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
1,113 277
Gon Freecss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Hunter x Hunter

2
1,137 363
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
385 57
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
562 184
Alladin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Alladin Magi: Labyrinth of Magic

5
898 358
Wendy Marvell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Fairy Tail

6
864 355
Ciel Phantomhive is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Black Butler

7
597 236
Chihiro Ogino is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Spirited Away

8
847 403
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
437 167
Edward is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Edward Cowboy Bebop

10
503 236
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
461 210
Yami Yugi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
michael-koebnick added

12
425 207
Fuu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Samurai Champloo

13
317 165
Lucy (Elfen Lied) is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Lucy (Elfen Lied) Elfen Lied

14
458 280
Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 14 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

15
333 186
Asuka Connell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
shea-mcgraw added

16
342 196
Digimon Cast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Digimon Cast Digimon series

17
270 148
Simon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Gurren Lagann

18
330 200
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
282 165
Pride is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

20
151 55
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
217 132
Wolf Children is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Wolf Children Wolf Children

22
210 134
Sakura Kinomoto is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie

23
222 146
Jimmy Kudo is listed (or ranked) 23 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

24
197 125
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Clannad

25
196 128
Jaden Yuki is listed (or ranked) 25 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