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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2,240 475
Hinata Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
John92 added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

2
1,922 467
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Naruto Shippūden

3
1,392 616
Trisha Elric is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Trisha Elric Fullmetal Alchemist

4
1,120 461
Hana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Hana Wolf Children

5
982 462
Temari is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie

6
1,071 658
Bulma is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball

7
924 426
Midoriya Inko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Annie0 added Midoriya Inko My Hero Academia

8
473 250
Orihime Inoue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

9
877 715
Sora Vinsmoke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Arianne added Sora Vinsmoke

One Piece

10
816 742
Android 18 is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
363 274
Kurenai Yuhi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

12
436 358
Calera Marker/Maaka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Calera Marker/Maaka Karin/Chibi Vampire

13
436 351
Fumio Usui is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fumio Usui Karin/Chibi Vampire

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704 620
Delia Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Delia Ketchum Pokemon

15
526 454
Mama Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Mama Higurashi Inuyasha

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378 303
Masaki Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

17
171 111
Mikoto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Mail

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448 385
Videl is listed (or ranked) 18 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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172 67
Ino Yamanaka is listed (or ranked) 19 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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310 181
Kyoya Ootori is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
1524311724045 added Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club

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285 241
Kyoko Honda is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fruits Basket

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428 384
Sanae Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Clannad

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431 402
Queen Serenity is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Sailor Moon

24
597 591
Kalura Yeager is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Kalura Yeager Attack on Titan

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318 224
Anna Heartfilia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
lucyheartfilia25 added Anna Heartfilia

lucy's mom

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436 443
Chi-Chi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z, Dragonball Evolution, Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound

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291 219
Fueguchi Ryouko is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Susanna Klemmer added Fueguchi Ryouko

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272 222
Yasuko Takasu is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Toradora!

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166 110
Portgas D. Rouge is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added

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380 336
Bellemare is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
evy2526 added

One Piece

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161 173
Junko Kaname is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Puella Magi

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328 322
Mitzi (Shinchan) is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Mitzi (Shinchan) Shin Chan

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96 52
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

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205 192
Ikumi Unagiya is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Son Goku added Bleach

35
142 173
Michiko Malandro is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Michiko to Hatchin

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68 41
carla yeager is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Dana Malkawi added carla yeager

erens mother

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65 42
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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110 170
Yukari Takara is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Lucky Star

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114 172
Mari Katsuragi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
The World God Only Knows

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44 36
Chitose Hibiya is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Chitose Hibiya Chobits

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124 159
Onodera's Mom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Onodera's Mom Nisekoi

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81 143
Emi Handa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Emi Handa Barakamon

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56 123
Aki Hinata is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Keroro Gunso the Super Movie: Creation! Ultimate Keroro, Wonder Space-Time Island

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86 122
Holy Kujo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Holy Kujo Jojo's Bizarre Adventure - Stardust Crusaders

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77 114
Achika Masaki is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Achika Masaki Tenchi Muyo

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819 1,238
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
-1458180041251 added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom

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77 118
Akari Sakishima is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Akari Sakishima Nagi no Asukara

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18 18
Kurogiri is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Andrew Peterson1 added Kurogiri My Hero Acadamia

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94 146
Tamura Ryoko is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Tamura Ryoko Kiseijuu

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54 124
Ringo Hoshimiya is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Ringo Hoshimiya Aikatsu