn't want to make the protagonist self incentive like al the other ones. So many shonen are completely the same. I'm glad Hunter x Hunter was made.

3 One Piece One Piece is a manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. The manga has been adapted into an original video animation (OVA) produced by Production I.G in 1998, and an anime series produced by Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in Japan in 1999 and has aired 851 episodes to date.

What's there to say? It is THE BEST when it comes to world building and character motivations. The actions alright and sometimes they drag stuff out a bit long, but it's lasted this long for a reason.

An epic adventure full of exciting action, heart-breaking tragedy and storytelling that will blow your mind over and over again!

Even though there are many naruto fans .
It's my personal opinion that one piece is much light hearted than naruto and some animes.

4 Boku No Hero Academia My Hero Academia is a superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, and 20 volumes have been collected in tankōbon format.

Best Shonen to come out in a long time, I believe that if the story continues to go as strong as it is right now, it will reach the popularity heights of Naruto, one piece and maybe even dragon ball. The amazing blend of music, animation and character development is what really sets this show apart from its pears.

No. 5? Seriously? And I thought DBZ was overrated. But this is the real deal.
Generic cliche plot and a boring protagonist
Fight scenes aren't that great tbh
Not a bad series but it just gets way too much hype

5 Dragon Ball Dragon Ball is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. It made anime popular in America and is based on the manga of the same name by Akira Toriyama. It was dubbed in English on Cartoon Networks Toonami block and still has many fans today.

This is way more adventurous and fun when compared to Dragon Ball Z. I love them all, but the character development in Dragon Ball and overall show quality completely trumps DBZ.

6 Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama anime series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami - a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".

Death Note is amazing, everything that goes through Kiras brain and Ls brain is ingenious ,and unpredictable. Both characters are insanely unique and well thought of that you always contemplate witch side your on even though they are almost complete opposites. The reason this is second on my list is because I see it more of a psychological anime then a shonen.

Amazing. This show has the right amount of suspense to make it good. With the fight scenes very fast-paced, this show is overall good.

7 Yu Yu Hakusho Yu Yu Hakusho is a manga franchise created by Yoshihiro Togashi. An anime adaptation consisting of 112 television episodes was directed by Noriyuki Abe and co-produced by Fuji Television, Yomiko Advertising, and Studio Pierrot. The television series originally aired on Japan's Fuji TV network from October... read more
8 Naruto Shippuden Naruto: Shippuden is the ongoing sequel to the original Naruto anime and covers the Naruto manga from volume twenty-eight on. The TV adaptation of Naruto: Shippuden debuted in Japan on February 15, 2007 on TV Tokyo. It is developed by Studio Pierrot and directed by Hayato Date.

This series gets way too much hate, and is basically the third biggest punching bag for elitist contrarian weeaboos, next to Fairy Tail and Sword Art Online. Naruto Uzumaki is a character capable of understanding the perspectives of even his greatest enemies, and the series creates the most evil monstrous villains just to humanize them in the end. The character writing in Naruto Shippuden is amazing, and even the minor characters have layers to them. The series doesn't rely at all on ecchi or fanservice to keep viewers engaged, which is somewhat rare for Japanese cartoons. Instead it relies on incredibly choreographed fight scenes (probably the best in anime history), and themes of war, peace, love, hatred, loneliness, camaraderie, life, death, etc.

9 Shaman King
10 Bakuman
The Contenders
11 Naruto Naruto is an anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga was later adapted into a television anime, which was produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex. It premiered across Japan on the terrestrial TV Tokyo and other TX Network stations on October 3, 2002. The first series... read more

Greatest anime. Filled with the power of youth!

12 Hunter x Hunter (1999) Hunter × Hunter is a manga franchise created by Yoshihiro Togashi. In 1999, Hunter × Hunter was adapted into a 62-episode anime television series produced by Nippon Animation and directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi. The show premiered on Japan's Fuji TV and ran until 2001. Three separate original video... read more
13 Bleach Bleach is a Japanese anime series based on Tite Kubo's manga of the same name. Bleach adapts the first 54 volumes of Tite Kubo's manga series of the same name. In addition, 4 anime-original arcs were broadcast in-between and during the adaptations of original arcs of the manga... read more

Need Bleach to come back everything else is absolute trash. Even Dragon ball has nothing on Bleach. Why in gods name did they ever stop making this?

After Bleach I can't watch any other anime, all others seem substandard.

Watched recently and enjoyed because some emotions I can relate to.

