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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2,123 477
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Naruto Shippūden

2
2,445 493
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
1,437 696
Trisha Elric is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Trisha Elric Fullmetal Alchemist

4
1,152 552
Hana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Hana Wolf Children

5
1,016 557
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
1,109 738
Bulma is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball

7
583 308
Orihime Inoue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

8
968 543
Midoriya Inko is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Annie0 added Midoriya Inko My Hero Academia

9
478 342
Masaki Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

10
834 857
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
392 309
Kurenai Yuhi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

12
483 401
Calera Marker/Maaka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Calera Marker/Maaka Karin/Chibi Vampire

13
483 393
Fumio Usui is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fumio Usui Karin/Chibi Vampire

14
537 472
Mama Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Mama Higurashi Inuyasha

15
934 749
Sora Vinsmoke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Arianne added Sora Vinsmoke

One Piece

16
462 405
Videl is listed (or ranked) 16 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

17
192 85
Ino Yamanaka is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

18
724 656
Delia Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Delia Ketchum Pokemon

19
320 194
Kyoya Ootori is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
isabellaknightley23 added Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club

20
295 249
Kyoko Honda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fruits Basket

21
438 391
Sanae Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Clannad

22
189 142
Portgas D. Rouge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added

23
398 356
Bellemare is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
evy2526 added

One Piece

24
442 410
Queen Serenity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Sailor Moon

25
618 596
Kalura Yeager is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Kalura Yeager Attack on Titan

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108 63
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

27
325 230
Anna Heartfilia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
lucyheartfilia25 added Anna Heartfilia

lucy's mom

28
449 453
ChiChi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z, Dragonball Evolution, Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound

29
212 195
Ikumi Unagiya is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Son Goku added Bleach

30
187 114
Mikoto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Mail

31
301 224
Fueguchi Ryouko is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Susanna Klemmer added Fueguchi Ryouko

32
278 225
Yasuko Takasu is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Toradora!

33
165 178
Junko Kaname is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Puella Magi

34
332 327
Mitzi (Shinchan) is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Mitzi (Shinchan) Shin Chan

35
147 178
Michiko Malandro is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Michiko to Hatchin

36
73 44
carla yeager is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Dana Malkawi added carla yeager

erens mother

37
71 46
Yuri Egin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
lina9m added Yuri Egin Blue exorcist

38
112 174
Yukari Takara is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Lucky Star

39
117 176
Mari Katsuragi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
The World God Only Knows

40
126 163
Onodera's Mom is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Onodera's Mom Nisekoi

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46 41
Chitose Hibiya is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Chitose Hibiya Chobits

42
84 146
Emi Handa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Emi Handa Barakamon

43
57 126
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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87 126
Holy Kujo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Holy Kujo Jojo's Bizarre Adventure - Stardust Crusaders

45
81 121
Akari Sakishima is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Akari Sakishima Nagi no Asukara

46
77 118
Achika Masaki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Achika Masaki Tenchi Muyo

47
838 1,312
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
-1458180041251 added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom

48
97 150
Tamura Ryoko is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Tamura Ryoko Kiseijuu

49
19 20
Kurogiri is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Andrew Peterson1 added Kurogiri My Hero Acadamia

50
55 129
Ringo Hoshimiya is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Ringo Hoshimiya Aikatsu