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The Best Inspirational Speeches In Anime

The world of anime is expansive and offers many unique stories with compelling characters, engaging plots, and epic moments. While some anime come and go, many deliver unique and memorable experiences. Those types of anime typically contain well-written storylines and characters.

For our ongoing series of articles depicting the best anime, we’d like to highlight the best anime speeches of all time. From Erwin Smith’s motivational words to his soldiers to Gaara’s speech before the Fourth Shinobi World War, these are some of the best anime speeches we’ve heard in anime (so far). 

Feel free to leave your comments about our choices below. If we happened to miss one of your favorites, feel free to let us know. We’ll get them added when we find time. 

Erwin’s Smith Speech (Attack On Titan)

Erwin Smith’s “My Soldiers” Speech in Attack On Titan is one of anime’s finest speeches to date. During this segment, Erin rallies his troops, addresses his fears and doubts, and reminds them of the sacrifices they must make to protect humanity. His words capture Attack On Titan’s central theme of overcoming the odds. 

In his speech, he knows many people will lose their lives in this fight and is uncertain that they’ll prevail over their enemy. However, he emphasizes that their mission is a vital one, so for humanity’s sake, he wants his forces to embrace the horrific outcome that awaits them. Coupled with impeccable voice acting and great animation, this moment will go down as one of Attack On Titan’s finest yet. 

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Koro-sensei’s Speech (Assassination Classroom)

Koro-sensei was an incredible mentor figure in the Assassination Classroom universe. Despite appearing as an otherworldly organism, he impacted his students’ lives for the better regardless of the horrific task placed on their shoulders. That said, Koro-sensei’s “Value of Losing” speech is an incredible speech and one that carries immense weight. 

He shares these words with one of his troublesome students, Karma. Within it, Koro-sensei highlights the significance of experiencing losses and how it holds more benefits than obtaining countless triumphs. Considering the type of character Karma was before hearing this speech, fans grew to appreciate the gradual growth he achieved after Koro-sensei shared these remarks about him. 

This not only shows Koro-sensei’s phenomenal abilities as a teacher but also shows how he’s more humane than most humans depicted in the series. 

Gaara’s Speech (Naruto Shippuden)

Gaara is a fascinating character in the Naruto universe. Despite living a closed lifestyle as a child, it wasn’t until he fought Naruto during the events of part I that his character shifted toward a brighter spectrum. While Gaara had his share of iconic fights and moments, many don’t compare to the phenomenal speech he gave before the Fourth Great Shinobi World War began. 

This speech had a profound impact on the Shinobi Alliance. In it, Gaara recounts his feelings of isolation and subsequent redemption, addressing the Alliance and the viewer with his stance on human nature and the struggle between hatred and understanding. His heartfelt words, coupled with the weight of his personal experiences, create a powerful speech that’ll touch everyone’s heart. 

By tackling themes of acceptance and urging the Shinobi Alliance to withdraw their grudges against each other, Gaara’s speech embodies the essence of Naruto, which is worth acknowledging on this list. 

Reigen Arataka’s Speech (Mob Psycho 100)

Reigen Arataka might be a con man in Mob Psycho 100, but he knows how to hit enemies where it hurts. His “Grow Up” speech carries an important message that not only affects his enemy but will leave viewers pondering too. In this scene, he denounces the Claw’s 7th Division for their fantastical abilities and attire. 

He argues against their methods for establishing change and states they don’t need to rely on supernatural powers to achieve this goal. This event not only forces the men to surrender to him briefly but will entice audiences to carve better paths for themselves. 

Mutsumi Kobayashi’s Speech (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid)

Mutsumi Kobayashi is a character many fans can empathize with. She starts the series as a loner but runs into others who’ll make her life happier. After living a meaningful existence with Tooru and Kanna, Kobayashi shares a nice acceptance speech that reflects her growth. 

Moreover, she explains why it’s wonderful to understand each other’s differences and embrace those qualities. She believes doing so will help folks become a better version of themselves, which is evident throughout Kobayashi’s multiple encounters in the show. 

Vegeta’s Speech (Dragon Ball Z)

If you watched Dragon Ball Z, you know how arrogant Vegerta can be in the show. Nonetheless, the Saiyan Prince has had several inspirational moments in the series that’ll get anyone pumped and willing to listen to him. In Dragon Ball Z, Vegeta delivers a meaningful speech about fear and how everyone, formidable or cowardly, has experienced this sensation once in their life. 

However, he argues that people shouldn’t let fear control them, rather, they should focus on harboring courage to overcome those fears. While minor, this speech carries significant weight and will encourage viewers to tackle spooky tasks head-on, regardless of the outcome. Although the Saiyan Prince has experienced multiple losses during the show, it’s this thought that makes him someone worth admiring in this series. 

Simon’s Speech (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)

Simon’s “Dig to Heaven” speech is fabulous for multiple reasons. This speech occurred sometime after Simon lost someone close to him and he utters several words that get his allies to rally behind him. With unwavering determination, Simon speaks of defying fate and reaching unimaginable heights. His words encapsulate the anime’s theme of boundless ambition and humans’ unyielding spirit. 

Moreover, he reminds his allies they possess the power to reshape their destinies and challenge the forces who want to subdue them. Combined with stunning visuals and Simon’s powerful voice, this is one of the anime’s best moments by a landslide. 

Futaki Kanata’s Speech (Little Busters)

Little Busters isn’t the most well-known series compared to others on this list. Nonetheless, it offers an array of lovely characters, themes, and scenarios that tug at your heartstrings. One of these instances involves a character named Futaki Kanata and her speech about regret and moving forward in life. She shares this speech when helping a student overcome these scenarios in their life. 

Regret is something many folks endure in life. It can be as simple as abandoning a dream or committing an act you’re not proud of. Either way, this feeling is difficult to overcome and Kanata makes that clear with her speech here. Nevertheless, she makes it clear that taking risks has its pros and cons, but not pursuing something will only leave you with the latter. 

Akio Furukawa’s Speech (Clannad)

Akio Furukawa is a phenomenal father figure in Clannad. While he can be over-the-top and goofy, he demonstrates the loving qualities one would expect a father to have. That said Akio’s parent speech will affect everyone, regardless if they’re parents or not. This speech encapsulates the anime’s central themes of family, memories, and human nature.

Through his words, viewers will recall how much of an impact their parents had on their lives, whether positive or negative. This speech beautifully highlights the underappreciated sacrifices and unconditional love parents provide to their kids. This is not only touching, but it will inspire current and future parents to strive for better. 

Roy Mustang’s Speech (Fullmetal Alchemist)

Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the best shonen anime today. It’s hailed as a great series due to its well-written cast, phenomenal storytelling, and intriguing themes. Roy Mustang is among one of the cast’s best characters because of his admirable traits and inspiring moments. One such moment came in his speech about embracing the world for its imperfections and arguing why it makes it beautiful. 

This anime’s world is full of corrupt individuals and scenarios, much like the world we live in today. However, Roy’s statements about his view of this imperfect universe show audiences why it’s significant to forge your takes on matters and look at life’s positives. While a world can be awful, it can be just as bright. It’s Roy’s interesting viewpoint of his predicament that makes this segment an iconic one in the anime and one that will leave viewers contemplating. 

So, there we have it, our picks for the best inspirational speeches in anime!

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Among the most common tropes of modern anime is the inclusion of over-enthusiastic speeches and character-defining outbursts, often associated with the series’ main characters. Through only their delivery of words, these characters are able to stay in the audience’s minds, some even managing to make one sympathize with their cause.

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In a powerful character or leader, an ability to resonate deeply with the audience just through speech is vital. Some anime have mastered this talent better than others, like Eren Jaeger, with his cry for Freedom, Gintoki in his hilarious Strawberry Milk speech, and others on this list that try to deliver the essence of good monologue.

10 Gintoki’s Strawberry Milk Speech – Gintama

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One wouldn't think that a speech about wetting oneself due to excessive strawberry milk consumption could be inspirational, but Gintoki made it sound like one. Gintoki's absurd Strawberry Milk speech is an iconic gem in Gintama's comedy repertoire .

Delivered with over-the-top enthusiasm, Gintoki makes fans chuckle every time they watch this scene. He is so energetic with his tone that he manages to rile the members of Yorozuya around him to be attentively engaged in what he’s saying. Although it is not profoundly serious, the speech remains unforgettable.

9 Akira Midousuji Acceptance Speech – Yowamushi Pedal Go

Akira Misousuki Acceptance Speech

On the second day of the 41st Summer Inter-High, Akira Midousuji claims the top spot. During his acceptance speech, he taunts his competitors cruelly and mockingly, projecting his rigid views toward competition. His speech shows his psychology that victory is achieved only through dominance and strategic planning.

He believes planning ahead is vital in road racing, and one should dominate in every aspect, from topography to decision-making. Through his ruthless delivery, he conveys a sense of superiority, even going so far as to compare his rivals to the lizards and their cowardice in hiding under rocks, emphasizing that their lack of effort leads him to victory.

8 Koro Sensei: Value Of Losing – Assassination Classroom

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In Assassination classroom, an alien-like teacher, Koro Sensei, tasks Class 3A with a mission to kill him by the end of their academic year. Despite being targeted for assassination, Koro-sensei imparts valuable life lessons to his students throughout the series .

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During one of his memorable lessons, Karma fails to get better grades despite being extraordinarily talented, so Koro-sensei lectures him on the value of failure. In his speech, Koro tells Karma that failure might be bitter, but one cannot win if one doesn’t understand how beneficial failures can be. He encourages him to harness his potential, emphasizing that mere talent is insufficient without putting it to the test.

7 Challenge To God - Saga Of Tanya The Evil

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One of the best moments of the anime series Saga of Tanya the Evil happens when the series' main protagonist, Tanya von Degurechaff, declares war against God. While addressing her battalion, Tanya starts off her speech in a relatively modest way, telling her soldiers about their duties.

However, her speech takes an unexpected turn when she declares war not just against The Empire’s enemies but also against God. Tanya also rejects the idea that authority practiced by God is meaningless, suggesting that God’s rules are straightforward cruel, and unjust. She motivates her comrades by telling them that those who fight furiously are the ones who take God’s place.

6 Charles’ Speech On Equality – Code Geass

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One of the most enthralling aspects of a brilliant villain is the motivation behind his wrongdoings. One example is Charles Zi Britannia’s speech on equality in Code Geass . During Prince Clovis' funeral, Charles explains his empire’s motives for invading Japan.

In his speech, he acknowledges that each human is inherently different, therefore, inequality is justified as a natural result of these indifferences. His words encapsulate his authoritarian worldview, as he announces that inequality drives progress and that Britannia's conquest and dominance are necessary for a brighter future.

5 Reigen’s Speech About Realism – Mob Psycho 100

Reigen's speech about realism

The Mob Mentor, Reigen Arataka, may lack true psychic powers, yet his confidence speaks for his strength. He proves that strength doesn't solely stem from superpowers but rather from a grounded approach towards life.

In Mob Psycho 100 , while coming face-to-face against Claw’s 7th Division, Reigen lectures them for having no sense of realism. He destroys their confidence as he tells them that despite having psychic powers, they can never succeed in bringing out true change because they lack purpose. He tells them that although they act mighty via their fashion and powers, in truth, they’re just kids who need to Grow Up.

4 Eren’s Freedom Speech – Attack On Titan

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Attack on Titan is famous for iconic character arcs and powerful speeches, long remembered by the audience. One such outburst comes from Eren through a flashback of events , highlighting what he’s gone through at the hands of Titans.

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In his speech, Eren talks about fighting back against the powers that are taking his freedom away, promising that he wouldn't stop no matter what. Eren is willing to sacrifice everything for his beliefs. While concluding his electrifying speech with a single repeated word, Eren leaves the audience with his message, Tatakae.

3 Pain’s Cycle of Hatred – Naruto Shippuden

Pain talking about the cycle of hatred

To obtain the powers of Nine-Tailed Demon Fox Naruto , the leader of the infamous organization Akatsuki, Pain invades the Hidden Leaf Village. After a drawn-out fight ending in Pain's victory, Pain addresses Naruto with his brilliant speech about the cycle of hatred.

Pain’s speech reflects his personal ideology, as he believed war and conflicts are rooted in hatred, and it is hatred that has trapped individuals in a never-ending cycle of wars. This speech reveals the harsh reality of the Shinobi world's foundation in hatred, which can only be eliminated if people are constantly reminded of pain and misery, as different paths to peace have led to various conflicts.

2 Major’s Speech On War - Hellsing

Major's speech on war

In Hellsing, the Supreme Commander of Millennium and the right hand of Adolf Hitler himself, the Major is one of the most despicable war criminals ever in Shonen Anime. The malevolence of Major’s character is reflected in his speech while trying to rile up his comrades for an all-out war, Major confesses his devotion to wars and destruction.

