What would you do, if you were given the chance to escape death? That’s what the Jigokuraku is being ushered in with, a story in a time when our greatest adventure is to find eternal life.
Gabimaru, feared as the strongest shinobi and imprisoned as an elusive ninja, is confronted with the conditions for acquittal by the beheading executioner “Yamada Asaemon Sagiri.”The requirement is to discover the “elixir of immortality” in the fabled paradise…!!
Jigokuraku became a delight for millions of anime manga fans out there. It’s a story with a worldview and setting that draws you in at once from the introduction! If you haven’t watched it, maybe it’s time you give it a go. It’s one of the best shounen titles out there.
To celebrate the long-awaited anime adaptation of the series, today, we’ve chosen some of our favorite quotes from the series to share with you. We hope that this
collection of quotes will uplift the spirits of Jigokuraku fans everywhere.
So without further ado lets go,
81+ Best Jigokuraku Quotes to Inspire You Gabimaru: “You gotta do what you gotta do. When it can’t be helped, it can’t be helped.” -Gabimaru “I won’t run from anybody who’d thwart the life that I want. I’m gonna confront them head-on. Take the fight to them.”-Gabimaru “You will never know how strong you are unless you go out there and gain experience.” -Gabimaru “We tend to know a lot less about ourselves than you’d think, huh? That is until you strike it out there.” -Gabimaru “I always knew our dream would come at a price. And yet…I’m ready to search for a new normal. With her at my side.”-Gabimaru “When I met my life, I came to know emotion but as a result, I also came to know hatred and I came to know weakness.”-Gabimaru “Kid if it’s the scar that you are ashamed of. Don’t be really. Y’see I know this lady with a big old scar and she’s the prettiest girl around. Appearances don’t really matter.”-Gabimaru “Acting on impulse is the last thing I usually do. However, I can’t bear to make her cry again. And that’s a good enough reason.”-Gabimaru “There are some places only idiots can reach. Where keeping a cold head and sticking to logic just won’t cut it. There are times when you just gotta rely on raw feelings.”-Gabimaru “When you start accepting your own weakness…is that when you can start sensing weakness in others? The intersection between the heart’s rigidity and sensitivity. Embracing both. As if carried by a wave in storm. I begin to understand her strength. By moving ever forward, even while doubting herself, she is strong.”-Gabimaru “I don’t…have a way with words like you. So it’s hard to explain, but what I can remember are the little things. Like her voice. Light, airy…slow, and flowing. I don’t know how to describe it. And how her eyes narrowed when she smiled. And her long, soft fingers. And the way her hair smelled when blowing in the breeze. On nice days, when I’m sitting out in nature I can sense her amongst the sun and grass and flowers. Even now. Yui. That’s her name. Yui…she’s no illusion. I can feel it. That might not be the proof you want, but it’s all I have. The only way to be sure is to make it back home to her.”-Gabimaru “I just haven’t been myself since coming here. Actually, it’s more like I’m seeing a side of me I never knew about. I’m a little surprised. But what I can’t do is allow this. She’s marked…? I’m gonna need you to stop talking about her like an object.”-Gabimaru Yamada Asaemon Sagiri: “A person’s true nature emerges in the reflection they cast upon my blade. Then there are those who lie to themselves that they’ve come to terms with their own deaths.”- Sagiri “If I try to avert my eyes..there’s reality waiting for me in the reflection of the sword.” – Yamada Asaemon Sagiri “I can’t run from the karma of being a beheader. And if that’s how it is, I won’t just stand by silently and bear it grudgingly. I want to ascertain for myself what karma I hold.”-Sagiri “Feeling nothing is nothing more than averting your eyes. I think not running away from your feelings is strength.”