I am getting so close to finishing this anime challenge I can almost taste it. Do you know what it tastes like? Victory. We are on Day (Week) 28 and after this post I will only have two more days left to go. I’m not going to lie; I’m starting to fill accomplished.
Today’s challenge is to name my favorite quote from any anime character. I bet you are all wondering where I’m going to go with this but for me it was obvious. This quote comes from Durarara, which I think might surprise the people who know me best. I’m sure a lot of people were expecting something from either Cowboy Bebop or Naruto/Naruto Shippuden seeing as those are two of my favorite shows and they both house a wealth of amazing quotes.
However this quote from Durarara relates to me more than any quote I’ve ever heard in an anime. It meant a lot to me when I heard it and still does. For me it’s a reminder. This quote comes from none other than Kadota Kyohei and is one of the most meaningful quotes in relation to my life that I have yet to hear.
“If you wanna run from your past, fine. But whatever you do, don’t run from the present, or worse, your future.”
Many of my friends and readers on GrimmGirl aren’t aware of this and I won’t go into a lot of detail but growing up was hard for me (to say the least). It took me a long time to become comfortable with myself and because of this I really don’t talking about myself before I turned 18. I don’t enjoy my past and I probably never will.
This could have caused me to go down a very dark and different path then the one I’m on now, and for a while it did, but I decided that I could make a different present and future for myself.
So when I heard Kyohei say this it was a reminder to myself. I can run from my past and I probably always will but I better not run from my present or future or I will always be essentially living in my past experiences. I don’t want to ever do that. So this quote is my favorite because it’s something that I live by!
This is another reason I don’t think anime is given nearly enough credit. The characters and storylines can really delve into some deep issues and cause us to face things we need to. Their words motivate us, make us laugh and cry, and above all keep us coming back for more.
So what are some of your favorite quotes?
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