TV series about orphans

TV series about orphans
List of the best series about orphans selected by visitors to our site: Attack on Titan, Kamisama Kiss, My Roommate is a Cat, Deca-Dence, Empress Ki, Usagi Drop, Orphan Black, Picnic at Hanging Rock, If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord, Neverland.

In the top there are new series of 2021, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Attack on Titan (2013)
Markimdb: 9
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, cartoon, anime
CharactersTeenagers, Monsters, Military, Partners, Orphans
PlotSurvival, War, Fighting Evil

Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by Titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest Titans. Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a Titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a Colossal Titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller Titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single Titan and take revenge for all of mankind.

Kamisama Kiss (2012)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CharactersGods, Orphans
PlotLove, Adventures, Everyday life
StyleRomantic, Women in the lead roles, Uplifting

Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who reluctantly becomes her familiar in a contract sealed with a kiss. The new responsibilities—and boys—are a lot to handle, like the crow demon masquerading as a gorgeous pop idol and the adorable snake spirit who’s chosen the newly minted god to be his bride. As the headstrong Tomoe tries to whip her into shape, Nanami finds that love just might have cute, pointed fox ears. With romance in the air, will the human deity be able to prove herself worthy of her new title?

My Roommate is a Cat (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, cartoon, anime
CharactersAnimals, Writers, Cats, Orphans, Hermits
StyleEasy, Atmospheric, Lovely, By manga

The story of Mikazuki Subaru, a novelist who is shy and struggles in relationships with other people, and a cat who was dumped by humans and lived a tough life on the streets. Through a twist of fate, the two of them end up living together. This heartwarming tale illustrates day-to-day life through the eyes of both man and cat. These moments seem trivial, but as they build upon themselves, the two become family and find happiness in their life together.

Deca-Dence (2020)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, cartoon, anime
CharactersMonsters, Partners, Orphans
TimePost-apocalypse, Future

Many years have passed since humanity was driven to the brink of extinction by the sudden emergence of the unknown life forms Gadoll. Those humans that survived now dwell in a 3000m-high mobile fortress Deca-dence built to protect themselves from the Gadoll threat.Denizens of Deca-dence fall into two categories: Gears, warriors who fight the Gadoll daily, and Tankers, those without the skills to fight. One day, Natsume, a Tanker girl who dreams of becoming a Gear meets surly Kaburagi, an armor repairman of Deca-dence.This chance meeting between the seemingly two opposites, the girl with a positive attitude who never gives up on her dreams and the realist who has given up on his, will eventually shake the future course of this world.

Empress Ki (2013)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersRich, Orphans, Emperors, Historical doramas
PlotLove, Love triangle

The story of the woman that would become Empress Ki, and her struggles as she worked her way through war, political conspiracies, and the imperial palace to become Empress of China. This Korean Drama re-imagines the historical figure as a fierce, independent woman who goes to extreme lengths to protect those she loves.

Usagi Drop (2011)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama, cartoon, anime
CharactersFamily, Orphans
StyleTo cry

By force of circumstances, a 30-year-old single man with a full-time job suddenly starts raising a 6-year-old girl. While running each other ragged, the two of them gradually grow into a "family".

Orphan Black (2013)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CharactersLesbians, Orphans
PlotSupernatural, Mystery

A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.

Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CharactersTeenagers, Orphans
PlotSupernatural, Investigation, Missing people
Time19th century

Valentine's Day, 1900. Three schoolgirls and their governess mysteriously disappear in Hanging Rock, Australia, without a trace.

If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, cartoon, anime
CharactersDemons, Parents, Orphans
PlotSupernatural, Mystery
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

Dale is a cool, composed, and highly skilled adventurer who's made quite a name for himself despite his youth. One day on a job deep in the forest, he comes across a little devil girl who's almost wasted away. Unable to just leave her there to die, Dale takes her home and becomes her adoptive father.Devil or not, Latina is beyond adorable, and the adventurer soon finds himself head over heels with being a parent.But why was she out in the forest to begin with, and why does she carry the mark of a criminal?

Neverland (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Pirates, The thieves, Heroes, Indians
PlotRobbery, Adventures, Growing up
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

Neverland is an adventure/fantasy miniseries that aired on the Syfy network on December 4 and 5, 2011, and Sky Movies on December 9 and 16, written and directed by Nick Willing. It is a prequel to and re-imagining of the Peter Pan story.

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Carmen Sandiego (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, adventure, family, cartoon, detective
CharactersSpy, The thieves, Special agents, Orphans
PlotRobbery, Investigation, Deception
StyleSpectacular, Easy, Fascinating

Carmen Sandiego returns in this series that follows her new international capers as well as past escapades that led to her becoming a super thief.

