29 Saddest Anime Quotes By Anime Characters [September 2023]

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Sad Anime Lines of All Time

In anime, many sad quotes are realistic and make people think of how they can think philosophically. A simple philosophical story that helps make people comfortable. Here, we have a list of the best, saddest quotes of all time in the world of anime.

These might be the best for all the anime lovers out there. These quotes are profound and mind-blowing for the thinkers and audiences who are primarily fond of such lines, which are heart-touching. The anime will pick up all the lines; the show’s details are also available.

Gintama (Crdits: Netflix)

Saddest Anime Quotes

Sometimes, we all correlated with the lines and anime themes. These below-mentioned anime are the best related to human emotions and conditions they go through all day. These lines might be helpful for all of the people who want to correlate with such emotional lines and emotions.

These lines and emotions made people human, and maybe more of that. Even though these lines are kind, some make people think about life deeply. Here, we have details of the lines from which anime it has. Audiences and anime lovers can watch these best anime lines in quality time.

Kino from “Kino’s Journey”

"I want to be a stone. A stone is indifferent to everything." 

The series is novel-based, in which a young boy, Kino, lives in his world. He travels from one country to another, spending only three days in each country. He moved on from one country to another country for his travel journey.

He has a partner named Hermes, which is a motorcycle but a special one. Kino often finds himself in situations where he must be detached from the world.

All the countries they visited and spent time with is a special memory they all love to care about. Kino is an adventurous guy who is also about new experiences and exploration.

Kino's Journey
Kino’s Journey (Credits: Crunchyroll)
  • Director: Ryutaro Nakamura
  • Producers: Shinichi Ikeda, Masatoshi Nishizawa, Shigeaki Tomioka, Tetsuo Gensho, Tetsuya Watanabe
  • Cast: Ai Maeda and Ryuji Aigase
  • Release Year: 2003
  • Genre: Adventure, Slice of Life, Psychological
  • Country: Japan
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

Rikka Takanashi from “Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions”

"No one knows what the future holds. That's why its potential is infinite." 

The whole story is all about Yuta, who is a student and she is suffering from Chuunibyou. She is good at adapting personas and often changes them as per conditions and surroundings of her.

She believed that she was a Dark flame master and possessed some black magical powers. She was embarrassed by her beliefs and started a new life with new people.

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions (Credits: Crunchyroll)
  • Director: Tatsuya Ishihara
  • Producer: Eharu Oohashi
  • Cast: Jun Fukuyama as Yuta Togashi
  • Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, Drama
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Year: 2012
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

Shirou Emiya from “Fate/stay the night.”

"People die when they are killed."  

The secret of the Holy Grail war and its consequences keep people still in a condition of being sacred to their future. Shirous wanted to be respectful and wanted to give justice to all people. The true story of what is a real heroism is all about how one can fight from them.

They all wanted to protect their people at any cost. There are many routes; the fate route is in which it focuses on Shirous connection and emotional abundance.

Fatestay night
Fate/stay the night (Credits: Crunchyroll)

In the unlimited ide. Blade’s work route is about the relationship between Shirous ideals and relationships. In the heaven feel course, the router takes a whole new darker side in which the darker side of the  Holy Grail war takes place: Saura Matou and all of the magical happenings.

  • Director: Yuji Yamaguchi
  • Producer: Geneon Entertainment
  • Cast: Shirou Emiya: Sam Riegel, Saber: Kate Higgins, Rin Tohsaka: Mela Lee, Archer: Liam O’Brien and Sakura Matou: Stephanie Sheh
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural
  • Released Year: 2004
  • Country: Japan

From Monkey D. Luffy from “One Piece”

"I don't want to conquer anything. I just think the guy with the most freedom in this whole ocean... that's the Pirate King!"  

A story that starts with a monkey named D. Luffy and another pirate. He has a habit of stepfamily members’ rubber, which he gets from consuming a fruit. A devil fruit that gives him the power to move and fold like rubber.

The one-piece anime is about pirates and their competitors to get a treasure that no one knows exists. To achieve his dream, Luffy set himself on a journey where he could learn new skills and goals.

One Piece.
One Piece (Credits: Crunchyroll)
  • Directors:  Kounosuke Uda and Junji Shimizu
  • Producer: Hiroaki Miyamoto
  • Cast: Mayumi Tanaka, Akemi Okamura, Kazuya Nakai, Kappei Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Hirata, Ikue Ōtani, Yuriko Yamaguchi as
  • Released Year: 1999.
  • Genre: Action-adventure, fantasy, comedy, drama, supernatural.
  • Country: Japan
  • Where to Watch: Netflix

From Kanade Tachibana from “Angel Beats!”

"I don't want to forget. Even if it's tough, I want to remember."  

