Top 10 Manga Quotes

Top 10 Manga Quotes

Since I covered a One Piece arc this week, I thought I’d give you some of the best manga quotes out there. These are just some of the ones that popped up on multiple lists I found, but they’re all good in my opinion.

I hope you enjoy them!

“Weaklings will stay weak forever. But weakness is not evil, since human beings are weak creatures to begin with. Alone, you feel nothing but insecurity; that’s why we form guilds, that’s why we have friends. We walk together in order to live a strong life. The clumsy ones will walk into more walls than the others, and it may also take them longer to get there. If you believe in tomorrow and put yourself out there, you can naturally obtain your strength. That’s how you will be able to smile and live strong.”

Makarov Dreyar (Fairy Tail)

“The true measure of a shinobi is not how he lives but how he dies. It’s not what they do in life but what they did before dying that proves their worth.”

Jiraiya (Naruto)

“I want you to be happy. I want you to laugh a lot. I don’t know what exactly I’ll be able to do for you, but I’ll always be by your side.”

Kagome (Inuyasha)

“I don’t want to conquer anything. I just think that the guy with the most freedom in this ocean is the Pirate King!”

Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)

“I want…to change things. I want to believe that anything can be changed. The moment I met you, a new world opened up for me. You see, after wandering in the darkness for so long, a light brought me happiness. It’s all thanks to you.”

Chrono (Chrono Crusade)

“If you only face forward, there is something you will miss seeing.”

Vash the Stampede (Trigun)

“We are all like fireworks. We climb, shine, and always go our separate ways and become further apart. But even if that time comes, let’s not disappear like a firework, and continue to shine forever.”

Hitsugaya Toushiro (Bleach)

“Don’t be so quick to throw away your life. No matter how disgraceful or embarrassing it may be, you need to keep struggling to find your way out until the very end.”

Clare (Claymore)

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

Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist)

“Even if I die, you keep living okay? Live to see the end of this world, and to see why it was born. Live to see why a weak girl like me ended up here… And the reason you and I met.”

Sachi (Sword Art Online)

 

 

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Quote of the Day: One Piece

Quote of the Day: One Piece

I always chuckle a little bit when I see this quote. It perfectly describes Luffy’s character.

“I love heroes, but I don’t want to be one. Do you even know what a hero is!? For example, you have some meat. Pirates will feast on the meat, but the hero will distribute it among the people! I want to eat the meat!” – Monkey D. Luffy

What’s your favourite One Piece Quote?

One Piece Arc Review: Orange Town

One Piece Arc Review: Orange Town

We are back again this week with another One Piece Arc Review. This week I’m gonna take a look at Orange Town, which is the second arc of the manga, and the second of the East Blue Saga.

This is a pretty important arc for the overall One Piece story because this is the first time we experience two important characters, Buggy and Nami, and we get to see our first devil fruit that doesn’t belong to Luffy.

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We also get to see a bit of Buggy’s story in a few flashbacks, and later realize that he was a crewmate of Shanks way back when, and that Silvers Ryleigh was a member of the crew as well, which solves a few puzzles later on in the story.

Despite all of the importance it has in character introductions, new devil fruits, and future plot points that are hinted at, this arc didn’t really leave any lasting memories for me.

It’s not really a bad arc. It follows the common pattern of Luffy and his friends coming to a certain island and freeing the civilians from their evil overlord.

It’s also one of the few times that Luffy gets help from a “crew mate” to beat the bad guy. Nami doesn’t do a lot, but she does enough to give Luffy an easier time of beating Buggy.

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It’s also a rather playful arc, since Buggy and his crew members all revolve around circus performances and use them to fight Zoro Nami and Luffy.

A big problem I have with the arc is that the Strawhat Pirates are at their awkward phase of members, where they don’t quite have enough yet.

If we want to get technical, the crew only consists of Luffy and Zoro at this time, though Nami does help them out a bit, especially when fighting Buggy. There’s only two true members who don’t even have a flag or a ship yet, but they’re going against quite a few of Buggy’s crew.

The numbers were okay in the first arc, because there was only one bad guy at a time that needed to be taken down, but the numbering feels sort of awkward in the Orange Town arc, and in the Syrup Village arc.

It’s not really the story’s fault since it’s right at the beginning, but it just doesn’t sit right for me having Luffy and Zoro fighting multiple bag guys at once and defeating them so easily.

I just find it’s a bit awkward, and Oda uses this arc and Syrup Village as a learning experience for the future arcs, and I think that the problem is solved come the Baratie arc.

