16 Anime Quotes About Death That Will Make You Think A Little Deeper

Mei Misaki Saying A Prayer

 

“Once I’m dead, I won’t even be able to remember you. So I’ll win, No matter what. I’ll live, no matter what!” – Mikasa Ackerman

 

The prominent animator – Hiroki Tagaki died earlier in February this year. He animated popular shows like:

  1. Neon Genesis Evangelion.
  2. March Comes In Like A Lion.
  3. Ghost In A Shell.

I say all that to say this: death isn’t kind, and it’s a constant reminder of how limited our lives are.

The thought of that inspires me in a weird way, because it pushes me to do more with my life. Everyday, and to never waste precious time doing wasteful things that don’t add meaning to me or the things I care about.

 

These 16 anime quotes about death will make you think, and give you the inspiration to do the best you can!

 

1. Mary Macbeth Quotes

Anime Quotes About Death

“Everyone dies eventually, whether they have power or not. That’s why you need to think about what you’ll accomplish while you’re alive.” – Mary Macbeth

When you’re in a coffin, everybody is equal to you. Until then, do the best you can to make something of the life you have.

Quote from anime: Blood Blockade Battlefront.

 

2. Jet Black Quotes

Anime Quotes About Death

“Man always thinks about the past before he dies, as if he were frantically searching for proof that he truly lived.” – Jet Black

The sad truth… Taken from anime series: Cowboy Bebop!

 

3. Mei Misaki Quotes

anime quotes about death

“Death isn’t kind. It’s dark and black and as far as you… As far as you can see you’re all alone. There’s no one else.” – Mei Misaki

There’s no one else and you’re all alone… Taken from anime: Another!

 

4. L Lawliet Quotes

anime quotes about death

“There is no heaven or hell. No matter what you do while you’re alive, everybody goes to the same place once you die. Death is Equal.” – L Lawliet

That’s the ruthless truth about death.

No matter how cruel, wicked, criminal, kind or nice you are, everybody gets the same treatment once life comes to an end. Regardless of good or bad.

 

5. Makina Hoshimura Quotes

16 Anime Quotes About Death That Will Make You Think A Little Deeper

“My reason for being is simply to kill those who killed me. So don’t get the wrong idea. We’re not heroes or champions out for justice. Keep following me around and you’ll die.” – Makina Hoshimura

There’s no justice in revenge. Taken from the anime: Shikabane Hime: Aka.

 

6. Sunako Quotes 

anime quotes about death

“I think death is equally terrible for everyone. Young people, old people, the good, the bad; it’s always the same. It’s rather fair in its treatment. There’s no such thing as a terrible death, that’s why it’s frightening.” – Sunako

Back to my point earlier – whether you’re a good person or a bad person. Kind or evil. Nice or an asshole. Death is the same regardless.

So when you consider that, it makes sense to live life the way you want to live it. Instead of worrying about other people’s opinions of what you should and shouldn’t do.

 

7. Nine Quotes

Anime Quotes About Death

“They were weak. That’s why they died. We were weak, too. That’s why we couldn’t save them.” – Nine

Alone we’re weak as human beings. But when we come together, that’s how we can make a difference. But it’s not always as simple as that.

Quote taken from anime: Terror In Resonance.

 

8. Soul King Quotes

Anime Quotes About Death

“Death is never an apology.” – Soul King

Quote taken from anime series: One Piece!

 

9. Keisei Tagami Quotes

Anime Quotes About Death

“Do not seek death. But do not fear it either. There cannot be life without death, it is inescapable.” – Keisei Tagami

It’s the one thing you can’t run away from. And for some of us – that by itself is too much to bear. Sadly.

Quote taken from anime: Shikabane Hime – Aka.

 

10. Akame Quotes

anime quotes about death

“As the living it is our responsibility to carry out the wishes of the ones who are gone.” – Akame

By doing so we take the legacy of the dead, and bring it to life while we’re alive.

Quote taken from anime: Akame Ga Kill.

 

11. Leone Quotes

anime quotes about death

“If we quit now, then all the dead would have died for nothing.” – Leone

 

12. Laughing Bull Quotes

Anime Quotes About Death

“Do not fear death. Death is always at our side. When we show fear, it jumps at us faster than light. But, if we do not show fear, it casts its eye upon us gently  and then guides us into infinity.” – Laughing Bull

Taken straight from the classic series: Cowboy Bebop!

 

13. Dr. Hiruluk Quotes

16 Anime Quotes About Death That Will Make You Think A Little Deeper

“When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom? No! It’s when… they are forgotten.” – Dr Hiruluk

When nobody remembers you, or acknowledges your existence, that’s the epitome of dying from the inside out.

Taken from anime: One Piece!

 

14. Akihiko Kayaba Quotes

anime quotes about death

“In every world, once you die, you’re gone.” – Akihiko Kayaba

Taken from anime: Sword Art Online.

 

15. Lina Inverse Quotes

anime quotes about death

“Once you’re gone, that’s it. What’s so heroic and noble about being dead!” – Lina Inverse

There’s no negotiating with death. Once it happens, it’s final like the last year exams in high school.

Quote taken from anime: Slayers!

 

16. Crona Quotes

anime quotes about death

“I bet dead people are easier to get along with.” – Crona

Sou Eater quotes…

Related: 28 Soul Eater Anime Quotes That Are Dark And Meaningful

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