That’s too hard! There’s too many to choose from. To narrow it down, I’ll just mention two of the countless of awesome quotes this year.
The first quote is from episode 3 of Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda.
This is an episode that really divided people. Some love it and found it funny. Others were uncomfortable due to the level of hatred it had for smokers and the seriousness behind everything.
I liked the episode, but I still think smokers are people too and not monsters like they were made out to be. But the thing that I loved about what happened here is that both smokers and non smokers looked bad. Smokers who didn’t care about their surroundings and smoked in your face are horrible. Likewise, Non-Smokers who start becoming violent because of a cigarette are also horrible.
Kate absolute hates smoke. Smoke hinders her teams abilities along with increasing their risk of getting lung disease and whatnot. So she decides to rid West Udogawa of all smokers. In one scene, which is where my quote is from, Kate meets a group of passive non-smokers who were too afraid of telling this one smoker to stop smoking near them. This is what Kate says in response to them:
“Your efforts may be ineffective right now, but they will serve you if you never relent. Fear can never inspire action! Both in love and war! If you aren’t brave enough to yell at them, bash their heads in! If they refuse to listen, throw rocks at them! If you can’t do any of those things, curse their existence! One small step can change the world, but you must be brave!”
I really like this quote, because it’s just too crazy and extreme, but fits the theme of this show. Kate isn’t part of a nice organization. Her group are considered like terrorists and they’re trying to take over the world. Kate is extreme in her views and this really says it all. It’s due to her push that the non-smokers become violently crazy vigilantes…..all because there are some people who smoke.
The next one involves spoilers for Haiykuu!!, so read at your own risk.
In episode 24, Karasuno lost to Seijoh. Everyone is taking it hard, including me because I didn’t think they would lose. That game, it constantly had me on the edge of my seat. But no one seems to be taking it harder than the two first years Kageyama and Hinata. Both feel like they could have done more. Both complain that they weren’t strong enough and are weak. And both are blaming themselves for the losing outcome.
Their adviser, Takeda, tells them to head to the team meeting, but they won’t move. So he says this:
“Does losing prove that you’re weak? Isn’t losing difficult for all of you? A challenge where, after ending up on your hands and knees, you must see if you can stand-up again? If you stay on your hands and knees, that proves that you are weak.”
With that, the two of them stand up and join the rest of the team for a meeting. If you’ve ever played in a team or a sport, losing is the worse feeling you can get. So many doubts start swimming in your head. You start to wonder why you did something, when you should have done another. You feel weak. But just like Takeda said, you’re only weak if you don’t get back up. Plus now that they’ve tasted defeat when they were so close to their goal, they can only go up from here.
This show needs a second season so I can see that happen.