30 Day Anime Challenge – Day 28: Favourite Quote From Any Anime Character

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I had to think to REALLY think about this one, but I think in the end it has to be this amazing quote from Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood:

“Everything we see, everyone we meet, is caught up in a great unseen flow. But it’s bigger than that. It’s the entire world, the entire universe even. And compared to something as big as that, Al, you and I are tiny, not even the size of ants. Only one small part within a much greater flow. Nothing more than a fraction of the whole. But by putting all those “ones” together, you get one great “All”, just like Teacher said. The flow of this universe follows laws of such magnitude that you and I can’t even imagine them.” – Edward Elric


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I could go with something beautiful, epic, or philosophical here, but instead I think I’m going to go with a line that always makes me chuckle, and that I frequently drop randomly into conversation or just say to myself and chuckle like a weirdo.

It’s a quote from a film that I know so well I could probably recite all the dialogue off the cuff like a 40s radio play – Howl’s Moving Castle from Studio Ghibli. Howl is a young, beautiful, powerful, and rebellious wizard, but he also wears his flaws very prominently on his fancy silken sleeves. His house-guest-come-cleaning-lady Sophie (a young woman aged by a witch scorned by Howl’s rejection) spends hours doing some much needed scrubbing and re-organising of the Castle, including the bathroom’s bewitched hair products – unbeknownst to Howl.

Howl's Moving Castle Dirty Bathroom

Bachelor Pad = GROSS.

The rest of the characters are in the castle’s kitchen and dining area, and Howl suddenly comes running downstairs screaming and dressed only in a towel around his waist, clutching his hair which is magically morphing from it’s usual blonde into a multitude of strange colours.

Howl's Moving Castle Hair dying Scene

Bad Hair Day?

He scolds Sophie for mixing his potions up, and when she tries to comfort him by putting his misery into perspective – you know, because there’s more to life than just great hair…

Howl's Moving Castle Sophie: 'You should look at it now, it's even better.'

… he comes out with this priceless reply:

Howl's Moving Castle:

It’s not a snappy retort or a sarcastic quip. It’s a genuine, melancholic whine from an absolute drama queen who really does think you can most definitely judge a book it’s well-conditioned and magically coloured cover – and that’s why I love it so much. Who doesn’t want to look beautiful every day of their life? I feel you, Howl. I feel you.

Does it also make it even funnier that it’s Christian Bale (the voice of Batman) who says this in the English dub? I think it does.

Honourable mentions: “YOU’VE. GOT. MAIL.” Izzy (Digimon: The Movie)


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Dudes. My favourite anime quote comes from a source that most wouldn’t go to for epic/profound quotes, but it does have one of the most well-known and well-written quotes ever.

My favourite quote is from Mewtwo’s speech at the end of Pokemon: The First Movie. Don’t judge – just read it:

So wise.

So wise.

This quote can apply to so many people, as it resonates with all kinds of race, class, sexuality etc. It doesn’t matter where you’re from, what family you were born into – it’s what you do with your life and your actions that are the things that define you. Something we can all relate too, no matter who we are. We all have the need to show that world who we are, and what it means to be us. Powerful stuff for a kids show, am I right?

Here is the quote, spoken by one of the best voice actors ever, Jay Goede who sadly passed away in 2001:

R.I.P Jay Goede.


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30 Day Anime Challenge – Day 21: Favourite Goofy Anime Character

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Without a doubt this has to be Joey Wheeler from Yu-Gi-Oh! He’s notoriously known for being a massive goofball and always seems to be getting himself into trouble.

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Joey Wheeler, Yu-Gi-Oh!

Favourite line:

Joey: “Duel Monsters, ya nimrod!”

Kaiba: “Any duelist late for registration will be disqualified. Mokuba, make sure Wheeler’s late.” [Walks away]

Joey: “Hey! I know an insult when I hear one! Look at me when I’m yelling at ya’!”

Joey: “Goodbye Seal of Oriwhositz!”


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The goofiest character from one of the goofiest anime for me has to be Excalibur from Soul Eater.

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Excalibur, Soul Eater

In the world of Soul Eater, there are living weapons and living wielders (meisters) of those weapons. Excalibur, aka “The Holy Sword”, is one of the most powerful weapons of all, and perhaps it’s the weight of this title that has driven him completely insane.

His stories make no sense, he loves to dance jigs, I have no idea what he’s supposed to look like, and every other character (and maybe some of the audience) groans every time he pops up in an episode to preach about one of his rambling and totally falsified ‘legends’:

Honourable mentions: Soul Evans & Black Star (Soul Eater), L (Death Note), Dandy (Space Dandy), Tamaki Souh (Ouran High School Host Club), Mephisto (Ao no Exorcist) Grell Sutcliffe (Black Butler).


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My favourite goofy character is a person who personifies goofiness, and yet he has the potential to be one of the greatest heroes of all time. My favourite goofy character is Kid Muscle from Ultimate Muscle (or Kinniku Mantaro from Kinnikuman Nisei).

Kid Muscle, looking not that goofy.

Kid Muscle… not looking that goofy.

Kid Muscle is the prince of planet Kinniku, home to a royal lineage of super strong individuals. Kinniku Nisei or Ultimate Muscle is the continuation of Kid’s father Kinnikuman or King Muscle (from here on I will use the english dub names, as I saw Ultimate Muscle before Kinnikuman or Kinniku Kisei). Being a member of planet Kinniku’s royalty, Kid possesses great strength and fighting ability…but he is totally unaware of it, and is a snot-nosed, whiney cry-baby who would rather mess around, playing games, and trying to ‘score chicks’.

But this doesn’t make him goofy. The main factor of his goofiness is his face.

Duuuhhh

Duuuhhh

His big lips, big yet tiny eyes, and that tuft of hair… such a goof. His humor is where most of his goofdom is: Fart jokes, cross-dressing, and bad puns all add to his goofiness:

And of course this song:

He’s a dweeb, but also one of the greatest wrestlers and heroes out there!

ULTIMATE MUSCLE

ULTIMATE MUSCLE


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