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26 Heartwarming Anime Quotes You Can't Help But Smile At

Updated November 16, 2020 19.3k votes 4.1k voters 124.8k views26 items

List RulesVote up the most emotional quotes that make you feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Sometimes, an anime character says something that just makes your heart melt. It can be utterly adorable, or it can be tinged with sadness, but either way, hearing it makes you feel happy or emotionally fulfilled afterward.  Heartwarming anime quotes appear in a variety of genres, from romance series like Blue Spring Ride and My Little Monster to shonen action anime like Bleach and Naruto.

These quotes might make you smile, or they might make you tear up a little, but they'll definitely leave you feeling good. 

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    Ed Proposes To Winry In 'Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood'

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    "Equivalent exchange! I’ll give you half of my life, if you give me half of yours!"

    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood has one of the most heartwarming endings in all of anime - and it's thanks to this particular scene. As Winry sees Ed off at the train station, Ed makes a sudden proposal using an alchemy metaphor. Although it's cheesy, it makes for a pretty darn cute love confession. 

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    Eri Finally Smiles In 'My Hero Academia'

    "Can you see this, Midoriya? Sir? She smiled...! She smiled!"

    If there's anyone who deserves unconditional love and happiness in this series, it's Eri. This poor girl has been through so much suffering at the hands of Overhaul that she never smiles. But when Mirio takes her to see Class 1-A's concert at the school festival, she finds herself having a blast and can't contain her huge smile. It's a beautiful moment as Eri becomes symbolically free from Overhaul's shadow, signifying that she can start to heal and move on from her trauma. Mirio starts crying at the sight of her as he's finally accomplished what he set out to do: putting a smile on her face.

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  • "I'll marry you! No matter what kind of sickness you have! Even if you can't walk or stand, or even when you can't have kids! I'll still marry you! No matter where or how I meet you, I'll fall in love with you. If I can meet you again, against the 6 billion to 1 odds, and even if your body can't move, I'll marry you."

    Hinata has a complicated relationship with Yui, but by the end of the series, they're extremely close - so close that he claims he'll always love her no matter what, even if she's totally bedridden and incapable of caring for herself the way she was in life. Even the iciest of hearts can't help but melt at everlasting love.

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  • “The world’s not perfect, but it’s there for us trying the best it can. That’s what makes it so damn beautiful.”

    As a soldier, Roy Mustang has had plenty of experiences that give him reason to focus on the world's imperfections. Seeing that despite the pain he's gone through, he sees the world as working with him, trying to support him through everything, is heartwarming as heck. 

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