Tuesday, 27 December 2011

A Mother's Love: Greatest Sacrifices

Last night I called my mother and suddenly had the idea to write this post. I miss my mother so much.

Alright, back to the topic on hand.

Today's topic is about mother's greatest sacrifice in anime' world. Actually, there are many good and bad mothers in anime. Here are a few examples:

Good mothers:
1.Juri Kuran
2.Trisha Elric
3.Masaki Kurosaki
4.Kushina Uzumaki
5.Kyoko Honda
6.Nana Sawada
7.Youko Hazama
8.Chizuru Toomi

Bad mothers:
1.Ren Sohma
2.Marianne Vi Britannia
3.Hayate's mom from Hayate no Gotoku!
4.Precia Testarossa
5.Yasuko Takasu

and many more.

You probably noticed that the 'good mothers' usually already dead in the anime. Some of them only appear during flashback. For example,  Juri Kuran who died 10 years prior to the anime/manga Vampire Knight. Also, in Fullmetal Alchemist, Trisha Elric's death became the motivation for her children to learn more about alchemy so that they could bring her back to life, which eventually lead them to their journey after unsuccessful transmutation attempt. Nevertheless, I'm going to talk about sacrifices made by mother (in anime) to keep their children alive.

Juri Kuran from Vampire Knight
Juri Kuran
Juri is the mother of Yuuki and Kaname and is the sister of Haruka and Rido. As a pureblood vampire, Juri  live for almost 3000 years before she died. She married her brother Haruka (a custom that is common for pureblood vampire to intermarry within siblings). She is a good mother and wife. She has cheerful and gentle personalities.10 years before the story started, she sacrificed herself in order to save her only daughter from having the same fate as the other pureblood whose blood is always being misused by the senior council of vampire. She put a spell on Yuuki which sealed her vampire side and turn her into normal human. However, this come with a great sacrifice for Juri would have die after completing the spell.
Juri with a child Yuuki
Sacrificing herself for Yuuki
Juri always wished for her child to have a happy life as a human. Her last words to Yuuki is for her not to be angry with Juri for sacrificing herself and sealing Yuuki's memories and life as a vampire.

Masaki Kurosaki from Bleach
Masaki Kurosaki
Masaki is the mother of main protagonist, Kurosaki Ichigo. She is also the mother of Yuzu and Karin, and dear wife of Isshin Kurosaki. She is a caring, gentle and lovely mother. Tatsuki stated that whenever Ichigo saw his mother, he would give her a big smile, even if he was crying before. Masaki died while trying to save Ichigo from running to river bank. Ichigo at that time, saw a hollow that masked itself as a girl. Unable to identify a living person and a soul, Ichigo run towards the river bank to save the girl. Masaki go after Ichigo and this leads to her dead when the hollow, Grad Fisher, killed her instead.

Masaki with a young Ichigo
Masaki saved Ichigo which resulted in her death

Kushina Uzumaki from Naruto
Kushina Uzumaki
Kushina is the mother of Naruto, and the wife of the fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze. To stop the Nine-Tails' attack, Minato was forced to bring it to Kushina and Naruto's location. Despite her weakened state, Kushina used her diminished chakra to restrain the Nine-Tails. Kushina then volunteered to have it sealed back into her body so that it would die with her. Doing so would also save the lives of Minato and Naruto; her thanks to them for giving her such a happy life. When Minato suggested to seal the remaining Nine-Tails in Naruto, Kushina objected, in fear of having her only son live a horrible and lonely life because Minato would be dead in doing so. She loved her husband and newborn son very deeply and was not afraid to sacrifice her life to stop the Nine-Tails even throwing herself between the beast and her son when it tried to attack him.

That is all from me. See you again next time.

p/s: All pictures used in this posts are not mine

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