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Top 10 Best Anime Quotes of all time

Updated on July 23, 2014

1. Anime: Natsume Yuujinchou

Natsume Yuujinchou
Natsume Yuujinchou

Quote by: Takashi Natsume

I can't say it well,

But I have come to realize something recently.

Whether you are a human or an ayakashi,

we are the same in that we meet with our hearts;

that being alone is lonely

and that the first step is scary

Natsume Yuujinchou

Natsume and Sensei
Natsume and Sensei

Description:

This quote is an utterly touching one from an anime that manages to reach through to your heart.Natsume is the protagonist of the anime Natsume Yujinchou(English:Natsume and his book of Friends).The anime is all about exploring the relationship between Ayakashis(Demons) and humans.It tries to explain how we should not see them as a separate entity from humans and how similarly both feel and communicate.It is also about the strange glares and isolation that someone like Natsume,who claims to be able to see Ayakashis,who is just a little different,faces from the society.The most likeable thing about the anime is the simplicity with which it conveys some deep emotions and philosophy on life.It manages to make the tears well up in the eyes in a beautiful way.Natsume,the symbol of simplicity,makes you feel for him.So,check out his adventures as he uncovers the deep bonds that connect the two realms if you want to find some more quotes like this :)

2. Anime: Trigun

Vash the Stampede
Vash the Stampede

Quote by: Vash

People who sin say that they had to,to survive

People who sin say this, that its too late now to stop

A shadow called sin guards them steadily from behind

silently without a word

Remorse & agony are repeated only to end up as despair in the end

But the sinners just don't know that if they do only turn around

There is a light there,

a light that keeps shining on them ever still warmly,

A light that will never fade....

Trigun

Vash and Friends
Vash and Friends

Description:

This quote is from Trigun.It is undoubtedly one of those anime which are rich in quotes.A unique thing about trigun is that the quotes and insights given by Vash at the end of each episode while showing the preview of the next one are much more deep and insightful than most within the episodes itself.This is one such preview quote itself.It explores the human nature,their instinctive behaviour and how they are often misguided and remain ignorant of the bliss that they might atain only if they look for it closely.Vash the Stampede,the protagonist,being an outlaw himself adds much more value and depth to his sayings.If you are looking for an anime with depth and a number of inspiring quotes, you can't get any better than Trigun.


3. Anime:Trigun

Vash the Stampede
Vash the Stampede

Quote by: Vash

Your ticket to the future is always open~

Trigun

Legato Bluesummers
Legato Bluesummers

Description:

This is yet another quote from Trigun by Vash. A quote need not always be complex and long to make its point.This one stands out rather for the simplicity with which it delivers.With precision and straight-forwardness,he tells us never to lose hope because our future is always there waiting for us and that it is ours to build.The infinite possibilities that are there in one's life have been depicted beautifully through this quote.A trademark quote of Trigun,it gives even more reason to like this anime.

4. Anime: Occult Academy

Kozue Naruse
Kozue Naruse

Quote by: Kozue Naruse

What's important are the things you cannot see with your eyes

What everyone searches for can be found in a single rose or a drop of water,

But you cannot see it with your eyes

You need to see it with your heart~

Occult Academy

Maya Kumashiro
Maya Kumashiro

Description:

Occult Academy is one of those anime which in a very few episodes manages to leave an impact.It is about a person obsessed with the occult and all the mysteries of the world who sets up a grand school for students to learn about ghosts,demons and everything occult.The school comes to be known as The Occult Academy.A twist in the tale makes his daughter visit the academy as the new principal and her views on occult are just the opposite to his.Meanwhile,a person from the future gets sent to that time to prevent an apocalypse,an alien invasion that occurs in the future.Sounds whacky? It is and that is what makes the anime interesting.The quote is by Kozue Naruse,a student of the academy who becomes a friend of Maya.She says this when she reaches the realm of after-life during a demonstration to give her an experience of what happens to the soul after death by making her physically dead with the help of advanced technology during one of the classes in school.The quote tells an eternal truth- that the greatest of treasures can be found in the simplest of things in nature.We ourselves make life complex and it implies that if we just embrace everything with an open and honest mind,we wouldn't have any reason to be unhappy.There is also a great humour behind this quote but to know what it is,you can watch the anime.

5. Anime: Air

Tohno Minagi
Tohno Minagi

Quote by: Tohno Minagi

My wings have now forgotten how to fly,

Because I always just pretended to flap

Is there a use for wings that cannot fly?

Air

Air
Air

Description:

This quote is from the anime Air. Air is a very unique anime of which few people know. It is one of those highly underrated anime which nevertheless,manages to come out on top.The story behind it is unique and it would take too long just to explain the gist.Basically,its about a puppeteer,Yukito Kunisaki,who travels to find out the 'girl with wings'who soars through the skies whose story he had heard from his mother. He believes in the existence of such a girl and the anime is about how he finally realises his dream.Right from the beginning to the end, this anime is rich in philosophy and deals with several parallel storylines all at once. There are several quotes like this, some from Yukito too which cut deep. The unique and intriguing storyline and many similar quotes to this can make Air one of your favorites too.

