Mother’s Day is one of those special days when we can show our appreciation for the women who raised us into fine young lads. After all, they've given us their unconditional love since day one of our lives.
The great thing is, the idea of a strong, patient, and caring mother isn't something that's limited to the real world. There are a number of anime mothers who, just like your own mom, can' stop showering their kids with undivided attention—even if it can get annoying sometimes. So if you're too busy to take this Sunday off (hey man, the least you can do is give your momma a ring), maybe a marathon of these anime hits will inspire you to get off your ass and pay your mom a visit.
To show our appreciation for moms (both real and fictional), we’ve compiled a list of some of the best anime mothers.
1) Android 18 (Dragon Ball)
Arguably Dragon Ball’s top female draw, Android 18 is not only a strong character in the series but is also ready to give up her life for her family.
Here’s a hilarious clip of DBZ’s certified blonde hottie with the perverted master Roshi:
A dramatic scene with Android 18, Krillin, and Marron:
2) Mito Freecss (Hunter x Hunter)
Mito is technically Gon’s aunt, but she treated him as her own after the protagonist of HxH was left in her care by her brother.
At first, Mito wasn’t really supportive of Gon’s dream to become a professional Hunter like his father since she was worried for him. In the end, she gave her full support and blessing to Gon.
3) Kushina Uzumaki (Naruto)
Kushina is just one of the strong-willed females in the Naruto series. What sets her apart is her instinct to protect, giving up her life to save Naruto from the rampaging Kyuubi just after giving birth to him.
4) Kalura Yeager (Attack on Titan)
Kalura can be really strict at times as shown when she disciplines Eren. Despite this, she deeply loves her son with all her heart.
SPOILER ALERT! She remained strong in front of her children even when faced with a titan who was about to gobble her up. Too bad she had to die in Episode 1.
5) Bulma (Dragon Ball)
She’s rich, smart, and hot. In short, Bulma is the total package. The Dragon Ball mainstay is also a loving mom to Trunks and newly born baby Bulla.
Most importantly, Bulma has a gentle personality, which was instrumental in softening up one of anime’s coldest and most uncaring villains—Saiyan Prince Vegeta.
6) Bellemere (One Piece)
They weren’t really bound by blood, but she didn’t care. For Bellemere, Nami and Nojiko were worth the ultimate sacrifice.
Turn on the YouTube subtitles for this one and be ready to weep some man-tears:
7) Chi-chi (Dragon Ball)
Chi-chi grew up as a princess who always had that warrior spirit in her. As a mother, she just wants her children to have a good education in a world where fighting for survival seems to be the norm and this makes her one of the best mothers in DBZ.
On the other hand, we’re not sure we can call Son Goku the best dad around since, well, he’s barely around anyways.
Check it out! Chi-chi is the only person Goku can’t beat:
And despite her fierce nature, she definitely cares for her husband:
8) Misae Nohara (Crayon Shin Chan)
And the best mother award goes to Misae, who is more popularly known in the Tagalog dub as “Carmen.”
Kudos to Carmen, who stretches her Buddha-like patience for her naughty son.
We have nothing but mad respect and love for the mother of the all-time anime headache Shin Chan.
Happy Mother’s Day, anime fans!