Welcome back to the 100 Day Anime Challenge, it’s Day 79, and our question is: What is your favorite quote from any Anime? Now this is a tough one, as there are so many amazing quotes out there in so many different shows that i’d just love to use. So, i’ve got a selection for you to peruse for yourselves. Enjoy!
“A lesson without pain is meaningless. For you cannot gain something without sacrificing something else in return. But once you have recovered it and made it your own… You will gain an irreplaceable Fullmetal heart.”
This one’s from Edward Elric, from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. It’s a fantastic quote that explores the nature of hardship and suffering, pain and perseverance, and is a quote that will give someone the strength to carry on, despite the pain.
“If you think about it, we wouldn’t have gotten very far if deep down, people weren’t just as loathed to kill as they are to die. War forces them to choose one over the other. High borne or low, no one wants to sow misery not really, they just don’t see an option. When our back’s against the wall, the best of us see things in black and white. I’ve never put much stock in changing the world but, I have to admit things can’t continue the way they are. If kill or die is the only choice, it’s time to expand our options. So far, I have spared myself the pain of taking a good hard look at my past but, if pain and bitter truth are what’s needed to reshape mankind’s destiny, then so be it. A world that hurts Keefer, that kills Tyle and Tony and Fall, a world where Sion can do nothing but brood, is best swapped for a world where people can just close their eyes on a late afternoon, and nap.”
Ryner Lute, from The Legend of the Legendary Heroes, gives us this gem of a quote, exploring human nature and his own personality. It’s one of my absolute favorite quotes of all time, and one of my favorite things about the show.
“The world is not beautiful, and that’s what makes it so beautiful.”
From Kino’s Journey – The Beautiful World comes this short but amazing quote, filled with truth. The world isn’t perfect, but that imperfection is what makes it so amazing and wonderful. After all, without all the different people, cultures, shifting seasons and landscapes of the world, it would be so much less interesting.