Mother's Day is all about playing tribute to not only our own mothers, but mothers in general. Mothers give us kisses when we're hurt, hugs when we're sad, and lift us up when we are down. Moms have always been that important figure that shape and mold us into the people we are today.
This Mother's Day, we feature some incredible mothers from Japanese animé. These mothers can not only kiss a cheek with a gentle touch, but also know how to show incredible strength, even in dire situations. A few of them even know how to kick a little butt when needed. However, of all the mothers out there, we would like to share a few of our personal favorites. We make this list, as a thank you to mothers everywhere this Mother's Day, and we hope a few have made your list.
A lot of the mothers in our list can be seen in hit animé available from FUNimation Entertainment, and most series can are also available on Netflix.
Trisha Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)
The perfect example of inner strength and kindness, Trisha shows that even becoming fatally ill and having her husband leave her to raise two young boys, a mother still never gives up loving their children. To the very end, Trisha watches and encourages Ed and Al’s growth in alchemy and that is one of the reasons they try to bring her back through taboo.
Chi-Chi (Dragon Ball Z)
When boys fight, they say “My dad can beat your dad up!”, but how many can say that their mother can beat up their father? Only two, and that’s Gohan and Goten. Chi-Chi is not only a gifted martial arts fighter, but also a caring and devoted mother who simply wants the best for her children. Sometimes, facing an angry Chi-Chi is a lot scarier then coming face-to-face with a hundred Namekians.
Delia Ketchum (Pokémon)
The “Mother” of all Pokémon, Mrs. Ketchum is Ash’s mother and is one of animé’s most memorable mothers. Not only is she cool with letting her only son go off on his own at age 10, she also reminds him to “change his underwear every day," a catchphrase that is still remembered to this day. However, we have figured out why she spends so much time with Professor Oak.
Medusa (Soul Eater)
Not all mothers are warm and cuddly. Some can be down right cold and scaly, and Medusa is the perfect example of that. She is not only a witch, but the mother of Chrona, a confused boy that is trying to find his way. She uses him to collect souls she needs to keep her strength. Of course, she does love her Chrona, but using her child to get what she needs is rather devious.
Bulma Briefs (Dragon Ball Z)
Beauty, brains, and attitude are three things to describe Bulma to a T. She’s been a part of Goku’s life since he was a little kid, joining him in search of the Dragonballs, and along the journey, has seen her fair share of danger, but everytime, she’s used her super smarts to bring her friends out of certain doom. Then again, it helps when your father is a scientific genius. Not to mention your husband is the Prince of All Sayians, Vegeta. Her son, Trunks, even shows her spirit when he comes back from the future to bring Goku the medicine needed to save his life.