Top 10 Anime Moments We Quote Everyday



Top 10 Anime Moments We Quote Everyday

VOICE OVER: Ashley Bowman WRITTEN BY: Alex Crilly-Mckean
Yes, that was a JoJo reference. Join Ashley as he counts down our picks for the most quotable dialogue from anime, as seen in series such as "Naruto", "Fist of the North Star", "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure", and more!
Script written by Alex Crilly-Mckean

Top 10 Anime Moments We Quote Everyday

Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we are counting down our picks for the Top 10 Anime Moments We Quote Everyday.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the quotes from anime that have worked their way into our collective lexicons! Which anime phrase is your go to? Let us know in the comments!


“JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders” (2014-15)

Dio is many things – a vampire, a Stand User, a progenitor of the tank top craze, but most importantly he’s a living, breathing meme maker. While his declaration of being Dio may have been popular, it’s got nothing on the time-stopping phenomenon introduced with the reveal of his Stand. The World may be a powerful tool that can freeze time and punch holes through MILF Hunters, but it’s the way Dio summons it and it’s the subsequent sound effect that really caught the imagination of the masses.

#9: Plus Ultra

“My Hero Academia” (2016-)

Has there ever been a more awesome school motto? Spoken by the students and the alumni of U.A High, and often paired with the equally iconic soundtrack of You Say Run, these two words aren’t only inspirational but serve as the backdrop for some of the anime’s greatest moments, often spouted by the heroes to give them the courage to push them to victory. As for the rest of us…well, it hasn’t helped us take down any supervillains lately, but the sentiment is still appreciated!

#8: Ah, I See You're a Man of Culture As Well

“Arakawa Under the Bridge” (2010)

Ever wondered where this line came from? Well, wonder no longer, for the quote most often brought up between lads when discussing quality topics such as waifus and the like actually originated from this rather underrated comedy. You have to wonder if the creators knew that a throwaway comment about topknots would one day springboard into one of the most recognisable phrases seen among comments on anime Youtube videos. It’s actually kind of scary just how far-reaching this line became!

#7: Let It Rip!

“Beyblade” franchise (2000-)

Before the introduction of these spinning tops, the closest non-bladers came to letting it rip revolved around farting. Nowadays, if you want to let anything rip, you had best come prepared with the most retro clothing you can find along with a Bit Beast. It’s impossible to even think about Beyblade these days without this signature catchphrase along with that thumping theme song, especially if you’re a late 90s kid who watched the original three series growing up!

#6: You Are Already Dead

“Fist of the North Star” (1984-87)

Accompanied by the equally infamous response of “NANI?!”, Kenshiro’s signature line has inspired fear and dread from countless raiders across the years; what with it being uttered moments before their heads explode thanks to feeling the sting of Hokuto Shinken. It’s every shade of badass, so of course fans turned it into a walking meme. Right before a one-sided battle is about to take place, or just randomly interjected at the most hilarious of times, it's scientifically proven that adding Ken’s dialogue makes any interaction seven times more awesome, no matter the context.

#5: Kamehameha

“Dragon Ball” franchise (1986-)

You’ve done it. We’ve done it. Everybody’s done it, and if they say they haven’t they’re lying. Back when this shounen juggernaut first debuted, it introduced us to a technique that would go on to burn within the hearts of fans everywhere. The laser blast itself is already iconic, but the real catch was how the attack name was split into mini segments, slowly building the anticipation towards that final eruption. It’s just one of those things everybody secretly wishes they could do…and have totally emulated in their bedroom when no one was looking.

#4: Just as Planned

“Death Note” (2006-07)

If there is one thing that Light Yagami does better than being a genius sociopath, its being dramatic. Crunching on potato chips, laughing like a loon, there’s a lot of out-there expressions across Kira’s canon of work. However, the God of New World’s most defining moment came when his plan to regain the Death Note succeeded. It’s almost beautiful the way everything just falls into place for Light, especially with him pulling such a joyously evil facial expression in celebration. Keikaku indeed.

#3: Believe It

“Naruto” (2002-07)

While it was uttered substantially less during Naruto’s Shippuden years, back when he was a rookie ninja, you couldn’t go a minute without him yapping off about how we should just “believe it”. Repetition is key here, since after so many years of him spouting off, it was impossible to not have those damn words drilled into our heads. Even a casual glance at this shinobi’s whiskered face and you can’t help but hear him declare that, once again, he’s going to do what he’s going to do because (sigh) believe it…

#2: It's Time to Duel

“Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters” (2000-04)

In all likeliness, this phrase was used many times in the past in some form or fashion. After all, duelling has been around for centuries. However, these days, swords and pistols have been replaced with monster cards! Some naysayers might say it lacks the finesse or danger of a traditional duel, but those people have clearly never experienced the thrill of summoning an Egyptian God Card. The saying has become so popular over the years that you can’t even use the phrase without hearing the opening them song!

#1: Over 9000

“Dragon Ball Z” (1989-96)

The Dragon Ball verse has no shortage of incredible moments that have worked their way into mainstream culture, and while the Kamehameha is a pretty big deal, it pales in comparison to the time that Vegeta disclosed Goku’s power level, and smashed his scouter in frustration. Something about this scene captured the imagination of the world. It’s been meme’d and remixed to death, and is still used as the gold standard when it comes to measuring an anime character’s strength. Not since 69 has a number been this infamous!
You forgot "wake up to reality"
I'll take a potato chip... AND EAT IT!!!