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The Best Anime/Manga Quotes and Conversations Ever

Updated on May 17, 2017

A compilation of the best anime/manga quotes, ever. And a few from light novels as well!

This hub is a compilation of all the best anime/manga/light novel quotes, thoughts, conversations or quick exchanges I've ever seen, read or heard. Quotes below were collected across different genres (shounen, shoujo, seinen, josei, romance, action, mystery, adventure, sci-fi, comedy) and from different media forms including anime, manga and light novels (although in truth, I only included one light novel in this hub (but with at least five quotes from Mahouka Koukou no Rettosei though ;D). I hope you enjoy browsing through this and expect that this hub would be regularly updated! <3

Hirunaka no Ryuusei

Suzume Yosano and Satsuki Shishio
Suzume Yosano and Satsuki Shishio

“That day, and today, whatever I did, I didn’t do it for you. But for me, because I wanted to be with you.”

Quoted from Satsuki Shishio, from the manga Hirunaka no Ryuusei

Kyoukai no Kanata

Akihito Kanbara and Mirai Kuriyama
Akihito Kanbara and Mirai Kuriyama

“Live on? Become a normal person? Who the hell wished for that? Who the hell asked for that crap?! I’m the one who should be feeling unpleasant! Anyway, I refuse to stand for this! I don’t want a life that was built on your sacrifice. A future like that… holds no meaning at all. Why don’t you understand that?! Why was that so difficult for you to understand?”

Quoted from Akihito Kanbara, from the anime/light novel Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary)

Toradora!

Ryuuji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka
Ryuuji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka

“I’m a dragon. You’re a tiger. Since ancient times, the dragon has been the only beast to equal the tiger. Even if you’re not by my side right now, I will leap through space and time and always be by your side. These feelings will never change.”


Quoted from Ryuuji Takasu from the anime Toradora!

Tokyo Ghoul/Tokyo Ghoul: Root A

Nishiki Nishio and Kaneki Ken
Nishiki Nishio and Kaneki Ken

“I’m going to see Kimi one last time, then I’m gone. I can’t have her waiting for me until she’s old and gray. Besides… a woman that fine? I’ve gotta make love to her one last time.”

Quoted from Nishiki Nishio from the anime/manga Tokyo Ghoul/Tokyo Ghoul: Root A

Mahouka Koukou no Rettosei/The Irregular at Magic High School

Shiba Miyuki and Shiba Tatsuya
Shiba Miyuki and Shiba Tatsuya

“Tatsuya served as his sister’s guard. He defended his sister from all malicious intent. This was his assigned duty and simultaneously, a privilege he would not let others take from him.”

Quoted from Mahouka Koukou no Rettosei/The Irregular at Magic High School

Tokyo Ghoul/Tokyo Ghoul: Root A

Yoshimura
Yoshimura

“The act of taking from others is tantamount to evil. From the moment we are born we continually take something from others. Life is a succession of committing sin. Life is evil itself. I am conscious that I am evil. And so are all of you. Now, come and kill me.”


Quoted from Yoshimura from the anime/manga Tokyo Ghoul/Tokyo Ghoul: Root A

Kiseijuu/Parasyte

Izumi Shinichi
Izumi Shinichi

"In the end, I couldn't see things from the parasites' perspective, never mind from Migi's. Of course not. It wasn't possible from the beginning. As two different species, we may at times take advantage of each other and kill each other, but it's impossible to understand each other. Actually, you shouldn't think that you've figured out another species based on your standards. I think it's human arrogance to think we understand how other life forms feel. There may be no other life forms that are truly a "friend" to man. Still, even if we can't comprehend them, they are, without a doubt, neighbors deserving our respect. We protect other species because humans themselves are lonely creatures. We protect the environment because humans themselves don't want to go extinct. What drives us is simply self-gratification. But I think that's fine, and that it's really all there is to it. There's no point in despising humans by human standards."

Quoted from Izumi Shinichi the anime/manga Kiseijuu/Parasyte

Nurarihyon no Mago

Nura Rikuo and Tsurara/Yuki Onna
Nura Rikuo and Tsurara/Yuki Onna

"Stop trying to act so cool! If I hadn't shown up just now, you'd be dead!! First you come out here selfishly on your own!! And then after I rush all the way up here, you act like this! Look at me when I'm talking to you!!!"

Quoted from Tsurara/Oikawa Tsurara/Yuki Onna from the manga/anime Nurarihyon no Mago

One Piece

Sanji with some G-5 soldiers
Sanji with some G-5 soldiers

"I hope they all slip on the ice, hit their heads and die."