In clear words, he states that nothing gives him more pleasure than blowing his enemies to smithereens and cities to ashes. The Major underscores his deep commitment to immoral agendas with this heinous and warmongering speech, but you can’t deny his electrifying delivery.

1 Erwin’s My Soldier’s speech – Attack On Titan

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During the Shiganshina arc, as their final bid to stop the Beast Titan, the Survey Corps decides on a head-on attack on the Titans that can be simplified as a march to their inevitable deaths. Before the battle, Commander Erwin delivers a speech that has since become one of the most iconic ones in anime history.

With his powerful tone, Erwin rallies his soldiers, including fresh recruits, into charging toward hundreds of Titans when the natural instincts suggest one to flee, making his speech genuinely legendary. He leads the soldiers from the front, and upon his call, every soldier is willing to forsake his life and dream for humanity's future.

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Heroes know just what to say and when to say it. They have relatable backstories and show that determination can get someone anything they desire. Many heroes start off weak and work hard to achieve the inhuman strength that they have. The story that the fans get to see immerses them in a world that is both the same and different from their own.

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Heroes are loved, and what they say means a lot to people all over the world. They give great advice and can be there for someone who feels they have no one. Their words hit close to home and empower the audience.

Updated on February 4th, 2023 by Chelsea Steele : There's nothing better than an awe-inspiring speech from a beloved anime hero. Some of the greatest moments in anime history have been in times when the hero rises up and makes their voice known. From words of encouragement to the harsh truths of life, many anime monologues are memorable for their emotional impact and stick with fans long after the series has ended. Though this list already covers many iconic speeches, it's been updated with even more heroic monologues that resonated with fans.

15 Tohru Uses A Riceball Metaphor To Show Kyo His Worth

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Tohru smiling and Kyo as he eats a riceball in Fruits Basket 2019

Fruits Basket 's Tohru Honda always seems to know just what to say and when to say it. One of her most memorable motivational speeches takes place during the 2019 reboot series. When Kyo states that he sees nothing really special about him, Tohru is quick to correct, saying that even if he can't see them, he has a lot of great qualities.

She compares him to a riceball with a pickled plum in the center. Though a riceball's sweet center isn't visible on the outside, it's still a part of it. Tohru tells Kyo, he has a pickled plum on his back, and even if he's unable to see what makes him special, the rest of the world can see it clearly.

14 Akio Passionately Explains To Nagisa What It Means To Be A Parent

Akio Furukawa encouraging Nagisa to not give up in Clannad

There are many heartfelt and unforgettable moments in Clannad , but few are quite as iconic as Akio Furukawa 's speech to Nagisa at the end of the first season. Throughout the series, Nagisa wanted nothing more than to revive the drama club and put on a play with her friends. But when the time finally comes, she learns a harsh truth — her parents gave up their own dreams to take care of her.

Riddled with guilt, she considers giving up on the play right then and there. Luckily, her parents come to the rescue, and Akio gives one of the most heartwarming speeches on parenthood ever. Though they were never able to achieve their original dreams, Nagisa became their new dream, and they would support her no matter what.

13 Usagi Refuses To Give Up On Galaxia

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Princess Serenity and a purified Galaxia in Sailor Moon Sailor Stars.

In the final season of Sailor Moon , the Sailor Guardians go up against their biggest threat yet, Sailor Galaxia , a former Guardian poisoned by the influence of Chaos. When Usagi finally faces off against Galaxia on her own, she refuses to fight her and instead gives her a chance at redemption.

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Galaxia criticizes her for her weakness, but she doesn't waver. Usagi tells Galaxia that she loves her world and everyone in it and wants to protect everyone, even her. Eventually, her kindness and pure heartbreak through and reach Galaxia, saving her from the darkness at last.

12 Koro Sensei Teaches His Class The Value Of Losing

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Korosensei and the class from Assassination Classroom.

Throughout Assassination Classroom , the kids of Class 3-E learn many valuable lessons from their strange yet surprisingly wise teacher, Koro Sensei. However, one of the most memorable lessons he teaches his students is the value of losing.

After dishing out a harsh scolding to Karma for not applying himself properly, Koro Sensei explains that failure and losing have their place in the learning process. Talent isn't enough if it's never put to the test, so Koro Sensei wanted to challenge Karma in ways he'd never been before. This moment shows how effective Koro Sensei really is as a teacher, as well as the care he puts into each of his student's development.

11 Simon Finally Becomes The Hero He's Meant To Be

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Simon ready to be a leader in Gurren Lagann

During the first half of Gurren Lagann , Simon is far from a hero or a leader. Instead, he heavily relies on his beloved brother Kamina, who feels more like the true protagonist. However, everything changes after Kamina's sudden and tragic death leaves Simon all alone and forced to take on his role as leader.

Broken from his brother's loss, it looks like Simon will never become the hero Kamina believed he could be. But in a moment of clarity, Simon realizes the time has come for him to step up and follow in his brother's footsteps. During the final showdown with the Beastmen, Simon rises to the occasion, declaring that though he isn't Kamina, he's still going to lead Team Dai Gurren and pierce the heavens with his drill.

10 Satoru Gojo Does Not Believe One Should Live To Die

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Jujutsu Kaisen's Gojo With Uncovered Eyes

Out of the many lessons in Jujutsu Kaisen , one of the greatest comes during Satoru Gojo 's reflection on life and death. Gojo, while talking to Megumi, explains that life is not worth living if one plans to die a foolish death. In the end, everyone dies alone, and what truly matters is what someone does when they're alive.

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Until one can understand that they are their own barrier to success, they will never achieve their highest potential. Gojo reminds the fans that they need to break through mental barriers in order to surpass their limits, or their life will have no meaning.

9 Sora's Coronation Speech Honors The Strength In Weakness

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No Game No Life 's Sora is the King in a universe where humans are the inferior race. He exposes humanity's weakness and says that it is truly a strength that they can use to fight against the other races. Although humans are weak, there is no reason to devalue the mental strength and determination that they have.

Weakness opens up doors that the strong are unable to see. When someone is weak, they can choose what path they want to take, whether that is to remain weak or aim for something more. The strong must remain strong, but the weak can choose to become anything they want to be.

8 Erza Scarlet's Views On Greatness Are Impactful

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Throughout Fairy Tail , Erza pushes her guild to acknowledge its own weaknesses in order to achieve greatness. To gain strength, one must first understand what their physical and mental limitations are. The people who strive to surpass their limits must also live with an open heart.

Compassion furthers one's understanding of the world and those around them, which is particularly important in battle. Only when one is able to comprehend who they are and how their actions impact others, that they are able to fight with a clear conscience.

7 All Might Keeps His Heroic Values To The End Of His Career

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All Might from My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia 's All Might translates his power into words in an iconic way during the fight against All for One. Manipulating and controlling people for one's own benefit disrespects the value of human life. Everyone should have the right to choose their own path. Those who think they are entitled to alter someone's path to gain something for themselves are not really free.

All Might cannot forgive those who don't respect the way people choose to live their lives. In this case, he puts all his strength to hit All for One for the last time in order to prove his point.

6 Whitebeard's Final Words For The Next Generation

Whitebeard From One Piece Standing

Whitebeard talks about the changes that the current era in One Piece will face in the near future. His wise words explain that there will always be someone better that comes along to outclass the greats of the past. It is time for the responsibility of the Pirate King to pass on to the next generation.

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The path that the new Pirate King creates may be unbreakable. Their spirit and heart will not be defeated and they will continue to fight for something larger than themselves.

5 Kakashi Hatake's Views On Revenge Stick With Fans

Kakashi From Naruto With Sharingan

During Naruto Shippuden , Kakashi talks to Sasuke about the implications of revenge. The desire for revenge can consume someone and control them, turning them into a monster. Kakashi has suffered enormously throughout his life and tries to teach Sasuke that there is more to life than anger.

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Kakashi explains that one should translate the hate they keep in their heart into something positive. Instead of trying to be the villain in someone else's story, work towards becoming a hero. Be someone who others can look up to, and remind them that revenge is never the answer.

4 Kyojuro Rengoku's Emotional Last Words

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Rengoku From Demon Slayer Fire Breathing

In Demon Slayer Mugen Train , Rengoku spent his final breaths trying to help Tanjiro. Even in times of turbulence, he reminds the fans to keep pushing through the pain and follow their dreams. No matter what societal pressures there may be, one must continue to choose the path they desire the most.

One must continue to keep moving forward. Rengoku was able to make Tanjiro feel that it is okay to keep living and that someday he will be able to save his sister. His kindness even on death's door shows everyone that dreams do come true if one can set their heart ablaze.

3 L's Speech On Monster & Men Is An Insightful Look At Human Nature

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As one of the country's most brilliant detectives, Death Note 's L easily exposes the paradoxes of human nature. There are monsters wherever someone looks, but they are all different. One is also capable of being the monster themselves, as many people fear how far they can push themselves. Monsters are able to control the world without anyone knowing they are there.

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L places emphasis on monsters that lie. These monsters are intelligent, but have no interest in school, are incapable of love, and eat even though they never feel hungry. L states that this is the type of monster he is.

2 Gaara Addresses The Shinobi Alliance

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With war on the horizon in Naruto Shippuden , Gaara breaks up the internal fighting he sees among the shinobi alliance. He then shows them that anger must be put aside when everyone is fighting for the same goal. There are people out there who will understand and support someone when they are struggling. Offering someone compassion and kindness can help alleviate the pain and open up space for love.

Gaara explains that fighting together to achieve peace is better than trying to fight for it alone. Even if people are enemies at one point, there is nothing stopping them from becoming friends, just like Naruto and Gaara.

1 Erwin Smith's Battle Cry For Humanity Is Inspirational

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Attack On Titan Erwin Smith Shouting to His Comrades

In one of Attack on Titan 's most iconic moments, Erwin tells his soldiers that their last operation will send them to their deaths . His comrades fear that their lives and deaths will be meaningless. Everyone's life and death have meaning, and to say that their fallen comrades' lives were meaningless would disrespect their sacrifice. The Survey Corps are the ones who get to decide that their life and the lives of others are worth something.

There is no greater meaning to life than to sacrifice it for the greater good. Erwin's goal has always been to protect humanity, and if both he and his comrades need to die for that to happen, then so be it.

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Top 10 Anime Speeches Touching Your Soul [Updated]

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When a character is delivering a monologue, they are allowing the audience into their mind and soul. The importance of this is to show the audience the thoughts, motivations, the unraveling of a mind or the wholehearted beliefs of a character. A speech can be used to lift up the masses or put them in their place, to rally the troops to victory or acknowledge impending defeat. A vital thing to remember is that though not every speech is a monologue, every monologue is a speech, an oratorical device used to reach and move an audience. The audience doesn’t have to be in a great Shakespearean playhouse but can be found sitting under a kotatsu on a cold winter’s day watching anime and being moved all the same. We now present to you Honey’s Anime Top 10 Best Anime Speeches.

10. “Mankind will break free” Eren Jaeger from Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

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  • Episodes: 25
  • Aired: April 2013- September 2013

Attack on Titan is a world filled with men and monsters. The monsters of this world, with their immense size towering over you like a skyscraper, make you feel powerless. Humanity has built massive walls to protect them from the threat, but after generations the walls feel like prisons to some. Nonetheless, people fight the titans with sword and cannon. The only sure way to kill them is to hurl yourself through the air on a wire and cut them in the nape of the neck. The survival rate of those who choose this task is low. Erin Jaeger has chosen to take on that job as a soldier after his community is destroyed and his family eaten by the monsters. Erin has just graduated from boot camp and he has turned down a safe assignment to join the scouts instead; it’s an assignment with a high mortality rate. We hear others in his cohort call him crazy. He defends his choice with a rational explanation saying, “They [titans] aren’t the mystery they were five years ago.” He admits there is much they need to learn but insists progress is progress. Erin reminds his fellow recruits that every battle, every lost life, has taught them a lesson. He slowly becomes incensed as the prevailing opinion in the ranks is to cut their losses in the war and hide behind the walls, “you want all the death and destruction to be meaningless.” The outburst culminates with his belief that humanity will only survive by coming out of their fortress and retaking the world and that he wants to help lead the way.

The room is silent as many think he might as well volunteer to be a sacrifice to the titans. We get a sense as he storms out that his words may have given some of the newly minted soldiers a sense of pride. He is basically saying as of this moment they can choose to be heroes and live and die fighting or die never knowing or striving for freedom.

