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The Best Anime/Manga Quotes and Conversations Ever

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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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“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

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"“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

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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