100 Days of Anime: Day 63


Day 63 of the 100 Day Anime Challenge is here, and our question today is: What is your Favorite Shonen Anime? For those of you that read my blog a lot, you probably know that I’m a huge fan of the Shonen genre. Many of my favorite shows have come out of the Shonen genre, and it’s very hard to pick just one show as my favorite. Excluding some that i’ve mentioned several times during this challenge, though, i’d have to give it to Hunter x Hunter.


Hunter x Hunter gets off to a pretty slow start; it takes quite a while to get going initially. When it does get going, though, it doesn’t look back, giving us a great story and some fantastic battle scenes. With a heartwarming tale of friendship and determination as a young boy, Gon, strives to find his father, Hunter x Hunter gives us exactly what we want from a Shonen show, with very few flaws. The best part of the show, though, is probably the fights. Short and concise, pitting speed, power, skill, and wit on the line, the fights never feel over-the-top or excessively flashy, and that’s something that I admire.


Other than that, Hunter x Hunter is neatly wrapped up in less than 50 episodes, making it pretty easy to get through. Honorable mentions for this day go to My Hero Academia, which is really my current favorite, and Fairy Tail, which I loved, but felt that it dragged on and lost itself somewhere along the way, but is still a great show. What are some of your favorite Shonen shows? Let me know down in the comments, and I hope to see everyone again tomorrow.

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