40+ Classic Anime Quotes That Will Take You Back To Old School Shows!

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Old-school anime shows will never disappear from the minds of anime fans who grew up in that Era.

It’s a time when classics, top-notch anime, and the art style was fresh, unique, and unlike anything even to this day.

That’s also why the quotes, phrases, and life lessons were slightly different and felt different because of the angle these classic shows took, and how those characters were written.

With that said, let’s focus on classic anime quotes to take you back to the past.


Classic anime quotes:


1. You’re Under Arrest

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“We have to be strong for each other, no matter what challenges we face.” – Miyuki Kobayakawa


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“It’s not about winning or losing, it’s about doing the right thing.” – Yoriko Nikaido


2. Nadia: Secrets Of The Blue Water

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I had a dream while you were gone; I realize that none of us can live alone, we need each other. I had never really thought about us that way before, but now I know it to be the truth.” – Nadia


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“The future is in our hands. Let’s make it a better world.” – Nadia


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“No matter what happens, I will protect you.” – Jean


3. Gunsmith Cats

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The difference between a good shot and a bad shot is split seconds and a few inches.” – Rally Vincent


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There’s no such thing as a fair fight.” – Minnie May Hopkins


4. Urusei Yatsura

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I’ll protect this planet, even If I have to destroy it to do it.” – Lum


5. Bubblegum Crisis

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“There’s always hope as long as we have each other.” – Pirss Asagiri


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There’s always a way to turn a disadvantage into an advantage.” – Leon McNichol


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In the face of danger, it’s our duty to protect those we care about.” – Linna Yamazaki


6. Magic Knight Rayearth

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“If you don’t try to make your dreams come true, they’ll remain dreams forever.” – Umi Ryuuzaki


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“There is no greater strength than the love and support of our friends.” – Ferio


7. Slam Dunk

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“No one can ever know how to do everything without learning it first.” – Haruko Akagi


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“My goal is to lead Shohoku HIgh to dominate the National Championship! And be the best basketball player in Japan!” – Hisashi Mitsui


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“I didn’t want to put senseless presure on everyone or affect the morale! Because no matter who the opponent is, the most important part is still our own selves.” – Mitsuyoshi Anzai


8. Sailor Moon

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“Stupid weatherman, he NEVER gets it right!” – Makoto Kino


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“The future is something youo build yourself.” – Ami Mizuno


9. Yu Yu Hakusho

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“Regret is a different beast when you live for centuries.” – Kurama


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“Rely on impulse and not even your thoughts can betray you.” – Kurama


10. Naruto S1

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“Family? Let me tell you what kind of link I have with them. They are just lumps of meat linked by hatred and murderous intent!” – Gaara


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“You were always at my side, the least I can do is to be beside you at the ebd. I know it cannot be, but I wish I could go to where you have gone. How I wish I could join you there, Haku.” – Zabuza Momochi


11. Berserk

If you're always worried about crushing the ants beneath you... you won't be able to walk.

“If you’re always worried about crushing the ants beneath you… You won’t be able to walk.” – Guts


Humans are weak... but we want to live. Even if we're wounded... or tortured... we feel the pain.

“Humans are weak…. But we want to live. Even if we’re wounded… Or tortured… We feel pain.” – Guts


You have the strongest armour, because you are the weakest

“You have the strongest armour, because you are the weakest!” – Guts


12. Fullmetal Alchemist

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There’s non such thing as a painless lesos, they just don’t exist. Sacrifices are necessary, you can’t gian something without losing something first… Although if you can endure that pain and walka way from it, you’ll find that you now have a heart strong enough to overcome any obstacle… Yeah… A fullmetal heart.” – Edward Elric


13. Hajime No Ippo

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“For a man to stand up again, he needs one thing… “To make excuses”.” – Takamura Mamoru


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“The reason we train so hard in the first place is so we can make it home in one piece.” – Makunouchi Ippo


14. Ranma 1/2

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“Don’t worry, Daddy. The only young girls he could fool are the ones who take their teeth out at bedtime!” – Nabiki Tendo


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“Dad, honestly, you picked the worst time to play deer caught in the headlights.” – Akane Tendo


Ranma Saotome quotes

“If Kasumi isn’t back by dinnertime, we’re gonna have to eat Akane’s cooking. And if we do that, man oh man, we’re gonna wish we were lost at sea!” – Ranma Saotome


15. Dragon Ball

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“Besides my grandpa, you’re the only human being I’ve ever seen.” – Goku


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“You might think you know everything there is to know about me… but really, you’re not even close.” – Goku


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“I’m so happy to see you grandpa! I’ve missed you so much!” – Goku


16. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed

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“No matter what we learn, no matter what we obtain, nothing ever changes! People are amazing that way! They become envious, hate each other, and destroy each other! If that’s what they truly desire, why don’t they simply exterminate each other!?” – Rau Le Creuset


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“Nobody is ever born into this world as a soldier.” – Rau Le Creuset


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“My mother told me something long ago. She said “The world belongs to you just as much as you belong to the world”. For you were born and that gives you the right to exist.” – Lacus Clyne


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“First you must decide, then you must follow through. I believe that’s the only way you can get anything accomplished.” – Lacus Clyne


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“What the hell can you hope to protect when your feelings are the only weapons you’ve got?” – Kira Yamato


17. Great Teacher Onizuka

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“You think you can just escape? Walk out of this world like it’s some bad movie? It’s too easy to make like a bird. To flap your wings as you chicken out after causing all these problems. The tough part’s walking. Taking what comes along and walking right through it. That’s what real people do.” – Eikichi Onizuka


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“There’s no gender distinction among the bad.” – Eikichi Onizuka


18. Samurai Champloo

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“They say “there’s always room for dessert”, but for me, it’s more like “there’s always room if someone else is paying.” – Fuu Kasumi


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“Little b*tch.. Do people actually say things like that? I’ve never heard it before.” – Jin



“I don’t care how many damn dogs you got. It don’t amount to jack if they ain’t tough enough to bark when they’re out alone.” – Mugen


19. Cowboy Bebop


“They often say that humans can’t live alone. But you can live pretty long by yourself. Instead of feeling alone in a group, it’s better to be alone in your solitude.” – Faye Valentine


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“I love the type of woman who can kick my ass.” – Spike Spiegel


20. Slayers

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“Even If you’ve only got a 1% chance of winning, but you convince yourself you’re gonna lose, that 1% becomes 0%.” – Lina Inverse


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“You guys are free to have a fight anywhere you want to, but interfering with an innocent girl’s meal is unforgivable. And, if it happens to be Lina Inverse’s meal, you’re lucky to be alive!” – Lina Inverse


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“Anyone who judges people by the way they look, really gives justice a bad name!” – Lina Inverse


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“I know that we can be foolish and make mistakes and we get hurt so easily. But with each mistake, we improve ourselves and with each wound, we don’t want to be hurt again. We keep moving on. We cherish the past, the present, and the future.” – Lina Inverse

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