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So if 'shonen' is actually a demographic, then what's the name of the genre stuff like Naruto, Bleach, Yu Yu Hakusho, TTGL, Dragon Ball etc fit into? It's a pretty distinct (sub)genre with its own tropes, basic plot layouts, characters and so on but obviously calling them 'shonen' doesn't work since that term applies to everything from Love Hina to Great Teacher Onizuka.

SHONEN FIGHTAN is the closest I've heard.