Quoted from Roronoa Zoro from the anime/manga One Piece

Black Lagoon

Revy
Revy

"Want me to teach you how to smoke through your forehead??"

Quoted from Revy from the anime/manga Black Lagoon

Oregairu/Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru

Hikigaya Hachiman
Hikigaya Hachiman

"Don't screw with me! I won't let you call it self-sacrifice. Why the hell would I sacrifice myself for any of you?"

Quoted from Hikigaya Hachiman from the light novel/anime Oregairu/Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

"“Like” and “don’t dislike” are millions of light-years apart, you know. You need to be honest with yourself, or someone's going to get hurt."

Quoted from Nao Kashiwagi from the anime Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso/Your Lie in April

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru/Oregairu

Shizuka Hiratsuka
Shizuka Hiratsuka

"It's impossible not to hurt someone. Humans unconsciously hurt others simply by existing. Whether you're alive or dead, you keep hurting people. Getting involved will hurt them, but trying not to involved might hurt them too."

Quoted from Shizuka Hiratsuka from the anime/light novel Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru/Oregairu

"If you knew the real me, it would shatter your illusion"

"Then come on. Shatter my illusion. Because I don't know what else I can do to stop loving you."

Conversation between Nana and Nobu from the manga/anime Nana

Kiseijuu/Parasyte

Migi
Migi

"Upon researching the concept of demons, I believe that, among all life, humans are the closest thing to it. Although humans kill and eat a wide variety of life forms, my kind eat merely one or two kinds at most. We are quite frugal in comparison."

Quoted from Migi, from the anime/manga Kiseijuu/Parasyte

Bleach

Kurotsuchi Mayuri
Kurotsuchi Mayuri

"If something is perfect, then there is nothing left. There is no room for imagination. No place left for a person to gain additional knowledge or abilities. Do you know what that means? For scientists such as ourselves, perfection only brings despair. It is our job to create things more powerful than anything before them, but never to obtain perfection. A scientist must be a person who finds ecstasy while suffering from that antimony."

Quoted from Kurotsuchi Mayuri from the anime/manga Bleach

Kuragehime/Princess Jellyfish

Tsukimi Kurashita and Kuranosuke Koibuchi
Tsukimi Kurashita and Kuranosuke Koibuchi

“Th-that was freakin’ cute! Dammit! You can’t gaze dreamily into the night sky with your eyes all sparkly and say it looks like we’re underwater! That’s cheating, dammit!”

Quoted from Kuranosuke Koibuchi from the anime/manga Kuragehime/Princess Jellyfish

Nozomi to Kimio

Kimio Suga and Nozomi Komine
Kimio Suga and Nozomi Komine

"This is the fastest my heart has ever beat since I was born... I wonder why that is..."

Komine's heartneat. To be honest, I couldn't really hear it. Because my heart was surely beating just as fast.

Nozomi Komine and Kimio Suga's thoughts from the manga Nozomi to Kimio

Dengeki Daisy

Souichirou Kurebayashi
Souichirou Kurebayashi

"I'm serious though. I'll protect you. Even if I die, I'll protect you. If you want, I'll protect you even after I die."

Quoted from Kurebayashi Souichirou from the manga Dengeki Daisy.

Mahouka Koukou no Rettosei/The Irregular at Magic High School

Shiba Tatsuya
Shiba Tatsuya

“I do not intend to give them the grace of surrender.”

Quoted from Shiba Tatsuya from the light novel/anime Mahouka Koukou no Rettosei/The Irregular at Magic High School

Chihayafuru

Mashima Taichi
Mashima Taichi

"Like a boatman sailing over Yura's Strait without a rudder, I know not where the depths of love will take me."

A Sone no Yoshitada poem from the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu (a collection of 100 poems by 100 poets used in competitive karuta) as featured in the anime/manga Chihayafuru during the team competition between Mizusawa High and Fujisaki High (Season 2). The anime seems to imply that the said poem strongly resonates with Taichi's feelings.

*Yura's Strait is where the river meets the sea. This is where love has lost its rudder, left with no place to go (completely lifted from the thoughts of Kanade Oe on episode 19 of Chihayafuru Season 2)

One Piece

Donquixote Doflamingo
Donquixote Doflamingo

"Pirates are evil? The Marines are righteous? These terms have always changed throughout the course of history! Kids who have never seen peace and kids who have never seen war have different values! Those who stand at the top determine what's wrong and what's right! This very place is neutral ground! Justice will prevail, you say? But of course it will! Whoever wins this war becomes justice!"

