What are the best Shonen Jump anime?

Shonen anime is characterized by its action that is as high-octane and hot-blooded as the protagonists that star in them. Frank Emmanuel Trazo happens to be a shonen fan, so let's give him some suggestions that are sure to have him jumping as well!

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    #1One Piece

    One Piece

    The One Piece is an anime TV series adaptation of the manga series of the same name written by Eiichiro Oda. Since its inception on October 20, 1999, the show still continuously produces episodes following the life of Luffy.

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    Frances Ryan
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "Came here ready to kick anyone's ass if One Piece wasn't on the top of the list! BEen following the series, both anime and manga for more than 2 decades since I was 7, never a dull moment with this funny crew! It's got action, adventure, drama (Going Merry huhuh), comedy, romance, and everything you can ask for! And haven't you noticed, Luffy doesn't need Dragon Balls to save his ass! "
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    #2Dragon Ball Z

    Dragon Ball Z

    Dragon Ball Z is an anime series by which follows the adventures of Goku who, after learning that he is from another planet, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. It was produced by Toei Animation and was released in 1990.

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    Thomas Tran
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "DBZ Goku, best Goku! As a Piccolo fan, I get goosebumps every time I watch Piccolo and Goku team up to save Gohan and Earth from Raditz and Vegeta. Frieza too! and Trunks and everyone! MAN, DBZ is the best DB!"
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    #3Naruto Shippuden

    Naruto Shippuden

    Naruto Shippuden is a Japanese anime TV adapted from the manga series written by Masashi Kishimoto. This centers on Naruto Uzumaki who constantly searches for approval and recognition, as well as to become Hokage. 

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    Evelyn Romero
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "Naruto Shippuden's ending was a bit forced, though the part where Madara was still alive was a twist I was not expecting. Sasuke gaining control of the Tailed Beasts on the other hand, was kind of OP and threw me off. But still, a very great anime I enjoyed for a very long time!"

WHAT’S THE MEANING?

Shonen is a genre that refers to content meant for a young male demographic typically between the ages of 12 and 18. It commonly features high-action and humorous plots involving the mostly male protagonists.

DID YOU KNOW?

Out of the 11 entries on this list, four of the entries were produced by Studio Madhouse and three were produced by Studio Pierrot, two of the biggest Shonen anime studios in the industry. Death Note, Hajime no Ippo, the 2011 remake of Hunter x Hunter, and the first season of One Punch Man were all produced by Studio Madhouse. Madhouse was founded in 1972 by former animators of Mushi Production, a company that went bankrupt one year after. Madhouse has been responsible for some of the best anime adaptations in the industry, having been the studio for Cardcaptor Sakura (the original 1998 run, both films, and the 2018 sequel/reboot), A Place Further than the Universe, the 2007 Devil May Cry anime, and Overlord. They also produced groundbreaking anime movies like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Tokyo Godfathers.

On the other hand, Studio Pierrot produced the adaptations of the shonen bigs, namely Naruto (including Shippuden), Yu Yu Hakusho, and Bleach. Pierrot was founded in 1979 by former employees of Tatsunoko Production and, like Madhouse, former employees of Mushi Productions. Aside from the shonen bigs, Pierrot is also the studio behind Flame of Recca, Clamp School Detectives, Fancy Lala, Twin Star Exorcists, and Urusei Yatsura, the forerunner of the harem genre that is often partnered with the shonen genre. That said, harem is surprisingly absent from this list of hot-blooded shonen jump anime. Yet the timeless and classic One Piece anime produced by Toei Animation has become part of the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1997. If you are wondering where to watch One Piece, it's practically almost everywhere! Anyway, another manga title that has been serialized in the Weekly Shonen Magazine is the Seven Deadly Sins. This on-going manga has also been transformed into series. In fact, the Seven Deadly Sins 2 has become a staple in some anime streaming sites. Check out the other entries and see for yourself. Either way, your blood is sure to be pumping!

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    #4My Hero Academia

    My Hero Academia

    Boku No Hero Academia: My Hero Academy is a Japanese action and adventure anime adapted  from the manga illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi's. It was released April 18, 2017. Christopher R. Sabat, Justine Briner and Luci Christian were the English voice-over.

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    Lawrence Simpson
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "worthy replacement to any of the big three (one piuece naruto and bleach). just the message alone of a normal kid having superpowers through hardwork, devotion and just being helpful, damn that's deep! that's deep!"
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    #5Bleach

    Bleach

    Bleach is an anime series that is based on Tite Kubo's manga series of the same name. It follows Ichigo as he becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping spirits find peace.