9. “Knights can't save the world” Kiritsugu Emiya from Fate/Zero

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  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: October 2011- December 2011

Fate/Zero is the prequel to Fate/Stay Night and takes place 10 years before the events of the 5th Holy Grail War. The Holy Grail War is a ritual battle royale between masters and their servants, spirits from history and legend, for the possession of the all-powerful wish-granting device known as the grail. The previous wars were so bloody that no one was able to claim the grail, prompting the Einzberns, a powerful magus family, to hire Kiritsugu Emiya, “The Magus Killer,” to win it for them. Kiritsugu, with his own servant known as Saber, faces off against six other mages and servants. The Magus Killer is willing to do anything to win. His cold tactical approach is in stark contrast to the beliefs held by his servant, Saber. Saber is a great knight of legend who believes that there are rules in war. The knight begins to doubt that Kiritsugu, because of his tactics, wants to use the grail to save the world.

Kiritsugu’s first words in his rebuttal are to call Saber a hypocrite: “There’s no point in speaking to a killer who takes pride in such things.” The statement gets under Saber’s skin as it strikes at the idea that chivalry is a lie. His second statement cuts her even more: “Knights cannot save the world.” Kiritsugu reminds Saber that chivalry has, “led countless young men to their bloody deaths, all for the sake of this valor and glory.”

Kiritsugu explains to Saber that the battlefield holds nothing but despair and it doesn’t matter what fine words you use to dress it up, killing is still killing. The idea of heroism blinds people to the savagery and bloodshed. The end of the speech reinforces his resolve, “Even if that means staining my hands with every evil in the world, I don’t care. If it will save the world, I’ll do it gladly.” The speech is broken up a bit as it is a conversation between the two characters but it explains his chosen methods and his commitment to this cause.

8. “Lenessia's Plea” Princess Lenessia from Log Horizon

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  • Aired: October 2013- March 2014

Thirty thousand gamers find themselves in the world of Elder Tale, an MMORPG, and unable to log out. The medieval fantasy world has become their new reality. The players must find all the necessities of life including food, shelter and employment in a world populated by non-player characters (NPCs) and monsters. The players don’t have to worry about death like in that other tale of an MMORPG gone crazy. If a player dies they are transported to a temple and have their stats reset. The same can’t be said for the NPCs, who are acting more and more like they aren’t NPCs with their complicated lives and curiosity. The goblin king has been revived and is bearing down on Lenessia’s kingdom. The NPC knights that have shielded them from the goblin attacks have disappeared. The princess must find an army to call to her side if she is going to protect her people. The only protection she can find is the group of adventurers living in a town called Akihabara. Lenessia’s speech to the adventurers is bluntly honest.

The princess starts off by admitting to the failings of her kingdom and her personal failings, calling herself, “lazy and an ornament with a title.” She continues on to say that she will fight despite the odds, despite her lack of training as a warrior. Lenessa lays bare all the flaws she has because she has nothing else to lose. Her country will be sacked by the goblins without their help. The speech is a plea for help to people who have nothing to gain by helping her. She gets the adventurers on her side not by being noble, not by being “one of them,” but simply by being honest.

7. “Failure” Korosensei from Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)

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  • Episodes: 22
  • Aired: January 2015- June 2015

A good teacher comes in all shapes, sizes, ages, and walks of life; they can even be all-powerful alien creatures threatening to destroy the earth. Korosensei is such an alien. He has threatened to destroy the Earth but has given the planet a chance. If a class of students can manage to kill him, the world is saved. You’d think Korosensei is a classic villain ready to torment the students that, at his direction, try and kill him but nothing could be further from the truth. He takes his job as their teacher very seriously.

He, an obviously superior being, doesn’t have much patience dealing with people when everyone is lesser than him. Karma, one of the students with great grades, gets a little too full of himself so Korosensei takes him down a peg. He also provides us with an explanation for his actions. “I cut him down so he’ll spring back up.” Korosensei begins, “The boy’s enormously talented, there’s no denying that. But he’s a novice. He’s not yet learned how to be worthy of that talent.” The opening line tells us he has thought out a reason for berating Karma and follows that up with actual praise for the student. Korosensei has noticed that Karma doesn’t challenge himself and only excels because he sticks to things he is comfortable with. Korosensei wants to show him, “the pain of defeat can be a much-needed wake up call,” to try harder and do better. The all-powerful alien understands that failure is an option can motivates us to do better. “The difference between the novice and the master is that the master has failed more times than the novice has tried," according to the alien. We assume that last statement is not only a piece of wisdom but a small insight to the idea that the all-powerful Korosensei has failed many times since he seems to be a master of so many things.

6. “Imanity is Weak” Sora from No Game, No Life

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2014- June 2014

Sora and Shiro are (were) a pair of sibling shut-ins that spend their days as a high-level gamer under the username “Blank.” The pair’s outlook on life is simply that the real world is just another lousy game. Tet, the God of Games, summons them to a world where all conflict, from simple disagreements to matters of state are settled by high-stakes gaming. The sibling gamers, who had become bored with the games in their world, finally found a challenge worthy of their abilities. The mission they take on is to unite the 16 races Disboard which have names like Elves, Dwarfs, Ex-Machina, Flugel and Imanity. Winning would make them true gods of gaming. The speech “Imanity is Weak” is given by Sora in episode four when he and Shiro become the King of Imanity (humans). Imanity is considered the weakest of all the species in Disboard. Sora gives a speech of a great statesman. He lays out the world as he knows it, the Imanity used to rule the continent and know only rules one small corner of it. He asks the question why, why in a world where things are decided by games not armies has Imanity lost so much, “is it because we can’t use magic? Is it because we are fated to die helpless? Not a chance!” He tells them all these things only serve as excuses for their failures. He reminds them that Imanity fought in the great war between the races and survived. Sora asks how could Imanity have once ruled the continent, not having the magic of the elves, or the strength of the warbeasts. He explains that they were able to rule the land, not because they were strong and could fight but because “We are weak.” And the weak, as opposed to the strong who have sharp fangs, have sharp minds. The audience gathered to hear him speak bow their heads in embarrassment as they think they’re being shamed. Sora shocks them by telling them “You should be proud to be weak,” because the other races who have been banned from war have adopted some of Imanity’s skill, but they can never hope to master them.

The speech is great because it is a reminder that perceived weakness can foster a strength. He speaks before a people that have given up and wallowed in self-pity and turns all the things they loathe about themselves into matters of pride. Sora seems to speak to all of us who had skills different than most and makes us reexamine what we might perceive as our own failings.

5. “I Hate Nice Girls” Hachiman Hikigaya from Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru (My TeenRomantic Comedy SNAFU)

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  • Aired: April 2013- June 2013

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU is a look at the daily lives and relationships of high schoolers through the cynical and sarcastic filter of Hachiman Hikigaya. The people who know him and even those that care for him consider his personality to be a bit twisted. He would argue that he views the world as it is, looking past all of the superficial BS. The monologue he gives in episode five is a great example of this, “I hate nice girls. If they so much as say hello, it stays on my mind. If they return my texts, my heart races. The day one calls me, I know I’ll look at my call history and grin. But I know that’s just them being nice…” Hachiman goes on to explain how people who are nice to everyone are really not being nice to anyone. “If the truth is cruel, then lies must be kind. That is why kindness is a lie.” Hachiman says he’s fallen for this lie before and that he is a veteran in dealing with kind people and that is why, “I’ll always hate nice girls.”

We understand this is a very cynical approach to the world but it works for some people and, especially in Hachiman’s case, it works almost like a superpower. His cynicism and the walls he built around himself give him the ability to solve problems that others his age are afraid to tackle. Nevertheless, as with many superpowers, they come with a cost. A cost that is made apparent in the same speech that defines his beliefs. Hachiman’s cool outlook is as cold as the walls of ice he’s built to protect himself from the dangers that come with hope and feeling.

4. “What Anime Taught Me” Kai Musashiakai from Animegataris (Anime Gataris)

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  • Aired: October 2017- December 2017

Anime Gataris is one of those shows that must have been made by people who love anime. The show is intentionally filled with tropes and homages to the anime we enjoy. Anime Gataris focuses on an anime novice named Minoa. She is drawn into her school's anime club before she can have a second thought. The club is repeatedly under siege by the student council and fighting for its existence. Minoa goes to speak at a school-wide assembly to convince the population that the anime club was worthy of existing. You could tell right away that this wasn’t the best idea. The club took the most awkward unsure member among them and thrust her into the spotlight. She “ums” and “ahs” her way through the first few sentences when her sempai Kai, in all his over-enthusiastic glory, places his hand on her shoulder letting her know it’s okay and he will take it from there.

Kai is a very serious fan of anime and calls himself a dark lord. A dark lord is what the occasion called for. His first words are spoken with such zeal you imagine him rousing an army to a cause, “Hear me: I love special power battle anime.” The crowd doesn’t know what to think. He then explains that these shows are about the underdog, that they're about the people who never consider themselves useful finding a purpose. He loves that genre because the hero always sides with the weak to overturn the tyrants. He tells his high school peers that yes, the settings are made up and the plots fantastical, but it's in anime that we learned justice, friendship, and perseverance. Kai reminds them if they choose to side with the student council and declare the club worthless that’s their right. But that kind of attitude will make them resigned to being background characters their entire lives. He tells them if they stand up, if they challenge the authority of the council, they will be worthy of becoming the main characters of their lives. The speech is very short yet he touches on something many of us still watching anime in our adult lives believe: there is value in these shows. Anime has value in its art and its stories that go far beyond the way drawings dance across the screen.

3. “All Men Are Not Created Equal” Charles zi Britannia from Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch (Code Geass:Lelouch of the Rebellion)

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  • Aired: October 2006 – July 2007

The Emperor of the Holy Britannic Empire in Code Geass is as large and imposing as the empire he controls. Britain controls a third of the world and is bent on conquering the remaining two thirds. The fate of each territory that comes under their control is the imposition of their rigid caste system. The Britannic Empire conquers a country and then strips its citizens of their rights and even their names. The conquered Japanese are no longer called Japanese but elevens after the name of the territory’s designation in the Empire. The ruling philosophy of this hierarchal system of government is summed up best in the speech we call “All Men Are Not Created Equal” by Charles zi Britannia, the Emperor of Britannia. Charles begins by stating “All men are not created equal,” as his thesis. He then backs that up by saying, “some are born smarter, or more beautiful, or with parents of greater status.” The emperor then contrasts it by saying some are weak of body and mind or have no talents. “All men are different,” he states it as it is the most obvious statement that we are all indeed different. He explains away the conflict, unrest, and war as a natural side effect of this difference in each of us. “Inequality is not evil,” his second thesis, he supports by explaining that the nations like Europe that declare equality are in constant conflict because it’s a fool’s errand to force equality that doesn’t exist. The case is made that Britannia alone moves forward because they don’t have these inner conflicts because they recognize the natural order, that some are better than others and to that effect, some are meant to rule others.

Charles is the only returnee from the last time we compiled this list and it is because what he says is the most insidious. He uses what seems like sound logic and example to support this claim and gains and reaffirms support by saying it. The argument is flawed. It doesn’t consider the possibility that when everyone has a chance to rise, we all are better for it. He doesn’t understand that the collective mind, when encouraged and when set free, can achieve even greater things. Yes, we understand that there are massive inequalities even in societies that claim equal rights. The point is to strive for that ideal, to pursue that happiness, is the point of the idea of equality. And isn’t that better than giving up or submitting (as Charles would have you do) and handing over that possibility a select few?

2. “Confession” Rem from Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re:Zero- Starting Life in Another World)

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  • Aired: April 2016- September 2016

Subaru Natsuki makes a wrong turn on his way home one day and ends up in a fantasy world. He doesn’t last too long on his first day in the new world. He is mugged and beaten and rescued by a beautiful girl named Emilia. You’d think things were looking up from there, right? You’d be wrong. The two are murdered shortly thereafter and Subaru wakes up where he started. The process repeats itself a couple of time and finally, after several painful deaths, they get over that hurdle and he ends up the role as the butler for his beloved Emilia-tan (tan meaning angel). He isn’t alone in the massive mansion; he’s joined by two maids, twins, one with pink and one with blue hair. The sister with blue hair, Rem, falls in love with Subaru. We find that tragedy finds Subaru where ever he goes. He has the power to fix mistakes yet still fails time after time to save people. Subaru is in a moment of weakness and looks to Rem, knowing how she feels, and says they should run away. Rem refuses and says if they left it should be toward a life together not away from something they don't want to face. She takes the opportunity to confess to him. She gives a speech detailing a life filled with love and happiness, from the time they leave the capital to the town they settle down in, to the children they’d have and their lives as an old couple. The tearful confession is delivered by the voice actress with such passion every word feels like a plea for your heart to love her.

The confession said, the fantasy ending, Rem’s own moment of weakness over, she tells him they can’t run away. Because if they ran away from the problems and challenges that await them they would also be running away from the trait she loves most about him, his perseverance. He asks her why she would say all those things. Rem replies that listening to him talk about how much he hated himself made her want to tell him all the wonderful things she knows about him. Rem’s confession is hard not to get caught up in. You might find yourself crying by the end. You will desperately want Subaru and Rem to run away and live that peaceful, perfect life. We put this at number 2 because we can’t remember a single speech that ever elevated a character so fast in the eyes of fandom -- to the point where she eclipses the main heroine.

