55 of the Best Edgy Anime Quotes

Anime is very popular and has many fans that love the genre. Anime usually means animation made in Japan. There are different types of anime, and anime is usually meant to be seen by a wide range of ages, from children to adults. An anime can be categorized as ‘edgy’ when it has dark humor, lots of blood, sexual situations, and violence. ‘Mature’ is however another word to describe an edgy anime. Edgy and mature anime are usually also defined as dark because of all of the violence, humor and adult content.

Edgy anime shows are popular among many adults, and teenagers. Some of the most popular edgy anime shows include ‘Death Note’, ‘Tokyo Ghoul’, ‘Elfen Lied’, and ‘Black Lagoon.’ Although there are plenty of other anime shows that might have situations that may be considered edgy, mature or dark.

Edgy Anime Quotes

“When you are miserable, you need something that is even more miserable than you to feel good about yourself.” – Lucy, ‘Elfren Lied’

“So how do you measure a thing’s worth? Nostalgia and memories don’t mean sh*t. Value is determined by a universally accepted unit. Money. Any other measures of value ain’t nothing more than sentimental bullsh*t.” – Revy Rebecca, ‘Black Lagoon’

“A long-running argument exists over whether Christians and Muslims worship the same God. In my view, they certainly do.” – Jay Parini

“After you’ve gobbled him down you’d be left alone to regret it while covered in blood and guts. That’s the hunger of a ghoul. That’s our destiny.” – Touka Kirishima, ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

“The real evil is the power to kill people. Someone who finds himself with that power is cursed. No matter how you use it, anything obtained by killing people can never bring true happiness.” – Soichiro Yagami, ‘Death Note’

“The ability to make excuses for doing cruel and irredeemable things. It is an unfortunate trait that all humans posses in some capacity. And I am no exception to that. Had I not been burned at the stake, then I would have kept fighting, killing people in the name of the lord.” – Jeanne D’arc, ‘Fate Apocrypha’

“All this time, I’ve lived in hope of telling you how sorry I am, I’ve fought armies, just to have this chance, but now, there’s nothing I can say.. That’s good enough.” – Lucy, ‘Elfren Lied’

“If you cling to life, you live in fear of death. And that fear will cloud your judgment.” – Revy Rebecca, ‘Black Lagoon’

“Don’t wait too long. Life takes unexpected turns, and we don’t always have the time we think we have.” – Sylvain Reynard

“The weak bow down and the strong devour them. Rather, if you compared them to all living things, it’s humans who have shaved away the most lives.” – Shuu Tsukiyama, ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

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“In all things, one cannot win with defense alone. To win, you must attack.” – L, ‘Death Note’

“I’ve made a contract with the devil, so I can’t be friends with a god.” – Lelouch Lamperouge, ‘Code Geass

“Everyone in this place is unhappy. And since they’re unhappy, they’re probably looking for someone worse off than they are.” – Lucy, ‘Elfren Lied’

“What a terrible story. But appropriate for our world. Sometimes I feel like I’m walking over a giant pile of sh*t. Morality and justice don’t really suit me. Words like that and what comes out of *sses are surprisingly similar.” – Revy Rebecca, ‘Black Lagoon’

“She would rather not breathe if she couldn’t paint.” – Gina Conkle

“You don’t need to blame yourself just because you’ve hurt someone, just like when you’re walking you can’t really blame yourself to crush some ants.” – Shuu Tsukiyama, ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

“All humans die the same. The place they go after death isn’t decided upon by a God, it is nothingness.” – Ryuk, ‘Death Note’

“In the human world, truth and reality aren’t always one and the same. Humans just call their desires and ambitions as “truth”. Humans will even kill other humans if they have “truth” as an excuse.” – Sanetoshi Watase, ‘Penguindrum’

“You suddenly appeared in front of me in this hell. The day that I would get to meet you…I always wanted to apologize to you…I only endured because of that! I kept on living.” – Lucy, ‘Elfren Lied’

“When you try and live it up by raising your useless self up on a podium, you end up with a march-loving idiot.” – Dutch, ‘Black Lagoon’

“But love is love, and love is compulsion. I must, and I do.” – Catherynne M Valente

“All you’re doing is indulging in this twisted self-value that you have to yourself. And if you don’t, you won’t last. Eventually, you will break and become useless. Once that happens, you’ll break and become discarded.” – Kaneki Ken, ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

“Laws aren’t perfect, because humans who created laws aren’t perfect. It’s impossible to be perfect. However, the laws are evidence of the human struggle to be righteous.” – Soichiro Yagami, ‘Death Note’

