Top Shounen Anime
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Below mentioned is the Top Shounen Anime:

1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Mugen Train

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This anime series was released in Japan in 2019 and is one of the most popular anime series this century. Following the first 26 shows that aired in the first season of 2019, the follow-up film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Mugen Train was released in 2020.  A Hashira plays a regular role in this film for the first time, shining a spotlight on the flame Hashira Rengoku Kyojuro. A short story taking place on the train involves the group battling Enmu, the lower-rank demon, and then Akaza, a powerful demon seeking Tanjiro.

2. Tokyo Godfathers

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If you want a tragic comedy, you can search for Tokyo Godfathers; it is available on Netflix. The film was produced by the renowned Japanese animation studio Madhouse and was written by Satoshi Kon, famous for his role in Paprika in 2006. The story follows the adventures of three homeless characters during the Christmas holiday in Tokyo. They find a child abandoned on the dumpsite and decide to find out who her parents are.

3. Paprika

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Paprika was released in 2006. A sci-fi film was adapted from the story written by Yasutaka Tsutsui in 1993. A larger number of people watched the Japanese animation film across Japan and in the United States. The movie’s premise is that a brand new gadget, DC Mini, with which viewers can look into other people’s dreams. This will cause some psychological problems shortly because of the device.

4. Akira

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Akira is set in Tokyo in 2019. The story revolves around two principal characters: a head of the Bosozoku group (Japanese biker group) known as Shotaro Kaneda and his childhood acquaintance Tetsuo Shima. They get involved in a conspiracy that is linked to a boy who is named Akira.

The internationally acclaimed anime, director Katsuhiro Okomo finished his masterpiece manga Akira in 1982-1990 and was made into an anime film in 1988. The story was based on three volumes published in 1988 and had the conclusion story completely different from the manga’s sixth volume.

5.  A Whisker Away

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The story of the whisker away is among the most popular anime films in 2021 due to its intricate plot and animation style.  If you’re watching this anime film for the first time, its beauty will surely blow you. The film is about an innocent Miyo Sasaki who finds herself falling for her class fellow. Unwilling to meet him in person, she turns into a cat to gain his interest. The plot twist comes when she keeps losing herself to her animal form each day. 

6.  My Hero Academia: Two Heroes

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Shounen anime has recently made waves in the anime world thanks to anime like My Hero Academia. The anime was released in 2016 and quickly gained a cult following. This movie was a great addition to the My Hero Academia franchise and is an excellent gift for all fans who love the TV show. A criminal has taken the entire island hostage. Two students from hero academy have the task of rescuing the island. The CGI animation of this film took it to a completely new level.

7. Naruto Shippuden: The Movie

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The anime series Naruto is credited with making anime famous globally, and it is the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions anime. In the anime world, there aren’t many viewers who haven’t heard of Naruto. The story of this movie, without giving any spoilers, follows Naruto, who is wrongly found guilty of a crime in this anime film. He must escape prison using any means possible. Before attempting the big escape, he must assemble a team of reliable allies.


Shounen is the most popular types of genre in anime. The films mentioned above are enjoyable and vibrant, and if you are searching for suggestions, you can add these top anime to the Netflix watch list today and start binge-watching session.

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