I'm an avid anime fan since my childhood. Here's my take on the Top 10 Best Anime Quotes!
Unlike what some believe, watching an anime series is not a waste of time. Aside from the fun and excitement that comes with every action, most anime series, if not all, incorporate life lessons. The creators usually express the virtues of friendship, love, justice, hope, respect, peace, and other good values through the characters in the show, leading to some memorable quotes.
Are you an anime fan? Who among your many favorite anime characters said the most inspiring and meaningful quote? I know there are hundreds of other anime quotes out there that I’ve forgotten so please don’t hesitate to leave a comment if you know any that is far better than the ones on my list. Have a good read and I hope these quotes will inspire you to do your best and stay hopeful in achieving your goals in life!
10. Makarov Dreyar (Fairy Tale)
“Weaklings will stay weak forever. But weakness is not evil, since human beings are weak creatures to begin with. Alone, you feel nothing but insecurity; that’s why we form guilds, that’s why we have friends. We walk together in order to live a strong life. The clumsy ones will walk into more walls than the others, and it may also take them longer to get there. If you believe in tomorrow and put yourself out there, you can naturally obtain your strength. That’s how you will be able to smile and live strong.”
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Makarov Dreyar is Fairy Tail’s third guild master. He is known for his immense magical power and the use of “Giant Magic”. Makarov may have a very small body build but his magic allows him to absurdly increase the size of any part of his body. His magic was even strong enough to hold off Acnologia, a black dragon that tried to harm his precious guild members during the S-class Examination.
9. Jiraiya (Naruto)
“The true measure of a shinobi is not how he lives but how he dies. It’s not what they do in life but what they did before dying that proves their worth."
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Jiraiya is a well-known Shinobi of Konoha and among the highly-respected Legendary Sanins. He is also the master of Uzumaki Naruto, the anime series’ main protagonist. Despite his perverted mind, Jiraiya is a shinobi worthy of praise. His skills can be matched by only a few. In fact, Jiraiya is considered one of the most powerful Konoha ninjas. Jiraiya may not bluntly express it but he treats Naruto more than a disciple.
What Naruto fails to see is that Jiraiya is more than willing to give up his own life for him. Jiraiya did everything to train Naruto and safeguard him from the hands of the notorious Akatsuki. Though Jiraiya died in the hands of Pain, his first disciple, he eventually succeeded in honing Naruto as the next protector of Konoha.
8. Kagome (Inuyasha)
“I want you to be happy. I want you to laugh a lot. I don’t know what exactly I’ll be able to do for you, but I’ll always be by your side.”
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Kagome Higurashi is the reincarnation of Miko Kikyo who lived during the feudal era and was the first love interest of Inuyasha, a half-demon known for his unparalleled speed and sword-fighting skills who happens to be the main protagonist of the anime series as well.
Kagome is a skilled archer and her innate talent is good enough to protect others and herself from usual foes. Nevertheless, she remains vulnerable against mighty demons and monsters. This is where his protector, Inuyasha steps-in. They seem to never get along at first but their relationship bloomed from friendship to something even deeper. Inuyasha would do everything to protect Kagome. In return, Kagome always assures Inuyasha that she won’t leave his side no matter what and they’ll together find the lost Shikon Jewel shards before Naraku does.
7. Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
“I don’t want to conquer anything. I just think that the guy with the most freedom in this ocean is the Pirate King!”
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Monkey D. Luffy is a young boy who once dreamed to be the next Pirate King. He is the main protagonist in the anime series entitled One Piece along with his energetic crewmates. This jolly young pirate is not just strong because of his rubber-like body, a power he acquired after eating a Devil Fruit. In fact, it has been featured at one episode in the anime series that Luffy’s most powerful asset is his ability to turn anyone into his ally. With his straightforward way of thinking and pure heart, Luffy can easily encourage people to follow his ideals and fight with him. Monkey D. Luffy may be far away from achieving his dream as the series never seems to end, but he is getting there one step at a time.
6. Chrono (Chrono Crusade)
“I want…to change things. I want to believe that anything can be changed. The moment I met you, a new world opened up for me. You see, after wandering in the darkness for so long, a light brought me happiness. It’s all thanks to you.”
About the Author
Chrono may look like a boy but his true form is an adult demon. He was sealed for 50 years until Rosette made a contract with him. In his past life, Chrono detached himself from the demon organization and lost his power in the process. This decision eventually led to the death of Magdalene, the woman he valued the most. At present, he serves Rosette and would do anything to protect her. Rosette reminds Chrono about his past love so he often goes on a rampage if ever someone hurts her.
Chrono’s powers are still limited yet his true potential evolves as he faces strong demons along their journey. Will Chrono successfully protect Rosette and finish their challenging mission or suffer from a great loss once more? Seeking an answer to this question is one of the main reasons why millions of anime fans across the globe are excited about watching every Chrono Crusade episode.