-Sagiri “If you are scrabbing doing everything in your power to come to terms with your emotion and take back your life, then I want to be there to help you do it.” -Sagiri “I want to live my life on my own terms. That is all I ask. And I believe that is something all people desire no matter their gender or even their status. The desire to decide one’s way of life is a basic emotion shared by all of humanity, is it not?” -Sagiri “If you are scrabbing doing everything in your power to come to terms with your emotion and take back your life, then I want to be there to help you do it.” -Sagiri “Through my work, I have witnessed the final moments of all manner of people. When they are on the brink of death, I perceive what lies in their hearts. The blade reflects one’s true nature. Some may bluff and keep a brave face to the bitter end…some turn desperate and cling to life…while others deceive themselves into accepting death.” -Sagiri “I want to see him to his absolution. I want to see his heart unclouded by self-depiction. And I too need to face my own true feelings, not for its own sake but to become stronger as well.” -Sagiri “Our inherent relationship has not changed, and yet…you are no longer the man you once were.” -Sagiri “Turn your emotion into intensity and power, all while maintaining rationality and losing sight. What drives me is neither rage nor calm. It’s the space between.”-Sagiri “Do those without doubt even exist? And if they do, does that lack translate to strength? I have come face-to-face with doubt time and time again. My own. As well as the doubt harbored within the strong. We struggle and doubt and struggle again. If abandoning such doubt is the way of the samurai then samurai I am not. For I refuse to leave such things behind. To the bitter end, I remain nebulous and ill-defined. For that is who I am.” -Sagiri “No matter the opponents. There are times when a maiden must stand her ground!”-Sagiri Yui (wife of Gabimaru): “Being used to ugly is not always a bad thing.” -Yui “Those who hold to their emotions are the ones with true valor.”-Yui “Never forget to say a proper “thank you” when someone helps you.”-Yui “Let us value the every day and live peaceful decent lives.”-Yui “Just because you have sinned in the past.. it’s not as if you’re forbidden..from seeking a sense of normalcy.” -Yui “Extreme conditions demand ample relaxation.” -Yui Stick to your convictions in times of peace…Wear them proudly at times, conceal them at others…But never let go of the reins. For life is far, far longer than even the Battle of Kawanakajima. You’re the general and I’m your tactician. So when I say “take it easy”, that’s strategic advice.” -Yui “It’s best to follow your heart. You’re not the man you once were. In fact, following your heart will make you a true warrior. If you leave this place, I’ll come with you.” -Yui “Are any of us truly without sin? You seem to be suffering a great deal. But acts of regret and reflection…are part of atonement. If even a single person who accepts you should appear…then…is that not enough?”-Yui Yuzuriha: “Better to regret what you have done than what you haven’t. That’s what life’s all about.” -Yuzuriha “Trust”? Please. What are we, kids?” -Yuzuriha “Anyone who messes with me and my life is dead meat! God or not, I’ll tear you apart!” -Yuzuriha “I tend to look out for number one. And if I die, what’s the point? But…Letting you live? Nope. That’d stress me out to death anyway. So I gotta do what I came here to do. Cuz being alive means more than just breathing.”-Yuzuriha “The mission? All that honor-bound duty crap? Don’t need it anymore. You can rest now. Your whole life, you’ve been lying to yourself, yeah? It’s the end of the road, so be honest now…Go ahead and think about whatever you want. Your family? A pet cat, maybe? Or a lover you left behind? Picture yourself pressed against her. And pass on within that beautiful vision.” -Yuzuriha “Why do I want to survive? What kinda question is that? Do I need some sort of deep drama to validate my reason to live? Who needs a “reason” to want to survive and get back? I don’t wanna die so young. There’s nothing else to it.” -Yuzuriha “Top priority is our lives. Long as you’re alive, you can figure out the rest later. So first, we figure out how to survive. That’s my mantra!” -Yuzuriha “You are surprisingly pure. It’s almost cute.” -Yuzuriha “You care about other people’s lives? Keep that up and you will die for sure, hope you know that.” -Yuzuriha Gantetsusai Tamiya: “The name Tamiya Gantetsusai will live forever. Believe it! My image, my words. They’ll paint pictures and pen tales far into the future and beyond. That is true immortality!”