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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1,643 410
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Naruto Shippūden

2
1,886 429
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

3
1,250 500
Trisha Elric is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Trisha Elric Fullmetal Alchemist

4
1,008 344
Hana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Hana Wolf Children

5
885 353
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
930 557
Bulma is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball

7
707 276
Midoriya Inko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Annie0 added Midoriya Inko My Hero Academia

8
704 539
Sora Vinsmoke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Arianne added Sora Vinsmoke One Piece

9
733 577
Android 18 is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
341 159
Orihime Inoue is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

11
235 166
Kurenai Yuhi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

12
359 284
Fumio Usui is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fumio Usui Karin/Chibi Vampire

13
644 557
Delia Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Delia Ketchum Pokemon

14
483 424
Mama Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Mama Higurashi Inuyasha

15
360 307
Calera Marker/Maaka is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Calera Marker/Maaka Karin/Chibi Vampire

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128 80
Mikoto is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Mail

17
260 153
Kyoya Ootori is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
1524311724045 added Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club

18
547 556
Kalura Yeager is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Kalura Yeager Attack on Titan

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129 83
Portgas D. Rouge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added

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392 369
Videl is listed (or ranked) 20 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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319 281
Masaki Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

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129 48
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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392 375
Sanae Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Clannad

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254 232
Kyoko Honda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fruits Basket

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399 387
Queen Serenity is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Sailor Moon

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281 213
Anna Heartfilia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
lucyheartfilia25 added Anna Heartfilia lucy's mom

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387 418
Chi-Chi is listed (or ranked) 27 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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246 211
Yasuko Takasu is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Toradora!

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265 214
Fueguchi Ryouko is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Susanna Klemmer added Fueguchi Ryouko

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340 291
Bellemare is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
evy2526 added One Piece

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311 310
Mitzi (Shinchan) is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Mitzi (Shinchan) Shin Chan

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147 165
Junko Kaname is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Puella Magi

33
181 186
Ikumi Unagiya is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Son Goku added Bleach

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128 162
Michiko Malandro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Michiko to Hatchin

35
69 44
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

36
99 162
Yukari Takara is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Lucky Star

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53 34
carla yeager is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Dana Malkawi added carla yeager erens mother

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54 38
Yuri Egin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
lina9m added Yuri Egin Blue exorcist

39
105 163
Mari Katsuragi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
The World God Only Knows

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776 1,073
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 40 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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36 30
Chitose Hibiya is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Chitose Hibiya Chobits

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112 151
Onodera's Mom is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Onodera's Mom Nisekoi

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53 116
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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73 135
Emi Handa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Emi Handa Barakamon

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73 104
Achika Masaki is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Achika Masaki Tenchi Muyo

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80 114
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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73 112
Akari Sakishima is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Akari Sakishima Nagi no Asukara

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89 138
Tamura Ryoko is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Tamura Ryoko Kiseijuu

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47 112
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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49 118
Ringo Hoshimiya is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Ringo Hoshimiya Aikatsu