Aside from the amazing art, story, and fan service, avid fans adore the lessons learned from their favorite characters. A lot of the times, other people just don't understand what it is that draws us to what they consider childish cartoons. And for us, we cringe at the sound of that. Well, for one, anime series usually have a deeper meaning that's filled with fantasy, scifi, and everything creatively in between. This importantly goes for dialogue as well. Here are just 5 of many quotes I pulled from some of your favorite anime characters. By all means, comment with some of your favorite anime quotes.
"Dying or getting killed isn’t something unnatural. Living aimlessly without a purpose is."
Kiba is hard headed. But completely right. What's the point of living if your life isn't yours to control? Life is hard and it's too easy to give up. But when you have a sense of purpose, your mind is focused and you evolve as an individual.
"I always thought that life was about standing your ground, no matter how strong the current was. But going with the flow isn’t so bad after all. As long as it takes you forward."
- Osaki Nana
Two girls with the same name but are complete polar opposites share an apartment together, but they end up becoming the best of friends. I love it when characters discover new ways to invigorate their state of mind. And Nana definitely isn't closed minded about anything. Sometimes looking at things from a different perspective can lead you to what you're seeking.
"Man always thinks about the past before he dies, as if he were frantically searching for proof that he truly lived."
- Jet Black
Jet, although not the main character, still delivers great lessons to be learned. Especially from his two partners who seem to be very lackluster in doing things. Jet understands what it is to be human and to live a fulfilling life.
"We wondered what happiness would look like if we could give it a physical form? If I'm not mistaken, I think it was Suzaku who said that the shape of happiness might resemble glass. His reasoning made sense. He said that even though you don't usually notice it, it's still definitely there. You merely have to change your point of view slightly, and that glass will sparkle when it reflects the light. I doubt that anything could argue its existence more eloquently."
I can quote this anime all day! This one is sometimes overlooked. But the message is definitely deep. Friendship is how a lot of us stick together. We laugh, cry, and even get upset at each other. But no matter what, they're still there to help you up. Being able to relate friendship to a physical form is genius and beautiful.
"Stand up and walk. Move on. After all, you have two perfect legs to stand on."
- Edward Elric
Coming from a boy who lost an arm and a leg, there's no excuse not to pick yourself up and keep moving forward.