5. Vash the Stampede (Trigun)
“If you only face forward, there is something you will miss seeing.”
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Vash the Stampede is the main protagonist of the manga and anime series called Trigun. He is a mysterious drifter who wanders the desert planet Gunsmoke, constantly being chased for the huge bounty on his head. Vash the Stampede can harness the energy within him and destroy anything in his path with just one shot, so he has accidentally caused destruction numerous times in the past.
This man’s immense power is undeniable yet he uses it to spread peace. He devoted himself to protecting the weak and keeping them safe from other villains.
4. Hitsugaya Toushiro (Bleach)
“We are all like fireworks. We climb, shine, and always go our separate ways and become further apart. But even if that time comes, let’s not disappear like a firework, and continue to shine forever.”
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Despite taking the form of a young boy, Hitsugaya Toshiro is more than a hundred years old. His maturity is beyond any adult as well. Toshiro is regarded as one of the best Captains of the Gotei 13 for a reason. He controls a powerful ice dragon that can freeze anything that comes across its path. Toshiro’s bravery has been tested countless times and he passed them all with grace. His swordsmanship is second to only a few making him one of the most reliable shinigamis, particularly during battles where winning is almost impossible.
Probably the only weakness of Toshiro is his weakness against emotional trauma. His fighting abilities are greatly affected after seeing anyone dear to him die or harmed. He tends to recklessly attack the assailant without coming with an effective strategy or gauging the enemy’s strength first.
3. Clare (Claymore)
“Don’t be so quick to throw away your life. No matter how disgraceful or embarrassing it may be, you need to keep struggling to find your way out until the very end.”
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Clare is the main protagonist of the manga and anime series Claymore. Unlike most heroes, she is regarded as the weakest among their ranks since she is ¾ human and just ¼ Yoma. Nevertheless, she never let this weakness ruin her aspiration to protect the innocent and pursue her quests. She is ranked 47th in terms of innate strength yet her bravery is second to none. The fact that she is the only one who volunteered to become a Claymore is just one of the many proofs that Clare is fearful enough to face any challenge.
Don’t be fooled by her innocent and pretty looks since Clare knows how to fight. Her swordsmanship relies on the perfect combination of speed and power. She usually dashes straight towards enemy defense and launches an attack as swift as lightning to stun and eventually defeat her foes.
2. Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist)
“The world’s not perfect, but it’s there for us trying the best it can. That’s what makes it so damn beautiful.”
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Roy Mustang is one of the main protagonists of the manga and anime series Full Metal Alchemist. He is known as the Flame Alchemist since his flame attacks have unparalleled strength. Roy Mustang is also an Ishvalan Civil War hero and a reliable commander. His strength and resilience have been proven by countless battles as he searches for the path towards true justice and peace.
He can’t stand seeing someone oppressed. He is even willing to give up his position as commander just to protect the weak and serve justice to unlawful offenders. He is not just a friend but a teacher as well. Roy Mustang’s guidance helped Edward Elric, another main protagonist, push through tight situations. His true strength does not simply rely on alchemy but his devotion to protect the innocent and put an end to evil.
1. Sachi (Sword Art Online)
"Even if I die, you keep living okay? Live to see the end of this world, and to see why it was born. Live to see why a weak girl like me ended up here… And the reason you and I met."
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Sachi was a weak Sword Art Online player. She met Kirito, the anime's main protagonist, at a low-level floor with her guildmates while they were leveling. Kirito’s superb fighting skills and high level saved their guild from destined doom. Sachi instantly got attached to Kirito since he is so reliable and caring towards her guild.
However, their relationship ended in a tragic manner. Sachi died alongside her guildmates after opening a treasure box which turned out to be a dangerous trap. Though Kirito was there, saving Sachi was impossible since monsters were all around them and he simply could not do anything for the poor girl other than watch Sachi say her goodbyes. It was a devastating experience for Kirito which encouraged him never to join any guild again.
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bb on August 02, 2020:
Gia on March 08, 2019:
Teresa's quote sounds good no matter what cuz she sounds so pretty
Anime Fan on February 03, 2019:
Needs a Kamia quote. Simple and effective. "just who the hell do you think I am."
Swegga_sa on December 05, 2018:
You used to be a piece of vampire sh*t but now you are a pile of dog sh*t -Alucard(after summoning familiar) ,hellsing
A random person on August 03, 2018:
No anime quote list is good without Hachiman's quote lol
Madison Boothby-Young on July 13, 2018:
I voted for Master Makarov
Bevause I love Fairy Tail lol
But i still live all of the qoutes
stacy nightray on May 17, 2018:
love your introduction as much as the quotes ;)
Some Initial d fan on December 12, 2017:
What about keisuke?