I don’t think the earlty arcs are a bad thing. I think that there are quite a few moments in the East Blue Saga that are really iconic, but none of them are in the Orange Town arc unfortunately.

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Buggy is the comedic relief character in the series (basically when Usopp isn’t around) and it doesn’t really make for a good enemy.

The best part of the arc is Chouchou, the dog that doesn’t leave his master’s pet store until he comes back. It’s a sad story because Chouchou’s master is dead, but seeing Luffy’s interaction with the dog gives us a good insight in to Luffy’s beliefs which help us better understand our main character a bit more, also this is the first instance where we see Luffy able to conenct with an animal and understand their feelings and convictions.

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Overall, it’s not the worst arc in the series, and it’s not the best. It’s kind of just average. Even the new devil fruit we get to see isn’t anything that cool, it just lets Buggy break himself apart into different pieces, which Nami beats pretty easily on her own, and she is far from a good fighter at this time.

 

Quote of the Day: One Piece

Quote of the Day: One Piece

Since One Piece has been around for over 20 years, there are probably a few quotes kicking around that have some pretty good meaning behind them.

Here’s one that I really like.

“No matter what happens, don’t be sorry you were born. Even though nobody praises us, don’t forget to smile in any situation. As long as you’re alive there will be better things later … And there will be many.
– Bellmere.”
Eiichiro Oda

What’s your favourite One Piece Quote? Let me know in the comments.

Weekly Recap

In case you happened to miss one of my posts this week here they are:

Manga Review: Bleach

Type it Out Tuesdays

Wednesday News: January 23

Top 5 Manga/Anime Characters

Quote of the Day: January 25

As always I hope you guys enjoy.

Quote of the Day: January 25

Here’s a great quote about being a big brother. I know this was definitely true with my big brother growing up.

“Do you know why the big brother is born first? It’s to protect the little brothers and sisters that come after him. A brother telling his sister, “I’ll kill you”… You never, ever say something like that.”
Tite Kubo, Bleach, Volume 01

Top 5 Manga/Anime Characters

The basis for this list is pretty simple. I’m gonna list my top 5 favourite Manga characters. It doesn’t matter if they’re good, bad, boy or girl, and no I’m not going to be ranking them on their  “features”…I’m actually gonna rank them based of who I like most.

So without further adieu… here we go.

#5 Koon Aguero Agnis

Though technically not from a manga, Koon is from the manwa Tower of God. He might not look like much, but he’s got it where it really counts.

He’s kind of the unofficial “sidekick” of the main character Baam, and that’s why I like him, though he’s not as much of a sidekick as a support role. Imagine Ant-man and Wasp level of “sidekick”.

Baam has some crazy prophecy powers and is therefore fairly OP, but Koon manages to keep up with him in all aspects pretty much, despite not being all that special himself.

Yeah he’s a member of one of the 10 Great Families, but he decided to run away and do things on his own.

He’s also one of the smartest characters in the story, and has a lot of nifty tricks in his repetoire that he uses in some really cool ways.

Also… I forget every so often that Koon is actually male. Some times he looks more feminine than some of the women in the story, and it’s like “oh…yeah… he’s a dude, cool.

(Also he beat Rachel at one point and thats a big plus in my book because she’s the worst)

You’ll probably realize pretty quick that most of the people on this list are considered “secondary” characters in their manga/anime. I think it’s the same with a lot of people, but at least for me I think that secondary characters are SO MUCH COOLER THAN THE MAIN CHARACTERS. 

 

#4 Edward Elric

What’s not to love about Ed? He’s small, he’s feisty, and he’s a total bad ass fighting with his metal arm against immortal creatures.

He’s one of the best and brightest Alchemists in the world despite being a teenager, and he wears a cloak, which kind of makes anyone look cool.

I also really love the fact that he has two metal limbs. It’s a really cool character design, and you don’t often see the main character of a manga that’s missing some limbs right at the start of the story.

What I really like about Ed though is the fact that he could have used a Philosopher’s Stone at any point  to get his arm and leg back, and give Al his whole body back.

I mean they were looking for a Philosopher’s Stone for years, and he decided against it because they found out what they were made from sacrificing humans.

Ed is the one “main” charcter on this list, and would probably be higher up, but numbers 1-3 are just too tough to beat, and I think you’ll agree.

 

#3 Erza Scarlett

Erza is the only female on this list, but is one hell of a bad ass. She is the stronest member of the Fairy Tail Guild (way stronger than Natsu and I don’t count Gildarts, let me know if you disagree).

