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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2,281 488
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Naruto Shippūden

2
2,592 516
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
1,495 729
Trisha Elric is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Trisha Elric Fullmetal Alchemist

4
1,204 584
Hana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Hana Wolf Children

5
1,184 748
Bulma is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball

6
1,053 598
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
667 348
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
566 369
Masaki Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

9
1,046 605
Midoriya Inko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Annie0 added Midoriya Inko My Hero Academia

10
872 894
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
421 327
Kurenai Yuhi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

12
513 415
Calera Marker/Maaka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Calera Marker/Maaka Karin/Chibi Vampire

13
513 406
Fumio Usui is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fumio Usui Karin/Chibi Vampire

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486 415
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
761 672
Delia Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Delia Ketchum Pokemon

16
347 203
Kyoya Ootori is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
isabellaknightley23 added Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club

17
559 486
Mama Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Mama Higurashi Inuyasha

18
975 779
Sora Vinsmoke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Arianne added Sora Vinsmoke

One Piece

19
213 99
Ino Yamanaka is listed (or ranked) 19 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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310 257
Kyoko Honda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fruits Basket

21
218 160
Portgas D. Rouge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added

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454 398
Sanae Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Clannad

23
421 367
Bellemare is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
evy2526 added

One Piece

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454 417
Queen Serenity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Sailor Moon

25
120 70
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