Akira anime quotes taken from the following characters:
- Kaned Shoutarou.
- Colonel Shikishima.
- Tetsuo Shima.
- Police Officer.
- Akira Kougami.
Akira is a legend in the anime industry. And one of the pioneers of modern day anime’s success.
It might be unknown to “Modern” day anime fans, but we have a lot to thank it for. And with classic anime comes classic quotes!
Let’s share the BEST of the BEST and take you down memory lane.
Legendary Akira Quotes For Anime Fans:
1. Colonel Shikishima Quotes
“Enough! Open up your eyes and look at the big picture; You’re all puppets of corrupt politicians and capitalists. Don’t you understand, it’s utterly pointless to fight each other.” – Colonel Shikishima
“My job isn’t to believe or disbelieve. It is to act or not act!” – Colonel Shikishima
“They were too scared, so they hid it away from the public. They forgot all shame and honor, cast off the civilization and science we had created, and shut the lid of the Pandora’s Box they themselves had opened.” – Colonel Shikishima
2. Kaneda Shoutarou Quotes
“You called for me, didn’t you? And I heard you.” – Kaneda Shoutarou
“He’s not your friend, he’s ours! If somebody’s gonna kill him, it should be us!” – Kaneda Shoutarou
“And now you’re a boss, too… of this pile of rubble.” – Kaneda Shoutarou
“If you want one so bad, then steal one yourself.” – Kaneda Shoutarou
“I’m gonna send Yamagata his wheels.” – Kaneda Shoutarou
“I customized that bike for myself! It’s too wild for you to handle.” – Kaneda Shoutarou
3. Tetsuo Shima Quotes
“You want me to enroll in that kindergarten and live happily ever after, huh?! “Be quiet, do what you’re told, take your medicine every day” and end up all shriveled like those kids!?” – Tetsuo Shima
“Twin ceramic rotor drives on each wheel! And these look like computer controlled anti-lock brakes! Wow, 200 horses at 12,000 RPM.” – Tetsuo Shima
“Kaneda, you’ve always been a pain in the a**, y’know. You’ve been telling me what to do since we were kids. You always treat me like a kid. You always show up and start bossing me around, and don’t you deny it!” – Tetsuo Shima
“Why do you always have to try and save me? I could handle it on my own. Yeah, I admit I’ve gotten beaten before, but I won’t always be on the receiving end, you hear that? You understand?” – Tetsuo Shima
“I want him more than dead, I’ll split his freaking head open!” – Tetsuo Shima
“Oh, that’s right! I forgot you were there. There, do you see, Kaneda? I won’t be needing you to come to the rescue ever again, okay? From now on, I’ll be in charge of the heroics. So, if you need any saving, just ask, Kanny.” – Tetsuo Shima
“Hah! You don’t like what you’re hearing, do ya? Makes you angry? So what are you gonna do now? Well, Kaneda? WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO NOW?!?!” – Tetsuo Shima
4. Takashi Quotes
“It was too difficult for Tetsuo… of course, too difficult for us. And for Akira.” – Takashi
5. Kaisuke Quotes
“Something seemed strange the second I saw his face. It’s odd. He was wearing what looked like a white hospital gown. He acted like a different person. Yamagata asked him if he was really Tetsuo or if he was someone else.” – Kaisuke
6. Akira Kougami Quotes
“All right, the story is, you and your friends went out at night on your bikes to visit your dying mother. Another bunch of biker hooligans called the Clowns attacked you. They hurt your friend,you lost your temper, and that’s why eight of these Clowns are now in the hospital.” – Akira Kougami
7. Police Officer Quotes
“I’m not that much older than you, so don’t call me pops or you’ll find yourself polishing’ my boots with your tongue.” – Police Officer