May 10, 2019 10:37 PM
Moms traditionally occupy a particular role in stories. They are the nurturers, the caregivers, and when it comes to anime? They’re usually side-characters who have a high chance of dying as part of the main protagonist’s backstory, especially if they have a side braid. There’s even a term for it: “Dead Anime Mom Hair.”
But mothers are human, like everyone else. They have flaws and struggles of their own, which is something that many stories overlook. When you stop to think about it, it makes sense that a mother’s role in a story should be as varied as any other character’s.
Not all mothers are saints to put on pedestals and not all mothers are loving. In fact, some are outright horrible people, and it would be a disservice to both stories and real life if we pretended otherwise. That’s why, for this Mother’s Day, HIDIVE is taking a look at a few anime moms who make questionable decisions at best and are appallingly terrible at worst. Needless to say, we are heading into spoiler territory , so now’s your last chance to turn back.
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