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The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children

Updated August 25, 2020 29.6k votes 4.3k voters 25.3k views66 items

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
    Gon Freecss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    1,647
    411

    Gon Freecss

    Hunter x Hunter
  • 2
    Izuku Midoriya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    936
    208

    Izuku Midoriya

    My Hero Ac
  • 3
    Naruto Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    1,633
    479

    Naruto Uzumaki

    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden
  • 4
    Alladin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    780
    267

    Alladin

    Magi: Labyrinth of Magic
  • 5
    Ciel Phantomhive is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    1,156
    451

    Ciel Phantomhive

    Black Butler
  • 6
    Wendy Marvell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    1,162
    473

    Wendy Marvell

    Fairy Tail
  • 7
    Chihiro Ogino is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    766
    316

    Chihiro Ogino

    Spirited Away
  • 8
    Ash Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    1,167
    517

    Ash Ketchum

    Pokémon The Series: XY, Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life
  • 9
    Mitsukuni Haninozuka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    669
    311

    Mitsukuni Haninozuka

    Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club
  • 10
    class 1A is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    286
    106

    class 1A

  • 11
    Erin Yaeger  is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    324
    129

    Erin Yaeger

    Attack on Titan
  • 12
    Yami Yugi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    580
    276
  • 13
    Edward is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    542
    259

    Edward

    Cowboy Bebop
  • 14
    Fuu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    495
    282

    Fuu

    Samurai Champloo
  • 15
    Lucy (Elfen Lied) is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    409
    229

    Lucy (Elfen Lied)

    Elfen Lied
  • 16
    Pride is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    389
    216

    Pride

    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • 17
    Digimon Cast is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    449
    260

    Digimon Cast

    Digimon series
  • 18
    Jimmy Kudo/Shinichi Kudo/Conan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    327
    183

    Jimmy Kudo/Shinichi Kudo/Conan Edogawa

    Case Closed, Case Closed: The Last Wizard of the Century
  • 19
    Simon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    352
    206

    Simon

    Gurren Lagann
  • 20
    Asuka Connell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    416
    253
  • 21
    Wolf Children is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    316
    182

    Wolf Children

    Wolf Children
  • 22
    Shippo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    408
    263

    Shippo

    Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time
  • 23
    Sakura Kinomoto is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    296
    182

    Sakura Kinomoto

    Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie
  • 24
    Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    261
    177
  • 25
    Jaden Yuki is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children
    250
    180

    Jaden Yuki

    Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX, Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time
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