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.

1
692 173
Gon Freecss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Gon Freecss Hunter x Hunter

2
760 208
Killua Zaoldyeck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Killua Zaoldyeck Hunter x Hunter

3
733 247
Naruto Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Son Goku added Naruto Uzumaki Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison

4
655 240
Wendy Marvell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Wendy Marvell Fairy Tail

5
666 253
Ciel Phantomhive is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Ciel Phantomhive Black Butler

6
371 114
Alladin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Alladin Magi: Labyrinth of Magic

7
449 166
Chihiro Ogino is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Chihiro Ogino Spirited Away

8
634 281
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
444 203
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Meliodas The Seven Deadly Sins

10
301 111
Edward is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Edward Cowboy Bebop

11
376 162
Mitsukuni Haninozuka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Mitsukuni Haninozuka Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club

12
338 145
Yami Yugi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
michael-koebnick added Yami Yugi

13
345 158
Fuu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Fuu Samurai Champloo

14
260 132
Asuka Connell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
shea-mcgraw added Asuka Connell

15
267 144
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

16
256 144
Digimon Cast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Digimon Cast Digimon series

17
306 193
Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 17 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

18
217 123
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
190 101
Simon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Simon Gurren Lagann

20
200 117
Pride is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Pride Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

21
163 98
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
154 90
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Ushio Okazaki Clannad

23
157 96
Wolf Children is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Wolf Children Wolf Children

24
145 90
Jaden Yuki is listed (or ranked) 24 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

25
165 111
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
136 94
Kaiser de Emperana Beelzebub I... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children

27
130 94
Hiro Sohma is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Hiro Sohma Fruits Basket

28
127 92
Koenma is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Koenma Yu Yu Hakusho

29
56 17
Erin Yaeger is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
PhotonTheorist added Erin Yaeger Attack on Titan

30
114 87
Illyasviel von Einzbern is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Illyasviel von Einzbern Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

31
74 53
Wrath is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Apocalypse added Wrath Doctor Faustus

32
49 30
class 1A is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
SophiaThompson added class 1A

33
90 83
Tsunayoshi Sawada is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children

34
87 82
Alexis Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
michael-koebnick added Alexis Rhodes Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX

35
90 93
Shinnosuke Nohara is listed (or ranked) 35 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

36
93 97
Chibiusa is listed (or ranked) 36 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

37
83 88
Astro Boy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Astro Boy Astro Boy, Astro Boy, Astro Boy vs. The Junkyard Pirates

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12 2
Izuku Midoriya is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
DeanFox added Izuku Midoriya My Hero Ac

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24 22
Rika Furude is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
mwahahahaha added Rika Furude Higurashi When They Cry

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22 22
Keiichi Maebara is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
mwahahahaha added Keiichi Maebara Higurashi When They Cry

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57 77
Squid Girl is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Squid Girl Squid Girl

42
11 10
Kouichi Sakakibara is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
mwahahahaha added Kouichi Sakakibara Another

43
58 81
Arale Norimaki is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
malawiedzma added Arale Norimaki Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure

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52 74
Henrietta is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Henrietta Gunslinger Girl

45
49 70
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Setsuko Grave of the Fireflies

46
45 69
Mina Tepeş is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Mina Tepeş Dance in the Vampire Bund

47
1 2
Amu Hinamori is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
karminto777 added Amu Hinamori Shugo Chara!

48
14 23
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
8 19
Hanako Ikezawa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
mwahahahaha added Hanako Ikezawa Katawa Shoujo

50
43 75
Mikan Sakura is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Mikan Sakura Gakuen Alice