Muñeca Brava (1998)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
PlotLove, Intrigue
StyleEasy, To cry

Muñeca Brava is an award-winning Argentine telenovela, produced by Telefe in 1998 - 1999. The television series was broadcast in more than 80 countries over the world, enjoying high ratings. The show was written by Enrique Oscar Torres and directed by Hernán Abrahamnsohn, Gaita Aragona and Víctor Stella First episode was aired in Argentina on 10 October 1998 on channel Telefe The play was filmed mainly in Argentina. Some of the episodes were filmed in Italy and Spain. The programme is known for launching the international career of Natalia Oreiro.

Party of Five (1994)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, family
CharactersTeenagers, Sisters, Orphans
PlotLove, Family life
StyleDark, To cry, Touching

Five brothers and sisters are determined to stay together following the tragic loss of their parents.

The Promised Neverland (2019)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, cartoon, detective, anime
CharactersFamily, Demons, Childrens, Orphans
PlotRevenge, Survival, Death, Adventures
StyleAction, Fascinating, Touching, By manga

The one adored as the mother is not the real parent. The people living here together are not actual siblings. The Gracefield House is where orphaned children live. An irreplaceable home where 38 siblings and Mom live happy lives, even with no blood relations. However, their everyday life suddenly came to an abrupt end one day...

Iljimae (2008)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, melodrama, history
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersKings, Criminals, Heroes, Tough guys, Orphans
PlotDeath, Martial Arts
StyleSpectacular, By books, Fascinating, Touching

Iljimae is a 2008 South Korean historical action television drama series, starring Lee Joon-gi in the title role of Iljimae, Han Hyo-joo, Lee Young-ah and Park Si-hoo. It is loosely based on a comic strip Iljimae, published between 1975 and 1977, by Ko Woo-yung that was based on a Chinese folklore from the Ming dynasty about a masked Robin Hood-esque character during the Joseon era. It was directed by Lee Yong-suk and produced by Chorokbaem Media. It aired on Seoul Broadcasting System from May 21 to July 24, 2008 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.

His Dark Materials (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWitches, Animals, Childrens, Orphans
PlotMagic, Mystery, Travel, Adventures, Growing up
PlaceParallel worlds
TimeDark ones

Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. She is later joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds.

The Secret of Crickley Hall (2012)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrehorror, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersGhosts, Orphans
PlotSupernatural, Second world war, Mystery
StyleAtmospheric, Action, By books

A year after the disappearance of their son, Gabe and Eve Caleigh and their two daughters attempt to start anew, they head to Crickley Hall - a seemingly perfect countryside house. But when cellar doors start to open on their own, phantom children's cries are heard through the night and a frenzied cane-wielding specter rears its head - the Caleigh's realize the house comes with a lot more than they bargained for. Just as they're ready to move out, Eve Caleigh hears Cam's cries and all bets are off.

The Secret Circle (2011)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersTeenagers, Witches, Students, Orphans
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural
PlaceSmall towns
StyleTwisted plot, Fascinating

After her mother dies in a fire, Cassie Blake moves in with her grandmother in the beautiful small town of Chance Harbor, Washington. As Cassie gets to know her high school classmates, including sweet-natured Diana and her boyfriend Adam, brooding loner Nick, mean-girl Faye and her sidekick Melissa, strange and frightening things begin to happen.  They are all descended from powerful witches, and they've been waiting for Cassie to join them and complete a new generation of the Secret Circle. What Cassie and the others don't yet know is that darker powers are at play, powers that might be linked to the adults in the town - and that Cassie's mother's death might not have been an accident.

Black Clover (2017)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, cartoon, anime
CharactersTeenagers, Wizards, Orphans, Magic Items
PlotMagic, Adventures, Sword Battles
PlaceSchool of Magic
StyleSpectacular, By manga

Asta and Yuno are two orphans who want the same thing: to become the Wizard King. Locked in a friendly rivalry, they work hard towards their goal. While Yuno excels at magic, Asta has a problem uncommon in this world: he has no powers! But, on the day they receive their grimoires, they surprise everyone. To reach their goal, they’ll each find their own path to greatness—with or without magic.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure, cartoon, detective, anime
CharactersRobots, Orphans
PlotLove, Survival, Adventures, Mystery, Curses
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating, Touching, By manga

The “Abyss” is the last unexplored region, an enormous and treacherous cave system filled with ancient relics and strange creatures. Only the bravest of adventurers can traverse its depths, earning them the nickname, “Cave Raiders.” Within the depths of the Abyss, a girl named Riko stumbles upon a robot who looks like a young boy. Tantalized by the Abyss, Riko and her new friend descend into uncharted territory to unlock its mysteries, but what lies in wait for them in the darkness?