14 Fairy Tail Fairy Tail is a manga franchise created by Hiro Mashima. The manga has been adapted into an anime series produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight, which began broadcasting in Japan on October 12, 2009. Additionally, A-1 Pictures and Satelight have developed seven original video animations and an animated... read more

My first manga right here. I'll stick with it until the end and no one can stop me.

I freaking love Fairy Tail. Gray is the best character change my mind.

In my opinion Fairy tail is one of the best anime shows.

15 Fist of the North Star Fist of the North Star is a Japanese manga series written by Buronson and illustrated by Tetsuo Hara. Serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1983 to 1988, the 245 chapters were initially collected in 27 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha.
16 Gintama Gin Tama, also styled as Gintama, is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi and serialized, beginning on December 8, 2003, in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump.

I do not understand why it's on number 17. It's comedy is top tier, the action is golden, and just Gintoki is a great character. Okita is my favourite, but still. It's not just satirical, there's some action too, and some good one at that. This should be no. 1, what the hell. Well, it can compete with Hunter x Hunter (2011), but I prefer Gintama cause it's Gintama.

So many people thinks Gintama is just a comedy anime but it not, it has so many good moments where you laught, cry, scream, etc. It also has a good argument.

Gintokiii! Absolutely my favorite Jump anime with my favorite Jump hero.

17 Bastard!!
18 Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! was aired from 2000 to 2004 in Japan, and 2001 to 2006 in the US. It continues where the Toei Anime Left off. When 10th grader Yugi Muto solves the Millenium Puzzle, Yami Yugi emerges, taking control of him to help his friends. In Duel Monsters, they mostly played children's card games because... read more
19 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Reborn!, known in Japan as Katekyō Hitman Reborn! (Japanese: 家庭教師ヒットマンREBORN!, Hepburn: Katekyō Hittoman Ribōn!), and also known as Hitman Reborn!, is an action-packed Japanese anime series. It is based on the manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Akira Amano... read more

Finally. Someone who talks about this series. This has got to be the most underrated shonen I've ever seen
The story was good. The concept was amazing. We got ninjas soul reapers pirates warriors and we got mafias. Way better concept that heroes lol.

20 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is an anime and manga franchise originally written by Hirohiko Araki. It centers around the perilous journey of the members of the legendary Joestar bloodline.

At the start Jojo's is just ok, but after part 1 the show gets better and better. Harmon was a generic martial art power, but with the introduction of stands it gave the fights uniqueness and makes the series much different from other anime. This show also makes you fear if each fight might be the end of a main character (even the JoJo).

Great characters, short, yet intense and intriguing fights, and a great range of cultures, philosophies, and fantastic writing

21 Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime series adapted from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa.

Great action, excellent comedy, amazing world building and magic system, and best of all, outstanding pacing. Honestly it should be higher. I'm not someone who's going to claim it should always be #1 on MAL, but it's up there.

22 One Punch Man One-Punch Man is an ongoing, online, web comic, which was later adapted into a Manga and Anime series . Created by ONE in 2009, It gained popularity, and soon after, went viral in 2012, surpassing 7 . 9 million views . One-Punch Man (OPM for short) focuses on the protagonist Saitama (Who is named after... read more
23 Assassination Classroom Assassination Classroom is a Japanese manga and anime series created by Yūsei Matsui. The series debuted in 2012 and centers around a class of underachieving students who must kill their teacher, an octopus-like creature named Koro-sensei, to prevent him from destroying Earth. The show blends comedy,... read more

Knows when to be absolutely funny and also serious. It is a great mix of emotion throughout and I could not stop watching once I started. Number 2 maybe only to HxH

Its comical and emotional at the same time. the characters will really grow on you throughout the series

24 Haikyuu! Haikyu!! is a Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. Individual chapters have been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since February 2012, with bound volumes published by Shueisha.

So many good anime but my vote goes to this one for it holds a special place in my heart. The characters are so great. Its impossible not to bound with them. I also had a hard time not to root for the other team because all teams and their players have their own story and kind of win your respect during the series. And not to forget the tention all the matches bring with them. I was on the edge of my seat most of the time, laughing and crying with all the characters as they went thru their own personal development and ending up winning or losing... Great great series.

25 Dragon Ball Super Dragon Ball Super is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation that began airing on July 5, 2015. It is a sequel show to the Dragon Ball manga and the first Dragon Ball television series featuring a new storyline in 18 years.

Its just like DBZ but it has a different storyline and kai animation.

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