Anime Underground The Best Anime Mother Characters  

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For every great anime character, there is a mother behind the scenes who helped make that person who they are (for better or worse is neither here nor there). For that reason we're ranking the best anime moms of all time, with the help of your votes. Who is your favorite mother character in anime? Mother characters are typically very loving and nurturing, but in anime mothers can be very evil. Then there is the trope of the dead mother, seen in shows like Fullmetal Alchemist and Bleach. The mother in both of these shows drives the antagonist through a spiritual connection, as characters in anime are often motivated by their mothers.

So who's the greatest anime mom of all time? Up vote your favorites below, and feel free to add any of your top anime mothers to the list if they're not already here. Check out some of our other lists too, like the best anime fathers of all time, and the most annoying anime characters.

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Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Kushina Uzumaki Naruto Shippūden

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Hinata Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
John92 added Hinata Hyuga Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

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Trisha Elric is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Trisha Elric Fullmetal Alchemist

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Hana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Hana Wolf Children

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Temari is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
shaurya-kapoor added Temari Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie

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Bulma is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Bulma Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball

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Midoriya Inko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Annie0 added Midoriya Inko My Hero Academia

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Android 18 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
heads added Android 18 Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly, Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks

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Orihime Inoue is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Orihime Inoue Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

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Kurenai Yuhi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Kurenai Yuhi Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

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Sora Vinsmoke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Arianne added Sora Vinsmoke One Piece

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Portgas D. Rouge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Portgas D. Rouge

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Kyoya Ootori is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
1524311724045 added Kyoya Ootori Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club

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Mikoto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Mikoto Mail

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Delia Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Delia Ketchum Pokemon

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Fumio Usui is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fumio Usui Karin/Chibi Vampire

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Mama Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Mama Higurashi Inuyasha

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Kalura Yeager is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Kalura Yeager Attack on Titan

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Calera Marker/Maaka is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Calera Marker/Maaka Karin/Chibi Vampire

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Sanae Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Sanae Furukawa Clannad

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Videl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Son Goku added Videl Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon

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Bellemare is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
evy2526 added Bellemare One Piece

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Masaki Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Masaki Kurosaki Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

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Queen Serenity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Queen Serenity Sailor Moon

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Kyoko Honda is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Kyoko Honda Fruits Basket

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Ino Yamanaka is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Ino Yamanaka Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

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Anna Heartfilia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
lucyheartfilia25 added Anna Heartfilia lucy's mom

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Chi-Chi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Son Goku added Chi-Chi Dragon Ball Z, Dragonball Evolution, Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound

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Fueguchi Ryouko is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Susanna Klemmer added Fueguchi Ryouko

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Yasuko Takasu is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Yasuko Takasu Toradora!

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Mitzi (Shinchan) is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Mitzi (Shinchan) Shin Chan

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Junko Kaname is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Junko Kaname Puella Magi

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Ikumi Unagiya is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Son Goku added Ikumi Unagiya Bleach

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Michiko Malandro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Michiko Malandro Michiko to Hatchin

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Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Rukia Kuchiki Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

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Yukari Takara is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Yukari Takara Lucky Star

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Yuri Egin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
lina9m added Yuri Egin Blue exorcist

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Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
-1458180041251 added Sakura Haruno Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom

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Mari Katsuragi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Mari Katsuragi The World God Only Knows

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carla yeager is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Dana Malkawi added carla yeager erens mother

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Onodera's Mom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Onodera's Mom Nisekoi

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Chitose Hibiya is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Chitose Hibiya Chobits

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Achika Masaki is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Achika Masaki Tenchi Muyo

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Emi Handa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Emi Handa Barakamon

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Aki Hinata is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Aki Hinata Keroro Gunso the Super Movie: Creation! Ultimate Keroro, Wonder Space-Time Island

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Holy Kujo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Holy Kujo Jojo's Bizarre Adventure - Stardust Crusaders

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Akari Sakishima is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Akari Sakishima Nagi no Asukara

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Tamura Ryoko is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Tamura Ryoko Kiseijuu

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Touwa Meme is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Touwa Meme Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

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Ringo Hoshimiya is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Ringo Hoshimiya Aikatsu