Yuzuru Otonashi is a young guy who one day finds himself in a strange place after waking up. He has no memory of his past life and can’t remember how he died. He realized he was in a new life, which he probably got from Yuri Nakumura.

Angel Beats
Angel Beats (Credits: Crunchyroll)

In his new place named After Life Battlefront, he becomes a part of a teenage group. He has experienced a well-balanced life there. The group of people who are acting against the Angel is a girl.

Her real name is Kanade Tachibana; she has supernatural and magical powers. As a leader, Yuri is on a mission to finish an angel named Girl for other protection.

  • Director: Seiji Kishi.
  • Producers: Aniplex, Dentsu, and P.A. Works.
  • Cast: Hiroshi Kamiya, i Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa, Eri Kitamura, Ryohei Kimura
  • Released Year: 2010
  • Genre: Drama, supernatural, comedy, action.
  • Country: Japan
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

Lelouch Lamperouge from “Code Geass”

"The world is just another word for the things you value around you, right? That's something I've had since I was born. If you tell me to rule such a world, I already rule it."  

A world where a Britannia Empire is built, and Japanese people are no longer in control. They are oppressed. Lelouch Lamperouge, an intelligent teenager, is on a mission of revenge. He is seeking revenge for those who murdered his family. He has powers named Geass, which he gets from a girl.

Code Geass
Code Geass (Credits: Crunchyroll)

The series explores the conditions and themes of power and justice. It shows society’s white and black side, which somehow affects people and manipulates them.

The show is well known for its intricate twist changes as loyalties shift as conditions change. It is a provoking anime that allows people to think about morality, violence, and justice.

  • Director: Gorō Taniguchi.
  • Producer: Sunrise
  • Cast: Jun Fukuyama, Takahiro Sakurai , Yukana , Ami Koshimizu , Fumiko Orikasa
  • Released Year: 2008.
  • Genre: Mecha, political thriller, action, science fiction.
  • Country: Japan
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

Naruto Uzumaki from “Naruto”

"I'm not gonna run away, I never go back on my word! That's my mind: my ninja way!"  

The story starts with team 7’s mission, in which ninjas are well-trained for upcoming times. As a ninja student, Naruto explored a new world where he met Gaara and other well-trained ninjas. In the main search for Sasuke, Naruto’s mission is to take responsibility for catching Sasuke.

Naruto (Credits: Crunchyroll)
  • Director: Hayato Date
  • Producer: Pierrot and T.V. Tokyo.
  • Cast: Junko Takeuchi, Noriaki Sugiyama, Chie Nakamura and Kazuhiko Inoue
  • Released Year: 2002,2007and 2017.
  • Genre: Action, adventure, fantasy, martial arts.
  • Country: Japan
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

Mikasa Ackerman from “Attack on Titan”

"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." 

The show is about a time when the world is living a life of extinction and survival. Humanity is at risk due to the creatures known as titans.

Humanity and humans are getting ready for the plans where they can save themselves from the Titans. Eren Yeager Is a dedicated man who wants to explore the whole world, and they all work to protect the remaining humanity.

Attack on Titan.
Attack on Titan (Credits: Crunchyroll)

The attack from the colossal titan leaves humans in fear of dying. In The Titans, the story unfolds, and the new secret from the unexpected comes. The warriors from the Titans and humans fight for their existence and justice. In the journey, Eren transforms himself into a skilled warrior to be competent against all the warriors.

  • Director: Masashi Koizuka.
  • Producer: Wit Studio (Seasons 13) and MAPPA (Season 4).
  • Cast: Yuki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Marina Inoue and Hiroshi Kamiya
  • Released Year: 2013, 2017, 2019 and 2020
  • Genre: Dark fantasy, action, postapocalyptic, drama.
  • Country: Japan
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

Sakata Gintoki from “Gintama”

"If you have time to think of a beautiful end, then live beautifully until the end"

Gintoki Sakata is a not-so-hardworking but also a lazy person. He is a samurai who runs a small business of his own. He is a skilled swordsman and dedicated his life to his family. He earns money and lives with his family; he did many odd jobs before for money.

Gintama (Credits: Crunchyroll)

 He later joined a company in which he met Kagura and Shinpachi. Gintama is well known for its culture and humor differences. It shows the real side of anime, themes including humor, and society’s expectations of love and friendships.

  • Director: Shinji Takamatsu
  • Producer: Sunrise.
  • Cast: Tomokazu Sugita, Daisuke Sakaguchi, Rie Kugimiya and Akira Ishida
  • Released Year: 2006
  • Genre: Comedy, science fiction, historical, action.
  • Country: Japan
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

All of the mentioned anime with a sad quote is for anime lovers who would love to watch such kind of anime. All anime with details of the Director, producer, cast, genre, country, and release date for the audience’s convenience and knowledge.

