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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2,338 507
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Naruto Shippūden

2
2,649 531
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
1,554 742
Trisha Elric is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Trisha Elric Fullmetal Alchemist

4
1,277 592
Hana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Hana Wolf Children

5
1,252 758
Bulma is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball

6
1,095 614
Temari is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie

7
695 362
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
1,127 615
Midoriya Inko is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Annie0 added Midoriya Inko My Hero Academia

9
596 380
Masaki Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

10
918 900
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
443 337
Kurenai Yuhi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

12
520 422
Calera Marker/Maaka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Calera Marker/Maaka Karin/Chibi Vampire

13
518 412
Fumio Usui is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fumio Usui Karin/Chibi Vampire

14
514 420
Videl is listed (or ranked) 14 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

15
370 210
Kyoya Ootori is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
isabellaknightley23 added Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club

16
584 491
Mama Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Mama Higurashi Inuyasha

17
230 104
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
234 165
Portgas D. Rouge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added

19
328 260
Kyoko Honda is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fruits Basket

20
783 680
Delia Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Delia Ketchum Pokemon

21
137 73
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

22
442 368
Bellemare is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
evy2526 added

One Piece

23
465 400
Sanae Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Clannad

24
987 780
Sora Vinsmoke is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Arianne added Sora Vinsmoke

One Piece

25
478 419
Queen Serenity is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Sailor Moon