"I love you" simply doesn't cut it anymore. Books and movies have set the bar too high for audiences everywhere. With characters that go above and beyond to make sure their significant other is happy, even at the cost of letting them go, it's no surprise that our expectations are sky-high. Can you blame us? The rom-com industry has risen to new heights with new plots and characters being invented every day. But some characters have stolen a piece of our hearts and remain in our minds forever. Without any further ado, here is a compiled list of the Top 10 Most Romantic Dialogues From Japanese Movies to keep you warm and toasty.
1. Lupin The Third: The Mystery Of Mamo
This celebrated film series based on the manga had one memorable dialogue that fans often quote. Lupin, a gentleman thief, throughout this movie, tries to pursue his rival, Fujiko Mine. "That guy stole an irreplaceable thing. Your heart." Fans couldn't help but sigh at this dreamy dialogue.
2. Itazura Na Kiss
This show follows Kotoko who moves in with Naoki, the guy who rejected her recent proposal after her house gets decimated in a storm. This infamous dialogue was spoken by Kinnosuke, who was trying to pursue Kotoko until he met Naoki's fiancee Christine."When you fall in love with someone, you don't need to think about why. You just know it."
3. Weathering With You
This celebrated animation feature is about Hodaka, a boy who runs away from his home to be with a girl who can control the weather. Hodaka exclaims, "Who cares if we won’t see the sun shine ever again? I want you more than any blue sky, the weather can go crazy." You have to admit this dialogue gives you butterflies!
4. Your Name
In another box office hit animated film, the story follows two soulmates who keep swapping bodies and have to figure out each other's routines, while also trying to find each other. Fans couldn't help but swoon when Tachibana proclaimed, “Wherever you are in the world, I swear that I will find you again no matter what.”
5. Love Letter
The film follows Hiroko, who writes letters to her deceased husband Itsuki Fuji's childhood home, only to receive responses from a lady who shares the same name as him. Akiba points at a mountain, jokingly remarking that Itsuki Fuji was still there, and yells the iconic words, "Fuji! Are you still singing that Seiko Matsuda song? Are you cold up there? I'm taking Hiroko from you!"
6. Memoirs Of A Geisha
This film follows Chiyo, a nine-year-old sold to a Geisha house and to be raised there, whose life takes a huge turn when she meets Mameha. Based on the famous novel by the same name, a striking moment is when Sayuri declares, "Can't you see? Every step I have taken, since I was that little girl on the bridge...was to bring myself closer to you."
7. Hotarubi No Mori E
This animated film needs no introduction. Hotarubi is a spirit that is cursed with Immortality with the condition that he must never touch a human. The very end of the movie saw the most romantic and touching dialogue. "Time might separate us one day." Hotarubi remarks, "But...even still, until then, let's stay together."
8. Norwegian Wood
This film based on Murakami's famous novel of the same name follows Watanabe's relationship with two different women during college. When Midori asks Watanabe how much he loves her, he responds with the famous reference, "Enough to melt all the tigers of the world to butter."
9. My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday
This film features two individuals Takatoshi and Emi who meet on a train. Takatoshi falls in love with her at first sight and they decide to date only to discover that time runs backward for Emi. Fans got teary-eyed when Emi said the famous words, "Both our ends are in a connected loop." describing their fateful meeting.
10. Heavenly Forest
This story follows Makoto, a photographer who decides to embark on a journey to find his best friend Shizura, who disappeared after they once kissed in a forest for a photograph. Audiences melted when Makoto described that moment as, "It was the only kiss, the love I have ever known..."