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The Best Quotes About Depression From Netflix’s A Whisker Away

A Whisker Away is one of my favorite anime movies, and it is fulled with some great quotes — mostly about depression and learning to let yourself be loved.

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If you like anime movies you are sure to love A Whisker Away. This movie discusses real topics like depression, and learning to be loved. It quickly became one of my favorite anime movies, and I have watched it several times already. There are a lot of lessons to be learned from it, but my favorite is about learning to let others love you.

A Whisker Away is about a young girl named Miyo (Muge is her nickname) that struggles with loving herself, and allowing others to love her. After her mom abandoned her at a young age, she has a hard time with that. Miyo has a crush on a boy from school, Hinode. And even though she acts happy all the time, she isn’t. 

When she meets a mask seller, who will sell her a cat mask that allows her to become a cat, she goes for it. But then the line between cat and human start to get blurred and she thinks about staying a cat… It really is a great movie and a must watch!

If you missed my review of A Whisker Away, be sure to check it out.
And don’t forget to watch it on Netflix June 18th!

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A Whisker Away Quotes

There are lots of meaningful quotes in A Whisker Away. Because this movie touches so deeply on depression, a lot of the quotes are about that. Here is a collection of my favorites.

“The world is filled with things I hate and things I don’t need. But if there’s nothing when I step out of here, I wouldn’t want that.” – Hinode

“I used to wish the world would end. Every single day.” – Miyo

“There are things you won’t understand until you are older.” – Miyo’s Mom
“Then stop telling me things I won’t understand.” – Miyo

“No other girl is as close to him as I am. That means I’m special. Right?” – Miyo

“I was sick of this world but now I know it isn’t so bad. Because I met Hinode after all.” – Miyo

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“Don’t forget to be my friend again tomorrow.” – Miyo

“I don’t have the courage to tell him I’m Muge.” – Taro/Miyo

“They can say what they want about me. But I won’t let them slander you like that. ” – Miyo

“I wish I could speak my mind like her.” – Hinode

“I’m not that confident in myself. So I didn’t say anything.” – Hinode

“I’m just like you. I can’t say the things I really want to.” – Taro/Miyo

“I hate pushy people like you.” – Hinode

“Are you forcing yourself to be someone you’re not?” – Kaoru

“So what if I’m forcing myself to smile. I do it because I want to.” – Miyo

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“That’s when I realized. Muge always puts on a brave face. She pretends to be alright, even when she’s hurting inside.” – Yori

“I don’t need anyone. No one!” – Miyo

“Maybe you don’t need me, but I need you.” – Yori

“She can’t imagine anyone ever loving her. Not even her parents.” – Fake Miyo

“Deep down she believes turning back will only bring her pain and suffering.” – Yoriko

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About A Whisker Away

Miyo Sasaki, nicknamed “Muge” meaning “infinitely mysterious,” has a bright personality and is full of energy at school and at home. She is also secretly in love with her classmate Kento Hinode. Miyo tries repeatedly to get Kento’s attention, but he takes no notice of her. She realizes that the only way to get close to him is to transform into a cat, but at some point, the boundary between herself and the cat becomes ambiguous, and she is forced to give up her life as a human…

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  • Mirai Shida (the main cast of Ghibli’s “The Secret World of Arrietty“, cast of Ghibli’s “The Wind Rises“)
  • Natsuki Hanae (main cast of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” and “Tokyo Ghoul“)
  • Koichi Yamadera (main cast of “Ghost in the shell: SAC_2045“)

Watch A Whisker Away on Netflix June 18th!