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The Best Akira Quotes

Updated September 21, 2018 343 votes 107 voters 11.5k views15 items

 There are so many memorable quotes from the classic anime film Akira, but which ones stood out to you the most? Since it's just a great anime, let's rank the best quotes from Akira, with the help of your votes.

Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, the creator of the Akira manga series, Akira is the revolutionary anime film that changed the animation industry forever in Japan and the West. Taking place in a post-apocalyptic city called Neo-Tokyo, biker gang leader Shoutarou Kaneda and his best friend, Tetsuo Shima, are once again engaged in battle with their rivals known as "The Clowns."

These memorable Akira quotes can be from any character in the film, whether they are a main character like Tetsuo Shima or Shotaro Kaneda, or even a side character like Shikishima. Use your votes to let other fans of Akira know what your favorite quotes from the series are. You can also downvote any Akira quotes that you didn't like as much.

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  • 1

    To Act Or Not Act

    "My job isn't to believe or disbelieve. It is to act or not act!"

    -Coloneal

    55
    2
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  • 2

    He's Not Your Friend

    "He's not your friend, he's ours! If somebody's gonna kill him, it should be us!"

    -Kaneda

    37
    0
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    Makes You Angry

    "Hah! You don't like what you're hearing, do ya? Makes you angry? So what are you gonna do now? Well, Kaneda? WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO NOW?!?!"

    -Tetsuo

    40
    6
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    Older Than You

    "I'm not that much older than you, so don't call me pops or you'll find yoursef polishin' my boots with your tongue!"

    -Police Officer

    20
    8
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