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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1
898 223
Gon Freecss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Hunter x Hunter

2
937 289
Naruto Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Son Goku added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison

3
766 293
Wendy Marvell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Fairy Tail

4
466 139
Alladin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Alladin Magi: Labyrinth of Magic

5
752 303
Ciel Phantomhive is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Black Butler

6
521 192
Chihiro Ogino is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Spirited Away

7
728 330
Ash Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Pokémon The Series: XY, Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life, Pokémon 4Ever

8
158 14
Izuku Midoriya is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
DeanFox added Izuku Midoriya My Hero Ac

9
373 133
Edward is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Edward Cowboy Bebop

10
554 265
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Meliodas The Seven Deadly Sins

11
424 191
Mitsukuni Haninozuka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club

12
393 173
Yami Yugi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
michael-koebnick added

13
386 178
Fuu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Samurai Champloo

14
293 157
Asuka Connell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
shea-mcgraw added

15
381 231
Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Sharingan_no_Kakashi added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom

16
299 166
Digimon Cast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Digimon Cast Digimon series

17
294 173
Shippo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

18
256 142
Lucy (Elfen Lied) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Lucy (Elfen Lied) Elfen Lied

19
234 124
Simon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Gurren Lagann

20
234 145
Pride is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

21
187 114
Sakura Kinomoto is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie

22
175 106
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Clannad

23
173 105
Jaden Yuki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
michael-koebnick added Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX, Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time

24
181 113
Wolf Children is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Wolf Children Wolf Children

25
92 30
Erin Yaeger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
PhotonTheorist added Erin Yaeger Attack on Titan

26
190 128
Jimmy Kudo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Case Closed, Case Closed: The Last Wizard of the Century, Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven

27
151 107
Hiro Sohma is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Hiro Sohma Fruits Basket

28
154 112
Kaiser de Emperana Beelzebub I... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children

29
144 109
Koenma is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Yu Yu Hakusho

30
128 101
Illyasviel von Einzbern is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

31
73 43
class 1A is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
SophiaThompson added class 1A

32
84 69
Wrath is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Apocalypse added Wrath Doctor Faustus

33
102 97
Alexis Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
michael-koebnick added Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX

34
99 96
Tsunayoshi Sawada is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children

35
97 99
Astro Boy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Astro Boy, Astro Boy, Astro Boy vs. The Junkyard Pirates

36
102 109
Chibiusa is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon R the Movie: Promise of the Rose, Sailor Moon S the Movie

37
99 111
Shinnosuke Nohara is listed (or ranked) 37 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

38
28 32
Rika Furude is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
mwahahahaha added Higurashi When They Cry

39
63 85
Squid Girl is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Squid Girl Squid Girl

40
67 94
Arale Norimaki is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
malawiedzma added Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure

41
11 10
Amu Hinamori is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
karminto777 added Amu Hinamori Shugo Chara!

42
24 30
Keiichi Maebara is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
mwahahahaha added Higurashi When They Cry

43
53 76
Mina Tepeş is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Dance in the Vampire Bund

44
15 18
Kouichi Sakakibara is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
mwahahahaha added Kouichi Sakakibara Another

45
54 82
Henrietta is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Gunslinger Girl

46
51 79
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Grave of the Fireflies

47
48 83
Mikan Sakura is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Mikan Sakura Gakuen Alice

48
14 30
Rena Ryuugu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
mwahahahaha added Rena Ryuugu Higurashi When They Cry

49
31 64
Rin Kaga is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
malawiedzma added Bunny Drop

50
8 27
Hanako Ikezawa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
mwahahahaha added Hanako Ikezawa Katawa Shoujo