Escaflowne (1996– )
Hitomi Kanzaki: Was it all just a dream? Or maybe a vision? No, it was real...
Folken: Van, you are my brother; we share the same blood. This world is difficult for a... gentle soul such as yours to bear. This world, where man fights against man - no, where every living thing fights to take the life of another! We kill beasts, we kill dragons, we even kill men! Fighting begets fighting, and the slaughter begins anew - such is the way of the world.
[Merle is looking at Hitomi's pendant after going through her duffel bag.]
Merle: That's a pretty stone... I think I'll keep it!
[After Escaflowne transforms into its dragon mode]
Dilandau Albantau: I haven't hunted dragons in a long time. This is going to be such fun!
[Hitomi is teaching Van how to dowse by searching for Merle.]
Hitomi Kanzaki: Wait until you see her. Those long, pointy ears... the tail... that curly hair, those really big eyes... that obnoxious personality... that big mouth... and what's with that nose?
Merle: That's it! I'm going to use her as a scratching post!
[After Van can't find Merle with Hitomi's dowsing technique, Hitomi finds Merle and points at the bush where she's hiding.]
Hitomi Kanzaki: There!
Merle: Yeah, like I'm gonna stand up!
Van Fanel: Merle!
[Merle gasps and jumps up into sight]
Merle: Here I am, Lord Van! You found me!
Allen Schezar: What's the matter? It's all right, little princess, you can tell me. I am a knight of Asturia, Allen Schezar. And you're a guest in this castle. As its commander, I will protect you. It is my duty as a knight, no, as a man, to make sure you are safe.
Hitomi Kanzaki: Allen, I -
Ort: Man, how can he spout all that with a straight face?
Teo: The boss has a knack for it.
The Mole Man: What a magnificent guymelf! That's an Ispano design, isn't it?
The Mole Man: I'm just a poor thief, really. I made the mistake a while back and ended up getting stuck under the castle. Not too smart, I must admit.
Allen Schezar: So tell me, Van Fanel, are you ready to fight?
Van Fanel: You bet!
Allen Schezar: You're gonna regret this.
Pyle: Hey, somebody oughta bet on the kid.
Reeden: No way! I ain't that stupid!
Ort: Rumor has it she's from the Mystic Moon and everybody knows that place is cursed.
Allen Schezar: What worries me is the madness in Dilandau's eyes. His thirst for blood is reflected in them.
Reeden: Holy moley! It's the curse of the Mystic Moon!
Gaddes: It's Zaibach you idiot!
Allen Schezar: There is nothing brave about rashly choosing to die. Van, you are Fanelia's king! As long as she has a king and a people, Fanelia has a future. Bearing indignity such as this is the mark of true courage. A samurai's life is meant to save others. Don't forget that.
Dilandau Albantau: You'll pay! You damaged my beautiful face. . . .
Reeden: I'm gonna live it up tonight!
Van Fanel: She's not a handmaiden. She's with me.
Princess Milerna: Oh?
Merle: Ohhh! No! She's with Allen!
Princess Milerna: She's with Allen?
Hitomi Kanzaki: No! I'm not! I mean . . .
Princess Milerna: Oh, dear! I saw you wearing those strange clothes and I just assumed that, well . . . you know.
Merle: That's an insult to handmaidens.
Hitomi Kanzaki: Bad kitty!
King Aston, Jajuka: Chivalry alone cannot protect a country, Allen Schezar.
Princess Milerna: That dress looks great!
Merle: You look good enough to be a handmaiden.
Hitomi Kanzaki: Are you trying to pick a fight?
Merle: Fighting's not very lady like.
Princess Milerna: Men! Why is it they can't ever manage to keep their word?
Van Fanel: You mean fighting to bring an end to fighting? I think you'll find there's no such thing!
Hitomi Kanzaki: Little cat burglar! I'll teach you not to mess with an athlete.
Balgus: Your Majesty, take the Escaflowne and flee and one day return and rebuild our native home. My Lord, reunite the people of Fanelia.
Hitomi Kanzaki: Yeah, it's my good luck charm. It used to be my grandma's. It's kind of neat, actually. When you swing it back and forth, it keeps perfect time, always completing one cycle a second, never slowing down.
Van Fanel: Look, I don't need any woman to worry about me. I guess you want a reward then. Fine! Come to my castle, just don't get cocky. I apologize for involving you and your friends in my dragon slaying. Oh, and by the way, you didn't help me slay the dragon, you know.
Hitomi Kanzaki: [speechless for a second before she slaps him hard across the face] What is your problem? Are you always this pig-headed? I didn't help you for a reward, I , uh, just, well, I thought you were going to die and I was scared, really scared! The *least* you could do is say "thank you." You know, I shouldn't have even saved you. I should have let that stupid dragon eat you!
Hitomi Kanzaki: This feather. There's something very, very sad about this feather.
Allen Schezar: Van, you're coming too, aren't you? We'll meet again in Freid.
Elysse Aston: Royalty should use its position for the sake of the people. Don't you understand, Milerna? Such egotism is an insult to your people.
Hitomi Kanzaki: And about your wings? Don't worry, Van, because honestly, I think they're beautiful.
Van Fanel: You and Merle are about the only ones who'd say that.
Hitomi Kanzaki: What? Do you're putting me and Merle on the same level? Very funny.
Reeden: If the commander dies, you're a dead man, pond scum.
Van Fanel: Prince Chid, Allen left his own country, but he also sacrificed his own honor to warn you. What your mother told you was no lie. He's a true knight.
Hitomi Kanzaki: You are a murderer. You are a doppleganger. You have countless faces, but none of them are your own.
Allen Schezar: Sometimes it takes more courage to believe in someone, than to fight and dismiss them so easily.
Emperor Dornkirk: Ah, the planet earth. I remember it from so long ago.
Reeden: Now you're just being snarky, your majesty.
Kio: That little lady will be like a goddess of victory.