NANI? KANSEI DORIFUTO
Jack on October 08, 2017:
yeah all of these quotes are sh*t compared to vegeta's "Does a machine like yourself ever experience fear"
dailytop10 (author) from Davao City on February 17, 2017:
@A Pilosophy : that is also great, I will try to update this hub with a link to a new hub for more anime quotes where suggested quotes on the comments will be considered. thank you for stopping by.
A Pilosophy on February 10, 2017:
What about pain's quote naruto shippiden
You must hurt in order to know , fall in order to grow and fail in order to gain . Because life's greatest leesons are learnt through pain
Son Gohan on June 24, 2015:
Um, Over 9000? Goku's speech while killing Majin Buu? His speech when he first went super saiyan? All those other speeches that Vegeta gave through the entire series? Gohan's quote to Bojack (I know that one isn't canon but still)?
saosucks on January 30, 2015:
@Gohan13 this page is for GOOD quotes.
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sid on October 23, 2014:
Dude where are the Gintama quotes?
Spectator on October 09, 2014:
No "over 9,000" on this list? Pretty sure it's the most commonly used quote of all anime...
Gohan13 on September 26, 2014:
Where's Vegeta's? He has the best quotes among DBZ characters, here: 1) "The sleeper has awakened. I am the prince of all Saiyans once again!", 2) "Does a machine like yourself ever experience fear?", 3) "By all means. I just hope being dead this long hasn't made your body fragile." and 4) "There's more than one way to reach the gold. Yes...to each his own. My motivation was very different than Kakarott's. My motivation was to be the best. To be the greatest Saiyan alive, as I always have been...until Kakarott came into the picture that is. Kakarott's success was like a demon in my head. How could he be a Super Saiyan when I, the prince of all Saiyans, could not? The intensity of my training was maddning."
jane on September 06, 2014:
detective conan also has some nice quotes!!
' Immortality aint nothing but a nightmare, lifes valuable cuz its short we've got to do the best we've got' -hattori heiji
dbzfan on September 05, 2014:
where is super sayan goku's speech man??? you must really be a dbz hater
NGNL on September 02, 2014:
Sora (No Game No Life)
""Because of our weakness, we trained our eyes, ears and the ability to think. Learning how to survive, that's our trait as humans! The human species can't use magic and can't even perceive it—but because we are weak, we have the wisdom to run away from magic and the intelligence to see through it! We don't have any extraordinary senses. But because we are weak, by learning and gaining experience, we gained the wisdom to achieve the unachievable—to predict the future...Rejoice! We are humans; we are the most talented people! Precisely because we were born without any ability, we can achieve anything. This is the will of the weakest race!"
Me on August 13, 2014:
Omae wo shindeiru!
Kenshiro from "Hokuto no Ken"
skipper on July 14, 2014:
you should add the quote said by doflamingo in onepiece that is the best ever quote i heard
Kolbecus the 1st on June 05, 2014:
should have had a few quotes from gurren lagann like when Simon said " If you're going to dig dig towards the heavens, even if it's my own grave, once i've broke through it means that i've won!"
VengefulWave on March 02, 2014:
The person who made this list is lacking in diversity for any of these characters to even be on this list.
WHY!??! on November 09, 2013:
Why is Lelouch not here... Seriously....He has A BUTTLOAD of awesome quotes. Like "Those who shoot must be prepared to be shot at themselves", "Suppose there is an evil that justice cannot bring down.What would you do? Would you taint your hands with evil to destroy evil? Or would you carry out your own justice and succumb to that evil?", "If happiness had a form what would it look like? It might be something like glass,because one doesn’t notice it normally.However,it is actually there. As proof,if you change the angle you look at it,the glass will reflect light.It will state it’s presence and existence more eloquently than any other thing in this world."
fallonfur on June 26, 2013:
Hatoful Boyfriend perhaps, where Hiyoko says she must return to her Mongolian homeland. FREAKIN EPIC
Naomi Starlight from Illinois on May 22, 2013:
Pretty interesting quotes. I like Vash's "The ticket to the future is always blank" and Edward from FMA's "You have two good legs, get up and use them." which is echoed later by Rose.
And in Spirited Away, Kamachi the boiler man says "It's called love" talking about why Chihiro is caring for an injured Haku.
troll on March 19, 2013:
lol only using mainstream anime, i love critics
sakiko kimura on March 17, 2013:
i love it ... well continue to be like a fan of otaku's like me ... to prove it's own real life matters
YourName on March 09, 2013:
I would have added Near's little speech from the ending of Death Note: "Nobody can tell what is right and what is wrong. Even if there was a god and I had his teachings before me, I would think them through and decide whether they are right or wrong myself."
randomanimefan on December 30, 2012:
Great list of quotes!
dailytop10 (author) from Davao City on December 29, 2012:
Thank you for appreciating my list. Have a great day!
Krishnakant Sonakiya from Gwalior on December 29, 2012:
Amazing list. Best of all, it introduced to some more great animes. Thanks for this great list. :)