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The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children

Updated August 25, 2020 28.9k votes 4.5k voters 27.0k 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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  • Gon Freecss1
    1,630
    406

    Gon Freecss

    Hunter x Hunter
  • Izuku Midoriya2
    923
    230

    Izuku Midoriya

    My Hero Ac
  • Naruto Uzumaki3
    1,607
    464

    Naruto Uzumaki

    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden
  • Alladin4
    750
    261

    Alladin

    Magi: Labyrinth of Magic
  • Ciel Phantomhive5
    1,131
    431

    Ciel Phantomhive

    Black Butler
  • Wendy Marvell6
    1,119
    454

    Wendy Marvell

    Fairy Tail
  • Ash Ketchum7
    1,159
    496

    Ash Ketchum

    Pokémon The Series: XY, Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life
  • Chihiro Ogino8
    752
    305

    Chihiro Ogino

    Spirited Away
  • class 1A9
    315
    113

    class 1A

  • Mitsukuni Haninozuka10
    660
    304

    Mitsukuni Haninozuka

    Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club
  • 11
    335
    130

    Erin Yaeger

    Attack on Titan
  • Yami Yugi12
    556
    267
  • Edward13
    509
    255

    Edward

    Cowboy Bebop
  • Lucy (Elfen Lied)14
    397
    221

    Lucy (Elfen Lied)

    Elfen Lied
  • Digimon Cast15
    433
    250

    Digimon Cast

    Digimon series
  • Jimmy Kudo/Shinichi Kudo/Conan Edogawa16
    325
    177

    Jimmy Kudo/Shinichi Kudo/Conan Edogawa

    Case Closed, Case Closed: The Last Wizard of the Century
  • Pride17
    371
    210

    Pride

    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Fuu18
    450
    265

    Fuu

    Samurai Champloo
  • Asuka Connell19
    405
    244
  • Wolf Children20
    310
    176

    Wolf Children

    Wolf Children
  • Kurapika21
    68
    4

    Kurapika

    Hunter x Hunter
  • Simon22
    335
    195

    Simon

    Gurren Lagann
  • Shippo23
    393
    247

    Shippo

    Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time
  • Sakura Kinomoto24
    285
    171

    Sakura Kinomoto

    Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie
  • Ushio Okazaki25
    252
    168