1. “I Am Human” Ane from Maoyuu Maou Yuusha (MAYOU)

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  • Aired: January 2013- March 2013

The anime Maoyuu Maou Yuusha or MAYOU is the story of two people destined to be arch enemies who become lovers. A hero from the human world and the demon lord from the demon realm devise a plan to bring their peoples together and into an age of enlightenment built on reason and science. The biggest obstacles are the demon hold-outs in the demon world, who the hero, working on the Demon Lord Maou’s behalf, secretly eliminates. Under the guise of being a scholar, Maou takes up residence in the human realm and shares new methods of agriculture and modernizes the economy. She is celebrated by the peasants and merchants but reviled by those in power like much of the nobility and the church. She is arrested and put on trial as a heretic by the church as they try to ruin her in a public trial.

The truth of the matter is far different. Maou isn’t even in the human realm. She is attending to a thing in the demon realm. It’s really her maid, Ane, using the magic of illusion and filling in for the Crimson Scholar while she was away. Ane and her sister were homeless and taken in by Maou and trained to be maids by Maou’s demon-born head maid. The head maid considers them bugs because until the moment they take control of their own fates they aren’t even human.

The Hero and his allies knew that the Crimson Scholar had to appear before the inquisition. Ane would wear a ring that gave her the appearance of the Crimson Scholar and she would take her place before the church. She was given assurances that they would keep her safe and rescue her if needed. Still, Ane was so very frightened and felt so powerless before she put on the disguise she wept. Ane, as the Demon Lord, is in chains as she is led to the stage in a town square filled with peasants, the church wanting to make a show of their power. She is flogged and beaten and denounced by the church. Yet she begins to speak. She tells the simple story, her story, Ane’s story. She was born a serf. Her brother broke his arm and was left to die. Her sister was taken by the landowner and never returned. She explains that she has known nothing but suffering. Until one night someone showed them kindness and took her and her younger sister in, clothed them, educated them, and employed them. She felt that fate had been kind, but she still felt as powerless as when they burned her home. She begins to make a plea to the Lords, the soldiers, the surfs and says “I must reject it because of all its (fate and kindness) done for me. Because I am human.” She explains how self-doubt and self-loathing build up inside her and makes her feel no better than an insect. “I am human,” she reminds herself. She asks the audience if they can remember the feeling of the sun after it sets, the feeling of kindness when it’s given or received, and how that is proof that you are human, that you are the “light spirit’s (god’s) children.” The church, taking offense, bludgeons her again. She stands once again, stating you can call me a heretic, but to this town who has given so much to me, “you must never stop, wishing, hoping, thinking, and working.” She reminds them that god’s grace is upon the land and within them, and it gives them the freedom to do better for themselves and not to relinquish that freedom for the easy path of subservience. The church strikes her again and tells her to be silent, she states she can never be silent for to neglect god’s grace to think, to speak, to act would be a sin. “I will not be silent,” she says even though it wasn’t the plan and means that she is sure to be killed, because, “I am human.”

We can’t say enough, as evident from the previous paragraphs, about this speech. The writer simply sums up the entirety of the human condition in one minute and fifteen seconds. You simply must watch this scene, you don’t even have to watch all of episode nine, you can start around the 10-minute mark. You will be left in awe of by this writing.

Final Thoughts

We’ve laid out for you some wonderful lines by some amazing wordsmiths and it reminds us that words can be powerful. The spoken language, no matter the language, separates us from lesser beings. Words are like a vault that hold our history. Words are like muddy water as their definitions can change making their meanings unclear. Words used poorly are like a gust of air that can’t move a grain of sand. Words used well can blow like a hurricane and reshape the world. Words have taken lives and saved lives. Words can be finite and infinite. Words are a miracle.

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Author: Zeke Changuris

I’m a journalist, writer, photographer, video producer, social media manager and above all a storyteller. I’m located on the east coast of the United States but travel the world with the love of my life. I’ve been a nerd since birth with a love of history and science. I fell in love with anime, watching ROBOTECH and Venus Wars in the 80s when our only source was secondhand VHS dubs. A crazy new thing called the internet changed that, giving me access to new and amazing anime every day. I love to write for work and pleasure. I’m living the dream of every kid, getting paid to watch anime and loving every subtitled line.

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Usually in political, mech, sports, and action anime, the hero or villain always gives a speech in order to demonstrate why they are right. In most speeches, the audience knows that the villain is full of crap, and/or that the hero is righteous. Some speeches are about never giving up, others are about revenge, and others are about wanting to kick ass and take names. In the end, I feel that a good percentage of them serve very relatable messages and others are to get under your skin. Here I share some of my personal favorite speeches in anime.

Warning! There will be spoilers!!!

10. Cowboy Bebop - The Tiger Striped Cat Story

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  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: April 1998 – April 1999

“I hate that story. I hate cats.”

As Jet and Spike share a final meal, Spike tells Jet a famous Japanese tale about a tiger striped cat. The tiger striped cat was reborn many times, had many owners, became a stray cat, meets the love of his life, she dies, then the tiger striped cat dies one last time to never be born again. Spike then tells Jet he doesn't like cats after Jet says he thought it was a good story.

Once you finish Cowboy Bebop and revisit this scene, you can conclude what Spike is foreshadowing by telling this story. From the beginning of this series, Spike claims that he has previously died. Though Spike does not die a million deaths, as a living dead man, he was living free until he re-discovers the woman he loves. Spike may have closure when the story he shares starts to make sense, but by claiming he hates cats. I think it was his way of conveying he does not want to die but knows he must face his unique destiny.

I believe that both Yamadera Kouichi and Steven Blum give equal performances of conveying this story, but I think they do bring different atmospheres. I feel through Yamadera Kouichi, by using a Japanese story in the Japanese version, he brings an authentic sense of romanticism and I feel more of the tragedy behind it, even with the I hate cats punch line. With the English version, Steve Blum feels a bit more deadpan with the tone of his voice and I could find myself laughing at the part where he says he hates cats. I feel the performances both bring a definition of communication/culture differences between Japan and the west. Japanese and western humor is very different and I think the writer’s and voice director’s direction for the English version wanted to make you feel better after listening to such a tragic tale which I couldn’t bring myself to laugh ever in the Japanese version.

9. Death Note - L’s Challenge

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  • Episodes: 37
  • Aired: October 2006 – June 2007

“I AM JUSTICE!”

Unable to catch Kira, the moniker of Yagami Light, INTERPOL and the Japanese police hire the services of L, a detective whose skills rivals that of Tim Drake from the Batman comics. Being able to conclude that Kira/Light was in the East Japan area based on the origins of the criminals that originally died, L sets up a trap by using a prisoner set for execution (whose info was under heavy lock and key) pretending to be him under the pretense that the broadcast was worldwide.

Without knowing the truth and showing he was too relaxed for his own good, Light gave away the scope of his location in narrowing the search when he kills that man on TV pretending to be L. The real L cleverly conceals himself and modulates his voice proving that Light needs to know the face and real name of the person he is going to kill off. This grand scale performance allows Light to show that he can be challenged and was also the first big blow to his expanding ego.

I like this speech because it establishes that Light can have a rival in terms of his intellect, his sense of justice, and if he can really get away with what he is doing. Light believes what he is doing is right because he is doing the world away with criminals. L believes he is right because humans live in a society of laws and that all criminals should be judged under a system. This speech is just the beginning of the mind games of cat and mouse between these two geniuses.

Even though L does not agree with Light playing judge, jury and ultimately as executioner, he still shows that he is not at all opposed to a legal death penalty by using a death row inmate as a sacrifice (just to let you know, upon the publication of this list, Japan does have a death penalty) and that he wants Light to be executed under the law.

I always felt the music in Death Note was too much over the top, but this is one instance that I can enjoy it.

8. Hokuto no Ken - Raoh’s Farewell Speech

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  • Episodes: 152
  • Aired: October 1984 – February 1988

“In this life, I do not have a single regret.”

Though the final battle between Kenshiro and Raoh was a fight to the death, it was not necessarily a typical battle between good vs. evil. Raoh did a lot of bad things, but I think a lot of hardcore Hokuto no Ken fans would not 100% label him as a villain. In my opinion, his conqueror mentality in the post-nuclear war situation is possibly a realistic mindset for survival, and he just happened to be one of the strongest men on the planet. He wasn’t like the other common outlaws who commit terrible atrocities for the thrill of it, just to ensure his survival. Later after his death in the Ashura story arc, Raoh is seen as a hero and Kenshiro raises Raoh’s son telling him that he was a great man. If anything, Raoh lives by an old school warrior’s code in wanting to prove his own manhood.

In the end, Raoh accepts Kenshiro as the better warrior and finally expresses his own love for him as a brother. He sees the light on why Kenshiro is the superior fighter because of his heart, and not because of his physical strength. For his final act in redeeming himself, Raoh gives his remaining life to Yuria (who is dying of radiation sickness), Kenshiro’s fiancee for both out of the love he has for Yuria and for his brother. With the last of his strength, he claims that he has no regrets and will take his place in Heaven.

Utsumi Kenji’s performance truly makes this speech beautiful and you feel Raoh’s pain and his resolve. Despite his deep and trembling voice, he demonstrates a sense of emotion and control to those emotions as he accepts defeat and maintains his dignity as a man’s man.

Coming from a family of three brothers such as myself, I understand the issues that come with it though none of my brothers are like Raoh and/or Jagi. Despite all the things that happen, Raoh makes peace with Kenshiro, and dies on his feet like a true warrior.

7. Rurouni Kenshin - Hiko’s Pep Talk to Fuji

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  • Episodes: 94
  • Aired: January 1996 – September 1998

“You are a martial artist. Regain your pride.”

Anybody who looks at Fuji can naturally assume he is a monster. Due to his unrealistic gigantic size, society made him an outcast and his sole companion only sees him as a tool for destruction. However, Hiko, Kenshin’s bad ass of a master, is the first to acknowledge Fuji not only as a true warrior but as a man and appeals to his humanity to accept not only him as an opponent but to accept himself as a person, too.

Another reason to love Hiko is that he is voiced by Ikeda Shuuichi, most famous as the voice of Char from the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise and as Shanks in One Piece. Ikeda Shuuichi always has this overwhelming sense of charisma and comes across as being a legitimate strategic intellect. He uses his wonderful talent through his character to not just to get Fuji to listen to him, but getting the whole town listening to him and being captivated by his charm and his awesomeness. He made our heroes more scared of him as opposed to Fuji by saying that he could kick Fuji’s ass.

Even though the purpose of this on-going fight at this point of the story was to stop the Juppongatana, Hiko teaches the audience that discrimination is not cool and that everybody has an inner beauty that we should all embrace.

6. Hajime no Ippo - New Challenger - Father to Son Pep Talk

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  • Aired: January 2009 – June 2009

“There is no such thing as a lucky punch.”

In the beginning of the second installment of the hit boxing series, Ippo’s rival Miyata Ichiro finally gets his shot at the Oriental-Pacific featherweight title. It is the same belt that his father once held and defended six times many years ago. But in his seventh and final defense, despite having the lead on the scorecards going into the final round, he ends up getting knocked out. To make things worse, his jaw also ends up shattered. When Miyata-san (despite the manga being in publication for 25 years, Miyata’s father has never been given a first name so must fans just refer to him as Miyata-san) hears his son Ichiro that he will go for a lucky punch to win as he falls behind on the score cards, he tells him that miracles are born from hard work and not luck. This speech is not just for own son’s benefit, but it is also showing that he has finally come to terms with his final defeat as a boxer. As a result, Miyata goes out to the ring and wins based on his own skills.

Even though I read that part in the manga long before it was animated, I always read it with Miyata-san’s seiyuu, Ishizuka Unshou’s voice in my head. Accompanied by a calm and yet dramatic background orchestras by Hirano Yoshihisa, who is also the composer of Death Note, Ishizuka’s performance brings a perfect balance of the character’s authority as a trainer, his love as a father, and his experiences as a boxer to share his message.

I think people who do sports can relate to this because no matter what goals they have, everybody has to put in their time at the gym. I have done martial arts my whole life and I understand. If a fighter is aiming to get the knock out and ends up getting it, they were simply doing what they were intending to do and not as a result of luck. This speech was an old school and masculine way of saying, if you can put your mind to it, you can achieve anything.

5. Zeta Gundam - The Dakar Speech

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  • Episodes: 50
  • Aired: March 1985 – February 1986

“I am also the man who was known as Char Aznable.”

Throughout the events of “Zeta Gundam,” the Titans who are meant to protect the people are committing sick atrocities on civilian populations. The big wigs want more power while the grunts do it for the thrills. No one wants to take their brutality anymore and it is up to the former Red Comet himself to expose them. He does not do it through his ace piloting skills, but through his words.

