An avid anime or manga fan would’ve heard of the words Shonen Jump at least once. No, this is not an anime itself but a manga anthology magazine that boasts the most well-known works of art. We’re talking about the big guns here such as Dragonball, Naruto, and One Piece which has been the entryway for many into the inescapable world of anime. Beyond these three are more series that are just as good and exciting. After all, Shonen Jump’s target market is the young adult males so expect high-octane stories with insanely powerful protagonists. You might be confused because we just said it’s a magazine that publishes manga yet our friend Frank Emmanuel Trazo asked about the best Shonen Jump anime. Allow us to clear the air. Typically, a well-doing manga is often adapted into anime and we’ve also said that Shonen Jump publishes the many of the best manga series. That makes Shonen Jump anime simply the adaptations of the manga series published by them. Now that we’ve cleared all of that, let’s now move on to discovering what are the top Shonen Jump anime.
Actually, deciding the Shonen Jump anime ranking is very difficult because most of the titles they produce are actually the best of the best. I mean can anyone top Rorouni Kenshin, One Punch Man, Hunter x Hunter, and the three previously mentioned? Absolutely difficult. But since Frank was curious, what can we do other than obliging? Kidding! Not kidding though when we say these are the best Shonen Jump anime. Leave a comment to let us know if you agree or not. Have fun watching!
Hunter x Hunter is an adventure, fantasy, and martial arts anime series which is based on the manga series by Yoshihiro Togashi. The anime adaptation by Madhouse was released in 2011. The story revolves around a young boy named Gon Freecss who aspires to become a Hunter. You will witness his journey as he takes on the Hunter examinations and the deadly challenges that await him.
Is being too strong a bad thing for some superheroes? One-Punch Man tells the story of hard-hitting Saitama who became a hero just for fun, but actually ends up being very strong after years of special training. Watch the anime adaptation of Yusuke Murata's hit manga series and find out if there is even a foe worthy of Saitama's extraordinary punching prowess.
Enter a post-apocalyptic Tokyo where ghouls populate the land to terrorize human beings. This is the premise you need to be prepared for if you're planning to binge-watch Tokyo Ghoul. This 2015 dark fantasy anime series is based on the hit manga of the same name by Sui Ishida. Explore the ghoul-eat-man world through the eyes of Ken Kaneki, a college student who barely survives an encounter with a ghoul disguised as a pretty lady.
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.
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!
|1||One Piece||TV Shows||35||Paid|
|2||Naruto Shippuden||TV Shows||29||Paid|
|3||My Hero Academia||TV Shows||27||Paid|
|4||Hunter x Hunter||TV Shows||22||Free|
|5||Dragon Ball Z||TV Shows||22||Paid|
|7||One-Punch Man||TV Shows||12||Free|
|8||Yu Yu Hakusho||TV Shows||9||Paid|
|9||Mob Psycho 100||TV Shows||3||Paid|
|10||The Seven Deadly Sins||TV Shows||2||Paid|
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