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    Harry Cox
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "Had good arcs in the beginning, but the Wandereich and the Yhwach arc kind of made the story too complex. Ichigo's journey to save Rukia was one of the best anime series I've watched for sure tho, especially when Ichigo picked off the strongest shinigami one by one. "
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    #6Yu Yu Hakusho

    Yu Yu Hakusho

    Yu Yu Hakusho is a Japanese action and fantasy anime by Funimation Entertainment. It was released in the year 1992. The anime, directed by Noriyuki Abe and written by Yukiyoshi Ohashi, adapts the manga by Yoshihiro Togashi.

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    Phillip Davidson
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "100%!!!!!! Upvote this guys! this has the best adventures in all of anime! and the quirkiest animations too!!! It is so enjoyable even without outrageous super powers!"
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    #7Death Note

    Death Note
    Death Note is Japanese animated series directed by Tetsurō Araki and animated by Madhouse. Before turning into an anime, Death Notes was originally a manga of the same name written by Tsugumi Ohba.
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    Heather Watkins
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "I really loved this series' premise, and made want to have a Death Note book too! I mean I would probably be like the early Light from the series, you know, killing every criminal (and bad politician) out there. "
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    #8Hunter x Hunter

    Hunter x Hunter

    Hunter x Hunter is an adventure, fantasy, and martial arts anime series which is based on the manga series by Yoshihiro Togashi. The TV series was released in 2011. The story is about a young boy who aspires to become a Hunter.

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    Jordhen Finamori
    Written on February 26, 2019
    "Great character development. Fights are amazing and aren't based on who has more power-ups or who's stronger all the time. Fluid animation and the arcs are all connected. Everything about this anime is amazing and I highly recommend that you try watching this if you haven't."
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    #9One-Punch Man

    One-Punch Man

    This anime is a story of Saitama, a hero who is a hero just for fun. Saitama can also defeat his enemies with a single punch. One Punch Man is based on Yusuke Murata's manga remake of ONE's original webcomic.

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    Roger Hart
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "If you don't laugh at Saitama you should have yourself checked! Damn that guy's expression alone is bound to make you snicker! And if his training regimen doesn't inspire you to at least walk briskly, you should question your life goals."
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    #10Gintama

    Gintama

    Gintama is a Japanese action-comedy anime produced by TV Tokyo that stars the voices of Tomokazu Sugita, Daisuke Sakaguchi, and Rie Kugimiya. The pilot episode premiered on Spring 2006. Each episode runs for a total of 24 minutes.

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    William Mateo
    Written on October 8, 2018
    "It's an underrated series that seriously deserves more attention and it's extremely rare type of anime where 1.It's gets better and better over time and 2.It's the only shonen jump anime that I've ever watched we're ALL of the filler episodes are good."
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    #11Mob Psycho 100

    Mob Psycho 100

    Mob Psycho 100 is an action comedy anime that first premiered Summer 2016, the series is returning for its second season after three years on Winter 2019. The slice of life anime's main characters is Shigeo Kageyama and Arataka Reigen.

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    #12Seven Deadly Sins

    Seven Deadly Sins

    The Seven Deadly Sins, also known as Nanatsu no Taizai, is a fantasy anime where a group of knights is disbanded. Ten years later,  there's a coup d'état the king is captured. The princess then starts a journey to find the Seven Deadly Sins.

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    #13Rurouni Kenshin

    Rurouni Kenshin

    Rurouni Kenshin (also known as Samurai X) is a samurai-based anime show. It tells the story of a master swordsman that is traveling around Japan during the Meiji era. He arrives at a martial arts school in era of the opium trade wars.

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    #14Blue Exorcist

    Blue Exorcist

    Blue Exorcist is a dark fantasy adventure anime that aired on MBS from 2011 to 217 with 37 episodes and 2 OVAs. It was based on the manga of the same name by Kazue Kato and an anime film was released on 2012. 

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    #15Tokyo Ghoul

    Tokyo Ghoul

    Tokyo Ghoul is a dark fantasy anime series that aired on 2015 with 12 episodes. It was based on the manga of the same name by Sui Ishida and licensed under Madman Entertainment, Funimation, and Anime Limited.

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    #16Hajime no Ippo

    Hajime no Ippo

    Hajime no Ippo is an ongoing Japanese boxing series. Timid high school student Makunouchi Ippo becomes inspired to become a boxer after meeting middleweight boxer Mamoru Takamura. He eventually joins Kamogawa Gym as a professional boxer.

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    Richard Bell
    Written on February 22, 2019
    "It is good check it out."

Summary

Best What are the best Shonen Jump anime
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1One PieceTV Shows 33 Paid
2Dragon Ball ZTV Shows 27 Paid
3Naruto ShippudenTV Shows 23 Free
4My Hero AcademiaTV Shows 23 Paid
5BleachTV Shows 16 Paid
6Yu Yu HakushoTV Shows 16 Paid
7Death NoteTV Shows 15 Paid
8Hunter x HunterTV Shows 12 Paid
9One-Punch ManTV Shows 11 Paid
10GintamaTV Shows 3 Paid
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