Otakuite | Posted 03/20/13 | Reply
Senior Otaku | Posted 03/18/13 | Reply
kagome's mom from inuyasha.
Abundant Love (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/17/13 | Reply
Doremi's mom in Ojamajo Doremi is one of the best examples of actual parenting I've seen in an anime.
Otakuite+ | Posted 03/17/13 | Reply
Otakuite++ | Posted 03/17/13 | Reply
Although tecnically he isn't Gohan's father I think Piccolo is one of the best anime parents around!
Otakuite | Posted 03/17/13 | Reply
Kyoyo out of fruits basket is pretty cool...
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/16/13 | Reply
Yeah, I've never much cared for Naga's character and even less for her fashion sense.
Otakuite | Posted 03/16/13 | Reply
Tomoya Okazaki from Clannad
Baron of Terribad (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/16/13 | Reply
Yui Ikari because she becomes a robot to protect her son! Best mother.
Love thy Evangelion.
Senior Otaku++ | Posted 03/16/13 | Reply
High five to everyone that said Kushina and Trisha! They're my absolute favorite anime moms of all time. And I have to agree with TheDarkAngel, Ranka makes one awesome dad. He and Minato are my favorite anime dads.
Edit: Okay, I forgot my other favorite anime dad: Maes Hughes! Thanks to Cloud998 for reminding me!
Senior Otaku | Posted 03/16/13 | Reply
Tomoya Okazaki from clannad.......so sad of an anime..........ITS FUKO APPROVED! :)
Pathetic Diabetic (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/15/13 | Reply
Ryoji Fujioka! Haruhi Fujioka's Dad! (Ouran High School Host Club)
And, then... I met you.
Senior Otaku+ | Posted 03/15/13 | Reply
Kushina Uzumaki! BY FAR She's sooo awesome i love her~!! She really wanted to give Naruto everything, and on the verge of death she gave him lots of wisdom and a promise to be there in one of his most dire times of need! Even in death she helped Naruto she's so awesome i love her so much!
Otakuite | Posted 03/15/13 | Reply
Oga Tatsumi from Beelzebub is no doubt the best parent lol
Shiro Fujimoto from Blue Exorcist and Trisha Elric from FMA are the names that popped into my head c:
-I think Shiro because even though Rin wasn't his real son and actually the son of Satan he still loved and cared for him as his own, even to the death you could tell he did by the way he tried to protect him.
-Trish Elric because of how supportive she was towards both her sons and their alchemy. Also for just always being there caring for them and praising them despite how ill she was.
Master of Lists (Otakuite++) | Posted 03/15/13 | Reply
In most incarnations outside of traveling with Lina Inverse, she left the family on a vendetta against bandits for killing her mother. In fact in Slayers Revolution she appears in spirit as a suit of armor, although Amelia didn't realize it was her, you can blatantly tell it's Naga due to her annoying laugh and mannerisms.
The Zanrai Kid (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/15/13 | Reply
Got to say that one is hard to beat. First thing that came to mind.
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/15/13 | Reply
Well, yeah, Naga too, but she's never around really . . .
Otakuite+ | Posted 03/15/13 | Reply
I guess Yugi's grandfather doesn't count? Hehe
Moe Foxgirl (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/15/13 | Reply
Can Leafie from Leafie: A Hen in the Wild count? I swear...I couldn't stop sobbing at the end of that movie. She's such a fabulous mother to her adoptive son. No sacrifice is too big to make sure her baby reaches his dream.
13th Angel (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/15/13 | Reply
MINATO AND KUSHINA HANDS DOWN.
; A; <33333
Otaku Legend | Posted 03/14/13 | Reply
Nana, from Hitman Reborn. She is supportive of Tsuna no matter what.
Don't Forget 3 Oct (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/14/13 | Reply
At first, I couldn't think of any parents that played a role in any of the anime I've seen, much lest finding the best. Thank you for guiding me to the answer that was right in front of my face!
