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The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time 

Jonah Dorrance
Updated January 16, 2019 39.3k votes 7.2k voters 43.7k views 25 items

List Rules Vote up the greatest anime motto or quotation of all time.

The best anime catchphrases are the ones that are so memorable, even non-fans can recognize the words and know exactly where it’s from. These popular one-liners are the ones you find on t-shirts, posters, and even coffee mugs. You might even say these phrases aloud (if you aren't a closet otaku). Like some of the best Naruto quotes, such as Naruto's “Believe it!,” these phrases define both the characters and the series, becoming trademarks that fans can recite at the drop of a dime.

Some of these repetitive expressions are short and sweet, while others are a bit more wordy, but still totally bad*ss. Many times, the characters take on new variations of their respective phrase or the phrase is adopted by others characters in the series (like Kamina’s “Who hell do you think I am?”). Whether or not you have these phrases on your wall or wear them proudly as an anime tattoo, these catchphrases will live in your heart forever. Vote up the most memorable one-liners from anime that you love to shout - either in secret or in public. 

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Haruhi's "Damn Thes... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Haruhi's "Damn These Rich People" From Ouran High School Host Club
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Natsu's "I'm All Fi... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Natsu's "I'm All Fired Up!" From Fairy Tail
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Izumi's "I'm Just A... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Izumi's "I'm Just A Passing Housewife!" From Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
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Happy's "Aye Sir!&q... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Happy's "Aye Sir!" From Fairy Tail
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Sebastian's "Yes, M... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Sebastian's "Yes, My Lord" From Black Butler
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Naruto's "Believe I... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Naruto's "Believe It!" From Naruto
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Usagi's "In The Nam... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Usagi's "In The Name Of The Moon, I Will Punish You!" From Sailor Moon
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Kamina's "Who The H... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Kamina's "Who The Hell Do You Think I Am?" From Gurren Lagann
9
Luffy's "I'm Gonna ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Luffy's "I'm Gonna Become The Pirate King!" From One Piece
10
Jotaro's "Good Grie... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Jotaro's "Good Grief" From Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
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Nico Yazawa's "Nico... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Nico Yazawa's "Nico Nico Nii" From Love Live!
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Haru's "I Only Swim... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Haru's "I Only Swim Free" From Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
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Mayuri's "Duduru~&q... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Mayuri's "Duduru~" From Steins;Gate
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Chitanda's "I'm Cur... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Chitanda's "I'm Curious" From Hyouka
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Mirai's "How Unplea... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Mirai's "How Unpleasant" From Beyond The Boundary
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Katsura's "It's Not... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Katsura's "It's Not Zura, It's Katsura!" From Gintama
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Hanekawa's "I Don't... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Hanekawa's "I Don't Know Everything, I Just Know What I Know" From The Monogatari Series
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Hibari's "I'll Bite... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Hibari's "I'll Bite You To Death" From Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
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Touma's "Such Misfo... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Touma's "Such Misfortune" From A Certain Magical Index
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Katsuragi's "I Can ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Katsuragi's "I Can See The Ending!" From The World God Only Knows
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Goemon's "Once Agai... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Goemon's "Once Again I Have Cut A Worthless Object" From Lupin III
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Ryoma's "Mada Mada ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Ryoma's "Mada Mada Dane" From Prince Of Tennis
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Itoshiki's "I'm In ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Itoshiki's "I'm In Despair!" From Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei
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Yasuri's "However, ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Yasuri's "However, By That Time You'll Be Torn To Pieces" From Katanagatari
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Togame's "Cheerio!&... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time
Togame's "Cheerio!" From Katanagatari