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The Greatest Anime Characters Who Are Only Children

Updated August 25, 2020 29.9k votes 4.3k voters 25.8k 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
    1,674
    421

    Gon Freecss

    Hunter x Hunter
  • 2
    Izuku Midoriya
    956
    217

    Izuku Midoriya

    My Hero Ac
  • 3
    Naruto Uzumaki
    1,661
    481

    Naruto Uzumaki

    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden
  • 4
    Alladin
    791
    270

    Alladin

    Magi: Labyrinth of Magic
  • 5
    Ciel Phantomhive
    1,169
    451

    Ciel Phantomhive

    Black Butler
  • 6
    Wendy Marvell
    1,176
    475

    Wendy Marvell

    Fairy Tail
  • 7
    Chihiro Ogino
    774
    318

    Chihiro Ogino

    Spirited Away
  • 8
    Ash Ketchum
    1,188
    521

    Ash Ketchum

    Pokémon The Series: XY, Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life
  • 9
    Mitsukuni Haninozuka
    681
    311

    Mitsukuni Haninozuka

    Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club
  • 10
    class 1A
    295
    109

    class 1A

  • 11
    331
    130

    Erin Yaeger

    Attack on Titan
  • 12
    Yami Yugi
    584
    278
  • 13
    Edward
    544
    261

    Edward

    Cowboy Bebop
  • 14
    Fuu
    496
    282

    Fuu

    Samurai Champloo
  • 15
    Lucy (Elfen Lied)
    413
    229

    Lucy (Elfen Lied)

    Elfen Lied
  • 16
    Pride
    392
    216

    Pride

    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • 17
    Digimon Cast
    455
    260

    Digimon Cast

    Digimon series
  • 18
    Jimmy Kudo/Shinichi Kudo/Conan Edogawa
    333
    183

    Jimmy Kudo/Shinichi Kudo/Conan Edogawa

    Case Closed, Case Closed: The Last Wizard of the Century
  • 19
    Asuka Connell
    423
    253
  • 20
    Wolf Children
    322
    182

    Wolf Children

    Wolf Children
  • 21
    Simon
    354
    206

    Simon

    Gurren Lagann
  • 22
    Shippo
    411
    263

    Shippo

    Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time
  • 23
    Sakura Kinomoto
    299
    182

    Sakura Kinomoto

    Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie
  • 24
    Ushio Okazaki
    264
    177
  • 25
    Jaden Yuki
    253
    180

    Jaden Yuki

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