60 Dark Anime Quotes For Mature Anime Fans

Fans of anime looking for more mature material will enjoy these dark anime quotes.

When you hear something is an anime series, you may think it is only for young people, but a subcategory within anime called “dark anime” is for a mature audience.

These dark anime series typically have death, are more bloody, and some even have sexual content, so they should be treated as R-rated movies and kept away from a young audience.

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Dark anime explores things like emotional and psychological concepts, death, and trauma.

The nature of dark anime can be dark enough that it is considered somewhat controversial and is even banned in some countries.

Take a look at these dark anime quotes to learn more about some of the more popular dark anime series.

You will also enjoy our article on sad anime quotes.

Dark Anime Quotes About Death

Learn interesting perspectives on death from these dark anime quotes.

1. “I bet dead people are easier to get along with.” — Crona

2. “I have no fear of death. It just means dreaming in silence.” — Vincent Volaju

3. “Humans will even kill other humans if they have “truth” as an excuse.” — Sanetoshi Watase

4. “Corpses are good; they don’t babble. Only they can understand my feelings.” — Sumire Muroto

5. “Death isn’t kind. It’s dark and black and as far as you… As far as you can see, you’re all alone.” — Mei Misaki

6. “But you’ve finally come to realize it now, haven’t you? Only one thing is equal for all, and that is death.” — Johan Liebert

7. “It’s rather fair in its treatment. There’s no such thing as a terrible death; that’s why it’s frightening.” — Sunako

8. “It’s odd, isn’t it? People die every day and the world goes on like nothing happened.” — Kyoko Kirigiri

9. “It’s the arch of the universe. Everything that comes to life eventually ceases to exist.” — Baraggan Louisenbairn

10. “Man always thinks about the past before he dies, as if he were frantically searching for proof he truly lived.” — Jet Black

Dark Anime Quotes About Loneliness

If you’re feeling lonely, you may relate to these anime quotes.

11. “Perhaps the companionship of an evil person is preferable to loneliness.” — Gaara

12. “Being alone is better than being with the wrong person.” — L Lawliet

13. “I don’t care if no one like me; I wasn’t created in this world to entertain everyone.” — Houtarou Oreki

14. “No matter how many relationships we seem to have, we’re all alone.” — Mei Misaki

15. “If you’re not remembered, then you never existed.” — Lain Iwakura

16. “The scariest and the most painful thing is to be hated by someone you truly love.” — Tohru Honda

17. “Friends are nothing more than the people who you spend the fun yet meaningless times with. When those times get rough, they aren’t there to support you.” — Rena Ryuugu

18. “When you are miserable, you need something that is even more miserable than you to feel good about yourself.” — Lucy

19. “People only drown themselves in alcohol when they have something they wanna forget. It’s an escape from reality.” — Meryl Stryfe

20. “The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they don’t wish to see anyone else suffer the way they did.” — Jellal Fernandes

Dark Anime Quotes About Relationships

There are many different thoughts on relationships, trust, and love, as shown in these quotes.

21. “Someone who chooses to kill himself isn’t cut out for love.” — Yato

22. “In this world, there are very few people who actually trust each other.” — Light Yagami

23. “Forgetting is like a wound. The wound may heal, but it has already left a scar.” — Monkey D. Luffy

24. “No matter how gifted you are… You, alone, cannot change the world.” — L Lawliet

25. “Love is like a mirror that reflects your wrong side. Especially when it is unrequited, you get envious, jealous, prejudiced, and resentful.” — Margery Daw

26. “For the right price, you can buy not only treasures but dreams, hearts, and even people’s lives!” — Leorio Paradinight

27. “I’m rather proud of my ability to tell lies. I can trick not only others but even my own heart.” — Celestia Ludenberg

28. “So how about we become monsters together? And turn this world upside down?” — Homura Akemi

29. “To protect yourself, your mind shuts out any emotions you have. It’s like a steel door.” — Edward Elric

30. “To know sorrow is not terrifying. What is terrifying is to know you can’t go back to the happiness you could have.” — Matsumoto Rangiku

If you like dark anime, here are some more quotes you may recognize or enjoy.

