Top 10 "Lonely Rich Kid" Characters in Anime

The lonely rich kid is a common trope used in pop culture.

If a character is under the age of about 18-21 or so and the parents have a lot of money, it's very likely the character has these problems:

A noticeable shortage of close friends, for various reasons. They could be a Rich Bitch or Jerk Jock, or at least mistaken for one.

The character may be leery of friendship overtures because these have turned out to be attempts to take advantage of their wealth.

Then there are the rich parents of the rich kid to consider.

It could be that parental pressure is toward the character becoming remote and icy because that's what worked for them, all that caste and class nonsense.

Politicians' and tycoons' kids often have anti-kidnapping barriers around them that friendlies have just as hard a time getting through as do the unfriendlies.

Some form of Parental Abandonment. Mom and Dad will be either a) dead, b) never around, c) inattentive and uncaring, d) inhumanly demanding to the exclusion of actual parenting, or e) overwhelmed with all the other responsibilities they need to handle or f) some combination of the above. There are seldom siblings around to fill in the gaps.

This one-two punch serves up a lonely kid, one with resources. Unhappy kid + money = trouble, more often than not.

Contrast Spoiled Sweet (whose parents are not distant, or maybe they are but the kid tries not to let it get to them), Spoiled Brat, Heartwarming Orphan.


The Top Ten

1 Shinoa Hiragi - Seraph Of The End Shinoa Hiragi - Seraph Of The End
2 Lucy Heartfilia - Fairy Tail Lucy Heartfilia - Fairy Tail Lucy Heartfilia is a wizard in the guild, Fairy Tail. Her magic is called celestial spirit magic which allows her to summon spirits from another world. She currently possesses fifteen celestial keys, which is an extraordinary number for a celestial mage. She gets along best with Team Natsu, containing more.
3 Sailor Mercury - Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Sailor Mercury - Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon
4 Sailor Mars - Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Sailor Mars - Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Rei Hino, better known as Sailor Mars, is a fictional character in the Sailor Moon manga series written and illustrated by Naoko Takeuchi.
5 Sailor Saturn - Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Sailor Saturn - Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon

I haven't read Fairy Tail or Seraph Of The End, but I know in Sailor Moon, Hotaru Tomoe (Sailor Saturn) Is not only the Sailor who seems the loneliest, but her dad is a crazy scientist who runs a HUGE private school. Mars and Mercury both belong to crazy rich families, but they both have friends, whereas Chibiusa seems to be Hotaru's only friend. Lets get Sailor Saturn to place 3 or higher! - DBZ_Precure_Naruto_BB_Furuba

6 Yukio - Bleach
7 Izumo Kamiki - Blue Exorcist
8 Haruka - Koutura-san
9 James - Pokémon
10 Farnese - Berserk

The Contenders

11 Weiss Schnee - RWBY Weiss Schnee - RWBY Weiss Schnee is a former student of Beacon Academy and one of the main protagonists of RWBY. Her weapon of choice is a Multi Action Dust Rapier (MADR) named Myrtenaster. more.
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