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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1,009 250
Gon Freecss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Hunter x Hunter

2
1,033 329
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
271 34
Izuku Midoriya is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
DeanFox added Izuku Midoriya My Hero Ac

4
842 330
Wendy Marvell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Fairy Tail

5
515 164
Alladin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Alladin Magi: Labyrinth of Magic

6
824 332
Ciel Phantomhive is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Black Butler

7
562 219
Chihiro Ogino is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Spirited Away

8
800 371
Ash Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Pokémon The Series: XY, Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life, Pokémon 4Ever

9
402 156
Edward is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Edward Cowboy Bebop

10
476 215
Mitsukuni Haninozuka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club

11
423 193
Yami Yugi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
michael-koebnick added

12
401 193
Fuu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Samurai Champloo

13
319 173
Asuka Connell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
shea-mcgraw added

14
290 154
Lucy (Elfen Lied) is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Lucy (Elfen Lied) Elfen Lied

15
418 259
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
320 185
Digimon Cast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Digimon Cast Digimon series

17
251 139
Simon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Gurren Lagann

18
312 192
Shippo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

19
264 156
Pride is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

20
125 43
Erin Yaeger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
PhotonTheorist added Erin Yaeger Attack on Titan

21
208 125
Wolf Children is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Wolf Children Wolf Children

22
203 127
Sakura Kinomoto is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie

23
193 120
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Clannad

24
187 118
Jaden Yuki is listed (or ranked) 24 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

25
210 141
Jimmy Kudo is listed (or ranked) 25 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