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Anime Quotes

We’ve collected the best Anime Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Rebecca Sugar, Bryson Tiller, John Cena, Makoto Shinkai, Brad Bird. Use them as an inspiration.

I’m really inspired by the showFuture Boy Conan’ from the ’70s. It’s a really beautiful show, and I love shonen anime and shojo anime, and I like the thought of mixing them together.
Rebecca Sugar
I like anime, but one of my favorite animes, and one of the most popular animes out there – Dragon Ball Z. That’s the one that I watch the most. I don’t watch all the crazy stuff like Bleach, One Piece.
My favorite anime movie is ‘Fist of the North Star’.
There are loads of novels that I really love, like Haruki Murakami’s books, and when I read them, I do think about how they would work as an anime. But I do believe that those are great books because they work best as novels, or great manga work best in that form.
My kids love anime, but I don’t show them the really graphic stuff.
I grew up with a lot of monster movies, robot movies, since I was a kid. I love anime movies, like ‘Evangelion’ and ‘Ghost in the Shell.’
Rinko Kikuchi
You know, it’s a wonderful thing. I have to say that some of the greatest actors I’ve ever worked with have been doing anime for years. It’s not just because of the popularity, either.
Steven Blum
I want to have the fun of doing anime and I love anime, but I can’t do storyboards because I can’t really draw and that’s what they live and die on.
I know Geno Atkins is a big anime fan. Cameron Jordan, Larry Warford, my boy Adam Gettis is a big anime fan.
I love comic books and I love anime.
I go through phases when I’m super into my anime stuff.
In Japan, animation is a big part of your media diet. I moved out to Los Angeles at 9, and when I got homesick, I would watch anime.
I grew up watching anime, and the girls in anime have really rosy cheeks. That’s how I got inspired to do my rosy pink cheeks on TikTok. I think it’s really cute.
Bella Poarch
I speak from a nerd‘s perspective because I’ve been watching anime since I was a kid. I grew up on ‘Speed Racer’ and ‘Star Blazers’ and ‘Battle of the Planets,’ and those were some of my first A) cartoons and B) introduction to Japanese couture before I even knew they were Japanese.
I’m a huge ‘Harry Potter‘ fan, but I still think there is a lot of anime that is crazier than ‘Harry Potter,’ and that was a seven-book masterpiece.
The work that has influenced me the most in my anime profession would be, of course, ‘Blade Runner.’
Shinichiro Watanabe
Everyone asks me about why I care about anime and football so much, but that’s because anything dark that happened in my life, those two things would make me feel better. I just used to sit in front of the TV and watch football and breathe a sigh of relief. You know what I mean? It’s another world. An escape.
When it was released in the 80s in Japan, ‘Blade Runner’ was actually a series that influenced the Japanese media very much so. I assume that everyone in the anime industry has seen Blade Runner at some point.
Shinichiro Watanabe
Kevin Zeitler, who plays for the Browns, he watches quite a bit of anime.
I like watching anime or music videos and stuff like that, just to get my mind somewhere else, to make it feel like I’m not in the arena, not in the gym, so when I step on the court, I’m locked in.
I do enjoy a bit of the fantasy world that anime provides, but at the same time, I need the reality in it. I’m very much a stickler about the actual animation. I’m not into the cutesy, stereotypical animation with big eyes and a small chin. That annoys the hell out of me.
I really enjoy listening to Japanese pop aka J-Pop and I also like listening to anime songs as well. Both of these types of music are unique to Japanese culture and listening to these types of music gets me going.
I’ve been watching anime for a minute, so I know like real weird deep anime that people probably don’t care about.
I think starting in anime, like I did, gave me a good idea of how to approach games that come from Japan. Japanese developers can be very different from companies here in the western market.
Laura Bailey
For children of my generation, anime was an escape from Japan’s loser complex following World War II. Anime wasn’t foreign. It was our own.
The titleSpirited Awaycould refer to what Disney has done on a corporate level to the revered Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki’s epic and marvelous new anime fantasy.
In manga, nothing actually moves, and you just have to draw the poses in each panel, but in anime, you have to draw the movements between those poses.
For me, influences really come from everywhere: literature, comics, movies, anime, Internet, science, real-life situations. In fact, I think that writing is just about living.
The first Nintendo game I ever got was ‘Clash at Demonhead.’ I got into anime and manga thanks to that Canadian classic, ‘Sailor Moon.’
To me, the thing about anime is that it’s so adult-oriented. I remember going to Suncoast growing up, and you see ‘Akira’ there with the little ‘Not for Kids’ sticker on it. That always made an impact on me.
Adam Wingard