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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1,712 415
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Naruto Shippūden

2
2,002 433
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
1,269 532
Trisha Elric is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Trisha Elric Fullmetal Alchemist

4
1,027 379
Hana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Hana Wolf Children

5
920 368
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
967 575
Bulma is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball

7
732 326
Midoriya Inko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Annie0 added Midoriya Inko My Hero Academia

8
769 592
Sora Vinsmoke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Arianne added Sora Vinsmoke

One Piece

9
744 628
Android 18 is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
270 195
Kurenai Yuhi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

11
370 190
Orihime Inoue is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

12
388 301
Fumio Usui is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fumio Usui Karin/Chibi Vampire

13
387 317
Calera Marker/Maaka is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Calera Marker/Maaka Karin/Chibi Vampire

14
659 569
Delia Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Delia Ketchum Pokemon

15
142 84
Mikoto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Mail

16
491 432
Mama Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Mama Higurashi Inuyasha

17
408 370
Videl is listed (or ranked) 17 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

18
335 283
Masaki Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

19
139 51
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

20
271 167
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

21
557 578
Kalura Yeager is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Kalura Yeager Attack on Titan

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264 233
Kyoko Honda is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fruits Basket

23
403 377
Sanae Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Clannad

24
136 94
Portgas D. Rouge is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added

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408 390
Queen Serenity is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Sailor Moon

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291 215
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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397 423
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

28
252 213
Yasuko Takasu is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Toradora!

29
270 216
Fueguchi Ryouko is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Susanna Klemmer added Fueguchi Ryouko

30
316 311
Mitzi (Shinchan) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Mitzi (Shinchan) Shin Chan

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349 319
Bellemare is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
evy2526 added

One Piece

32
151 167
Junko Kaname is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Puella Magi

33
183 188
Ikumi Unagiya is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Son Goku added Bleach

34
133 164
Michiko Malandro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Michiko to Hatchin

35
73 46
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

36
102 164
Yukari Takara is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Lucky Star

37
56 36
carla yeager is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Dana Malkawi added carla yeager

erens mother

38
57 39
Yuri Egin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
lina9m added Yuri Egin Blue exorcist

39
108 166
Mari Katsuragi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
The World God Only Knows

40
117 153
Onodera's Mom is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Onodera's Mom Nisekoi

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38 31
Chitose Hibiya is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Chitose Hibiya Chobits

42
788 1,153
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 42 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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76 138
Emi Handa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Emi Handa Barakamon

44
53 118
Aki Hinata is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Keroro Gunso the Super Movie: Creation! Ultimate Keroro, Wonder Space-Time Island

45
73 107
Achika Masaki is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Achika Masaki Tenchi Muyo

46
80 117
Holy Kujo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Holy Kujo Jojo's Bizarre Adventure - Stardust Crusaders

47
75 115
Akari Sakishima is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Akari Sakishima Nagi no Asukara

48
89 141
Tamura Ryoko is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Tamura Ryoko Kiseijuu

49
51 121
Ringo Hoshimiya is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Ringo Hoshimiya Aikatsu

50
47 116
Touwa Meme is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Touwa Meme Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko