mother figure [muh-ther-fig-yur]
1. A woman embodying or seeming to embody the qualities of an idealized conception of the female parent, eliciting from others the emotional responses that a child typically has toward its mother.
EX. In anime, mother figures take weird forms.
Who's your favorite anime mother?
Also, don't think I don't plan to talk about the convenient "negligent mother" syndrome in anime at some point. Maybe I should do a top ten moms in anime, at some point, as well. Hm...
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