Quoted from Donquixote Doflamingo from the anime/manga One Piece

Kuragehime

Chieko
Chieko

“Of all things, why is Kurako not here at a time like this? She’s here when we don’t need her, and not here when we need her! What is she, a red ink pad in a drawer!?”

Quoted from Chieko from the anime/manga Kuragehime/Princess Jellyfish

Kill la Kill

Aikuro Mikisugi
Aikuro Mikisugi

"Im left with no choice but to take my underwear off, too."

Quoted from Aikuro Mikisugi from the anime Kill la Kill

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso/Your Lie in April

Kaori Miyazono
Kaori Miyazono

“Everything you say and do… it all sparkles so brightly. It’s too blinding for me, and I end up closing my eyes.”

Quoted from Arima Kousei from the anime/manga Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso/Your Lie in April

“There is nothing we can do about people with no talent being jealous of those who have talent.”

Quoted from Saegusa Koichi from the light novel/anime Mahouka Koukou no Rettosei/The Irregular at Magic High School

Oregairu/Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru

Hachiman Hikigaya
Hachiman Hikigaya

"I hate nice girls. Just exchanging pleasantries with them makes me curious, and texting each other makes me feel restless. If I get a call, for the rest of day, I'll keep checking my call history with a stupid grin on my face. But I know the truth. They're just being nice. Anyone nice to me is nice to others too. But I always find myself on the verge of forgetting that. If the truth is a cruel mistress, then a lie must be a nice girl."

Quoted from Hikigaya Hachiman from the anime/light novel Oregairu/Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru

Bleach

Urahara Kisuke
Urahara Kisuke

"There's no way a mere handsome and sexy shopkeeper like me could possibly have bankai!"

Quoted from Urahara Kisuke from the anime/manga Bleach

Bakemonogatari

Senjougahara Hitagi
Senjougahara Hitagi

"If Araragi-kun violates you, report to me immediately. Whether it's to be buried in the mountains or drowned in the sea, I'll let him choose the one he doesn't like."

Quoted from Senjougahara Hitagi from the anime Bakemonogatari

“The more allies you have, the more enemies you will have as well, that’s the law of the world.”

Quoted from Mahouka Koukou no Rettosei/The Irregular at Magic High School

Bleach

Inoue Orihime
Inoue Orihime

"There were a lot of things I wanted to do. I wanted to become a teacher, and an astronaut, and a baker... I wanted to go to a bunch of different donut shops and ask for one of everything! And I wanted to tell the ice cream man to give me one of everything too! Ah, I wish I could have five lives! Then I could have been born in five different towns, and eaten five lifetime's worth of food, and had five different careers, and... fallen in love with the same person, five times."

Quoted from Inoue Orihime frome the anime/manga Bleach

Bakemonogatari

Senjougahara Hitagi and Araragi Koyomi
Senjougahara Hitagi and Araragi Koyomi

"That's everything."

"What is?"

"Everything that I have, all of it. The opportunity to tutor you, a cute junior, a clumsy father, and this starry sky... These are the only things I have. The only things I can give you, Araragi-kun, are things like these. This is everything."

"Everything..."

"Well technically, I also have my insults and verbal assaults."

"I don't need that."

"And there's this thing called my body. Do you not want that either?"

"Well that's..."

"But you know, I was almost violated by a perverted man, once."

"Ah... yeah..."

"Honeslty, I'm scared of doing what that pervert tried to do to me with you. Right now, I'm really afraid... of disliking you, Araragi-kun. Right, now, I'm afraid of losing you. Even though I can't say my life up until now was fortunate, if I got your attention because I was so unfortunate, then I think it was okay after all. That's how hard I've fallen for you, Araragi-kun. That's why I'll make something come of it, no matter what. So... I want you to wait just a little. That's why, at this point in time, out of everything I can give to you, Araragi-kun... for now... this starry sky is the greatest."

Conversation between Senjougahara Hitagi and Araragi Koyomi from episode 12 of Bakemonogatari

Nodame Cantabile

Nodame and Chiaki
Nodame and Chiaki

"You always seem close but you're not. You wander off alone... and you wander back. And that's good. As long as I don't lose sight of you."

Quoted from Shinichi Chiaki from the anime.manga Nodame Cantabile

One Piece

Tashigi and Zoro
Tashigi and Zoro

"Why do you always talk like you are greater than me??"
"Because I am."

An exchange between Tashigi and Zoro from the anime/manga One Piece

“No matter what the era, it’s the wisdom of the old and the vigor of the young that create the times.”