Despite having a rather minor role, Trisha Elric was a major force in the story of Fullmetal Alchemist. She encouraged and praised her sons while they were learning alchemy during her life. Her death is what set the story in motion. In more ways than one, there would be no Fullmetal Alchemist without her.
Call it karma. Call it luck. Me, I just don't give a... BOUNCE!
Otakuite | Posted 03/14/13 | Reply
Akio from Clannad, that's the first thing that comes to mind
Senior Otaku++ | Posted 03/14/13 | Reply
State Alchemist (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/14/13 | Reply
Ichigo Kurosaki's dad is probably one of the best parents in the anime universe
The Dreamer (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/14/13 | Reply
I definitely thought of Shoko too, and Reishin with Kouryu, especially the way he's given him space to decide his own fate. I love that messed up clan ^^
Lombax of Earth (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/14/13 | Reply
Nope, still alive. After all, it'd make for a pretty sad movie if it were like that o_o
I didn't quite mean against some of the people of the religion, I meant against the religion itself. The rules and laws are the way they are for a reason.
But this aside, I do think this "best/coolest/nicest parent" topic is good. I might've mentioned more if I could think of anyone else and didn't have to get ready for work >_< Not that work is a bad thing...
I mean...Come on...There's not much to explain.
Otakuite++ | Posted 03/14/13 | Reply
I'd say Minato and Kushina. There are plenty of other good anime parents but they are the 1st ones I thought of. They really loved Naruto and they put a lot of trust in him. They managed to be there for him even after their deaths.
Madman With a Box (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/14/13 | Reply
Daikichi was the first character to come to my mind too. He's not perfect at being a father to Rin, but he tries his darndest and his heart is in the right place, and its nice that he manages to get his parents and sister behind him in the end.
Baron Von Kumichou (Founder) | Posted 03/14/13 | Reply
Is Mrs. Kusakabe still alive? For some reason I thought she died in Totoro. My bad then.
Many Catholics share my sentiments so it's not an anti-Catholic thing to say,
First off, I didn't appreciate the "sexist" jab at the Catholic Church, Adam. Could you please try to be more respectful to your members' religions?
But back to the topic, I do like seeing shows and movies that present parenting in a positive light, because, really, parents are the first teachers of the new generation. If they screw up their job, then there goes the whole generation o_o
While not a biological parent, I'd like to bring up Daikichi Kawachi from Bunny Drop. Without a second thought, he offered newly-orphaned six-year-old Rin Kaga a new home when the rest of Daikichi's relatives were contemplating orphanages for her (after all, she was said to be the illegitimate child of Daikichi's grandfather). Here was a little girl who had just lost so much and needed a home, so he stepped up despite being a bachelor and thus knowing next to nothing about raising children. Then again, how many first time parents goes into raising children as experts? Exactly. They do research and learn along the way. In my mind, Daikichi is definitely a possible candidate for the "Best Anime Parent" award.
Also, fan fiction pairing? My Neighbor Totoro's Mr. Kusakabe is married. Please don't hope for anything bad to happen to Mrs. Kusakabe; she's already sick in the hospital. Think of poor little Satsuki and Mei! ;_;
Chibi Otaku (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/14/13 | Reply
Shoka Hong from "The Story of Saiunkoku"! :D Ex-Assassin is now loving father who is always there for his daughter and ward/retainer. (He also can't cook or make a good batch of tea to save his life. XD)
Master of Lists (Otakuite++) | Posted 03/14/13 | Reply
Good choice. Very optimistic for a father to both Naga the Serpent and Amelia
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/14/13 | Reply
My favorite anime parent is Prince Phil of Slayers. Of course he's very loving and protective of his daughter Amelia to the point of craziness and he overdoes things, but considering the backstory (wife assassinated, other family members going with powerful monsters to try and take over) it's not surprising. And he's very wise to rely on Lina's power to handle a situation.
I think the parents in most Miyazaki movies are pretty cool, actually.