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Top 10 Best Anime Quotes

Updated on April 19, 2016

Unlike what a few 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 people behind them usually express the true meaning of friendship, love, justice, hope, respect, peace, and other good values through anime quotes.

Are you an anime fan? Who among your many favorite anime characters said the most inspiring and meaningful quote? Here is my Top 10 Best Anime Quotes to encourage you in finding out which one is the best. 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 best anime quotes will inspire you to do your best and stay hopeful in achieving your goals in life!

Makarov Dreyar full body photo
Makarov Dreyar full body photo

“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.”

Makarov Dreyar (Fairy Tail)

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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.

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Jiraiya smiling
Jiraiya smiling

“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."

Jiraiya (Naruto)

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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 worth of praising. His skills can be matched by only a few. In fact, Jiraiya is considered as 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.

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Kagome Higurashi
Kagome Higurashi

“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.”

Kagome (Inuyasha)

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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.

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Monkey D. Luffy New World
Monkey D. Luffy New World

“I don’t want to conquer anything. I just think that the guy with the most freedom in this ocean is the Pirate King!”

Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)

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Monkey D. Luffy is 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 allies. 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 but he is getting there one sure step at a time.

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Chrono smiling
Chrono smiling

“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.”

Chrono (Chrono Crusade)

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Chrono may look like a boy but his true from 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 values 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 rampage if ever someone hurts his master.

Chrono’s powers are still limited yet his true potentials evolve as he faces strong demons which they come across with 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.

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Vash the Stampede with his infamous gun
Vash the Stampede with his infamous gun

“If you only face forward, there is something you will miss seeing.”

Vash the Stampede (Trigun)

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Vash the Stampede is the main protagonist of the manga and anime series which bears the name Trigun. He is among the many Plants who roam earth. These Plants are inter-dimensional beings who are regarded as powerful sources of energy. Vash the Stampede can harness the energy within him and destroy anything in his path with just one shot. His best offensive move was powerful enough to leave a mark in the moon which is why many fear Vash the Stampede’s name.

This man’s immense power is undeniable yet he uses it the spread peace. He devoted himself in protecting the weak and keeping them safe from other Plants who desire for world domination. Vash the Stampede met a lot of friends along his journey while harnessing his fighting skills in preparation for a duel with his rival who bears enough power to destroy the world.

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Young Hitsugaya Toshiro
Young Hitsugaya Toshiro

“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.”

Hitsugaya Toushiro (Bleach)

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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 could freeze anything that came 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.

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Clare ready for battle
Clare ready for battle

“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.”

Clare (Claymore)

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Clare is the main protagonist of the manga and anime series called “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 lies on the perfect combination of speed and power. She usually dashes straight towards enemy defense and launch an attack as swift as lightning to stun and eventually defeat her foes.

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Roy Mustang the "Flame Alchemist"
Roy Mustang the "Flame 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.”

Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist)

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Roy Mustang is third main protagonist of the manga and anime series entitled “Full Metal Alchemist”. He is known as the Flame Alchemist since his flame attacks have unparalleled strength. Roy Mustang is also a Civil War hero and a reliable commander. His strength and resilience have been proven by countless battles as he search for the path towards true justice and peace.

This young lad 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 lie on sheer alchemy but his teeming devotion to protect the innocent and put an end to evil.

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Sachi worried about dying
Sachi worried about dying

"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."

Sachi (Sword Art Online)

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Sachi was a weak Sword Art Online player. She met Kirito, the anime series 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 she can feel the goodness inside him.

However, their relationship ended up 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 can’t 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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    • ole 3 months ago

      what about hikigaya hachiman's quotes

    • Son Gohan 19 months ago

      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 24 months ago

      @Gohan13 this page is for GOOD quotes.

    • soufiane 2 years ago

      thank you for this posts visit my web have mre anime quotes

    • sid 2 years ago

      Dude where are the Gintama quotes?

    • Spectator 2 years ago

      No "over 9,000" on this list? Pretty sure it's the most commonly used quote of all anime...

    • Gohan13 2 years ago

      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. 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 2 years ago

      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 2 years ago

      where is super sayan goku's speech man??? you must really be a dbz hater

    • NGNL 2 years ago

      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 2 years ago

      Omae wo shindeiru!

      Kenshiro from "Hokuto no Ken"

    • skipper 2 years ago

      you should add the quote said by doflamingo in onepiece that is the best ever quote i heard

    • Kolbecus the 1st 2 years ago

      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 2 years ago

      The person who made this list is lacking in diversity for any of these characters to even be on this list.

    • WHY!??! 3 years ago

      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 3 years ago

      Hatoful Boyfriend perhaps, where Hiyoko says she must return to her Mongolian homeland. FREAKIN EPIC

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      Rachael Lefler 3 years ago from Illinois

      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 3 years ago

      lol only using mainstream anime, i love critics

    • sakiko kimura 3 years ago

      i love it ... well continue to be like a fan of otaku's like me ... to prove it's own real life matters

    • YourName 3 years ago

      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 4 years ago

      Great list of quotes!

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      dailytop10 4 years ago from Davao City

      Thank you for appreciating my list. Have a great day!

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      Krishnakant Sonakiya 4 years ago from Gwalior

      Amazing list. Best of all, it introduced to some more great animes. Thanks for this great list. :)

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