These anime talks are sure to enthrall the skeptics or those in need of an emotional lift.
Despite what the general public thinks about anime, there are some that are so well-crafted that they have had a positive impact on people’s lives. Anime is, at its core, a storytelling medium, and stories have the ability to inspire. There’s nothing greater than witnessing the triumph of a fictional character over adversity, regardless of the medium in which the story is presented. When a story has well-developed characters that are relatable to the audience, the story has meaning.
When life throws a curveball, fans of these well-written characters have their comments ready. No matter who you are, these anime speeches are likely to move even the most skeptics.
1. Assassination Classroom: “The difference between the novice and the master is that the master has failed more times than the novice has tried.” – Koro-sensei
Even if someone is naturally gifted, they must attempt and fail, as Koro-sensei shows in this scene fromAssassination Classroom, to truly grow as a person. Many people, not simply arrogant pupils, can benefit from the section on the distinction between novice and master.
It’s impossible to become a master without first taking on a task and failing miserably, but that’s the only way to learn.
2. Little Busters: “It may be better to go and regret it rather than staying here and regretting it. If you don’t move forward, you can’t gain anything.” – Futaki Kanata
It’s not surprising that the Public Morals Chairman from Little Busters would say something like this.
Even if her remarks can be a bit incisive, Kanata has high expectations for everyone around her. Kanata gives this short lecture about dealing with regret while assisting a fellow classmate with their life direction.
It’s okay to feel remorse, but it shouldn’t hold you back from moving forward. It’s possible to get something out of taking action even if it’s risky, even if you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place.
3. Fullmetal Alchemist: “Nothing’s perfect, the world’s not perfect, but it’s there for us, trying the best it can. That’s what makes it so damn beautiful.” – Roy Mustang
It’s heartening to witness a character, in the midst of a war-torn globe, rediscover optimism.
Roy Mustang’s comment about the beauty of his flawed world in Fullmetal Alchemist shows how vital perspective is.
It’s possible to believe that the world has your back and that you’re doomed, but there is always hope. In the midst of all that’s going on in the globe, there are still those who are doing their best to make the world a better place.
4. Miss Kobayashi: “Knowing you’re different is only the beginning. If you accept these differences you’ll be able to get past them and grow even closer.” – Mutsumi Kobayashi
In the animeMiss Kobayashi’sDragon Maid, Mutsumi Kobayashi goes through a lot of changes, but that’s to be expected when sharing a home with a mythical beast such as Tooru. With her remark on accepting oneself, the heroine displays her new outlook on life.
What makes us unique shouldn’t be used against us; rather, it should serve to strengthen our sense of self-identity. According to Mutsumi, this fact must be accepted without question if we are to become the best versions of ourselves.
5. Dragon Ball Z: “Even the mightiest warriors experience fears. What makes them a true warrior is the courage that they possess to overcome their fears.” – Vegeta
Surely no one would have predicted that the Saiyan prince ofDragon Ball Z would be so motivating. ThoughVegeta’s determination to succeed is admirable, it should only be aspired to for good reasons. Vegeta has fears, but he doesn’t let them control him. Instead, he concentrates on getting the job done no matter what his concerns are.
Fear is inherent because we are only human, but we can overcome it if we have the courage to do so. It is essential to overcome one’s fear or any other stumbling blocks in order to take on the next battle in one’s life.
6. Fate Stay Night: “There are no regrets. If one can be proud of one’s life, one should not wish for another chance.” – Saber
When it comes to talking about regrets and making the most of one’s life, Saber from Fate Stay Night may be a bit callous and insensitive. The goal should be to have the same level of drive and determination as Saber, not to be as dispassionate.
Saber takes pride in her life since she is focused on her goals. She’s saying that individuals should not concentrate on their failures and regrets from the past, but instead focus on their future aspirations and be proud of them.
7. Naruto: “…a real ninja is one who endures no matter what gets thrown at him… Let me explain something to you, there is only one thing that matters if you are a shinobi, and it isn’t the number of jutsu you possess. All you do need is the guts to never give up.” – Jiraiya
Throughout the series, the theme of never giving up was prevalent. After Jiraiya’s statement, this moment represents a turning point because it’s no longer simply about Naruto as a character anymore. Every ninja, like every individual, is expected to meet a standard of resilience.
What Jiraiya is saying is that in order to be strong, one must not only endure but also persevere until the bitter end.
8. Higurashi: “Life is like a tube of toothpaste. When you’ve used all the toothpaste down to the last squeeze, that’s when you’ve really lived. Live with all your might, and struggle as long as you have life.” – Mion Sonozaki
This is a strange parallel for Higurashi, but Mion has a good point anyway. Providing she is not discussing murder, her counsel about having a full life is sound. It’s also appropriate that the character who dreams up the craziest after-school activities should remark something like this.
Regardless of one’s ultimate purpose, one’s life should be filled with positive experiences. When you have the opportunity, enjoy the journey even more by paying attention to the finer points of an enjoyable activity.
9. Pokémon: “I see now that one’s birth is irrelevant. It’s what you do that determines who you are.” – Mewtwo
Even after all these years, Pokemon: The First Movie still has one of Mewtwo’s most surprisingly insightful speeches. Mewtwo, a Pokémon designed to be a weapon, is first enraged by humanity and intends to prove his supremacy by ruling the world.
It’s only after seeing the transformative power of compassion that he comes to understand that there is another option. Regardless of our upbringing, we all have the power to shape our own destiny.
10. Clannad: “If a prediction is right, then it’s like you only have one future. Like that future has been decided. But if it’s wrong, then you have an almost infinite number of possibilities… I want to believe that I have choices – that the path I walk has many different turns, and many different roads to follow!” – Ryou Fujibayashi
Clannad is a heartwarming family film about a bashful girl named Ryou who enjoys fortune telling despite the fact that her forecasts are seldom correct. Despite her inability to predict the future, she offers her encouraging speech, transforming her lack of talent into a lovely analogy.
In this passage, Ryou tries to convey the sense of satisfaction that our futures are never fixed and cannot be foretold.
There will always be a route forward, even if a specific path never becomes available.