Quoted from the anime/manga Donten ni Warau/Laughing Under the Clouds

Toradora!

Taiga Aisaka
Taiga Aisaka

“There’s something in this world that no one has seen before. It is gentle and sweet. Maybe if it could be seen, everyone would fight over it. That’s why no one has ever seen it. The world hid it so that no one could get their hands on it easily. However, someday, someone will find it. The person who deserves it the most will definitely find it.”

Quoted from the anime Toradora!

Yume Miru Taiyou

"Girlfriends just don't fall from the sky. So I made an imaginary one."

Quoted from Miura Naoki from the manga Yume Miru Taiyou

Donten ni Warau/Laughing Under the Clouds

Hirari and Botan
Hirari and Botan

“This hell with you will always be better than any happiness without you.”

Quoted from Hirari Abeno from the anime/manga Donten ni Warau/Laughing under the Clouds

Fullmetal Alchemist/Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

Winry and Ed
Winry and Ed

"It's humiliating to be carried by a guy shorter than me."
"Don't make me drop you."

Conversation between Edward Elric and Winry Rockbell, from the anime/manga Fullmetal Alchemist/Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

“Is your skin as thick as the monthly Shounen JUMP?”

Quoted from Sakata Gintoki from the anime/manga Ginatama, episode 59

Naurto/Naruto Shippuden

Orochimaru and Tsunade
Orochimaru and Tsunade

“People can change. Or they die before they do. It’s one or the other.”

Quoted from Orochimaru from the anime/manga Naurto/Naruto Shippuden

Bungou Stray Dogs Season 2

Osamu Dazai
Osamu Dazai

"It is a given that everything that is worth wanting will be lost the moment I obtain it."


Quoted from Osamu Dazai from the anime Bungou Stray Dogs Season 2, episode 15

Kiseijuu/Parasyte

Migi and Shinichi
Migi and Shinichi

"My kind are simply eating. It's natural for life forms to eat. Is it so unpleasant to you that your kind are being eaten?"

"Of course! Human life is precious, isn't it?"

"I don't understand. I only value my own life. I have never considered the life of any other being valuable."

Conversation between Migi and Izumi Shinichi from the anime/manga Kiseijuu/Parasyte

“The more happiness grows, the greater the despair once it is lost.”

Quoted from the anime/manga Donten ni Warau/Laughing Under the Clouds

Cowboy Bebop

Faye Valentine and Spike Spiegel
Faye Valentine and Spike Spiegel

"Look at my eyes, Faye. One of them is a fake cause I lost it in an accident. Since then, I’ve been seeing the past in one eye, and the present in the other, so I thought I could only see patches of reality, never the whole picture"

Quoted from Spike Spiegel from the anime Cowboy Bebop

Mahouka Koukou no Rettosei/The Irregular at Magic High School

Miyuki and Tatsuya
Miyuki and Tatsuya

"I won't let any of them destroy this life of ours."

Quoted from Shiba Tatsuya from the anime/manga Mahouka Koukou no Rettosei/The Irregular at Magic High School

"I wouldn't let something stupid like this get to me one bit if I were you. You're a God, got it? So listen to me when I tell you that everything you ever say or do is righteous."

Quoted from Yato while conversing with Bishamon from the manga Noragami

Dame Na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai

"It’s hopeless, but it’s no good no matter what I do. You like who you like. There’s no helping it."

Quoted from Shibata Michiko, from the manga Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai

"Now think. Think with your sad excuse of a brain."

Quoted from Levi Ackerman, from the anime Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin.

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood/Fullmetal Alchemist

Ed and Winry
Ed and Winry

"It's equivalent exchange! I'll give you half of my life, so give me half of yours!"

Quoted from Edward Elric from the anime/manga Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood/Fullmetal Alchemist

(In alchemy, the law of equivalent exchange states that "in order to obtain or create something, something of equal value must be lost or destroyed")

Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid

Kaname Chidori
Kaname Chidori

"I think there are two types of women in this world. Those that look good in the rain, and those that don't. You are most definitely the first kind."

Quoted from Leonard Testarossa while conversing with Kaname Chidori from the anime Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid

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      Jeremy Gill 2 years ago from Louisiana

      I had a lot of fun reading this; some quotes are dramatic, others are hilarious. Good job!

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      Thanks again, Jeremy! Good to hear you had fun reading this hub :)

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      francine 17 months ago

      that waz gd i laughed soo much

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      Ayu Bi 17 months ago from Sorajima

      Thanks francineee! XD

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