The Dakar Speech is Char’s (going under the name Quattro Bajeena, but the spelling of the last name varies in official source material such as games suggesting to the female anatomy) chance to expose the Titans for the tyrants they truly are. Hell, they were fighting just right outside giving solid proof of his case.

In addition to exposing the Titans, Char admits his identity of who he was during the events of the original Gundam series and that he is also Casval Rem Daikun, the son of Zeon Daikun, the original founder of the Zeon nation. Despite taking place seven years after the events of the first Gundam, Char denounces the actions of the Zabi family, and uses his speech as a platform of what his father believed in that mankind was meant to migrate to space to “evolve.”

After seeing the terrorist acts the Titans commit, you will naturally want to be on Char’s side as he denounces them. But when he talks about his identity and about his father, he turns the focus to himself like it’s his own political campaign. His views come across as extreme, but he brilliantly makes his points with on-point metaphors such as “Earth will no longer be a planet of water. Even the city of Dakar is being engulfed by the deserts. This is how exhausted the Earth is!”

In some ways, I still get the impression that Char is blaming the earth for humanity’s problems when ultimately humanity itself is the problem. He is forcing his views on others and I see this speech to be the beginning of who he becomes in Char’s Counterattack. He uses other metaphors such as “our souls being bounded by gravity,” in both the Dakar Speech and again in Char’s Counterattack to justify his actions by the events of that movie.

The speech is beautifully worded but because of how I personally feel about politics, Char was all about selling himself and he does a good job of that. And everything I can say about Ikeda Shuuichi, I already covered in Hiko’s speech.

4. Dragon Ball Z - Goku Turns Super Saiya-jin for the first time

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  • Episodes: 291
  • Aired: April 1989 – January 1996

“Ally to good. Nightmare to you.”

For the longest time, people have been disputing between English and Japanese versions of anime and this argument applies very much to Dragon Ball. Many people prefer the English version because they can’t stand Goku’s high pitched and scratchy voice in the Japanese version. Others like the Japanese version because of lines in the English version that came across as corny such as “I’m going to send you to the next dimension,” as opposed to saying “I’m going to f@(king kill you!!!!!!!” (Who remembers all the swearing in DBZ VHS fan subs?)

This is probably the only speech on my list that will be in relation to exclusively the English dub of the anime. This was from when Goku goes Super Saiya-Jin the first time when Freeza kills Kuririn. When Goku emerges from the clouds, he gives this really bad ass introduction in the English version while the Japanese version does not feel memorable I felt that this speech was an excellent mix of heroic rhetoric (I am the hope of the universe. I am the answer to all living this that cry out for peace), his inner rage, and his declaration that he is going to kick some ass (I am the light in the darkness. Ally to good. Nightmare to you.).

All that anybody can take out of this speech is that Goku is going to kick Freeza’s ass and have some fun doing it.

3. Code Geass - All Hail Britannia

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“All Men Are Not Created Equal”

For Americans such as myself, this line really gets to me because it is the opposite of my country philosophy that All Men Are Equal. What gets the audience’s attention is that he justifies that claim by using legitimate and real life examples such as some people are born and healthy, while others are born poor and frail and that because of these situations, inequality is not evil. This speech was the perfect platform in representing Britannia’s fascist rule. But the audience is intelligent enough to know it’s just merely a pathetic attempt to justify his conquests.

I say both English and Japanese performances were equal. Wakamoto Norio and Michael McConnohie captivate a tone that reflects his intimidating physique, his stern face, and his authority as King. His frame, his heavy clothing and hair limit his movement showing he doesn't need to use gestures to get his point across with the exception of All Hail Britannia. He's the damn Emperor! The accompanying majestic chorus also gives chills down his spine and the deep voices that are used in it perfectly serve as an extension of that character.

Even though the audience knows that Britannia is full of it, for a moment, he does have you thinking he does have a point. But the Japanese philosophy of “gaman” or perseverance shows that all men are equal and surpass his twisted views.

2. Ashita no Joe 2 - Joe and Noriko at the Bridges

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  • Episodes: 47
  • Aired: October 1980 – August 1981

“Burnt Up Like Pure White Ashes”

Shortly before Noriko marries Nishi, Joe’s best friend, Joe and Noriko have one last conversation together on a bridge. Noriko questions why Joe wants to continue boxing despite the consequences. She questions why he trains so hard, why he cuts weight, and why he always takes the hits and if he wants his youth to be defined by that. Joe says that he simply loves it and despite everything that happens to him and some of his opponents, he answers when it is all said is done all that is left is burnt up white ashes.

This speech is important to the series because it is the beginning of the end. It tells the audience everything about Joe and what will happen to him. Joe makes countless sacrifices to get where he is by the end of the series and is saying he knows where it all ends up, but expresses that he will have no excuses or regrets. At the same time, Joe does have his flaws and he can be emotional when he channels it wrong and that is what never changes about him. This is one of the few instances that he can channel his emotions and his masculinity like a philosophical poet. As the series ends in one of the most iconic scenes to Japanese fans, the burnt up like pure white ashes comes full circle.

I feel that if you want to do something despite knowing there will be consequences, then it is ok to do it. Just don't make any excuses and you better look cool when it is all said and done.

1. Mobile Suit Gundam - Garma’s Funeral

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  • Episodes: 43
  • Aired: April 1979 – January 1980

Sieg Zeon! Sieg Zeon! Sieg Zeon! Sieg Zeon!

As the oldest brother brother of the Zabi’s, the ruling family for the Principality of Zeon, Giren gives an iconic speech for Garma, his fallen brother at his televised funeral (Garma was killed by the White Base crew but was also a trap set up by Char Aznable, the man he believed to be his best friend). Giren appeals to his fellow Zeeks to take arms and seek justice for Garma as the Federation knows that this is all propaganda. To make things less tense for the audience who are aware why Garma dies, as Char watches the speech at a bar, in a troll-like manner, he answers “because he was a brat,” (or more beautifully in the Japanese version “bouya dakara sa”) when Giren screams why his brother had to die.

Audience members will be taken by this speech because it is easy to conclude the character is inspired by Adolf Hitler. His posture, gestures, how he speaks from higher grounds and how he uses a loud voice all elude back to him. By the climax of the series, even his own father compares him to Hitler and takes it as a mere compliment.

Banjou Ginga’s performance in this speech is superb and I don't think this speech could have worked without him. He demonstrates a commanding presence and instill fear. His voice just spills this dude is pure evil and has unquestionable leadership. When he ends the speech by screaming Sieg Zeon and getting the audience in attendance to repeat it amplifies all those qualities. Plus, there is a video on YouTube of just Banjo Ginga performing the speech to a live audience. Despite the passage of 35 years, he still captures the very same performance as if it was still 1979. Also, if you want to see it with updated animation, check out the “Giren’s Greed” (available for Saturn, Dreamcast, Playstation 1 and 2, and PSP) version and it also shows other Gundam characters like Chris from 0080 watching on it TV as well as the Delaz Fleet from 0083.

To be honest, there is so much more that I want to share. Heck, I can do a top 25 list if possible but with 10, this was very difficult to do with all the anime I have personally watched the last 20 years. Some of these speeches touch your soul, while others just simply get under your skin, and there are others that inspire you to take up arms. I feel a lot of these speeches apply to reality and that’s what I loved about them. So please tell me what you think is your best.

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Anime can move people in a lot of ways. Sometimes the action is nice for fans to let off a little steam. It’s exciting to see big action fights take place in odd dimensions with powers far beyond the limits of our reality. Attack on Titan is a great example.

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Some fans enjoy watching comedy anime to relax, or sad epics that can make them feel something. No matter what anime a fan prefers, chances are there is going to be a defining moment in that series. It could be a death, plot twist, or even a speech. The following examples will have spoilers to properly discuss these moments.

UPDATED on November 12th, 2022, by Suzail Ahmad: With the anime industry growing spontaneously, it is tough to watch every single anime. So, the onus to attract the attention of the viewers falls on the characters. There are many ways in which a character becomes popular and helps the series attract viewers. However, the increase in competition means that the creators have to come up with unique ideas. One of the better ways to achieve fame is by using powerful speeches, but it is not easy to pull off an incredible monologue. In the rare cases that a character happens to use their oratory skills to give an articulate speech, it is truly a spectacle to behold. With that in mind, here are some of the best anime speeches .

12 Erwin's Speech (Attack on Titan)

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Erwin Smith was the commander of the Survey Corps , and he died during the Shiganshina arc. However, he managed to immortalize himself by giving one of the best speeches ever in anime history, and it came at a time when the members of the Survey Corps had their backs to the wall.

Erwin formulated a plan to get rid of the Beast Titan by creating an opening for Levi. The plan was simple; charge without hiding toward the Beast Titan. The members of the Survey Corps knew that they were heading to their deaths, but Erwin reassured them that it would not be in vain.

11 Law Breaks The Gear (One Piece)

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Trafalgar Law is one of the main characters in One Piece . He is a member of the Worst Generation, and he has accumulated a bounty of 3 billion berries. Trafalgar Law possesses a very powerful devil fruit, which allows him to turn the tide of battle in an instant.

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When Law was being pummeled by Vergo on Punk Hazard, Smoker stepped in and fought to get Law's heart back. Once Law got his heart back, he defeated Vergo with a single attack, and it was followed by an incredible speech about how the world had not really changed despite Whitebeard's death. Law stated that his actions broke the gears, and now the world cannot go back.

10 The Major's Speech About War (Hellsing)

The Major smiling from Hellsing

The Major is one of the most hated anime characters. He used to work for the SS, and that's when Hitler assigned him to carry out the special task of creating artificial vampires. Like his leader, the Major was thoroughly evil, and he only cared about death and destruction.

He confessed his love for war in a rather eloquent speech. The Major openly stated that he only cared about seeing soldiers dying and being blown up in smithereens. The speech was delivered with gravitas, and it managed to rile up the soldiers for an all-out war.

9 Charles Talks About Equality and Inequality (Code Geass)

Charles zi Britannia from Code Geass

The empire of Britannia was far from perfect, but it managed to stay in power due to its strong leaders. Charles zi Britannia was the 98th ruler of the Holy Britannian Empire. With his Geass, Charles could alter the memories of other people.

During Prince Clovis' funeral, Charles came forward and gave a speech about how the difference between people led to war. However, Charles also stated that inequality is not evil, and he used it to justify Britannia's conquest of its territories.

8 Eren’s Disbelief Of Reiner And Bertholdt’s Betrayal (Attack On Titan)

Eren from Attack On Titan

Attack on Titan has a lot of great, rousing speeches from various commanders within Eren’s unit. Eren himself has a lot of good lines and rants too. One of his best though was the disbelief in his voice and eyes when he found out about Reiner and Bertholdt.

Even though he already knew Annie was a betrayer and was not happy with it, this snapped something further down in his gut. How could they betray humanity and their friends? That’s what Eren was getting at as he screams at the top of his lungs.

7 Makoto’s Undying Hope (Danganronpa)

Makoto from the Danganronpa anime

Danganronpa , as an anime and video game, is about a class of highly advanced teenagers who get thrown into a game of death. A robotic bear, Monokuma, is forcing these teens to kill each other in the hopes that they will be set free.

Makoto, the main character, wants to believe in the goodness in people even when his investigations lead him to the truth. The final courtroom battle reveals Monokuma’s true intentions of bringing despair to everyone. That’s when Makoto counters with an epic speech about hope and that even in the darkness of times, humanity will always press on.

6 Light Getting Caught (Death Note)

Light from Death Note

Death Note is an interesting series because it puts the villain up as the main character. Fans may be able to empathize with what Light is doing at first. Some criminals may indeed deserve to die depending on their heinous actions.

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However, when he starts killing innocent people, cops, and family members just to keep his identity safe, it’s revealed how far Light will go. He gets shaken up a few times during the series but not like the final confrontation when the jig is up. The way he breaks down is quite unsettling both in what he says regarding himself as a god and how he acts. It’s still haunting to this day.

5 Vegeta’s Death After Frieza (Dragon Ball Z)

Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z is not known for having good speeches. What people do know about it, from the sidelines, is that there is wild action off the hooks. The early years had a lot of comedy as well but then there are moments where things do get emotional.

Vegeta enters the series as a villain and a selfish one at that but then he changes on Namek. For him to plead to Goku to kill Frieza was an eye-opening moment. Vegeta knows Goku will try to spare Frieza in their fight but he tries to make Goku see how evil Frieza is. Frieza killed their race and enslaved them as well. There’s no redemption for this monster.

4 Kamina Believes In Simon (Gurren Lagann)

Simon and Kamina from Gurren Lagann

Gurren Lagann is a bombastic series full of action like Dragon Ball Z . However, unlike its counterpart, the writing in Gurren Lagann is just as important as the epic mech fights. There are a lot of great lines in this anime but the character who deserves the most credit is Kamina.

