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The Best Anime Catchphrases of All Time

Updated January 16, 2019 41.1k votes 8.0k voters 54.8k views25 items

List RulesVote 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 These Rich People" From Ouran High School Host Club

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    Natsu's "I'm All Fired Up!" From Fairy Tail

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    Izumi's "I'm Just A Passing Housewife!" From Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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    Happy's "Aye Sir!" From Fairy Tail

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    Sebastian's "Yes, My Lord" From Black Butler

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    Naruto's "Believe It!" From Naruto

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    586

    Usagi's "In The Name Of The Moon, I Will Punish You!" From Sailor Moon

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    Kamina's "Who The Hell Do You Think I Am?" From Gurren Lagann

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    Jotaro's "Good Grief" From Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

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    656

    Luffy's "I'm Gonna Become The Pirate King!" From One Piece

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    Nico Yazawa's "Nico Nico Nii" From Love Live!

  • 12
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    Haru's "I Only Swim Free" From Free! Iwatobi Swim Club

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    Chitanda's "I'm Curious" From Hyouka

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    Mayuri's "Duduru~" From Steins;Gate

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    Katsura's "It's Not Zura, It's Katsura!" From Gintama

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    Mirai's "How Unpleasant" From Beyond The Boundary

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    Hibari's "I'll Bite You To Death" From Katekyo Hitman Reborn!

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    Hanekawa's "I Don't Know Everything, I Just Know What I Know" From The Monogatari Series

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    Touma's "Such Misfortune" From A Certain Magical Index

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    Katsuragi's "I Can See The Ending!" From The World God Only Knows

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    Ryoma's "Mada Mada Dane" From Prince Of Tennis

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    Goemon's "Once Again I Have Cut A Worthless Object" From Lupin III

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    Itoshiki's "I'm In Despair!" From Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei

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    Yasuri's "However, By That Time You'll Be Torn To Pieces" From Katanagatari

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    Togame's "Cheerio!" From Katanagatari