Bilibili, Southeast Asia’s leading anime streaming platform with a rapidly growing content inventory, has launched in Thailand with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations. To celebrate this year’s Mother’s Day in August, the iconic anime titles from Bilibili is taking you on a trip down memory lane to revisit strong female leads who have made history. Stay home, settle in and snuggle down with mum; enjoy riveting stories across genres, and get swept away on daring adventures with heartwarming character arcs in the spirit of Mother’s Day!
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Uzumaki Kushina from Naruto Shippuden
We start with a timeless classic: Uzumaki Kushina from Naruto, mother of the titular protagonist, and one who makes the ultimate sacrifice for her son. Kushina plays a pivotal role in helping Naruto to conquer the power of the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox sealed in him. Her significance as a character also dates back to the start of the story, when she helps protect Konohagakure Village from the rampaging Nine-Tailed Demon Fox—twelve years before the main events of the anime are set to take place. Kushina, with her husband Namikaze Minato, the Fourth Hokage, sacrifices her life to seal the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox in Naruto. While Kushina seldom makes on-screen appearances, her tender mother-and-son moments never fail to serve as the best tearjerkers.
Kochō Shinobu from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Do not mistake her dainty demeanour for weakness. As the Demon Slayer Corps’ current Insect Hashira, Shinobu never hesitates to slay with deadly poisons. While she may be the only one among the Pillars without the physical strength to cut off a Demon’s head, Shinobu’s Stinger Nichirin Katana can fatally inject demons with poisons. She serves as a protective guardian over the children who have lost their families to demons, and who are brought into the sanctuary of Butterfly Mansion. Shinobu’s commitment to healing the injured Demon Slayers, caring for them with warmth, tenderness and an iron-will, makes her an admirable mother-figure.
Kobayashi-san from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
Chaos ensues when a human ‘mum’ is left unwittingly in charge of two literal dragons disguising themselves as energetic human girls. Office-worker Kobayashi finds herself taking in ‘Tohru’ a dragon-turned-human-girl who has loyally taken up working as Kobayashi’s personal maid, and ‘Kanna’ a naive little dragon. The single mum takes it all in stride as Tohru’s fellow dragon companions wreak havoc under her roof on a regular basis. It is no easy feat being a mother of dragons, what with having to put up with the fire-breathers, picking up after your children’s troublemaker friends, and tasting their peculiar culinary delights. Looking for an adorable, heart-warming show to watch with mum? Look no further! Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is available for streaming on the Bilibili app, with new Season 2 episodes hot off the press from Japan every week.
Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan
Another mother-figure known for her physical invincibility is Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan. As the Survey Corps’ female powerhouse and a top performing candidate of the 104th Training Corps, Mikasa battles human-devouring giants in a cruel dystopia. While known for her chilling, cutthroat efficiency in disposing of the Titans, Mikasa shows a tender side with her fellow military members, and in particular with the show’s protagonist: Eren Yeager. If you are on the edge of your seat waiting for the final season, or are a Mikasa fan hungry for more of her thrilling battle scenes, do not miss out!
Yuuki Asuna from Sword Art Online
Speaking of strong female leads, one would be hard pressed to miss out on the critically acclaimed light novel turned anime: ‘Sword Art Online’ (SAO). The story’s heroine Asuna gets trapped in a game of death, where she struggles for survival in a battlefield while discovering enemies in the game’s set-ups and in fellow players. The fans’ favourite has won over hearts with her perseverance and many near brushes with death; be it Sword Art Online, ALfheim Online or Project Alicization, Asuna has been through them all. In an upcoming, full-length feature film, ‘Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night’, Asuna is set to give her own spin on the genesis of Sword Art Online.
With a great selection of titles starring strong female leads, Bilibili is an avid supporter of self-expression over anime, whether it is Mother’s Day or any other day. If streaming on its own is getting somewhat dry and you want to put some home-made video content out there, go right ahead! Feel free to share your shoutout to mum or the amazing mother figures in your life.
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