31. “The real hell is inside the person.” — Ai Enma

32. “Living is anxiety and pain. It’s continuing to think, continuing to choose.” — Alcor

33. “How can you move forward when you keep regretting the past?” — Edward Elric

34. “Reality is cruel, so I’m sure lies are a form of kindness.” — Hachiman Hikigaya

35. “I’ve made a contract with the devil, so I can’t be friends with a god.” — Lelouch Lamperouge

36. “How can you destroy a monster without becoming one?” — Kaneki

37. “Stress makes you bald, but it’s stressful to avoid stress, so you end up stressed out anyway. In the end, there’s nothing you can do.” — Gintoki Sakata

38. “Money. Any other measures of value ain’t nothing more than sentimental bullsh*t.” — Revy Rebecca

39. “All animals get thrown away when they are no longer wanted. You don’t think so?” —Makoto Sawatari

40. “All their actions are based off self-interest, they’ll forget the favors they owe, but they’ll hold onto grudges forever. Such self-absorbed idiots aren’t worth protecting if you ask me.” —Saber Of Red

Dark Anime Quotes About War

Strong words about war and killing in these dark anime quotes.

41. “War is not heroic.” — Izuru Kira

42. “War never changes. It always sucks.” — Ryner Lute

43. “Men are not men on the battlefield. We turn into some other creature.” — Edward Elric

44. “This world is cruel. It hit me that living was like a miracle.” — Mikasa Ackerman

45. “The weak are destined to lie beneath the boots of the strong. If that angers you, overcome your deficits.” — Esdeath

46. “Guns are literally within reach of anyone. Sadly that’s where we put our faith, in bullets rather than human kindness.” — Koko Hekmatyar

47. “The scariest thing about killing people is getting used to it! When you kill someone and realize you won’t be punished… That’s when people forget all about punishment.” — Rentaro Satomi

48. “They call certain methods of fighting good and others evil, acting as if there were some nobility to the battlefield. Such illusions, perpetrated by heroes throughout history, have led countless young men to their bloody deaths, all for the sake of this valor and glory.” — Kiritsugu Emiya

49. “I killed many people to act on my ideal. I killed so many that I stopped caring about innocent people, and I saved a thousand times as many as I killed.” — Archer

50. “The ability to make excuses for doing cruel and irredeemable things. It is an unfortunate trait that all humans possess in some capacity.” — Jeanne d’Arc

51. “War never changes. It always sucks. Why would anyone ever choose to be a part of one? I don’t think I’ll ever be able to understand those people.” — Ryner Lute

52. “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

53. “Doctor Tenma, for you all lives are created equal, that’s why i came back to life. But you’ve finally come to realize it now, haven’t you? Only one thing is equal for all, and that is death.” — Johan Liebert

54. “Behind the façade of smiles, lies a carnival of broken dreams, where laughter is the mask worn by the weeping soul.” — Cryptic Reveler

55. “As the cherry petals fall, so too do the illusions of happiness, revealing the stark reality painted in the ink of suffering.” — Enshrouded Poet

56. “Within the labyrinth of the soul, shadows dance, casting a symphony of despair that echoes in the chambers of the heart.” — Enigmatic Minstrel

57. “The moonlit path leads to the heart of the abyss, where the echoes of shattered promises resonate eternally.” — Obsidian Bard

58. “In the tapestry of life, the threads of hope are interwoven with the strands of sorrow, creating a haunting masterpiece of existence.” — Silent Weaver

59. “Stars above, witnesses to the cosmic tragedy unfolding below, where love and darkness waltz in a melancholic duet.” — Celestial Observer

60. “The puppeteer orchestrates the dance of fate, pulling the strings of tragedy with hands stained in the ink of despair.” — Veiled Artisan

Although there are many popular dark anime series, some stick out more than others.

Some of the most popular dark anime series are Attack on Titan and Berserk, known for their extreme violence.

Another and The Death Note are both dark paranormal series that are very popular.

If you enjoyed these dark anime quotes you will love our Undertaker quotes from Black Butler.

Please share these dark anime quotes with your mature anime-loving friends and post any comments about the genre in the comment section below.

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