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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
Naruto Shippūden
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Hinata Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
John92 added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds
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Bulma is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball
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Trisha Elric is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Trisha Elric Fullmetal Alchemist
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Hana is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Hana Wolf Children
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Calera Marker/Maaka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Calera Marker/Maaka Karin/Chibi Vampire
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Fumio Usui is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fumio Usui Karin/Chibi Vampire
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Sora Vinsmoke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Arianne added Sora Vinsmoke

One Piece

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Temari is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie
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Kalura Yeager is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Kalura Yeager Attack on Titan
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Orihime Inoue is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Bleach
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Sanae Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Clannad
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Midoriya Inko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Annie0 added Midoriya Inko My Hero Academia
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Kyoko Honda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fruits Basket
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Masaki Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion
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Kurenai Yuhi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto
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Portgas D. Rouge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added
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Mama Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Mama Higurashi Inuyasha
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Videl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon
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Queen Serenity is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Sailor Moon
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Bellemare is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters

One Piece

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Ino Yamanaka is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire
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Android 18 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
heads added Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly, Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks
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Delia Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Delia Ketchum Pokemon
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Yasuko Takasu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Toradora!