His simple speech to Simon at the beginning of the anime kickstarted the whole plot. Kamina needed Simon to believe in himself so he told Simon to “Believe in the me that believes in you.” This quote gets tossed around a lot by others characters and is a central theme of the anime.

3 All Might Vs All For One (My Hero Academia)

All Might from My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia’s MVP of heartfelt speeches is Deku. He’s the main character so it stands to reason that the hero should get the best lines too. There are certainly a bunch to pick from but this time the spotlight needs to be shone on his mentor All Might .

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In the first half of season three, All Might finally confronts All For One after years. He’s able to fight him off even though he can barely keep his body intact. During the battle, All Might wants All For One and everyone watching to know that he will fight on until his dying breath and that the future generation of heroes looks bright. The only way this speech would have been better is if All Might died, as sad as that would have been.

2 Naruto Vs Sasuke (Naruto)

Sasuke and Naruto from Naruto

Naruto was bullied all his life which is why he acted out. He wanted attention even though he knew that meant trouble. It was something for him to feel instead of being in a void of despair. Then he met Sasuke and there may have been a rivalry between the two of them at first but eventually, Naruto considered him to be like a brother.

When Sasuke was kidnapped, he was determined to bring him back. When Naruto found out Sasuke wanted to leave of his own volition, that broke him. They’ve had some great exchanges over the series but the most gut-wrenching one was their first big conflict as kids in front of the waterfall. Naruto failed and it haunted him for years because he wanted Sasuke back so bad.

1 Pikachu’s Evolution Choice (Pokemon)

Raichu fighting Pikachu in the Pokemon anime

Adding in something from the Pokemon anime might sound strange. However, the episode where Ash and Pikachu fight Lt. Surge and Raichu is an all-time classic . After losing to Raichu and being hospitalized, Ash tries to find a way to beat Raichu as Pikachu rests.

Ash gets his hands on a Thunder Stone but Pikachu refuses to evolve. Team Rocket watches from outside as Pikachu rails into Ash, telling him he wants to beat Raichu for all the Pikachu out there. This brings a tear to their eyes as Meowth translates.

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 It was so much hard, to make this  Collection of Unforgettable Anime Character speeches and Quotes.

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10.  Uzumaki Naruto (Naruto Shippuden)   

If you don’t like your destiny, don’t accept it. Instead, have the courage to change it the way you want it to be!

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9.  Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)

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Moving on doesn’t mean you forget about things. It just means you have to accept what’s happened and continue living.

8.  L Lawliet (Death Note)

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I have two rules: First, I’m never wrong. Second, if I’m wrong… back to the first rule.  

7.  Reborn (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!)

You came into my life as a story, you left as a legend.  

6.  Levi Ackerman (Attack on Titan) 

 I don’t know which option you should choose. I could never advise you on that… No matter what kind of wisdom dictates you the option you pick, no one will be able to tell if it’s right or wrong until you arrive, to some sort of outcome from your choice. 

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Answer: Anime is rife with catchphrases, monologues, and inspirational speeches. In fact, in recent years the weary, dejected, disappointed teen monologue has become a staple of dramatic and slice-of-life anime as seen in titles including Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu, Hyouka, and Sakamichi no Apollon. However, when I think of “best” anime “speeches,” I immediately begin to consider monologues and lines more substantial and historically significant than mere memorable catchphrases, philosophical diatribes, or popular quotes. I’m positive that I can’t immediately recollect every significant example, but a handful do leap to mind.

Kenshiro’s signature line, “Omae wa mou shindeiru” (“You’re already dead”), in Hokuto no Ken isn’t a frequently used catchphrase, yet it’s so iconic that it feels as though it is. The single line concisely summarizes the complete confidence and overwhelming power inherent in a practiced master and evokes the Buddhist philosophy of being so skilled that an action becomes natural and thoughtless, that an action and its result are simultaneous states of being.

Suzumiya Haruhi’s high school self-introduction, “Higashi chuushushin, Suzumiya Haruhi. Tada no ningen ni wa kyoumi arimasen. Kono naka ni uchuujin, miraijin, isekaijin, chounouryokusha ga itara, atashi no tokoro ni kinasai. Ijou!” (I’m Haruhi Suzumiya, from East Junior High. I’m not interested in ordinary people. If any of you are aliens, time-travelers, or espers, please come see me. That is all!”) is so unique and striking that it instantly became an unfortettable short monologue and a landmark moment in the history of anime. The statement is so outré, and at the same time so bluntly honest, that it’s remarkably unusual in any language and culture and particularly exceptional in Japanese.

Alphonse Elric’s “Hito wa nanika no gisei nashi ni, nani mo eru koto wa dekinai,” explanation of alchemy’s equivalent exchange that begins the 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist television series is particularly memorable and has been referenced in other anime. The short monologue is memorable because it summarizes philosophical theme of the story and sets the stage for the story’s tragedy.

Nello’s final “Patrasche, boku tatemo shiawase demo” (“Patrasche, I’m very happy”) monologue before the Rubens’ Elevation of the Cross in Flanders no Inu has haunted Japanese viewers for decades with its painfully sad irony. The poor boy explains that he’s happy to have seen the famous painting and happy to have his dog by his side before both the animal and boy lay down to die.

Char Aznable’s lengthy speech before the Federation Assembly in Dakar contained in Mobile Suit Z Gundam episode 37 is one of the landmark speeches in anime history because it definitively establishes both Char Aznable’s iconic reputation and his steadfast resolve to struggle for freedom from oppression.

Griffith’s lengthy explaination of his personal manifesto to Princess Charlotte given in Berserk TV episode 10 and the climax of the Ogon Jidai-Hen I: Haou no Tamago movie is one of anime’s most pivotal monologues because it’s the singularly most significant plot pivot in the entire story. Gutts overhearing Griffith’s summation of the characteristics of a friend is the moment that sets the two young men on a fateful path of conflict.

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Motoko Kusanagi’s “Sate doku e ikou kashira ne? Net wa koudai da wa,” (“The net is vast and infinite”) closing line from the 1995 Mamoru Oshii movie Ghost in the Shell is now iconic, but it’s also preceded and enhanced by her earlier philosophical self-analysis, “ There are countless ingredients that make up the human body and mind, like all the components that make up me as an individual with my own personality. Sure I have a face and voice to distinguish myself from others, but my thoughts and memories are unique only to me, and I carry a sense of my own destiny. Each of those things are just a small part of it. I collect information to use in my own way. All of that blends to create a mixture that forms me and gives rise to my conscience. I feel confined, only free to expand myself within boundaries… And where does the newborn go from here? The net is vast and infinite .” Particularly in 1995, the assertion that the human body was limited but the new digital frontier an unlimited space in which humans could transcend all limitations was not only the theme of the movie but also a fascinating and epiphanylike statement.

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Archer’s invocation of his Reality Marble “Unlimited Blade Works” is evocative and memorable both because of the intensity of the spell’s phrasing and the unusual fact that Archer recites the invocation in English.

If I may be allowed one particularly self-indulgent selection, I’ve long been enamored by the way Lufy simply says, “Abayo” (“Bye”) to Catty Nebulart in the 1988 Gall Force 3: Stardust War OVA. Lufy very casually says goodbye before she literally throws herself into a suicidal battle frenzy, willfully charging into a space battle which she already knows she won’t survive and already knows is futile. The resignation in her voice and demeanour is affective because it all reveals Lufy’s commitment to her duty and her fate, even when she knows that throwing her life away will accomplish nothing.

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I’d like to nominate the moment in Gurren Lagann where Simon finally transitions away from being the cowardly Shinji and into being the protagonist we all wanted him to be. Everything in the first portion of the series is leading up to this moment and even the color palette of the episode changes after it.

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I consider Raoh’s last words as memorable and iconic as Kenshiro’s “omae wa mou shindeiru”, but I don’t want to spoil them for people who never watched the end of the first Hokuto no Ken TV series.

And pretty much every single thing Yang Wenli says in Legend of the Galactic Heroes is highly quotable.

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I’m a die hard Inuyasha fan, so I couldn’t help but remember some dialogue that stood out for me from that show. I’d have to say that as much as I “hate” Kikyo, she is an amazing character in the sense that she is living on her deep hatred towards her life and the people that were part of her “demise”. because of this, she often says some pretty powerful stuff, most of which is infused with her hatred. some I can remember:

“Liar! I was a fool beyond compare in believing your farfetched tales and wishing to live together with you. I despise you with my last breath. My spirit cannot forget that all consuming hatred. So as long as you live my spirit cannot be freed.”

and of course, Kikyo’s epic monologue in episode 108 “to live is to die, to die is to live…”

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Perhaps a little obscure, but I love when Shuichi Tataki (in Key the Metal Idol) explains what it means to be an idol singer.

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Wake Up to Reality: The Legendary Speech of Madara Uchiha

Wake Up to Reality: The Legendary Speech of Madara Uchiha

If you are a fan of Naruto, you probably know who Madara Uchiha is. He is one of the most powerful and influential villains in the series, and his speech to the Obito is one of the most memorable moments in the anime. 

In this blog post, I will analyze his speech and explain why it is so impactful and persuasive.

Wake Up to Reality: The Legendary Speech of Madara Uchiha

Madara's most memorable speech is the one he gave to Obito Uchiha, when he revealed his true identity and motives to him. This speech is known as the “ Wake Up to Reality ” speech, and it is widely regarded as one of the best and most impactful speeches in anime history.

Full Text of Madara Uchiha's Speech

Here is the full text of Madara’s speech , as transcribed (copy and paste) from the English dub of the anime:

Wake up to reality! Nothing ever goes as planned in this accursed world. The longer you live, the more you realize that the only things that truly exist in this reality are merely pain, suffering and futility. Listen… Everywhere you look in this world, wherever there is light, there will always be shadows to be found as well. As long as there is a concept of victors, the vanquished will also exist. The selfish intent of wanting to preserve peace initiates wars and hatred is born in order to protect love. There are nexuses, causal relationships that cannot be separated.  I want to sever the fate of this world. A world of only victors. A world of only peace. A world of only love. I will create such a world. I am…the ghost of the Uchihas. For truly this reality…is a hell.

Here is the video of Madara actually saying the words, as they sound ten times as powerful and memorable if you hear them directly from him: (Source: YouTube )

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Madara's Speech and Obito's Connection

In the 344th episode of Naruto: Shippuden , “Obito and Madara”, Obito Uchiha is rescued by Madara Uchiha after a near-death experience. 

Madara, who replaces half of Obito’s body with artificial limbs made from Hashirama Senju’s cells, delivers his “ Wake Up to Reality ” speech, outlining his vision to end the cycle of hatred and war in the shinobi world.

Obito initially rejects Madara’s ideology, but after witnessing the death of his friend Rin at the hands of Kakashi, his faith in reality is shattered. This traumatic event leads Obito to embrace Madara’s vision, return to his side, and agree to become his apprentice and successor.

Assuming Madara’s identity, Obito forms the Akatsuki and gathers the nine tailed beasts with the aim of reviving the Ten-Tails, marking a significant turn in the series. This episode highlights the pivotal connection between Obito and Madara, and the profound impact it has on the narrative of Naruto: Shippuden.

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Madara's Speech is a Masterpiece

Madara's speech is a masterpiece of rhetoric, using various techniques to appeal to his audience's emotions, logic, and values.

He argues that the world is full of suffering and conflict, and the only way to end it is to create a perfect illusion where everyone can live in peace and happiness.

He uses analogies and metaphors to make his point more vivid, and anticipates and refutes the objections of his opponents. He presents himself as the ghost of the Uchihas, a symbol of his clan’s tragic history and legacy, and declares that reality is a hell, a place where there is no salvation or escape.

Madara's speech is not only a powerful piece of dialogue, but also a reflection of his character development and impact on the story.

The Legacy of the "Wake Up to Reality"

Madara's "Wake up to reality" speech from Naruto has had a significant impact on anime fans and culture. It has been widely quoted, referenced, and parodied, and has inspired numerous fan works and memes.

The speech has also been recognized as one of the best examples of writing and voice acting in anime, with praise for its impact and delivery. It has become a cultural touchstone and a symbol of the Naruto franchise's impact on anime and pop culture.

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Madara's speech has also been recognized as one of the best examples of writing and voice acting in anime. The speech was written by Masashi Kishimoto (the creator of Naruto) and Yasuyuki Suzuki (the scriptwriter of Naruto: Shippuden), and voiced by Naoya Uchida (the Japanese voice actor of Madara) and Neil Kaplan (the English voice actor of Madara).

Madara’s speech has been praised for its depth and complexity, its emotional impact and resonance, its philosophical and psychological implications, its rhetorical devices and techniques, its poetic language and imagery, its dramatic delivery and timing, etc.

