Kon’nichiwa people! Everyone knows what anime is in this time and age. From children to grandpas, everyone loves watching anime. But a good catchphrase is one that even non-weebs might recognize. The quotes are like mirrors into an anime’s soul. It can tell us a lot about that anime. So now, let’s look at some of the most famous dialogues in Japanese anime and what they mean in English. Don’t worry; I will try not to give out any spoilers as I have received enough of them myself, and I hate it when people do that! So, let’s take a glimpse into the world of anime without delay.
1. Omae Wa Mou Shinderu - Kenshiro
This extraordinarily well-known and recognizable expression originates from the manga and anime Hokuto no Ken. The English title of this anime and manga series is Fist of the North Star.
The main character, Kenshiro, a martial arts expert who rose to fame and has the noble goal of rescuing the helpless and eliminating those who run the violent rules, frequently utters the phrase "Omae wa mou shindeiru," which in English m
2. Dattebayo! - Naruto Uzumaki
Let's talk about “Naruto,” a Japanese manga series originally written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It is one of the world's most popular must-read and must-watch manga and comic series. This manga became well-known internationally as an anime and film series. It tells the tale of the youthful ninja named Naruto Uzumaki. This phrase (dattebayo), which serves as Naruto's catchphrase, is typically said either all by itself or as an exclamation point after another sentence. It means “Believe it!” or “Ya know!"
3. Kaizokuou Ni, Ore Wa Naru! -Monkey D. Luffy
Who has not heard of One Piece? This series has won multiple awards and is one of the greatest manga/anime liked by everyone!
The phrase is said by Luffy, the protagonist of the anime series, and in English, it translates to “I will be the Pirate King!”.
4. Tatakae! Tatakae!- Eren Yeager
These two words are so famous that even our future generations might know them! *hint hint*.These words are said throughout the anime series “Attack on Titan” by the protagonist, Eren Yeager. All they mean is “Fight! Fight!”.
5. Yare Yare Daze! -Jotaro Kujo
The expression "Yare Yare Daze!" went viral too. This phrase was said by Jotaro Kujo, the main character of a manga series named "JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure," which is also known as Stardust Crusaders. You will undoubtedly hear this statement, which in English means "Good grief!" when this JoJo's Bizarre Adventure character is about to explode. Jotaro is a straightforward individual who dislikes being disturbed. Period.
6. Yowai Mo!-Satoru Gojo
This catchphrase became famous on social media a few months back. It is from an anime named "Jujutsu Kaisen,” which is typically a school that trains fighters who can see demons.
Gojo says this while bragging about defeating anyone in front of his students. (He’s a teacher in the school). He says the phrase "Daijoubu datte kimi, Yowai mo!" which, in English, means "It’s fine. After all, you’re weak! "
7. Mendokuse -Shikamaru Nara
This catchphrase is from one of the most famous anime/manga of all time, Naruto and Naruto Shippuden, and used by one of its main side characters, Shikamaru.
Throughout the whole series, Shikamaru’s "Mendokuse" is in almost every dialogue he utters. The phrase, in English, means "What a drag.", and he usually says it when he doesn’t want to do something he is supposed to. This made him a character relatable to us because we’re all procrastinators here. Lol.
8. Korera no kanemochiwo kuso -Haruhi Fujioka
Haruhi Fujioka, the least wealthy student at the exclusive Ouran High School, is more mature than most of her peers. For instance, to keep the scholarship that pays for her studies, she must work hard for her money and keep up her grades. Therefore, Haruhi can't help but express her annoyance against the wealthy elite who seem to sail through life without a care. So, whenever she becomes emotionally overwhelmed by the ignorance and luxury of characters like Tamaki Suoh, she says the phrase "Damn these rich people!" as a result.
9. Moete Kitazo! -Natsu Dragneel
This famous catchphrase is from the anime and manga called “Fairy Tail,” written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima.
This phrase is said before fights by the protagonist, Katsu “Salamander” Dragneel, which translates to “I’m all fired up now!"
10. Nico Nico Nii – Yazawa Niko
The famous expression “ Nico Nico Nii" is a catchphrase for a musical comedy anime titled “Love Live! School Idol Project".The phrase "Nico Nico Nii” is not used alone but with other sentences like:Anata no ha-to ni Niko Niko niEgao todokeru Yazawa nikonikoNi ko ni tte oboete rabu niko!These sentences together mean, “You’re smiling in your heart. I’ll place a smile on your heart! Remember Nico? Nico loves you! ”.The phrase Nico Nico Nii does not have any meaning and is just a way to say*smiling.*Even if the phrase might sound cute and bubbly, it contrasts withNiko Yazawa’s real personality. She is very self-confident and aggressive, so sheputson this fake facade of an adorable idol. Therefore, this scene becamefamous for its form, hand gestures, expressions, and apparent cuteness!