Monday, May 21, 2018

What are some of your favorite anime speeches?

Monologues are fine, but proper speeches preferred. I was thinking this the other day while watching Gundam Unicorn OVA 6 with its wonderful speech by captain Otto (minor Unicorn spoilers) and realized how much I love these things and that good ones are so rare in anime.

Mine are:
  • the Unicorn OVA 6 one I mentioned earlier
  • Char Aznable speech from Zeta Gundam Proper spoilers
  • The iconic and chilling Gihren Zabi speech from Gundam 0079 Heavy spoilers

Oh hey they are all from Gundam. Looking forward to seeing what you guys love.

Everytime Sayaka opens her mouth
On Kyubey's offer:
Have you ever wanted something so bad you'd trade your life for it? 
There's tons of people out there, with a lot less than we have, who'd jump at a chance like this. 
You see, we can't figure out what to wish for, because we don't know what it's like to want something that bad. We're blissfully ignorant to any kind of suffering. 
Why us? Why did we get this chance?

On fighting fellow MGs:
The familiar we saw last night was pretty small, but it's still capable of killing. 
It could go after your dad next, or your mom. Even after your little brother! 
Would you be okay with that? 
Could you forgive anyone who just let them die? 
I didn't get this power just so I can fight witches. 
I wanted it so I have the strength to do what's right and protect the ones I love. 
So if I stumble upong anything out there that's worse than a witch, then I'm gonna fight it. 
Even if it's another magical girl.

And then we gradually get into spoiler territory, culminating with the most well known "I was stupid, so stupid..." monologue. That I can't quote because, again, spoilers.

God this show was the fastest I've ever given a 10/10 to anything. That sticks with you no matter what

What anime?

Madoka mágica

Hatoko's Speech to Jun: "Talk to me in your own words!"

The VA rode in the studio and delivered that speech with no rehearsal and in one take btw. After it was over they told her to go home and rest her voice.

Kyon's Choice

A great one for sure. More of an internal monologue but still a wonderful defining moment of that movie.

"I'll do it.

If that is the choice of Steins;Gate.

I am the mad scientist, Hououin Kyouma!

Deceiving the world is nothing to me!

I'll say it once more.

I am the mad scientist, Hououin Kyouma...

And the world is in the palm of my hand!"

God that gave me goosebumps just reading it. Steins Gate is a top tier show.

Warning, the linked video may contain some spoilers:

The ”I am human” speech from Maoyuu

While I don’t know if I’d call it my absolute favorite, it’s the one that pops into my head whenever I hear ”motivational speech in anime”.

That is a pretty damn good speech, and I'm always amazed that the assholes don't try to stop her from talking. I guess they're just so in awe of her words that they don't stop to realize that she's turning the crowd against him.

Gintama:The Truth of the Strawberry Milk
Listen up! Let’s say you drink too much strawberry milk, and have to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, but it’s cold outside your bed. You don’t want to get up, but the urge to urinate is just too strong! You make up your mind to go! You run to the bathroom, stand in front of the toilet, and let loose! You think that all your life has led to this moment! But then you realize. It isn’t the bathroom! You’re still in bed! That feeling of lukewarm wetness spreads like wildfire! But you don’t stop! You can’t stop! That’s what I’m talking about! That’s the truth of the strawberry milk! Do you get it?

Misaki Kamiigusa's graduation speech in Pet Girl of Sakurasou

I like the speech, but it always reminds me of the (I think it's Community?) gag where a group of friends makes this super personal and emotional yearbook, with all their favorite memories over the year, and then the rest of the student body looks at it and says, "Who are these people?"

Hands down best speech in anime

Honestly as someone also not given to public speaking but has to do so regardless, it is oddly inspiring.

Okabe's video message in Steins;Gate, no contest.

Jiraiyas final speech/monologue in Shippuden

Kill la Kill: Get Naked Ryuko! (DUB)

god i love this scene

it's even more hilarious bc she also voices madoka

simon's speeches in TTGL episode 27 are bar none the hypest shit in anime

Sora's "Imanity, Fuck Yeah!" coronation speech in No Game No Life.

Haruhi existential crisis

I don't usually like it when a thing is relatable in anime, but this hit me so hard when I first watched it. I've had that issue too, why should I do anything if I am just one in billions? I am nothing in this, so I must try to do something, right?

I'm surprised by that one. Never knew TV Haruhi went to that lengths. I guess I need a rewatch

I’m going to go with a weird one. Basically anything Zabusa said in Naruto’s fist Arc. His monologues are vary realistically the reason I’m still watching Anime today...

Epic Proclamation of Lelouch (Code Geass SPOILER)

The Master is such a good song

All men are NOT created equal, the music is great

Jinbe in One Piece

Can you not see anything?! The confidence that you'll overcome all obstacles... Your strength, that you never doubted... The horde of enemies who mercilessly crushed those, leaving you helpless! You have lost a lot! The great obstacle known as the world is blocking your vision! You can see not a glimpse of what's in front of you. You are being swallowed by the darkness of self-blame and regret. It maybe painful now. But you must stifle it all! Do not simply count what you have lost. What's gone is gone! But ask yourself this, What remains?

Mayuri Kurotsuchi's speech on perfection

sorry for dailymotion link, it was all I could find, they probably DMCA it whenever it's reposted.


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