Madara’s speech is a masterpiece of anime storytelling that will be remembered for generations to come.

I hope you enjoyed reading this article, and learned something new and interesting about Madara Uchiha and his legendary speech. If you did, please let us know by leaving a comment, a like, or a share. We would love to hear your feedback and opinions.

  • Rika 2/07/2024 07:37:00 PM Madara is one of the best villains in whole Anime History 😌
  • Anonymous 2/09/2024 12:06:00 AM For truly this reality is a hell!
  • Rin 3/05/2024 11:28:00 AM Nothing ever goes as planned in this accursed world.💯
  • Anonymous 3/12/2024 07:14:00 PM "Hatred is born in order to protect love" - true af!
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The GREATEST Anime Quotes From Bleach That Stand The Test Of Time

What are your favorite quotes from Bleach off the top of your head?

The thing about Bleach is like similar Shounen , there’s an element of inspiration, motivation, encouragement and life lessons to be learned from it.

That’s why the quotes are so meaningful.

If that’s what you’re here for, then keep reading…

100+ Bleach Anime Quotes:

1. shunsui kyouraku quotes.

Shunsui Kyoraku Quotes 1

“That’s just the way it is. Change is inevitable. Instead of resisting it, you’re better served simply going with the flow.” – Shunsui Kyouraku

Shunsui Kyoraku Quotes 2

“Only underlings get caught up in the matter of style and lose the battle. A captain can’t afford such indulgences. Don’t try to be a good kid. Whether you own somebody or they own you. The moment you start a fight, you are wrong in either way.” – Shunsui Kyoraku

2. Byakuya Kuchiki Quotes

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“Remember that a sword held by someone who is about to die… will never be able to protect anything.” – Byakuya Kuchiki

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“The curtain that falls down at the end, shall be pulled down by the blade of my sword.” – Byakuya Kuchiki

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“Arrogance destroys the footholds of victory.” – Byakuya Kuchiki

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“I don’t remember saying that I would kill you because I’m a Soul Reaper. The reason I am killing you is simple. It’s because you aimed your blade at my only pride.” – Byakuya Kuchiki

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“No matter how strong a defense, a stronger offense will always shatter it.” – Byakuya Kuchiki

Byakuya Kuchiki Quotes 2

“The Kuchiki clan is one of the four noble houses. We must set the standard for all shinigami. If we do not abide by the code…then who will uphold it?” – Byakuya Kuchiki

3. Renji Abarai Quotes

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“A man who raises his hands on a woman is trash. If I have to become trash in order to survive… It’ll be just like dying.” – Renji Abarai

Renji Abarai Quotes 4

“Don’t just blame yourself. You’re not tough enough to withstand everything. Split the load, to my shoulders, and to Ichigo’s. Just stack it little by little. That’s why we’ve become stronger. Believe in him, Rukia.” – Renji Abarai

Renji Abarai Quotes 5

“I’ve always been afraid…Always been pretending to follow you closely, always pretending to sharpen my fangs, when the truth is…I’m scared to death just treading on your shadow.” – Renji Abarai

Renji Abarai Quotes 1

“Ichigo…I know this is shameful, but I’m begging you — Rukia… Please save Rukia!!” – Renji Abarai

Renji Abarai Quotes 2

“Worrying about a warrior’s life on the battlefield is only an insult.” – Renji Abarai

4. Ichigo Kurosaki Quotes

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“If a miracle only happens once, then what is it called the second time?” – Ichigo Kurosaki

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“Become strong not just for your own sake, but for your friends.” – Ichigo Kurosaki

Ichigo Kurosaki Quotes 4

“You wanted revenge? You’re just making other people s miserable as you. Revenge is just the path you took to escape your suffering.” – Ichigo Kurosaki

Ichigo Kurosaki Quotes 3

“You know why big brothers are born first? To protect the little ones that come after them.” – Ichigo Kurosaki

Ichigo Kurosaki Quotes 2

“The difference in ability.. What about it? Do you think I should give up just because you’re stronger than me?” – Ichigo Kurosaki

Ichigo Kurosaki Quotes 1

“If you give me wings, I will soar for you even if this whole land sinks down to the water. If you give me a sword, I will fight for you even if this whole sky shoots through with your light.” – Ichigo Kurosaki

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“We can’t waste time worrying about the what if’s.” – Ichigo Kurosaki

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“I’m not fighting because I want to win, I’m fighting because I have to win.” – Ichigo Kurosaki

Ichigo Kurosaki Quotes 2

“It’s meaningless to just live, and it’s meaningless to just fight. I want to win.” – Ichigo Kurosaki

Ichigo Kurosaki Quotes 3

“Don’t break anyone’s heart, they only have one. Break their bones, they have 206.” – Ichigo Kurosaki

Ichigo Kurosaki Quotes 4

“Because he attained so much power, he could only be controlled by it. And in the end, maybe his only option was to destroy himself.” – Ichigo Kurosaki

Ichigo Kurosaki Quotes 5

“You nuts?! What kind of sick twisted freak attacks his own son while he’s laying in bed, sleeping?!” – Ichigo Kurosaki

Ichigo Kurosaki Quotes 6

“Whatever she is, it doesn’t change the fact that she’s here now. She still experiences anger, happiness and pain.” – Ichigo Kurosaki

Ichigo Kurosaki Quotes 1

“I’m not Superman, so I can’t say anything big like “I’ll protect everyone on Earth!”. I’m not a modest guy who will say “It’s enough if I can protect as many people as my two hands can handle.” either. I want to protect… a mountain-load of people.” – Ichigo Kurosaki

5. Rukia Kuchiki Quotes

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“Even if no one believes in you, stick out your best and scream your defiance!” – Rukia Kuchiki

Rukia Kuchiki Quotes 5

“I know the loneliness of being a prisoner. I know the joy you feel when your friends come to rescue you and the fear of them being injured and defeated.” – Rukia Kuchiki

Rukia Kuchiki Quotes 6

“We are taught never to shed tears. For to shed tears means that the body has been defeated by emotion. And to us, this simple act of crying proves, without question, that the existence of emotion is nothing but a burden.” – Rukia Kuchiki

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“They say the tongue is the root of all misfortune.” – Rukia Kuchiki

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“People are able to hold onto hope, since death is that which cannot be seen.” – Rukia Kuchiki

Rukia Kuchiki Quotes 3

“Those who are left behind in a fight or are in the way aren’t the ones who lack power. They’re the ones who lack resolve.” – Rukia Kuchiki

Rukia Kuchiki Quotes 4

“We stand in awe before that which can not be seen… And we respect, with every fiber, that which can not be explained.” – Rukia Kuchiki

6. Gin Ichimaru Quotes

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“It’s easier to crush a dream than realize one. Forming a bond is infinitely more difficult than breaking one.” – Gin Ichimaru

Gin Ichimaru Quotes 3

“I’ve decided. I’m going to become a Shinigami. Become a Shinigami and change things. So that they’ll end… without Rangiku having to cry.” – Gin Ichimaru

Gin Ichimaru Quotes 1

“Emotions? Nope, I’ve got nothing like that. I told you when we first met, didn’t I? I’m a snake. With cold skin, no emotions, that slithers around searching for prey with its tongue, swallowing down whatever looks tasty.” – Gin Ichimaru

7. Kenpachi Zaraki Quotes

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“It’s been so long that I forgot the pain of not having a name. Everyone had a name that friends use to call them, but I didn’t.” – Kenpachi Zaraki

Kenpachi Zaraki Quotes 5

“Don’t just accept loss or defeat! Accept it after you’re dead. If you lose without dying… it means that luck is on your side.” – Kenpachi Zaraki

Kenpachi Zaraki Quotes 6

“Loyalty to someone is different from depending on them.” – Kenpachi Zaraki

Kenpachi Zaraki Quotes 1

“Death and pain are just a small price to pay for the enjoyment of battle!” – Kenpachi Zaraki

Kenpachi Zaraki Quotes 2

“Finished? It’ll never be finished. A battle isn’t like some stupid argument. As long as someone’s still breathing, the fight isn’t over.” – Kenpachi Zaraki

Kenpachi Zaraki Quotes 3

“Everyone who searches for power, without exception, searches for battle. Do you fight in order to become more powerful? Or do you want more power so you can fight?” – Kenpachi Zaraki

8. Sosuke Aizen Quotes

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“You are fighting out of obligation, not out of hatred. You will never reach me like that. Battle without hatred is like a bird without wings. You’ll never defeat anyone like that. Your powerless friends are just weights that will break your legs.” – Sosuke Aizen

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“A victor must speak not of the current state of the world, but of how it should rightfully be.” – Sosuke Aizen

Sosuke Aizen Quotes 2

“We’re all the same. No one really remembers the day he was born. We all have to trust another’s word on the matter. It doesn’t matter if it’s true or not. Just having a birthday makes one happy I think.” – Sosuke Aizen

Sosuke Aizen Quotes 3

“There is no such thing as “truth” or “lies” in this world; there never has been. There are only plain, hard facts. And yet, all beings who exist in this world acknowledge only those “facts” that are convenient to them, and take them to be the “truth”. They do so because they know no other way of living. However, for those powerless beings who comprise the majority of this world’s population, inconvenient facts that affirm their very existence, are their only truth.” – Sosuke Aizen

Sosuke Aizen Quotes 4

“Admiration is the furthest thing from understanding.” – Sosuke Aizen

Sosuke Aizen Quotes 5

“Fear is necessary for evolution. The fear that could be destroyed at any moment.” – Sosuke Aizen

Sosuke Aizen Quotes 6

“Laws exist only for those who cannot live without clinging to them.” – Sosuke Aizen

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“We think the flower on the precipice is beautiful , because our fear makes our feet stop at its edge, instead of stepping forward into the sky, like that flower.” – Sosuke Aizen

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“I guess it’s only natural for inferior beings to ride on the coattails of their superior counterparts. If they wish to keep their lives, they have no choice but to obediently comply. It’s a never ending chain… as the ones who are burdened with that trust, in order to escape that burden, seek to find someone even greater than themselves. These greater beings then seek others even greater than themselves to shelter them. This is how Gods are born. But make no mistake. They all still abide to me. Because from this point onward, you will witness first hand, the power of the God they foolishly placed their faith in. I will become that God they have no choice but to believe in.” – Sosuke Aizen

Sosuke Aizen Quotes 10

“Any betrayal you can see is trivial, what is truly frightening and much more lethal, is the betrayal you cannot see.” – Sosuke Aizen

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“Trusting someone… means relying on them and only the weak do that.” – Sosuke Aizen

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“I never ask them to trust me at all. I told them to come with me but I never told them to trust me. And I always tell them not to trust anyone, including myself. But sadly, there are not many strong enough to do that.” – Sosuke Aizen

Sosuke Aizen Quotes 9

“Good evening, Espada. There has been an enemy attack. But first… Let us brew some tea.” – Sosuke Aizen

9. Kisuke Uruhara Quotes

Kisuke Uruhara Quotes

“A warrior who has lost his ability to fight is only going to be in the way.” – Kisuke Uruhara

Kisuke Urahara Quotes 1

“There’s a lot of products that you can buy with money …but my love is the only limited product that only you can have.” – Kisuke Uruhara

Kisuke Urahara Quotes 2

“Training hard, risking your life… what’s the difference?” – Kisuke Uruhara

Kisuke Urahara Quotes 3

“I’m so disappointed, Ichigo, so very disappointed. Sadly, your sword exhibits only fear. When you counter, it’s because you fear being killed. When you attack, you fear killing. And when you protect someone, you fear you could let them die. At this point, the only thing your sword speaks is senseless fright, and that’s not good. What you don’t need in battle is fear. Nothing will come of it.” – Kisuke Uruhara

10. Riruka Dokugamine Quotes

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“If you ask anyone to name a universal rule that governs animals and humans alike, I bet you most people would answer “survival of the fittest”. There are strong people and there are weak people. At a glance, it looks like the difference is pretty clear-cut. But the truth is, there’s a lot more to it than just a simple battle of “strong” against “weak”, of kill or be killed. You must understand what I’m talking about too, right? The true meaning of “survival of the fittest” isn’t as simple as all that.” – Riruka Dokugamine

Riruka Dokugamine Quotes 2

“Survival of the fittest’ is just a pretty lie that they tell you. A lie to make weak people believe that if they try their best, they can come out on top. Truth is, it isn’t the weak that get eaten. It’s not about strength, it’s about numbers. The ones who stand at the top of the food chain are the brainless dolts. The loudmouths. Because there are so, so many of them. You know it’s true. Everybody does. You all just turn a blind eye and pretend not to notice.” – Riruka Dokugamine

