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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2,205 473
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
1,894 464
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Naruto Shippūden

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1,388 599
Trisha Elric is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Trisha Elric Fullmetal Alchemist

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1,117 441
Hana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Hana Wolf Children

5
977 441
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
1,057 648
Bulma is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball

7
916 406
Midoriya Inko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Annie0 added Midoriya Inko My Hero Academia

8
865 691
Sora Vinsmoke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Arianne added Sora Vinsmoke

One Piece

9
462 235
Orihime Inoue is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

10
348 262
Kurenai Yuhi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

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815 718
Android 18 is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
423 351
Calera Marker/Maaka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Calera Marker/Maaka Karin/Chibi Vampire

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423 343
Fumio Usui is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fumio Usui Karin/Chibi Vampire

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376 295
Masaki Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

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703 613
Delia Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Delia Ketchum Pokemon

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169 108
Mikoto is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Mail

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526 452
Mama Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Mama Higurashi Inuyasha

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446 384
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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166 107
Portgas D. Rouge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added

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307 179
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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168 66
Ino Yamanaka is listed (or ranked) 21 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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595 590
Kalura Yeager is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Kalura Yeager Attack on Titan

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285 240
Kyoko Honda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fruits Basket

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428 383
Sanae Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Clannad

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431 401
Queen Serenity is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Sailor Moon

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317 223
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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433 443
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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272 221
Yasuko Takasu is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Toradora!

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289 219
Fueguchi Ryouko is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Susanna Klemmer added Fueguchi Ryouko

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377 334
Bellemare is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
evy2526 added

One Piece

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161 172
Junko Kaname is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Puella Magi

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327 321
Mitzi (Shinchan) is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Mitzi (Shinchan) Shin Chan

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95 51
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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205 191
Ikumi Unagiya is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Son Goku added Bleach

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142 172
Michiko Malandro is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Michiko to Hatchin

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67 40
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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64 41
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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110 169
Yukari Takara is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Lucky Star

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114 171
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 35
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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124 158
Onodera's Mom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Onodera's Mom Nisekoi

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81 142
Emi Handa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Emi Handa Barakamon

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56 122
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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86 121
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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817 1,217
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 45 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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77 113
Achika Masaki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Achika Masaki Tenchi Muyo

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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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94 145
Tamura Ryoko is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Tamura Ryoko Kiseijuu

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17 17
Kurogiri is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Andrew Peterson1 added Kurogiri My Hero Acadamia

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54 123
Ringo Hoshimiya is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Ringo Hoshimiya Aikatsu