6. Anime: Black Blood Brothers

Jirou Mochizuki
Jirou Mochizuki

Quote by: Jirou Mochizuki

Each person's heart has a good and bad side...You can't ignore the good side just because there's a bad side.

Black Blood Brothers
Black Blood Brothers

Description:

Black Blood Brothers is an anime all about vampires.The story revolves around the protagonist,an old blood vampire,who embarks on a journey with his brother to find and eliminate a specific race of vampires that infects humans and turns them into fellow vampires.He also seeks revenge for a great disaster caused by them.This quote is uttered by Jirou during a conversation with Zelman Clock,a fellow old blood.Though the anime in itself does not have a great many remarkable quotes,this one stood out because of the relevance it has in our real lives.It sums up what almost every other film or anime shows- that a person cannot be judged evil and horrible just because he has a bad side to his personality because deep within his heart,somewhere,there also lies a kind and good person who cares for others.This makes the quote deep and insightful as it manages to capture the essence of a lot of teachings and portrays it in a few lines.


7. Anime: HunterxHunter(2011)

HunterxHunter
HunterxHunter

Quote by: Netero

A prayer comes from the heart,

If the heart achieves the correct form,it becomes emotion

And emotions can be manifested

HunterxHunter (2011)

Isaac Netero
Isaac Netero

Description:

This quote is from the Chimera Ant arc of HunterxHunter(2011).It is spoken by the chairman of the Hunter Association,Netero,during the final moments of his battle with the Ant king,Meruem. The chimera ant arc is in itself a very deep arc which deals with several aspects like the intrinsic cruelty in the rich-ruled society,the narrow boundary which separates good from bad. It also makes us think what really is the definition of justice.This quote comes at a wonderfully crafted moment in the anime and the thought-provoking effect it has at that moment is intense.With a culmination of wonderful character developments, HunterxHunter stands out for all the right reasons with the Chimera Ant arc.Even if not for any other reason,the single episode which embodies this quote makes watching the rest of the arc worthwhile.

8. Anime: Trigun

Nicholas D.Wolfwood
Nicholas D.Wolfwood

Quote by: Nicholas D. Wolfwood

I'll be darned! All along I thought there had to be a sacrifice..But there was another answer after all~

Trigun

Wolfwood
Wolfwood

Description:

A travelling priest.A warrior father.This class always evokes a certain sense of excitement,be it in the Hollywood film 'Priest',the wild over-the-top priest in the anime 'Needless',or Nicholas here in Trigun. They are the epitome of cool and knowledge combined and doing justice to his creed,Nicholas D. Wolfwood does quite a good job in Trigun. This quote is a culmination of all his realizations that he went through after being with Vash for a while.He is one of the significant characters in the anime and delivers some more deep quotes like this through the length of the series.The complex inner nature but astonishingly simple outer appearance is what makes him stand out.

9. Anime: Bakuman

Shujin and Saiko
Shujin and Saiko

Quote by: Takagi Akito (Shujin)

I don't mind the regret if I fail in an attempt to achieve my dreams.What I don't want to regret is not chasing those dreams~

Bakuman

Takagi Akito
Takagi Akito

Description:

Bakuman is an anime that is all about dreams and aspirations. Its about two young high-school boys who dream of becoming great mangakas and how they move forward against all obstacles together to realize their dreams.One of them,Moritaka Mashiro,is good at drawing manga while the other has the talent to come up with unique stories.It all begins when they pair up to become the best mangaka duo ever.The quote is by Akito(Shujin) who is the latter one who's good in coming up with storylines. The entire anime is filled with such meaningful quotes right from the beginning.There are also some memorable ones from Saiko's uncle who is his inspiration.If you want see more inspiring quotes like this,you can watch Bakuman or if you need another reason,its that it is almost near-perfect in the category it falls in.

10. Anime: Blade of the Immortal

Blade of the Immortal
Blade of the Immortal

Quote by: Manji

Death is ruthless but being unable to die yourself,that's a pretty cruel fate too~

Blade of the Immortal

Manji
Manji

Description:

An anime that deals with the life of an immortal- that is what Blade of the Immortal is.The quote is by Manji,the immortal with super fast regeneration powers,is also known popularly as Manji of a Hundred Kills.As the name suggests,he slaughtered samurais in the hundred and was fortunately or perhaps unfortunately,granted the gift of eternal life by an old lady who herself is immortal.The background is the samurai era where the clash between noble houses is ongoing.The way Manji revives himself after a long idol life by agreeing to help a young girl in her hunt for revenge on a certain genius samurai warrior for slaughtering her parents is what forms the crux of the story.The quote stands out because thwarts the conception of most that immortality is the greatest boon.The anime shows how immortality can be more of an eternal curse after a short period of enjoyment. Manji can't even die on choice and that is the grave tragedy.He has to bear the pain of the past through the ages and the quote very precisely portrays his despair.Blade of the Immortal is a grim take on immortality and there are a few quotes like this which makes watching it worthwhile.

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