These lines show how sadness affects people in real life and how it causes chaos. These lines might be sad to read and hear, but they are the hard truth we all accept daily.

In anime, emotions and sadness have a significant role; they are mentally comforting, and anime lovers often find comfort in them. In which the goodbyes and beautiful helloes play an essential role. These lines are proof of human emotions and profound sorrow.

Also Read: 12 Anime-Like Legend Of The Galactic Heroes That You Should Watch

Rentaro Satomi – Black Bullet Sad Quotes

The scariest thing about people is getting used to it. When you kill someone and realize you won’t be punished

Rentaro Satomi ponders remorse after the murder in the Black Bullet anime, you can stream Black Bullet on Hulu & Crunchyroll.

Rei Ogami – Code: Breaker Sad Quotes

If you let yourself get depressed, you’d be making light of the people who trust and follow you.

The mysterious young boy in the Japanese manga Rei Ogami is one of the main characters of Code: Breaker, which currently runs in Weekly Shonen Magazine, published by Kodansha.

Devil Survivor 2: The Animation Alcor The Anguished One Sad Quotes

Living is anxiety and pain. It’s continuing to think, continuing to choose

In this anime adaptation of the 2011 Nintendo D.S. game by Atlus, the viewer meets Alcor, a mysterious man that watches over Hibiki Kuze, the main character of Devil Survivor 2: The Animation. You can stream Devil Survivor 2: The Animation on Crunchyroll.

Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin Nanana Ryugajo Sad Quotes

If you don’t like how things turned out, then try to change it. And then if it still doesn’t work out, that’s when you can be depressed.

Nanana Ryugajo’s motivational quote about failure tells a lot about the sad part of any project: Dealing with setbacks along the way. Nanana’s Buried Treasure is a light novel that got adapted into Anime by A-1 Pictures in 2014 with eleven episodes. The series tells the story of a ghost girl and a boy that lives in a haunted apartment. You can stream Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin on Crunchyroll.

Spike Spiegel – Cowboy Bebop Sad Quotes

I’m not going there to die. I’m going there to find out if I’m really alive

Bang !



A defeated Spike Spiegel utters his last words as he faces his end after defeat & betrayal in this 1997 space western created by Hajime Yatate which you can stream on Hulu.

Shouya Ishida – A Silent Voice Sad Quotes

I hate myself. I was selfish, and I never thought about anyone else’s feelings. Since then, my classmates have all looked down on me. I’ve lived for 17 years, and I haven’t lived one of them as a good person

A Silent Voice is a movie based upon a Manga that ran on Weekly Shonen Magazine that tells the story about a female juvenile delinquent that bullies a deaf classmate during her high school years. You can watch the movie on Netflix.

Gintoki Sakata – Gin Tama Sad Quotes

Stress makes you bald, but it’s stressful to avoid stress, so you end up stressed out anyway. In the end, there’s nothing you can do

The adventure comedy sci-fi manga & T.V. series by Hideaki Sorachi tells the story of Edo period samurai Gintoki Sataka in a world taken over by interdimensional aliens that you can watch on Hulu & Amazon Prime Video.

Detective Conan – Case Closed Sad Quotes.

You may find it hard to adjust to at the beginning…Time is very depressing…Happiness and sadness fade away with time.

We see this quote in the 1996 –and ongoing– TMS Entertainment anime television series adaptation of the Gosho Aoyama anime series “Case Closed,” also known as Detective Conan. You can stream Detective Conan on Netflix & this is the official series website.

Roy Mustang Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Sad Quotes

“I’m fine, except… It’s a terrible day for rain.”

This quote by Roy Mustang in Hiromu Arakawa’s manga series Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is from an episode in which he comes up with a reason to cry at a funeral.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood ran from April 2009 to July 2010, and if you want to stream it, you can do it on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video

Vegeta Dragon Ball Z Sad Quotes

“Kakarot, please. Destroy Frieza. He made me what I am. Don’t let him do it to anyone else. Whatever it takes. Stop him. Please.”

A crying, defeated Vegeta begs Goku –another fighter that defeated him– to save the world and destroy Frieza in this anime classic by Takao Koyama that you can stream on Amazon Prime Video.

Euphemia Li Britannia – Code Geass Sad Quotes

Did I make the Japanese people happy? Did I make it work?

The dying words of a Britannian princess in Code Geass, a fantasy anime series in which Lelouch Lamperouge is the central protagonist with mind-control ability that you can stream on Netflix.

Akito Sohma Fruits Basket Sad Quotes

Akito: Who is going to be sad? Everyone is alive thanks to me. They all hope that I will be gone quickly. I was born into this world in order to die. That’s what was decided.
Tohru: Why? Who decided such a thing? Akito-san, you are indeed alive right now, aren’t you?
Akito: Alive? You call this being alive? It has been decided—and they never even asked me!

