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30 Days of Anime: Day 28



I have plenty of answers for this question. I’m not entirely sure how to narrow it down, though. I think for this question, a compilation is in order. Whilst anime is primarily entertaining and fun, you can occasionally get pretty inspired from certain shows…

1. Kamina, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann


“Listen, Simon. Believe in yourself. Not in the you that believes in me. Not in the me that believes in you. Believe in the you that believes in yourself”.

I know, I know. I talk about TTGL a lot. But when it comes to inspiration, Gurren Lagann – and especially Kamina, are unrivaled. This quote is important, because whilst anime characters are often told to keep strong for the sake of others, whilst that would be the eventual goal, that wasn’t what Kamina was asking of Simon. He was asking him to be selfish, and believe that HE was the hero, the push he needed to be the one to save the universe. Pretty strong stuff.

2. Eren Jaeger, Attack on Titan


“If you win, you live. If you lose, you die. If you don’t fight, you can’t win”.

Okay, context. Obviously, I won’t be fighting any Titans any time soon. But Eren’s statement still resonates. If you never try in the first place, then you will never have an opportunity to succeed. You lose more by not trying, so the most important thing is to try.

3. Minene, Mirai Nikki (The Future Diary)


“Even if you’re weak, there are miracles you can seize with your hands if you fight on to the very end”

Similar to Eren’s quote, Minene speaks of not giving up. I can’t believe I’m siding with a terrorist here, but she turned out to be pretty decent. Plus, she dismisses weakness, a common complaint of many anime protagonists. Your physical weakness doesn’t matter, but you need to fortify your mental strength!

What did you think of my picks? Are you feeling inspired? Let me know!

Until next time!


Honorable mention – it might not be inspirational, but oh my god. It made me cry.

1 thought on “30 Days of Anime: Day 28”

  1. You are soon at the end, only two more days to go. This has been a ride. I am not gonna say any quotes here because I am soon on this day too. Really good and inspirational quotes. šŸ˜Š


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