Erza is also wayyyyy cooler than I originally thought she was. There were 2 moments that really solidified Erza in my top 5 characters, and you can probably guess them if you’ve read Fairy Tail.

The first was in the Grand Magic Games Arc, where she took on all 100 monsters which put Fairy Tail in the lead of the games.

I mean come on, people were thinking of taking on 1 or 2, maybe 5 or 6, but Erza was first up in the event and decided to take on all 100 of the monsters at once, and ended up winning.

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The second moment that made Erza an awesome character is when she had her interaction with her mom in the final Arc of the series.

Spoilers if you haven’t read the manga yet…

In the final arc we find out that Erza’s mom was a dragon slayer. If you’ve read the whole manga, you find out that Erza is sort of part dragon (confusing but I don’t want to gve it away), but knowing this really made Erza’s character make sense.

I mean there were countless times where she would go above and beyond physically and magically, but still come out on top, and it all made sense as to how she could do that when we find out she is part dragon, and her mom was also an insanely powerful mage in the Spriggan 12.

 

#2 Vegeta

VEGETA IS AN ABSOLUTE BEAST.

I could leave it there, but I figured he deserves more than one sentence.

Vegeta is the only villain turned good guy on this list, and as much as I love him, he can’t top #1.

There never really was a chance for me to hate Vegeta. I mean yeah he was a bad guy at the start of Dragon Ball Z, and yeah he wasn’t really a “good” guy until Cell, but it was his actions against Frieza that really pushed me over the edge into liking him.

I mean Vegeta, who could have beaten Krillen in about a minute, lets Krillin beat the crap out of him just to become stronger after being healed.

Can you imagine how the Saiyan Prince’s ego must have been hurt when he had to let some wimpy little human pummel him basically to death, even if it was to get stronger and beat Frieza in the end.

Vegeta is also not the main character, which always puts him one step behind Goku.

It’s always Goku who gets to beat up the biggest bad guy of the arc, and it’s kind of annoying because it’s been the same thing over and over for a while now.

I don’t hate Goku either. He’s freaking cool too, but Goku gets a power boost from being the main character, and Vegeta is always trying to catch up.

Plus, how awesome does Vegeta look in this form? Right? It’s no Ultra Instinct, but I don’t think we’ve seen the last of it yet.

 

#1 Roronoa Zoro

I don’t know if you’re really surprised by this. If Zoro isn’t in your Top 5 list then I don’t know if we can be friends. (Just kidding please don’t hate me).

Everything about him is just pure awesomeness, and I’m not just talking about him fighting other people.

Yeah he can kick some major ass, but he’s also a major part of why the Straw Hat crew is still together.

There were three things that Zoro has done that turned me into a big fan of his, and I’m pretty sure they are the same reasons that everyone else likes him too.

The first is when Usopp left the crew over the Going Merry dispute. Luffy was willing to let Usopp come back without admitting he was wrong. Zoro would not accept that, and said he would leave his friends behind if they were willing to lose their integrity as a crew, and that he wouldnt’t accept Luffy as a Captain if he let others walk all over him.

The second moment was against Kuma.

Kuma came looking for Luffy’s head right after they beat Moria. The Strawhats were so beaten and exhausted, and they could barely lift a finger to fight him.

Zoro was willing to give up his life, and probably more so, his promise to become the strongest swordsman in the world in order to let Luffy live and obtain his dream.

Kuma took all the pain out of Luffy, and put it into Zoro, as payment for letting Luffy live.

Not only did Zoro survive this, but he also wouldn’t let anybody else know (even though a few found out) because he didn’t want anybody pitying him, or thanking him for what he did.

The final, moment is actually two moments put together.

Pretty early on in the manga, Zoro loses to Mihawk, and while near death, he apologizes to Luffy and claims he will never lose again. Luffy laughs it off of course, and knows Zoro will hold himself to that promise.

Fast forward a few arcs and the Strawhat Pirates were split up, and each found a place to train themselves for the next two years.

Zoro ends up on an island with Mihawk, and begs Mihawk  (Who Zoro vowed to defeat and take his throne as the strongest swordsman in the world) to train him to become stronger.

That’s got to hurt someone’s pride. Begging their biggest rival, and the man they want to kill, for help. Zoro swallows his pride and begs Mihawk to train him, so that he can become worthy to serve under the man who is going to be the King of the Pirates.

 

That’s all I’ve got today for my Top 5 list. I’d love to hear what your Top 5 list would look like. Let me know in the comments.

 

 

 

 

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