Anime Underground The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children  

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Forget siblings, because these characters don't need a brother or sister to be awesome. Below we rank our favorite only child characters in anime, with the help of your votes. Sure there are plenty of great brotherly and sisterly bonds in anime, but have you ever wondered which anime characters are only children? We've rounded up some of the most notable examples for this poll, including characters from every demographic and genre of anime. Have you ever realized that Ash from Pokemon is an only child? What about Ed from Cowboy Bebop? It's not something you think about often, especially since sibling relationships in anime is such a major theme that runs throughout almost every show.

Who is your character in anime that doesn't have siblings? Let us know by voting up your favorites on the poll below. You can also add characters to the list, so feel free to do that as long as you know for certain that the chracter doesn't have any brothers or sisters.
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Ciel Phantomhive is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Ciel Phantomhive Black Butler

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2
300 94
Killua Zaoldyeck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Killua Zaoldyeck Hunter x Hunter

3
361 127
Wendy Marvell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Wendy Marvell Fairy Tail

4
294 100
Naruto Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Son Goku added Naruto Uzumaki Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison

5
250 79
Fuu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Fuu Samurai Champloo

6
238 81
Gon Freecss is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Gon Freecss Hunter x Hunter

7
235 85
Chihiro Ogino is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Chihiro Ogino Spirited Away

8
309 135
Ash Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Ash Ketchum Pokémon The Series: XY, Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life, Pokémon 4Ever

9
187 66
Yami Yugi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
michael-koebnick added Yami Yugi

10
193 88
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Meliodas The Seven Deadly Sins

11
152 59
Alladin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Alladin Magi: Labyrinth of Magic

12
198 94
Mitsukuni Haninozuka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Mitsukuni Haninozuka Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club

13
142 64
Asuka Connell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
shea-mcgraw added Asuka Connell

14
132 57
Edward is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Edward Cowboy Bebop

15
151 76
Shippo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Shippo Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

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16
139 77
Digimon Cast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Digimon Cast Digimon series

17
119 72
Lucy (Elfen Lied) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Lucy (Elfen Lied) Elfen Lied

18
137 89
Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Sharingan_no_Kakashi added Kakashi Hatake Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom

19
85 58
Wolf Children is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Wolf Children Wolf Children

20
77 51
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Ushio Okazaki Clannad

21
85 60
Sakura Kinomoto is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Sakura Kinomoto Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie

22
82 57
Hiro Sohma is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Hiro Sohma Fruits Basket

23
79 56
Simon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Simon Gurren Lagann

24
87 65
Pride is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Pride Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

25
87 71
Jimmy Kudo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Jimmy Kudo/Shinichi Kudo/Conan Edogawa Case Closed, Case Closed: The Last Wizard of the Century, Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven

26
75 63
Kaiser de Emperana Beelzebub I... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children

27
68 55
Illyasviel von Einzbern is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Illyasviel von Einzbern Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

28
56 48
Jaden Yuki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
michael-koebnick added Jaden Yuki Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX, Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time

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59 54
Koenma is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Koenma Yu Yu Hakusho

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30
19 12
Wrath is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Apocalypse added Wrath Doctor Faustus

31
53 61
Chibiusa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Chibiusa Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon R the Movie: Promise of the Rose, Sailor Moon S the Movie

32
46 54
Shinnosuke Nohara is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
malawiedzma added Shinnosuke Nohara Crayon Shin-chan: The Legend Called: Dance! Amigo!, Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called: Operation Golden Spy

33
37 44
Alexis Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
michael-koebnick added Alexis Rhodes Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX

34
43 56
Astro Boy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Astro Boy Astro Boy, Astro Boy, Astro Boy vs. The Junkyard Pirates

35
41 54
Tsunayoshi Sawada is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children

36
32 49
Henrietta is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Henrietta Gunslinger Girl

37
28 46
Arale Norimaki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
malawiedzma added Arale Norimaki Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure

38
32 55
Squid Girl is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Squid Girl Squid Girl

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24 52
Mikan Sakura is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Mikan Sakura Gakuen Alice

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22 49
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Setsuko Grave of the Fireflies

41
23 51
Mina Tepeş is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Mina Tepeş Dance in the Vampire Bund

42
15 51
Ruu (UFO Baby) is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Ruu (UFO Baby) UFO Baby

43
10 46
Mao (Chibi Devi) is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Mao (Chibi Devi) Chibi Devi

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7 38
Rin Kaga is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
malawiedzma added Rin Kaga Bunny Drop

45
9 46
Suzune is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Suzune Kamichama Karin

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9 47
Minoru Enoki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Minoru Enoki Baby & Me

47
7 43
Alfred Izuhura is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Alfred Izuhura Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket

48
7 45
Flit Asuno is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Flit Asuno Mobile Suit Gundam AGE

49
5 51
Uso Ewin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Uso Ewin Mobile Suit Victory Gundam

50
3 46
James Ray Steam is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
James Ray Steam Steamboy