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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2,248 483
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Naruto Shippūden

2
2,559 506
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
1,464 726
Trisha Elric is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Trisha Elric Fullmetal Alchemist

4
1,178 582
Hana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Hana Wolf Children

5
1,036 590
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
1,150 746
Bulma is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball

7
655 340
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
551 363
Masaki Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

9
1,009 602
Midoriya Inko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Annie0 added Midoriya Inko My Hero Academia

10
510 401
Fumio Usui is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fumio Usui Karin/Chibi Vampire

11
509 410
Calera Marker/Maaka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Calera Marker/Maaka Karin/Chibi Vampire

12
407 319
Kurenai Yuhi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

13
847 890
Android 18 is listed (or ranked) 13 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

14
748 665
Delia Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Delia Ketchum Pokemon

15
470 411
Videl is listed (or ranked) 15 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

16
204 92
Ino Yamanaka is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

17
966 773
Sora Vinsmoke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Arianne added Sora Vinsmoke

One Piece

18
545 482
Mama Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Mama Higurashi Inuyasha

19
330 199
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
301 252
Kyoko Honda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fruits Basket

21
445 393
Sanae Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Clannad

22
408 361
Bellemare is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
evy2526 added

One Piece

23
203 156
Portgas D. Rouge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added

24
449 413
Queen Serenity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Sailor Moon

25
115 66
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black