11. Kurotsuchi Mayuri Quotes

Kurotsuchi Mayuri Quotes 1

“Do you know what a scientist fears most in this world above all else? It’s oblivion, my friend. A scientist measures our lives in the ways we develop and expand our knowledge through myriad variations. Nothing can take its place. It’s our very soul. I have done the worst thing one scientist can do to another: I have altered your thought process. When my drug takes effect, you will find your mind has lost the ability to think.” – Kurotsuchi Mayuri

Kurotsuchi Mayuri Quotes 2

“There is no such thing as perfect in this world. That may sound cliche, but it’s the truth. The average person admires perfection and seeks to obtain it. But what’s the point of achieving perfection? There is none. Nothing. Not a single thing. I spit on perfection! If something is perfect, then there is nothing left. There is no room for imagination. No place left for that person to gain additional knowledge or abilities. Do you know what that means? For scientists such as us, perfection only brings despair. It is our job to create things more wonderful than anything before them, but never to obtain perfection.” – Kurotsuchi Mayuri

12. Ulquiorra Cifer Quotes

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“Kill me. Make it quick. I no longer have the strength left in me to even walk. If you do not cut me down now, then this will go unsettled for eternity.” – Ulquiorra Cifer

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“You are a fool, Ichigo Kurosaki. You willingly seek to challenge an opponent so much more powerful than you that it strikes a primal fear into your being. Incomprehensible. If this is the work of the ‘heart’ that you people speak of, then it is because you possess this ‘heart’ that you humans bring hurt upon yourself, because you possess this ‘heart’ that you lose your lives.” – Ulquiorra Cifer

Ulquiorra Cifer Quotes 2

“If there is such a thing like happiness in this world, it should resemble the endless nothingness. Nihility is having nothing and having nothing to lose. If that isn’t happiness… then what is?” – Ulquiorra Cifer

13. Orihime Inoue Quotes

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“People are all evil. In order to falsely believe yourself to be just, you must inevitably falsely believe that someone else is more evil than you.” – Orihime Inoue

Orihime Inoue Quotes

“When people constantly show their affection for you, you start taking it for granted. If you don’t realize how much they care for you until they’re gone, you’ll only be left with regret and remorse.” – Orihime Inoue

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“It’s impossible to feel exactly the same as someone else… but when you both care for each other, your hearts are able to draw a little closer together. I think that’s what it means to make your hearts as one.” – Orihime Inoue

Orihime Inoue Quotes 3

“Kurosaki-kun… I’m weak, so it’s always like I turn back to look to you for help. But now I won’t turn back and I’ll go forward. The next time we meet I won’t look to you for help, Kurosaki-kun, I’ll be able to fight on my own.” – Orihime Inoue

Orihime Inoue Quotes 4

“It’s just that… It’s just that not being able to fight with everyone makes me feel lonely! But what would make me feel worse than being lonely is getting in everyone’s way… that would make me feel worse! If it means getting in the way of Kurosaki-kun and everyone… then I would rather be lonely, very lonely.” – Orihime Inoue

Orihime Inoue Quotes 5

“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! I wish I could have five different 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.” – Orihime Inoue

14. Yatsutora Sado Quotes

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“I can’t deny, I don’t know very much about Rukia. That’s not the point, I might not risk my life for her, but Ichigo wants to save her life and that’s all I need to know. What may seem like an unworthy cause to you is more than enough reason for me.” – Yatsutora Sado

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“The thing that we call power is dynamic, it keeps on changing.” – Yatsutora Sado

15. Uryu Ishida Quotes

Uryu Ishida Quotes

“The right to choose life or death lies with the victor. And the victor of this battle is me.” – Uryu Ishida

16. Toshiro Hitsugaya Quotes

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“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. Let’s continue to shine… Forever.” – Toshiro Hitsugaya

Toshiro Quotes Bleach 2

“Authority never goes anywhere without a fanfare.” – Toshiro Hitsugaya

17. Genryusai Yamamoto Quotes

Genryusai Yamamoto Quotes

“Do not live bowing down. You must die standing up.” – Genryusai Yamamoto

18. Ganju Shiba Quotes

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“I think you and I have different concepts of beauty. I was taught that it’s beautiful to survive, unsightly or not.” – Ganju Shiba

19. Madarame Ikkaku Quotes

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“No man’s life is worth more than another! If you’re gonna put your life on the line, you do it as equals! I don’t care if you’re brothers, or master and apprentice, or whatever! You should only die for a guy who’d die for you! There’s nothing honorable about throwing your life away as though it’s nothing! That’s just showing off like a kid.” – Madarame Ikkaku

20. Jushiro Ukitake Quotes

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“Friends are a good thing, even if they tread a different path.” – Jushiro Ukitake

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“There are two kinds of fights. As long as we place ourselves in battle, we must always know the difference, a fight to defend life or a fight to defend pride.” – Jushiro Ukitake

21. Jin Kariya Quotes

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“Let me tell you the truth. The truth behind fighting. Fighting continues forever. After you’ve defeated one person, someone stronger appears. If you manage to defeat him, then an even stronger person comes along. If you don’t have the resolve to endure that eternal struggle, then eventually your confidence will erode. But it doesn’t end there! The battle will continue elsewhere, fought by others. It’s an endless cycle! And it doesn’t end with a person’s death. The cycle will continue! As long as people and their souls exist, there will be disputes and those disputes will lead to fights. And those fights will continue without limit, for all eternity.” – Jin Kariya

Jin Kariya Quotes 2

“A battle without risk is simply a child’s quarrel.” – Jin Kariya

22. Don Kanonji Quotes

Don Kanonji Quotes Bleach

“Run? Is that how you speak to a hero? How little you understand. Allow me to educate you. If a hero were to run from battle… the children could no longer call him a hero.” – Don Kanonji

23. Yoruichi Shihoin Quotes

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“That’s enough, Soifon. You remind me of myself. I even think of you sometimes as my little sister.” – Yoruichi Shihoin

Yoruichi Shihoin Quotes 2

“Kisuke and I used to play here when we were kids. We modeled the one under his shop after this one. It was our own secret playground.” – Yoruichi Shihoin

Yoruichi Shihoin Quotes 3

“Do you remember the first time you walked? No. So you weren’t conscious of it. Then why did you walk? Everyone was born knowing how to walk. It’s called instinct. That’s what this boy reminds me of. He knows he can achieve bankai, so he continues.” – Yoruichi Shihoin

Yoruichi Shihoin Quotes 4

“Think about it this way: a person picks up a sword when he’s trying to protect something. Perhaps it’s your life or your social status, maybe a reputation, a loved one, or personal beliefs. The motives may be completely different, but in the end, it’s the same desire to protect something.” – Yoruichi Shihoin

24. Isshin Kurosaki Quotes

Isshin Kurosaki Quotes

“When you’re in high school you should be doing things, about which you could never tell your parents!” – Isshin Kurosaki

Isshin Kurosaki Quotes 1

“Live well, Ichigo. Live well, age well, go bald well, and die after me. And… if you can, die smiling.” – Isshin Kurosaki

Isshin Kurosaki Quotes 2

“It’s not anyone’s fault that Masaki died. It’s just that… the woman I fell in love with… was a woman who could die protecting her son. And don’t forget. You are the guy… the woman I loved gave her life to protect.” – Isshin Kurosaki

25. Izuru Kira Quotes

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“A true warrior would never beg someone for his life.” – Izuru Kira

Izuru Kira Quotes

“War is not heroic. War is not exhilarating. War is full of despair. It’s dark. It’s dreadful. It’s a thing of sorrow and gloom.”- Izuru Kira

Izuru Quotes Bleach 2

“Battles aren’t supposed to be heroic affairs. They are not supposed to be fun or exciting, to us every battle is filled with despair, they are dark, horrifying, grizzly. We should fear warfare, avoid it always and whenever possible choose the path of peace.” – Izuru Kira

26. Rangiku Matsumoto Quotes

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“I don’t know if you noticed, but you just called him “Captain.” – Rangiku Matsumoto

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“There, there! Cry, cry, you poor thing. Drown all of your sorrows in my chest!” – Rangiku Matsumoto

27.  Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez Quotes

Grimmjow Quotes

“Don’t forget my name, Soul Reaper, and you better pray that you never hear it again! Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez…because the next time you hear my name, you’ll be a dead man…I promise.” – Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez

28. Soi Fon Quotes

Soi Fon Quotes 1

“Things like protecting the world are no more than moral reasons that sound good.” – Soi Fon

Soi Fon Quotes 2

“I thought I told you. If you see your allies losing, that’s your chance. Don’t step between them. Take the enemy down from behind. And if the enemy’s so strong, you can’t even do that, then just watch your allies get killed. That’s what it means to be Special Forces.” – Soi Fon

Soi Fon Quotes 3

“Of my five older siblings, two died on the first mission, then two more on the second. Then on the sixth mission, the last one… Died as well. I felt sad, somewhat, but more than that, I felt ashamed of their incompetence.” – Soi Fon

29. Tousen Kaname Quotes

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“Those who do not fear the sword they wield, have no right to wield a sword at all.” – Tousen Kaname

Tousen Kaname Quotes 2

“Justice is not something that you can express in words.” – Tousen Kaname

30. Coyote Starrk Quotes

Coyote Starrk Quotes

“How I envy the feeble and frail… If I were inept, I could simply blend in, not stand out, and get lost in the crowd. I yearned to be just another sheep… And if that was asking too much I’d settle for… walking among the lions.” – Coyote Starrk

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Madara Uchiha Believes Life Is Endless Suffering In 'Naruto'

  • Naruto/Studio Pierrot

"This world is full of things that don't go as you wish. The longer you live, the more you realize reality is just made of pain, suffering, and emptiness... Listen... In this world, whenever there is light, there are also shadows. As long as the concept of winners exist, there must also be losers. The selfish desire of wanting to maintain peace causes wars and hatred is born to protect love."

Madara's ultimate goal is to drape the Earth in an immersive illusion as he restarts humanity. This quote sheds light on why he wants to do something so drastic: his life has been a montage of humanity's lowest moments. 

As a child soldier, Madara experienced endless suffering up until the day he died, and when he comes back to life, he sees nothing has changed. Rather than revenge – like Pain wanted – Madara desires a more permanent end for humanity.

Donquixote Doflamingo Believes Might Makes Right In 'One Piece'

Donquixote Doflamingo Believes Might Makes Right In 'One Piece'

  • One Piece/Studio Pierrot

"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!"

This quote provides some major insight into the mindset of one of  One Piece's  most notorious villains, Donquixote Doflamingo. He's a sadistic, arrogant man who believes the strong have a right to make the rules, and the weak are welcome to die. 

There's A Little Greed From 'Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood' In All Of Us

There's A Little Greed From 'Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood' In All Of Us

  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood/Studio Bones

“Greed may not be good, but it’s not so bad either. You humans think greed is just for money and power, but everyone wants something they don’t have.”

By the end of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood,  Greed is more of an anti-hero than a full-fledged villain, but he spends enough time on the side of evil to count.

In this quote, he forces viewers to reckon with the idea that the sin he's guilty of is part of human nature—no one is immune to it. 

Meruem Compares Humans To Cattle In 'Hunter X Hunter'

Meruem Compares Humans To Cattle In 'Hunter X Hunter'

  • Hunter X Hunter/Madhouse

"Ha! These humans are definitely foolish creatures. Think as hard as those weak brains of yours can manage. Do you humans ever listen to the cries of mercy coming from pigs and cows you slaughter?"

Meruem spends most of his life believing his species, the Chimera Ants , are far superior to humans. In this quote, he compares humans to cattle.

The viewpoint is chilling enough on its own, but its even more interesting in retrospect. Before he dies, Meruem develops great respect for a young human girl named Komugi.

Stain Has Good Advice For Tenya Iida In 'My Hero Academia'

Stain Has Good Advice For Tenya Iida In 'My Hero Academia'

  • My Hero Academia/Studio Bones

"Forget about yourself for a second and try saving others. Don't wield your power for your own sake. Because getting trapped by your own hate and acting out of pure self-interest... makes you the furthest thing from a hero."

Stain may actively attempt to kill Tenya Iida, but that doesn't mean he won't offer the would-be hero some advice. Stain assaults Tenya's brother Tensei because the villain believes pro heroes are obsessed with money and fame, not true heroism.

Tenya goes after Stain in the name of revenge, but the warning from Stain sticks with him long after the battle is over. 

Shinobu Sensui Is Already Corrupt In 'Yu Yu Hakusho'

Shinobu Sensui Is Already Corrupt In 'Yu Yu Hakusho'

  • Yu Yu Hakusho/Studio Pierrot

"Drop ink on the finest snow-white paper and it will inevitably absorb into black. Its purity demands it. Tainted men have immunities. Black does not absorb black."

Shinobu Sensui is a former spirit detective who was consumed by guilt after killing countless demons.

As a result, Sensui developed a severe case of multiple personality disorder, as well as a fierce loathing for human beings, including himself. He believes he's already tainted by evil, and therefore cannot get any worse. 

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