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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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Gon Freecss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Hunter x Hunter
2
Izuku Midoriya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
DeanFox added Izuku Midoriya My Hero Ac
3
Naruto Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Son Goku added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison
4
Alladin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Alladin Magi: Labyrinth of Magic
5
Wendy Marvell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Fairy Tail
6
Ciel Phantomhive is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Black Butler
7
Chihiro Ogino is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Spirited Away
8
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
Edward is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Edward Cowboy Bebop
10
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
Yami Yugi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
michael-koebnick added
12
Fuu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Samurai Champloo
13
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
Digimon Cast is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Digimon Cast Digimon series
15
Erin Yaeger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
PhotonTheorist added Erin Yaeger Attack on Titan
16
Asuka Connell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
shea-mcgraw added
17
Simon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Gurren Lagann
18
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
Pride is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
20
Wolf Children is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Wolf Children Wolf Children
21
Sakura Kinomoto is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie
22
Jimmy Kudo is listed (or ranked) 22 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
23
class 1A is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
SophiaThompson added class 1A
24
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
Clannad
25
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