Since I did Top 10 Worst Dads in Manga and Anime, I thought it would be fair to do this one. There are some spoilers here, so be warned!
Thank you to those who gave me suggestions! Upon reading the manga and watching the anime, here is the list! Please note that I have not seen every manga and anime ever created.
10. Azami Haruko from Rikudou
I guess the best way to describe her being here is …. filthy. She is addicted to drugs, and lets the drug dealer do whatever he wants in their house. One time where she begged him for drugs, he told her she has to suck his dick in front of her already-traumatized child. Without hesitating, she starts blowing this man in front of her son, doubtlessly traumatizing him even further for rest of his life. And while this dealer beats her son, she does absolutely nothing.
9. Senjougahara Hitagi’s Mother
When her daughter came down a weird syndrome, her mother turned to a suspicious cult and letting them in there house. One of the members of this cult tried to rape Senjougahara Hitagi, the heroine, and she resisted and hurt the assailant. But because of this, now the cult holds Senjougahara household responsible for financial compensation. And for one reason or another, she ditches the family and leaves the huge debt to be paid by her husband. I don’t think we ever hear from her again.
8. Mayu’s Mother from Elfin Lied
Mayu has a messed up life. Let’s start off with her step father raping her since she was little. And when she tells her mother about this, not only does she not believe her daughter’s serious accusation, she slaps Mayu and starts treating her as a sexual rival. Would turning a blind eye to your daughter’s multiple rapes from your husband be considered sexual assault? I think it should be, and she fucking sucks.
7. Ookuma Midori from Oyasumi Punpun
Not technically a mom, but an aunt. She is from a manga called Oyasumi Punpun, a story about rather dark and messed up like of Punpun, from his childhood to adulthood. Punpun’s mom always neglected him, and she was pretty close to being his caretaker. She married Punpun’s uncle. But when he disappeared due to personal issues, she got lonely and raped her underage nephew, Punpun. She is a rare case in anime of a female rapist. She is still part of his family, and Punpun grows up and resents her for this. He and his uncle’s relationship is still good (the uncle was told what happened by Midori) but it is very awkward. To be fair, I have not finished the series, but I don’t see how raping your underage nephew can be redeemed.
6. Akagi Naoko
I had a hard time placing her on this list. While she never sexually harassed her daughter Ritsuko, she did blame Ritsuko for not being able to find a man. She had a major crush on Gendou and saw little girl Rei as a sexual rival. Yes, she was jealous of a little girl because Gendou likes her better. And this resulted in her strangling little Rei to death. Postmortem, her brain was used to create NERV’s super computer. And during the endgame, Ritsuko decided to selfdestruct the whole place killing her and Gendo together. Alas, Mom betrays daughetr and lets Gendou kill Ritsuko, with Ritsuko realizing that Naoko loved Gendou more than her own daughter. Letting your child die for a man who could care less about you is just messed up and down right pathetic.
5. Marienne vi Britannia from Code Geass
She is portrayed as a good character early in the series, and her husband Charles is the main villain. But it turns out the two have been working together from the beginning, and she is just as evil and messed up as her husband. She seems to be okay with her children being exiled, humiliated, and one of them being crippled. She only wants her goals to be accomplished even if it means getting rid of her children.
4. Big Mom from One Piece
She is a very new character in One Piece at this point, but already is making lasting impressions. The first real time you see her, she is so hungry to the point where she EATS and KILLS one of her sons. I repeat, she killed her son because she was hungry for candy. This is a rare case of family cannibalism as well as regular cannibalism. The reason she is not higher on the list is because she is not aware of her actions during the frenzy….
3. Amano Rea from Mirai Nikki
This mom looks and acts friendly but is seriously messed up. She was over controlling to her child to a point where she literally measured every aspect of her daughter’s life as well as locking up her daughter in cage. You know how Yuno is bat-shit insane? She is the reason why. Yuno finally broke and decided to trap her parents in the cage and let them starve to death, rather fitting end.
2. Medusa from Soul Eater
Child neglect, child abuse, child experimentation, and psychological torture are just some of the things this mom has abused her gender confused child Crona. Yeah kid who is always putting his/her life in danger to do her dirty work is her own child. And Crona’s weapon Ragnorak (which is a really cool sword btw) is an experimental blood she transfused into Crona as a human test. Crona wants to be accepted by Medusa only to be disappointed time and time again, and Crona’s loyalty starts to wain once Crona realizes that Medusa sucks, only to be brainwashed back into Medusa’s control.
1. Kiryuin Ragyo from Kill La Kill
Where do I start with this one. Let’s start from beginning, she bore children as test subjects, and experimented on all her children, only to deem them as useless failures. And on occasions, she molests her daughters as well as brainwashing them against their friends. And remember when she literally trashed her child almost as soon as she was born because she was a “defect”?
Sorry for taking so long to create this list, I know some people were looking forward to it. I hope you enjoyed reading this one, I had fun writing this. It was so much harder to find terrible anime/manga moms than dads. Let me know in the comments who think think are terrible mothers!