We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Anime Quotes from Tomi Adeyemi, Mike Daniels, Thundercat, Laura Bailey, Toyin Odutola. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I am a firm believer that the craziest stories that have been told and are being told are in anime. They have character arcs that go over, like, 400 episodes, like a 400-episode character arc.
This kind of stuff, it wasn’t the cool thing when I was growing up. Now, pop culture is comic books, super-hero movies, anime, manga, and I’ve been doing it for a long time.
I do enjoy a bit of the fantasy world that anime provides, but at the same time, I need the reality in it. I’m very much a stickler about the actual animation. I’m not into the cutesy, stereotypical animation with big eyes and a small chin. That annoys the hell out of me.
I think starting in anime, like I did, gave me a good idea of how to approach games that come from Japan. Japanese developers can be very different from companies here in the western market.
I’m really interested in independent publishers and memes and mini comics. But even before that, I was interested in Japanese manga and anime.
Everyone asks me about why I care about anime and football so much, but that’s because anything dark that happened in my life, those two things would make me feel better. I just used to sit in front of the TV and watch football and breathe a sigh of relief. You know what I mean? It’s another world. An escape.
You know, it’s a wonderful thing. I have to say that some of the greatest actors I’ve ever worked with have been doing anime for years. It’s not just because of the popularity, either.
I’d forgotten I’d done the anime called Spirited Away, the English version of a Japanese film.
When it was released in the 80s in Japan, ‘Blade Runner’ was actually a series that influenced the Japanese media very much so. I assume that everyone in the anime industry has seen Blade Runner at some point.
The rise of anime had to happen. If the Japanese could tell better American stories, it would go through the roof. They still tell stories which are very much oriental. I take my hat off to them.
I always had a sense that I would fall in love with Tokyo. In retrospect I guess it’s not that surprising. I was of the generation that had grown up in the ’80s when Japan was ascendant (born aloft by a bubble whose burst crippled its economy for decades), and I’d fed on a steady diet of anime and samurai films.
Lots of times when you watch anime, the characters all have white skin – all the characters in fantasy stories all have white skin, which I never liked.
In Japan, animation is a big part of your media diet. I moved out to Los Angeles at 9, and when I got homesick, I would watch anime.
I want to have the fun of doing anime and I love anime, but I can’t do storyboards because I can’t really draw and that’s what they live and die on.
To me, the thing about anime is that it’s so adult-oriented. I remember going to Suncoast growing up, and you see ‘Akira’ there with the little ‘Not for Kids’ sticker on it. That always made an impact on me.
I take time to watch anime. I don’t know whether I’m allowed to, but I do it anyway.
I’ve been watching anime for a minute, so I know like real weird deep anime that people probably don’t care about.
The title ‘Spirited Away’ could refer to what Disney has done on a corporate level to the revered Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki’s epic and marvelous new anime fantasy.
I grew up watching anime, and the girls in anime have really rosy cheeks. That’s how I got inspired to do my rosy pink cheeks on TikTok. I think it’s really cute.
‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures’ – it took a long time for that to get animated because the old-school animation wouldn’t have the glorious nature of JoJo justice. Watching shows like that and ‘Super Kia,’ ‘Black Clover,’ ‘Attack on Titan,’ being able to watch some anime the night before the game definitely helps relax me.
Anime is intended to have ambiguous features. That’s part of the art form.
I listen to this mix of smooth jazz, independent hip-hop, chiptunes, and anime music.
I speak from a nerd’s perspective because I’ve been watching anime since I was a kid. I grew up on ‘Speed Racer’ and ‘Star Blazers’ and ‘Battle of the Planets,’ and those were some of my first A) cartoons and B) introduction to Japanese couture before I even knew they were Japanese.
In manga, nothing actually moves, and you just have to draw the poses in each panel, but in anime, you have to draw the movements between those poses.
For children of my generation, anime was an escape from Japan’s loser complex following World War II. Anime wasn’t foreign. It was our own.
The anime that inspired me the most and one that I probably have influence from is the very first series of ‘Lupin the 3rd.’ I’m very drawn to ‘Enter the Dragon’ and ‘Dirty Harry,’ too. They definitely inspire me.
I grew up on anime and manga. That’s part of who I am.
The work that has influenced me the most in my anime profession would be, of course, ‘Blade Runner.’
We’re expressing ourselves through references to anime and things like that, but SoundCloud music is just music that happens to be on SoundCloud.
I love the ath-leisure look, but I’m also super inspired by anime, and I love Japanese culture so much.
People start panicking because they think it’s the end of everything. But the fact is, you know, books survived movies; books survived TV. Books are surviving manga and anime. Books will always be there in one form or another. You just have a larger palette of entertainment options.
I loved Japanese culture before even realizing it was, in fact, Japanese culture. The cartoons and anime I was watching as a child, my favorite video games, and even in pro wrestling – my favorite wrestlers and matches originated in Japan.
Like many other kids, I liked watching anime.
I get most of my inspiration from anime and video games.
I like watching anime or music videos and stuff like that, just to get my mind somewhere else, to make it feel like I’m not in the arena, not in the gym, so when I step on the court, I’m locked in.
I’m really into this anime called ‘Food Wars.’
I’m a huge anime and manga fan.
For me, influences really come from everywhere: literature, comics, movies, anime, Internet, science, real-life situations. In fact, I think that writing is just about living.
I’m a huge ‘Harry Potter’ fan, but I still think there is a lot of anime that is crazier than ‘Harry Potter,’ and that was a seven-book masterpiece.
Anime is something I loved to watch as a kid.