Many classics broken up by a few key upstarts
Japanese site Charapedia has posted the results of the recent 10,000 fan poll in which they asked otaku to name their favorite anime quotation. The results saw many classics, a large number of which were from Shonen Jump titles, broken up by a few key upstarts. A trend seems to have been that it helps if the line came from a handsome guy popular with high school girls.
20) “Don’t believe in yourself. Believe in me! Believe in the Kamina who believes in you!” -Kamina, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
19) “But with this, my sword … anywhere it can reach, is part of my country!” Gintoki Sakata, Gintama
18) “I am Gundam!” / “Ore Wa Gundam!” – Setsuna F. Seiei, Mobile Suit Gundam 00
17) “Elementary School is the best!” – Subaru Hasegawa, Ro-Kyu-Bu!
16) “It’s useless! From here on, the path is only a One-way road! – Accelerator, A Certain Magical Index
15) “You won’t die. I’ll be protecting you.” -Rei Ayanami, Neon Genesis Evangelion
14) “I will destroy them!” – Eren Yeager, Attack on Titan
13) "I love human beings!” -Izaya Orihara, Durarara!!
12) “I will become the Pirate King!” – Monkey D. Luffy, One Piece
11) “If you oppose me, I will kill you no matter who you are.” – Seijuro Akashi, Kuroko’s Basketball
10) “The only who can beat me is me.” – Daiki Aomine, Kuroko’s Basketball
9) “My life belongs to you, Asuna, so I will use it for you” – Kirito, Sword Art Online
8) “Thank You for Loving Me” -Portgas D. Ace, One Piece
7) “I want to play Basketball” – Hisashi Mitsui, Slam Dunk
6) “I only swim freestyle” – Haruka Nanase, Free!
5) “If you have time to think of a beautiful end, then live beautifully until the end.” – Gintoki Sakata, Gintama
4) “I will destroy that illusion of yours!” -Kamijou Touma, A Certain Magical Index
3) “I just want the woman I am in love with to be happy, that is all” -Toushiro Hijikata, Gintama
2) “Those who shoot must be prepared to get shot!” -Zero/ Lelouch Lamperouge, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
1) “If you give up, that’s the end of the game” – Coach Anzai, Slam Dunk