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
673 166
Gon Freecss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Gon Freecss Hunter x Hunter

2
735 206
Killua Zaoldyeck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Killua Zaoldyeck Hunter x Hunter

3
710 236
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
640 233
Wendy Marvell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Wendy Marvell Fairy Tail

5
648 246
Ciel Phantomhive is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Ciel Phantomhive Black Butler

6
356 108
Alladin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Alladin Magi: Labyrinth of Magic

7
434 160
Chihiro Ogino is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Chihiro Ogino Spirited Away

8
602 272
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
291 104
Edward is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Edward Cowboy Bebop

10
429 195
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Meliodas The Seven Deadly Sins

11
365 156
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
330 138
Yami Yugi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
michael-koebnick added Yami Yugi

13
341 151
Fuu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Fuu Samurai Champloo

14
252 125
Asuka Connell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
shea-mcgraw added Asuka Connell

Famous Men Who Married Much Younger Women

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256 138
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
297 183
Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 16 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

17
241 138
Digimon Cast is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Digimon Cast Digimon series

18
209 119
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
185 98
Simon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Simon Gurren Lagann

20
192 110
Pride is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Pride Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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147 86
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Ushio Okazaki Clannad

The Best Spider-Man Villains

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Wolf Children is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Wolf Children Wolf Children

23
156 95
Sakura Kinomoto is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Sakura Kinomoto Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie

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142 88
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

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157 108
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

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127 91
Hiro Sohma is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Hiro Sohma Fruits Basket

27
128 93
Kaiser de Emperana Beelzebub I... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children

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123 89
Koenma is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Koenma Yu Yu Hakusho

All Members of House Lannister

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48 13
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
109 83
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

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69 48
Wrath is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Apocalypse added Wrath Doctor Faustus

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86 78
Tsunayoshi Sawada is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children

33
84 80
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

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40 26
class 1A is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
SophiaThompson added class 1A

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89 94
Chibiusa is listed (or ranked) 35 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

Female Sports with the Hottest Athletes

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83 92
Shinnosuke Nohara is listed (or ranked) 36 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

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77 86
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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23 20
Rika Furude is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
mwahahahaha added Rika Furude Higurashi When They Cry

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21 20
Keiichi Maebara is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
mwahahahaha added Keiichi Maebara Higurashi When They Cry

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54 75
Squid Girl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Squid Girl Squid Girl

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55 78
Arale Norimaki is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
malawiedzma added Arale Norimaki Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure

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8 8
Kouichi Sakakibara is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
mwahahahaha added Kouichi Sakakibara Another

Easter Eggs In 'Incredibles 2' You Definitely Missed

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49 72
Henrietta is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Henrietta Gunslinger Girl

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46 68
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Setsuko Grave of the Fireflies

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43 67
Mina Tepeş is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Mina Tepeş Dance in the Vampire Bund

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12 21
Rena Ryuugu is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
mwahahahaha added Rena Ryuugu Higurashi When They Cry

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7 18
Hanako Ikezawa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
mwahahahaha added Hanako Ikezawa Katawa Shoujo

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40 73
Mikan Sakura is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Mikan Sakura Gakuen Alice

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9 23
Kyousuke Irie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
mwahahahaha added Kyousuke Irie Higurashi When They Cry

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5 18
Emi Ibarazaki is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
mwahahahaha added Emi Ibarazaki Katawa Shoujo