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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1,194 292
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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866 378
Trisha Elric is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Trisha Elric Fullmetal Alchemist

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722 240
Hana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Hana Wolf Children

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639 224
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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637 400
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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497 347
Android 18 is listed (or ranked) 7 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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293 158
Fumio Usui is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fumio Usui Karin/Chibi Vampire

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474 329
Delia Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Delia Ketchum Pokemon

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294 200
Calera Marker/Maaka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Calera Marker/Maaka Karin/Chibi Vampire

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358 307
Mama Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Mama Higurashi Inuyasha

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365 303
Sora Vinsmoke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Arianne added Sora Vinsmoke One Piece

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74 19
Orihime Inoue is listed (or ranked) 13 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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139 84
Midoriya Inko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Annie0 added Midoriya Inko My Hero Academia

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415 464
Kalura Yeager is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Kalura Yeager Attack on Titan

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234 241
Masaki Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Masaki Kurosaki Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

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280 311
Sanae Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Sanae Furukawa Clannad

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272 306
Videl is listed (or ranked) 18 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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297 336
Queen Serenity is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Queen Serenity Sailor Moon

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176 195
Kyoko Honda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Kyoko Honda Fruits Basket

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281 265
Mitzi (Shinchan) is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Mitzi (Shinchan) Shin Chan

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86 47
Kyoya Ootori is listed (or ranked) 22 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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212 184
Anna Heartfilia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
lucyheartfilia25 added Anna Heartfilia lucy's mom

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271 336
Chi-Chi is listed (or ranked) 24 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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186 178
Yasuko Takasu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Yasuko Takasu Toradora!

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644 726
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 26 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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198 182
Bellemare is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
evy2526 added Bellemare One Piece

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195 189
Fueguchi Ryouko is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Susanna Klemmer added Fueguchi Ryouko

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150 158
Ikumi Unagiya is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Son Goku added Ikumi Unagiya Bleach

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103 140
Junko Kaname is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Junko Kaname Puella Magi

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77 131
Yukari Takara is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Yukari Takara Lucky Star

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31 8
Kurenai Yuhi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Kurenai Yuhi Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

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88 127
Michiko Malandro is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Michiko Malandro Michiko to Hatchin

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86 133
Mari Katsuragi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Mari Katsuragi The World God Only Knows

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21 6
Mikoto is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Mikoto Mail

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43 90
Aki Hinata is listed (or ranked) 36 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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25 13
Ino Yamanaka is listed (or ranked) 37 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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63 110
Emi Handa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Emi Handa Barakamon

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20 9
Portgas D. Rouge is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Portgas D. Rouge

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21 14
Yuri Egin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
lina9m added Yuri Egin Blue exorcist

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17 11
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 41 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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89 127
Onodera's Mom is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Onodera's Mom Nisekoi

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41 87
Touwa Meme is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Touwa Meme Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

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75 112
Tamura Ryoko is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Tamura Ryoko Kiseijuu

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11 7
Chitose Hibiya is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Chitose Hibiya Chobits

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52 82
Achika Masaki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Achika Masaki Tenchi Muyo

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14 12
carla yeager is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Dana Malkawi added carla yeager erens mother

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41 96
Ringo Hoshimiya is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Ringo Hoshimiya Aikatsu

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57 91
Akari Sakishima is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Akari Sakishima Nagi no Asukara

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