-Gantetsusai “Slick tricky moves buncha crap. What a good swordsman needs is power down in his gut. Readiness to go in for the kill yourself.” -Gantetsusai “I don’t see how you can go on enjoying your everyday rice off the necks of the criminals you kill.” -Gantetsusai “Sitting down for lessons is just too easy in my book. Learn to fight in the heat of battle.” -Gantetsusai “It’s easier to handle a troubled enemy than a troubled ally.”-Gantetsusai “The more you gain, the harder it gets to take a good look at yourself. The more you shave away, the clearer things become.”-Gantetsusai “I only believe in stuff I can slice and dice.” -Gantetsusai “The moment you get a new toy to play with is the most fun of all.”-Gantetsusai “Everyman gets to choose his own way.” -Gantetsusai Aza Chōbei: “Still Too classy for you fools? Anyone who’s still got a problem go ahead and pretty me up some more.” -Chobei “Whether they are behind me or ahead of me, I have always crushed the goons who get in my way.” -Chobei “Nothing will ever be allowed to have any say in how we live…not even death itself.” -Chobei “If I hear the word sin or crime one more time. I don’t give a shit about what you call sins, what you call evil! Who gave you the right to dictate that shit?! You are just slaves to your own righteous bullshit! Puppets with no ambition. And you think I’m gonna let you butt into my life any longer?! I’m gonna do whatever the fuck I want. My only lord is me. My only God is me!” -Chobei “If you show weakness like that. You are only beginning to die. “ -Chobei “If you don’t know what’s right or wrong then just believe in me. I’m your big brother. And a big bro is his little brother’s guidepost! “ -Chobei Yamada Asaemon Fuchi: “I can not accept that which I can not touch.” -Fuchi “Executioners are human too. Connections we make lead to genuine feelings.” -Fuchi “Time spent on that which I’m incapable of is time wasted.”-Fuchi Nurugai: “Use your head and read the waves. If you try to muscle your way through, all you will do is get wet and lose your strength.” -Nurugai “You samurais are always so wrapped up in abstractions. You don’t know how to do things in smart way.”-Nurugai “Should I live in order to preserve the bloodline of my village or should I atone by dying with them?!” -Nurugai Yamada Asaemon Kishô: “Rules are only a fiction that doesn’t hold up unless everybody believes in them.” -Kisho “If you don’t become strong, you can’t protect anything nor your children nor any of what’s important to you.” -Kisho “Even if you are a family, if you bow to mere sentiment, it serves only to make yourself weak.” -Kisho Rien: “These successes and failures will continue at length. For centuries on end, unceasing. Our works shall bloom, wither, be born again, and once more fall to ruin. I believed it would finally survive this time…but no — the cycle goes on. Endlessly, we return to the outset. Over and over our hopes are dashed. Feeling as one might when traveling between Paradise and Hell itself.”-Rien “My only desire will never come to fruition. And I have reached my limit…this is the end of everything. I’ll take it all from you humans too. I’ll take everything” -Rien “Hermits are those who touch upon the truths of this transient plane. The world beyond this one is all that has remained beyond my reach. However…that too will soon be within my grasp once your home of Woguo has been sacrificed.”-Rien Shion (Yamada Asaemon Shion): “This is a lesson you immortals will soon learn. The fleeting nature of a mortal life. That weight. That terror.”-Shion “Those who steal lives could never understand. While those they have stolen from will never forget.”-Shion Mei “We all know what our own pain feels like but we can only imagine how it feels when someone else is hurt.”-Mei “Weak is the seed of strong. Strong and Weak are both important.” -Mei Aza Tōma “The meaning of strength is change. And change is shifting one’s outward form as the situation demands.”-Tōma “Survival of the fittest” is the law of this world. But many misunderstand what it means. It is not that the strong devour the weak. “The fittest” refers to those who can adapt.”-Tōma Yamada Asaemon Genji “A sword is a warrior’s heart and soul.” -Genji “Prodigious skill with the blade does not always equate to prodigious battle talent.” -Genji
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