Kasuga Serina is a cheerful girl and enjoys her school life. One day, she meets a handsome transfer student, Yukimura Yukinojo, who acts as if he were indifferent of others. Despite his behavior, she cannot help caring about him.
What is the greatest lesson you have learned from an anime?
Oh, man that’s a good one.
I can’t just pick one message from one anime, so I’ll make a whole damn list: First up is my personal favorite series-anime: My Hero Academia! “Here’s the sad truth: all men are not created equal…but that won’t hold me back.” -Izuku Midoriya - Basically, just because some might be better than you, that gives you no reason to lay there and accept that they are better.
Instead, strive to become their equals or better. “Villain, have you heard these words before? Go Beyond…PLUS ULTRA!”- All Might (Toshinori Yagi) - The last sentence is the message.
“Go beyond” your thought-of limitations and exceed everyone’s, especially your own, expectations. - Fun fact, “Plus Ultra” means “Go further Beyond” in Latin. “It’s YOURS! Your Quirk, not his!”- Izuku Midoriya - Don’t be held back by lineage or by the influence of others.
Or, in the case of Shoto Todoroki, the guy Izuku was speaking to, become a hero not for his father’s sake, but for his own. Second is my…second-favorite, Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood. “Like I always say, if you can't find a door...make your own!”- Edward Elric - This one’s straightforward and simple.
You think that the world has you pinned? That there’s no way out? Well, make your own path! Lead your own life! “Greed may not be good, but it’s not so bad, either.
You humans think greed is just for money and power! But everyone wants something they don’t have."- Greed (Ling Yao) - This one is questioning one of the Seven Deadly Sins, and how it’s probably the most tame Sin out of all of them, as wanting something you don’t have is a good thing: wanting a family, wanting a good life, wanting a happy ending, heck, wanting/hoping for food if you’re not as lucky as others…it’s not all bad, and the fact that it’s completely put in a bad light is just a fallacy at this point.
You want greatness? Work for it.
TL:DR Be greedy, just not so greedy that it consumes you. And finally, this one is from my favorite animated movie, my favorite anime movie, my favorite movie, and my favorite piece of fiction ever (no exaggeration): Kimi no Na wa.
(Your Name.) “Once in a while when I wake up, I find myself crying.
The dream I must have had, I can’t ever recall it.
But…the sensation that I have lost something, it lingers for a long time after I wake up.” “I’m always…searching for something, for someone.
This feeling has possessed me for…a long time.
I don’t even know who I am anymore.” “And so I stand there, at the end of a long road…but it’s then, right then, when everything about me is dust in the wind, all that’s left is this, tune, this melody, this song! I just wish I knew…who it was for…”- Taki Tachibana - These quotes probably aren’t as groundbreaking or inspirational, or something that everyone can relate to…instead, it relates to me.
Besides, the original question was “What messages have you learned from an anime”, so there’s my justification. I recently went through a break-up.
And the things Taki says as he searches for Mitsuha is exactly what I’ve been thinking as it lingers in the back of my mind.
Currently, there’s this hole in my soul that I can’t seem to fill completely…however, Your Name is the sole movie that got the closest to doing so. I love that movie.
It’s taught me so much.
That’s why its core message has struck a chord with me so. I just want to know what’s on the other end of my red string of fate…