Fruits Baskets is a teenage girl anime series by Natsuki Takaya in which the Sohma family lives with a curse that inflicts physical pain to the other members of the family. In a graphic scene, Akito slams the head of a girl to the ground as he bellows to her.
This series is available on iTunes.

Izuru Kira – Bleach Sad Quotes

War is not heroic. War is not exhilarating. War is full of despair. It’s dark. It’s dreadful. It’s a thing of sorrow and gloom.

In this shonen series by Noriyuki Abe, Izuru Kira reminds the audience of the stark and grim realities of warfare—stream Bleach on Hulu, Netflix, iTunes, or Amazon Prime Video.

Portgas D. Ace One Piece sad quotes

Even if I’m worthless, and carry demon blood… thank you, for loving me!

When Portgas D. Ace sacrifices to save his brother from a battle, he thanks his friends before dying. On Amazon Prime Video, you can watch One Piece, an adventure fantasy anime by Eiichiro Oda.

Mei Misaki Another Sad Quote

Death is not kind. Death is Dark and black and as far as you can see, you’re all alone.

This gloomy quote by eyepatched Mei Misaki, one of the main characters in this adaptation of Yukito Ayatsuji’s serial novels, tells a horror story of a cursed death. You can watch this series on Crunchyroll.

Kyoko Sakura Puella Magi Madoka Magica sad quotes

The thing I wished for destroyed my whole family. I brought all this suffering down on my family because I made a wish for my dad without knowing what he really wanted.

Kyoko Sakura expresses this heartfelt quote when she wrecks her family through the whims of a wish. On Netflix, you can stream this dark fantasy psychological thriller anime by Yukihiro Miyamoto & Akiyuki Shinbo.

Kaworu Nagisa Neon Genesis Evangelion sad quotes

You are extremely afraid of any kind of initial contact aren’t you? Are you that afraid of other people? I know that by keeping others at a distance you avoid betrayal of your trust, for while you may not be hurt that way, you mustn’t forget that you must endure the loneliness. Man cannot erase this sadness, because all men are fundamentally alone.

The deceitful Kaworu manipulates and shows Shinji, an emotionally wracked teenager in the epic story series by Hideaki Anno. You can stream Neon Genesis Evangelion on Netflix.

Johan Liebert – Monster Sad quotes

There’s nothing special about being born. Not a thing. Most of the universe is just death, nothing more. In this universe of ours, the birth of a new life on some corner of our planet is nothing but a tiny, insignificant flash. Death is a normal thing. So why live?” Johan Liebert.

Monster is a fantastic crime mystery thriller set in Eastern Europe by Naoki Urasawa that ran in the early 2000s and that you can watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Kayo Hinazuky – Erased Sad Quotes

When I get bigger, big enough to go somewhere by myself, I want to go to a land that’s far away. I want to go to a faraway island. I want to go to an island that has no people. I want to go to an island that has no pain or sadness. There are no adults, children, classmates, teachers, or my mom on that island. On that island, I can climb a tree when I want to climb, swim in the sea when I want to swim, and sleep when I want to sleep. On the island, I think about the town that I left behind. Kids go to school as if nothing has changed. Adults go to the office as if nothing has changed. Mom eats as if nothing has changed. When I think about the town without me, I feel a sense of relief. I want to go far, far away.

Tomohiko Ito’s anime TV series of Kei Sanbe’s Erased manga series depicts a mysterious sci-fi thriller. Kayo Hinazuky is one of the troubled classmates of the main protagonist Saturu Fujinuma as he figures a way to use the new revival superpowers that allow him to travel back in time. You can watch the live-action movie on Netflix.

Otonashi Maria – Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria Sad Quotes

Cry when you’re sad. Laugh when you’re happy. Get angry when you don’t like something. It depends on someone when you’re depressed. Care for yourself before you care for others. Don’t hate anyone. Be proud of yourself. Stay loyal when you fall in love.

Otonashi Maria is the female character of Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria. She is an antisocial girl with a knack for “breaking” Kazuki, another character in this action mystery thriller by Eiji Mikage, published by ASCII Media Works. You can buy this series on Amazon on paperback or Kindle.

We wrap up our collection of sad anime quotes, reminding our readers. Do check back our website for more anime and manga resources because we update this website and our lists regularly.

Edited by Himani Negi & Vibhav Pandey

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  • Vibhav Pandey

    Vibhav Pandey is an engineer by profession but a hardcore geek & journalist by heart. Coming from a metropolis city like Mumbai, Vibhav writes as well as manages Otakukart Pvt Ltd along with its sister companies. His communication and management skills have guided the company to success since 2015. You can get in touch with him at vibhav@otakukart.com

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