Let’s take the time celebrate anime’s most supportive moms! These characters may worry about their children’s safety, but they also provide the advice and caring love that our protagonists need when facing trouble.
1. Inko Midoriya – My Hero Academia
Inko truly worries for Izuku, especially since he was born Quirkless. She tries her best to protect Izuku from danger and is equally overjoyed and worried for his safety upon being admitted into U.A. No matter what happens, Inko decides she will support Izuku’s pursuit of becoming a great hero.
2. Nancy Takaishi – Digimon
Nancy has a kind and cheerful personality, and is very protective of her sons. Despite not having custody over Yamato (Matt), Nancy tries her best to be a good mother towards him.
3. Hana – Wolf Children
Hana is the ultimate single mom and made many sacrifices to raise her two half-wolf children. The children are mischievous and can get into trouble with their supernatural gift, but Hana manages to raise them to best of her ability.
4. Akari Sakishima – Nagi no Asukara
Akari is selfless step-mother and sister. She leaves Shioshishio to be with the man she loves, which leads to a complicated dynamic with her step-daughter. Not only does Akari try her best to provide her step-daughter, but she also acts as a mother figure for her brother Hikari as he goes through his own personal struggles. Underneath Akari’s quiet demeanor lies a lot of strength.
5. Sanae Furukawa – Clannad
Sanae is an odd-ball: she loves being mistaken as Nagisa’s older sister and is really defensive of her “unique” baked goods. That being said, Sanae cherishes her family and will do anything to help them.
6. Kushina Uzumaki – Naruto
Kushina was an impulsive and stubborn child, but she matured into a level-headed adult. She loved her family – especially her newborn son, Naruto. Kushina spent as much time as she could showering Naruto with love, but she would make the ultimate sacrifice protecting him from the nine tail fox.
7. Trisha Elric – Fullmetal Alchemist
Trisha is known for her mother personality and dedicated her life to raising Edward and Alphonse the moment their father left.
8. Yasuko Takasu – Toradora!
At first, we assume Yasuko is a terrible mother during the early stages of Toradora! She is constantly arriving home late, acts childish, and is an alcoholic. As the series progresses, we learn that is not the case. Yasuko works multiple jobs to provide for her son and puts him through school.
9. Kyoko Honda – Fruits Basket
Kyoko has a strong presence in Fruits Basket. She came from a bad family and joined a gang in her early years. After meeting a businessman and settling down, Kyoko had to raise Tohru alone after her father’s death. Despite so much tragedy in her life, Kyoko raised Tohru to always be positive.
10. Emi Handa – Barakamon
Emi goes through a tough time accepting that her son Seishuu is growing up and ready to pursue his own dreams. She is overbearing and overprotective of Seishuu, and is against him staying on the Gotō Islands. Despite this, Emi realizes that Seishuu is happy there and she learns to let go and supports his decision.
11Junko Kaname – Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Junko is a no-nonsense kind of mom. She cherishes her morning routine with Madoka and is always willing to have a conversation at night after work, but Junko also knows when to give Madoka space to figure out her own problems. Junko has a habit of dropping subtle advice bombs, which no doubt influenced Madoka during her magical girl journey.
Who do you think are the most supportive anime moms?