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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3,096 592
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
2,723 606
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Naruto Shippūden
3
1,696 866
Trisha Elric is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Trisha Elric Fullmetal Alchemist
4
1,386 715
Hana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Hana Wolf Children
5
1,374 804
Bulma is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball
6
1,168 749
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
894 492
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
789 498
Masaki Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion
9
1,284 776
Midoriya Inko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Annie0 added Midoriya Inko My Hero Academia
10
625 449
Fumio Usui is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fumio Usui Karin/Chibi Vampire
11
630 465
Calera Marker/Maaka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Calera Marker/Maaka Karin/Chibi Vampire
12
982 975
Android 18 is listed (or ranked) 12 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
13
183 100
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black
14
508 395
Kurenai Yuhi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto
15
281 192
Portgas D. Rouge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Robert Tobi Wells added
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1,085 800
Sora Vinsmoke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Arianne added Sora Vinsmoke

One Piece

17
274 131
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
424 247
Kyoya Ootori is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
isabellaknightley23 added Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club
19
551 459
Videl is listed (or ranked) 19 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
20
354 278
Kyoko Honda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Fruits Basket
21
474 383
Bellemare is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters

One Piece

22
615 520
Mama Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Mama Higurashi Inuyasha
23
816 704
Delia Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Delia Ketchum Pokemon
24
492 415
Sanae Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Clannad
25
506 435
Queen Serenity is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Mother Characters
Sailor Moon