“I think death is equally terrible for everyone. Young people, old people, the good, the bad; it’s always the same. It’s rather fair in its treatment. There’s no such thing as a terrible death, that’s why it’s frightening.” – Sunako, ‘Shiki’

“Aren’t we all monsters on the inside.” – Lucy, ‘Elfren Lied’

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“If we continue suspecting each other, continue pursuing our own self-interests… who do you think will be left standing in the ring in the end? There won’t be anybody there, ladies and gentlemen. Not you, not me… Not even the ring itself.” – Mister Chang, ‘Black Lagoon’

“It is the acceptance of death that has finally allowed me to choose life.” – Elizabeth Lesser

“Never trust anyone too much, remember the devil was once an angel.” – Kaneki Ken, ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

“If Kira gets caught, he is evil. If Kira rules the world, he is justice.” – Light Yagami, ‘Death Note

“I bet dead people are easier to get along with.” – Crona, ‘Soul Eater’

“I was going to let you go. After all, there aren’t many of us out there, but you’re just such a pain in the *ss.” – Lucy, ‘Elfren Lied’

“God’s not at home. He’s on vacation at Vegas.” – Eda, ‘Black Lagoon’

“We women are constantly at war with our bodies, it is hard to find amnesty for ourselves.” – Margaret Cho

“I was wrong. I wasn’t eating ghouls. I’m the one who was being eaten.” – Kaneki Ken, ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

“When you die, I’ll be the one writing your name in my death note.” – Ryuk, ‘Death Note’

“For the right price, you can buy not only treasures, but dreams, hearts and even people’s lives!” – Leorio Paradinight, ‘Hunter X Hunter’

“If I ever end up killing a lot of people… Kouta… Then please, kill me.” – Lucy, ‘Elfren Lied’

“Many who come here to make a name for themselves are swallowed by the darkness, never to return. A cruel fate awaits any half-assed small time crook, who accidentally stumbles into Roanapur. Right now another sacrificial lamb has wandered too far from home. The city awaits.” – Rokuro Okajima, ‘Black Lagoon’

“There is no code among men because there are no men anymore. Only monsters who sit behind their desks and give orders.” – Karina Halle

“As long as it’s for the right cause, there’s nothing wrong with playing dirty.” – Kureo Mado, ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

“Look around you, and all you will see are people the world would be better off without.”- Light Yagami, ‘Death Note’

“Corpses are good. They don’t babble. Only they can understand my feelings.” – Sumire Muroto, ‘Black Bullet’

“Warmth, love, and affection. These are the things I have taken away from you.” – Kurama, ‘Elfren Lied’

“I’m no saint. A sense of duty, a sense of righteousness they’re just nuisances in life.” – Rokuro Okajima, ‘Black Lagoon’

“When you’re bored with yourself, marry and be bored with someone else.” – Edward VIII

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“Why should I apologize for being a monster? Has anyone ever apologized for turning me into one?” – Juuzou Suzuya, ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

“In this world, there is only good and evil. That was the first universal truth I grasped from observing the world around me when I was a child. Every human being without exception ends up falling into one category or the other.”- Mikami Teru, ‘Death Note’

“Then let me ask you, if your God would allow my madness to flourish across the globe, then wouldn’t it seem to you that any god like that would be just as mad as I?” – Montana Max, ‘Hellsing’

“Call me if anyone gives ya trouble… I’ll f*cking kill em for you.” – Bando, ‘Elfren Lied’

“All those rich fat b*stards living under palm-trees and b*tches who think that life’s only about putting on make-up. I don’t want to hear you speaking your mind from the same perspective as those hypocrites.” – Revy Rebecca, ‘Black Lagoon’

“Knowledge is hot water on wool. It shrinks time and space.” – Mark Z. Danielewski

“All of the disadvantages in this world stems from a person’s lack of ability.” – Rize Kamishiro, ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

“I can’t develop feelings. That’s how most idiots screw up.”- Light Yagami

“The real h*ll is inside the person.” – Ai Enma, ‘H*ll Girl’

“I pull the trigger. The gun goes off. Your brains splatter all over the sand. The beach gets bloody and you get dead.” – Bando, ‘Elfren Lied’

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Anime is certainly not for everyone, but being a genre with many fans, you are bound to see and hear references to anime all the time. Edgy anime is definitely for a more mature audience, it is up to parents what they let their children watch but you may want to monitor the anime shows they choose on Netflix, Hulu and other streaming platforms.

Use these quotes to send to your fellow die-hard anime fans, or send them to those that are just dipping their feet in and trying to get into anime.

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